Monday, November 9, 2009

Before and afters.....

Here it is, the upstairs room, I have mentioned it a zillion times, and now, the big reveal....Here is the before....ratty carpet, just kind of blah. This actually shows it after we cleared out all the stuff that was stored up here. There was only a little pathway to my sewing room.








We took out the nasty carpet and the old fifties tiles beneath the carpet. Underneath there were really nice planks but there were a lot of gaps. We cleaned them up and then pulled them up and moved them close together. Went to Lowes and bought a few more planks to fill in...




then I put primer on them and painted the planks and the stairs in the jungle green color. The orange paint was free...leftovers from my sister. Bf ran electricity and put in three outlets. I painted the door mural and made all the pillows and the curtains. We got the bedspreads on clearance for 20.00 a piece and the beds are heavy duty army cots...This room with everything, was under a 100.00 total and the cheap in me just loves it!!! The mural was inspired by an art quilt in a Quilting Arts magazine. The quilt was made by Tom Russell...I saw it and thought it would be perfect on the door...The kids toy bins fit under the beds and I am going to have them make pictures to frame for the walls....So what do you think?







18 comments:

Pat said...

WOW.....great job!!! It looks very inviting.

Lottie said...

They eyes will pop out of their heads and they will absolutely love it - what a very special place for them.

You have both created something magical and they will really appreciate it. Can't wait to see their happy little faces - and those pictures they paint

Barb said...

Totally love it!!!

Linda B said...

As I was reading and looking at the first two pictures, I thought, "green, orange and aqua?" She must be nuts. Wow, it is just adorable, and the mural is magical. You are quite the artist. Here's to cheap yet chic!!

Patty said...

Cool! Love mural every thing looks great just goes to show ya what you can do on a budget!

Jenxo said...

i think it looks sensational, love taht mural too..and all for under 100 bucks, wtg....

Utah Grammie said...

love the room! the colors of the walls are the same as my bedroom - and that door?! Fabulous!

Laurie said...

Wow Melinda, thanks for the reveal! It's amazing ! I love the bright colors, and the door is fantastic! What a great job, the kids are going to love it!!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I love that mural on the door! It is wonderful...just beautiful. You are very talented. The grands will love it too...the whole room! Hugs, Karen

searchfamilies said...

Great job
Hugs Janice

Rannyjean said...

Oh my, it is very beautiful and I love the door!

Jenny said...

I think I love this room! And the mural is incredible. Is there anything you CAN'T do? Good for you and good for everyone who gets to experience all that beauty created from your imagination and fingertips. That mural, girl. Just wow!

purplepaint said...

Oh how cool!!! I know they'll love it!

Yarni Gras! said...

everything is lovely......but that door ROCKS!

Micki said...

You did a lovely job on that room, and i love that door!
Micki

Margaret said...

Awesome Melinda, what an amazing job you've done, it really is a room to use now! Mx

Lorraine said...

love it that door panel is boss

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