Thursday, November 17, 2011

When Will There Be Time?

Our son's room has been in the process of a makeover since August.  I started with a fresh coat of paint on the walls, ceilings, trim and built in dresser.  Added the magnetic wall from Rustoleum.  Then at the end of August, Hurricane Irene struck and we were without power for over a week.  We started our home school year right after that.  Time flew by and then I hurt my knee.  You can't get much accomplished on crutches. 
Finally, we are back at it.  Trying to get it finished quickly.
This bed which never fit in the room properly had to go.  It's an amazing bed but not for a dormered cape.  The ceilings are too low and this had actually sat in the middle of the room for far too long.
Last week I took it all apart.  It is ready to go to my sister's house this weekend.
 Here is the replacement bed.  I know it seems weird to have a twin mattress on the full size bed but there is a reason.
Slight mess~no drawer pulls on the built in, dresser that is actually part of the bed, and a ton of things packed in front of the window.
Here is our inspiration.  I love these beds from Pottery Barn but can not afford one.  So I enlisted the help of my brother to build bookcases into the empty space on the bed above.  It is on the to do list this weekend~had to wait for him to come back from Disney.  I would have liked to build the bed from scratch but hubby and I don't have those skills and my brother has a job and a family.  We can't keep him all to ourselves. So we are starting with a purchased frame.
 Purchased this bureau at the consignment shop.
 It's a little scratched but I plan to paint it anyway.  The price and size was right.
 This will fit right into the space in front of his window.
 I will be removing the first drawer and adding a shelf.
 It will be just like this one.  My brother has already built the sides and back for the top of the bureau.
I love the double use~the drawers are nice and deep.  There will be plenty of storage.

 I am also working on this pillow for a friend.
 The first squares waiting to be joined.
So when will there be time to get it all finished.  We are hosting Thanksgiving here and the holiday season is beginning.  In the midst of this busy season, I have a lot of painting to get done and plenty of building with my brother.  I had hoped to have this completed already.  The to do list is always growing.  I don't have to worry about being bored.

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Holly Lefevre said...

So, I started on my sons room like a year ago...I have the shelves down and that is it..Oh I do have the paint. I love the old bed, but see what you mean about fitting in the space. I cannot wait to see what you do - you are so creative!

Tammy said...

The Pillow is beautiful! You are so talented! I can't wait to see the dresser when you finish it. I am your newest follower. Thanks for visiting Homespun Happenings.

Shannon said...

Wowza! No wonder you aren't done. That is a BIG undertaking. All in time... that darn life does certainly get in the way. You have some wonderful inspiration and the plan sounds great =) Look forward to seeing more. Timely post for me too, I have been toying with the idea of tearing into MY sons room... the smart half of my brain says; "Wait until after Xmas you fool!". Not sure if I will listen. I'm not that smart. LOL.

Jessica Washburn said...

Great plans, you're making me want to do a diy project....but not start homeschooling again. No, kidding, I loved it for 2 years but I had to put them back in their old school. I admire you for doing it. Love the pillow and wish I could paint that dresser.


Green Willow Pond said...

Oh my goodness, you sound like me! We just had Thanksgiving with my family and I'm in the middle of adding beadboard in my kitchen and back hallway and creating a whole new wall of storage in my kitchen. I need to make several Christmas gifts too! Why do we do this to ourselves? Because we love it! ;)

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