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Friday, January 20, 2012

Makeover In Progress

a new beginning,
a time for new projects and finishing old ones.
has thrown me into a new project,
making something old look new again,
or rather
something old look "older" again.

What once was my Garden Room
grand girls Play Room
will now be
a big Girl Room
with fun surprises for everyone.

My days (actually only two but feels like more)
have been spent removing
two layers of wallpaper border.
I have decided to never ...repeat... never do that again.
Now I am back to where I was eight years ago.
The walls are painted a cream color with
a teal wallpaper on the bottom.
An ivy border along the ceiling
transformed this room into a Garden setting.
I still like this border, it was quite expensive,
so have decided it is a keeper and
will have to work around it.
Do I want to cover up the teal wallpaper!
It does match the ceiling border....
If I change it I will then have two color schemes...
wood trim is replacing the border
and a wash of either gray or light tan applied to the walls
to achieve a vintage effect

What am I changing to, you ask?
Primitive Chippy Country White
Since my grand girls ages 6 thru 10 are sharing this room
with grandma I thought something a little brighter
(not the dark primitive look)
would be lots of fun.
I started this project before Thanksgiving
introducing the idea to the girls.
They welcomed the new change,
even though it was a little hard for them to give up
their Little Tykes doll furniture.

Two vintage desks have replaced the baby toys,
an old school  room for the girls
with some of  grandma's treasures in the mix.
Easy chair for reading, table for tea parties
A new place where new memories will be born.
A  special place where little girls will grow into young ladies.

What A Mess

Better Days Are Coming
I will keep you posted on the progess
of my latest adventure.
Under the watchful eyes of my girls
all things will come together.
Makayla, Arwen, Amber, Madyson, Brooke, Ellie and Kami
My sweet girls, this is for you.



  1. I look forward to seeing the finished room. I have a little wash stand to refinished and it seems like a huge project...a whole room would send me into a tizzy!!!!

  2. Hi Connie...giggle When I first read your title I thought you were gona tell us you were doing the old hutch you got last year...Guess not..but the new room sounds so fun for you and the girls.. I can't wait to see it finished. I love the white chippy look bunches.. Not sure why I don't create that look sometimes..I ought to..

    Hope all is well with you and your not workin to hard..

    have fun with the new room!