First, I want you to know that when we moved, two of the walls were paneling. So my sweet husband and our handy brother-in-law took down the paneling and dry-walled. The paneling was both glued and nailed in. What a 1980's hot mess. Here are a few pics from 2007...
|Between the closet and door, we took the paneling down and had to |
replace the dry wall for obvious reasons. Please also note the
wall-paper border-- which was in every room in some capacity including this one.
|Prepping for new drywall. Do you see the return air vent?|
|Two other smaller sections had 1/2 wall of paneling|
|A more "fair" before pic. Because my "after" pics will be cleaned up!|
One thing I hated was not having a lamp to read with at night. The book-
shelves were tricky to get much light-- which meant I had to get out of bed.
Am I lazy or what?!?
|The return air vent. We originally made the hole too big, then |
patched it several years later but never painted, etc.
|The dresser and wall behind it. This is pretty clean for us :)|
|Before Pic of the closet. Note the Drain-O that |
I am fairly certain could kill Dekker. Ug, got that under
a locked cabinet!
|After pic. I condensed and threw away a bunch of expired stuff. |
Then added those two black baskets for my in season non-work shoes.
My out of season shoes (boots) went under my bed in a tote.
|What a mess! Do you see all that stuff on the bed!!|
|I had to find a home for all this stuff! Thankfully, a lot of it has a |
home in the new room, or got thrown out, or donated, or will go to my new office
at NCC (including the bookshelves).
|By the end of this Dave was about to kill me :) He is a trooper, |
and helped reach a few areas even the ladder and I couldn't do well.
|Drum Roll Please...|
|Confession: The other thing I told Kim I wanted? Sexy.|
|No more bulky bookshelves. And obviously the print that we love.|
|New window swag that looks just gorgeous with the print.|
|The top of our dresser. Very fun to have the mirrors and lamps|
playing off one another.
|New ceiling fan. Dave really wanted this!|
|Lookie there! No shoes all over the foot of the bed. With this|
space clean, it feels like the room got so much bigger!
|Josie is modeling the new white outlet covers!|
|Another look of the "after."|
|New hamper, beautiful space!|
|A hot drink during a heat advisory. I love my 2 cups of caffeine a day. Don't knock it.|
|Heavens to Betsy. 23 weeks.|
|Such fun memories!|
|A gorgeous day for a Mississippi boat ride!|