Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Our "Middles" Room

It has been a long time since I posted a room renovation, and well, that's because it's been a long time since I've had time to work on any of our "house projects".

If you are new to our little piece of blog heaven, then you can read about our renovation of this new home here. You can also search by clicking on the label "House Renovation" on the right side of the blog. 

We focused most of our efforts early on, to that which needed replaced and then to the cosmetic changes needed in the main downstairs living areas. 

Bedrooms were down on the list of priorities.  We completed the "littles" bedroom first, but it took many months before we got around to the next one. 

Here is a "before" photo of the "Middles" room. This would be the room that Connor and Cameron share. 

One consistent truth amongst our adopted boys is that they all LOVE the color BLUE. 

Connor, though, is especially fond of teal, turquoise, and other bright and deep hues. 

So, when I took the two of them to Lowes to choose colors for their room, they went bold and bright. A deep teal!

Let the painting begin...

After renting for so many years, to say I was "over" cream walls would be a serious understatement!

Note the bunk beds. Until now, they slept in bunks,
but with the renovation at hand, they asked if they
could detach the bunks and sleep on one level, so that is what we did. 

This was definitely a bold attempt on my part to do a chevron with no real knowledge on how to do it!  It isn't perfect, but then again, it was only one, so not too too noticeable. 

My next step (which took awhile to finish) was to paint the wooden cubbies a matching yellow. 
It looks so nice in there! 

With a coupon from the paper, I was able to get some plain wooden, open backed frames to place around the scripture canvases that our dear friend Olivia painted as a gift for each of our boys!

I painted the frames to match the accent yellow.

Oh look, I caught a giggling teenager!

And here is the view from the closet to the hall door.

A respectable teenage room now!

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