Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Busy busy

I have been so busy lately. We got in the two youngest boys bedroom this weekend and worked worked worked. I bought some blue lightening paint, and classic red paint. I was going to just paint and put up border, but that just wasn't cutting it. They had prehistoric carpet that at one time i think was supposed to have been beige and brown, but after years and years of wear and tear had became light brown and dark brown. Their room was very dark, despite the two big windows in the room. Here is the before pic.

I did paint and I put up cars border. While I was painting, I moved the carpet back a little bit because I didn't want to get paint all over the carpet. Well when I did, guess what I found, I found hard wood floor, it was in good shape, but was it in good shape everywhere? Only one way to find out, so I did! I pulled it up and wow it was pretty. It needs to be sanded and varnished, but with some tlc will be beautiful. Here is the finished product.


sorry about the alignment, dont know how to fix it.

That wasn't enough though I had to do my room to. It is still a work in progress but I have enough done to show you how it will look. I am impressed. Here are the befores and afters of it. Hope, this is what Daniel calls the blood bath room!




this was the floor right under the ugly orange carpet.



This is all I have done so far. I love it though. I can't wait to get it done!


jennifer said...

Did you go gray from red in your room? The boys room looks great - were they excited? My kids are so happy when I do a redecorate.
And the hardwood floors! What a FIND! Yea Brandy! Jennifer

jennifer said...

OH and I am getting my magic eraser today - was going to yesterday but ran out of time! Thanks for the tip! Jennifer

Lady Di Tn said...

The blue such made the room look bigger and brighter. Hardwood floors that my dear is a the find of the year. I love the new do and it is so very becoming on you. Glad that your sons' leg is better. Have a wonderful day, Peace

Denise said...

Looking good my friend.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Brandy,
Wow, the boys room looks great. You did a great job on it. I love the hard wood floors as well. They are in very good shape I must say. Your room is looking good as well. I think the original hard wood floors are always beautiful as long as they are in good shape and needs a little tlc like you said. I bet the boys were really proud of their new room. I got your emails and they were great. I forwarded them to my friends as well. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Hope said...

Wow! What a difference in the boy's room! Looking good! I know they are tickled with it. Willie use to get all excited if I just cleaned his room! LOL

I can't really tell from the picture what color is in your room but it looks nice from what I can see. (Bad eyes, you know?)

I can't believe you had those hardwood floors under that carpet! NICE!

Tell Daniel I actually liked the blood bath walls but I'm sure the new lighter colors will be better!!
You know I like light!!

Love ya'll,
Aunt Hopie

Hope said...

PS: Thank you for praying for Josie. I talked to Willie this morning and she had a restul night and is doing good!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow they look great!

I hope to get around to some painting this year!


jennifer said...

Hey Brandy! Just hopping by to say HI! Jennifer

Mary said...


What a transformation in the boys' room. The floors are beautiful and the room looks so much different now.

Your room is coming along and will also be lovely when it is finished. Thanks for sharing.

Hubby and I spent yesterday cleaning the computer room of all the things that have been stashed in the closet for years. Now we need to get rid of the clutter in the room. This is my writing room and it gets so out of shape.


Mimi said...

the boys room looks great... you have brightened it up..I'm sure they love it with the bright colors...