Thursday, April 12, 2012

Getting this done!

So, I am almost finished with the "Pinkalicious" it is before:

And after:

removal of wall border
Pepto bismol paint on the walls
painted the closet
primed and painted head and foot boards
2 coats of primer and spray paint on shelves
2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint & fabric on drawer/door fronts of armoire
2 coats of primer and 1 coat of paint on bookshelf
2 under amoire boxes made out of our Nikon box cut in half for Lalaloopsy & Build a Bear clothes

Here she is taken at about the same angle

Still have a pile of crap in the center of the room to sort, the closet to finish, purchase, paint and install crown moulding and I have started a rag quilt for both of the girls...sleepy time now...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Operation Redecoration - day 2...

So far....

Bedroom is 90% painted pepto bismol pink
IKEA floating shelves - 2 coats of primer then spray painted white
Armoire - 2 coats of primer, 2 coats hi-gloss bright white - 1 door covered in fabric...3 more to go
Closet painted with left over paint from past, at least now the holes are filled in and it's not navajo white
Head and foot board of bed, primed and spray painted white
thrift store bookcase - 2 coats of primer and 1 coat of hi-gloss white

I am tired...but trying to beat the rain that is supposedly on the agenda for tomorrow

Friday, April 6, 2012

Whose idea was it to redecorate? oh yeah...mine...

Stupid girl...I blame it all on pinterest.  That and the fact that my 12 year old "tween" now wants a new room design...which means the 6 year old wants her a piece of that as well...and hey, doesn't the raggedy old shelf in the bathroom need a new coat of paint...what about the bright yellow and blue bins I swore I would paint black, etc., etc...

I am still, sorting, organizing and decorating and I have been working 30 hours weeks at my "part time" job...this is a bit of a bonus tho since I have not had a car payment since 2002...and I would like to get out of the self-induced, stay at home mommy, living in southern California financial HELL we managed to get ourselves into...our choice...we will always have some form of debt, but only get one chance to really raise  mess up our kids up ourselves...

I should take "before" pictures, but that ain't gonna happen...just have to refer to previous posts : )