Monday, November 22, 2010

If You Buy a Mom a Bed Set...

If you let a mom buy a new-to-her bed set...

... she might decide that she's really, really sick and tired of staring at green shag carpet in her bedroom.

And if she decides that she's really, really sick and tired of staring at green shag carpet in her bedroom...

... she might make you rip it out on a Friday night...

... to reveal about a ton of dust that contains god-only-knows what sort of crap from bygone eras...

... and gorgeously finished wood floors underneath.

And if she finds that there are gorgeously finished wood floors underneath the really, really ugly green shag carpet...


... she might also decide that she needs a new light/fan combo to go with the color scheme of the room that no longer includes gold...

... and she also might decide that the dark wood paneling on the walls needs to be painted.

And once she gets the new light/fan fixture that no longer includes gold...

and gets the dark paneled walls painted...

and gets new trim put around the floors to hide the ugly edges and new electrical outlets and light switch installed that actually match (instead of the outlets being chocolate brown and the light switch being black with a white faceplate)...

and gets a headpiece attached over the closet door that's been sitting in said closet for years, and gets the closet door rather attached to the floor rather than swinging freely, and gets a new rug that matches the aforementioned bed set...


... she MIGHT... just *MIGHT* be really, really happy with her "new" bedroom.


P.S. We're not done yet. We still have to contend with THIS:

but there's a new red damask wallpaper on order. It'll be in before Christmas. And hopefully there will be wall art, too.

Yummy.

Thank you, dear, for all your hard work, and thank you, too, to my children for putting up with a busy, cranky mommy! Muah to you all!

6 comments:

Junebug Mommy said...

Oooooh! Very nice transformation!

Mom on the Verge said...

WOW! How many times are you going to find perfect hard wood floors under THAT stuff? I'd go on a home-improvement binge, too! Congrats!!

Sarah said...

Odds were actually pretty good. We knew it had wood underneath because we'd already redone the dining room, and while those floors had to be refinished, it was only because the walkway between the living room and kitchen was completely worn. The hall and living room (and M2's room) also have the wood floors. BUT... the living room does have a spot where there used to be a floor heater that we'd have to fix, and I've already redone the hall and gotten rid of the fuzzy wallpaper and painted the paneling there, and M2's room looks good with carpet, soooooo... my room it was! Thank you!

Learning 4 Life said...

That's awesome! Yeah for you :-) It looks great!

Beth said...

WOOOOOO HOOOOO!!

Heather said...

wow!!! that is an AMAZING make over! I wish there were amazing wood floors waiting for me under my worn out carpet ;) wow....I cant believe anyone in history would think green shag carpet was better than hardwood ;) with the paint and everything it looks like a completely different room! great job!