Monday, August 2, 2010

~end of day one~

I am finished for the day!
I have a secret to share with you......
I bet you didn't know Savannah's room had this giant rock wall in it?
It is the backside of our living room fireplace.
At the time we built her bedroom addition I had this great idea to make this a focal point in the room.
Yeah, not such a great idea.
It has looked out of place in there ever since.
Therefore, I have never shown it because I think it is UGLY!
Savannah has been begging her dad to drywall over it for a good year now.
He always said it would be a shame to cover up all that hard work and money.
Well, he must really love her because.......
it's magically gone!
More on that later!
I woke up at 6:30 am and cleared the
room and took everything off the walls.

Then I used Spackle and filled in all the holes on the walls.

While that was drying I made a bed skirt.
Her bed is unusually high and they don't make a bed skirt with a 24" drop.
So I combined a shabby chic white bed skirt and a tablecloth believe it or not.
We will see if it looks OK once I get it on!
I also covered a bolster pillow but I'm not that happy
with how it turned out so I may not use it.

Next I painted her closet door, her french doors, her shelves, and her bed
all white.
They were previously all pink.

I used Ben Moore dove white as recommended by this great friend.
I trust her so much that I had my husband pick up 2 gallons of the paint before I even knew what shade of white it was.
I love it.
It's not too stark, yet still a white white.

My husband got off early around lunchtime
so I helped him unload his Home Depot load.

This is where the fireplace comes into play.
He framed up all around it and............

added a flat screen TV!!!
I think I may just move into this room!
This was a huge splurge but having sold
some of her bedroom furniture, I felt it justified it!

Next came the drywall.
My husband HATES to drywall.
But he did it,
and I didn't hear a single swear word.

The taping and mudding was another story.
I left the room for that.

So now as you walk down the hall to her
bedroom you don't see the rock wall.

~And that's all for day 1~
Thanks for all your comments!
I actually pretty much already got rid of everything pink
in her room,
but if there is anything left I'll do another garage sale on my blog!
Tomorrow comes paint, I can't wait to see it up.
Not so excited about painting the 20' walls, yuck!
~Night night~


[email protected] Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my goodness, you got so much done for one day. You guys are a whirl wind. It is coming along beautifully. Can't wait to see more. Hugs, Marty

Country girl said...

Wow... you both sure did it out of LOVE! My husband is a taper... and does sheetrock too. But I can see your husband is doing a great job. Cant wait to see the rest. You two should get a award for being the best parents!

Anonymous said...

There is something so special about working to please someone you love - you can imagine their reaction all the time you are at it, and it makes the task go so well! Like a dinner of herbs with love in the heart.

It looks splendid already~

Lori said...

Oh, wow, you and your husband have been very busy today. I can't wait to see the results.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Looks fantastic! The flat screen is great!

Olive said...

You two are working so hard! Very well done.


The S's beach house said...

What amazing parents your daughter has! I am so excited to see the results and most of all her expression when she comes home! You need to take some candid pictures or a video for that matter!

Lindsayb-mo said...

I think it is awsome that you are doing a surprise makeover!!! It reminds me of the show "While you were out". I love that show. I can't wait to see the finished project!!!

Cherie B said...

You're so talented!
Can't wait to see the next phase.

Unknown said...

well aren't you just all "gitter done" while she's away! I LOVE IT!

Kathy said...

I can't believe how much you got done in 1 day...I'm exhausted just reading about it....saw my new little armoire and got all giddy!

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

I'm going to be a cool mom like you when my kids get bigger! I mean, I think I am a cool mom now and I hope it stays that way!! Good inspiration!

Urban Farmgirl said...

Ummmm...yeah...could you adopt me...PRETTY PLEASE!

This is awesome! Can't wait to see what you get done tomorrow! ;o)


Decorchick! said...

Good gosh I can't believe you did all this TODAY, AND got a post up!! That's a serious blogger! Her room is SOOOO gorgeous, I want it!

[email protected] Decorating said...

That was a lot of things to get done for one day! We have those tall walls, too. They sure aren't fun to paint! It is looking good so far!

Unknown said...

I can't believe how much you accomplished in 1 day! I'll be sure to check in each day for an update.

Debora said...

It is A LOT for just one day! What a lucky daughter you have!

Deb said...

You are such an awesome Mum.. what a great surprise! I hope you post pics of her face when she sees the final transformation! :)

Megan said...

I can't wait to see the end result! It looks great so far!

Gina said...

You certainly got alot done for one day. I can't wait to see more!

Alecia said...

Wow! You made tons of progress! Can't wait to see more :-)

[email protected] said...

Wow, you guys are amazing! She is going to e so happy, and what a lucky girl she is.

Ms. Robinson said...


Simply LKJ said...

Wow...I cannot believe how much you both got accomplished in one day. We are putting the finishing touches on our younger daughters room (big sister's old room) and then we have to start on big sister's new room (little sister's old room) Wow...that was confusing! Can't wait to see it all done.

Stacey said...

I wish you all were my mommy and daddy . . . or just people who were concerned with my house and came around regularly and made things pretty.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

She has the very best parents!

I cannot wait to see the finished room. The inspiration room is fabulous!

:0 becky

ps: my girlfriends and i were talking about your home as COTM on our way home from the alameda flea market. we all agree it is just lovely! thought you would like to know you have fans in california!
your living room is our favorite!

Tiffany said...

Yay! LOVE the rock wall transformation. I understand about your husband not wanting to cover it, but for a GIRLY space it was a little too rustic, right? Can't wait to see the rest!

Barbara said...

I love the progress...I can't wait for the next update.

Anonymous said...

Sweet sweet parents. I am in awe. I couldn't get my husband to move that fast even if I lit a fire under him. You are a luck woman. Can't wait to see it and show my husband. He hates all of your husbands that are handy. lol

kimberly wheat said...

Truly amazing how much you did! Look forward to Day 2!!

Momma Rhyne said...

Sweet room. When she moves out, I'll move in!

A Lasting First Impression said...

This is so amazing, I love what you are doing! You have one blessed lady in your life, what cool parents she has! I was so excited about what you got done, I laid in bed and thought about it...way to long! All day today, I have been wondering what you have accomplished, can't wait to see the post tonight! : )

Heaven's Walk said...

Holy cow! You two got so much done just in one day, I can't believe it! You must'ave been exhausted! Your daughter is going to be sooo surprised when she gets home. You'll definitely have to take a pic of that Kodak moment! Quite a transformation so far, Melaine. Can hardly wait to see the finished project....!

xoxo [email protected]

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

You both worked so hard and her new wall looks really good! She is going to be shocked when she comes home! Can't wait to see more!

mimi charmante said...

girl, you are a MACHINE!
(bows to you)
can't wait to see it when it is done!!!

Pine Tree Home said...

White Dove totally rocks. I've used it for all my trim work throughout my home. It goes great with any color. And BM paint is just so sweet as it is, rolls on like butter.

Loving the room transformation...lots of work, but it's looking so great.

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