Wednesday, May 16 2012
Did you ever get those Highlights magazines when you were little where you had to look at two pictures and try to find the differences?
If you forgot, here is our pistachio green car room before,
and we have some major differences to report!
Yes, this photo above was taken at night-time. ( Can somebody please tell me how to take a picture of a West facing window without getting glare? I am not very camera savvy, but there must be a way.)
Anyway, I really needed to take away those short-crop drapes, although they did their duty making the room very dark, the blue on the green was too intense for me. The actual window blinds, which are ‘glared out’ above, are the white, slat cut-to-order kind from HD. Now, as convenient and inexpensive as these can be, they are really frustrating when your child manages to twist every string making it nearly impossible to open them. I replaced them with another inexpensive HD product, bamboo blinds. In an effort to maintain extreme room darkness, I glued the back of these bamboo bad boys with some blackout fabric…so far so good. And, how about those zig zag no sew curtains!? Aris said it looks like superhero lightning and so I went with it. No sew, who knew!? (Would have been much faster with a sewing machine though).
We think they are pretty sweet. And, I am really liking the calming gray color.
If you noticed, the bed frame is also missing in the picture above. We don’t always make our children sleep on the floor, however, it is surprisingly comfortable. The bed has been taken apart, sanded, primed, and sanded again in an effort to paint over the honey gold wood. I must confess that I bought myself a Mother’s Day gift this year; a paint spray gun.
I am excited to use it. I am sure there is a learning curve, so I am starting with something that doesn’t have to be perfect; the boys’ bunk beds.
Well, we are bending over backwards about our bed room progress!
There is much more to do and will be more to report soon!
Images: 1,2, & 4) Laura for Monkeysonmyback, 3) Google Images