Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The End Result

So here's the "before" picture. You can't get the full effect of what it was really like "before" because by this point, all the wallpaper has been removed. When we moved into the house 7 years ago, the top 2/3 of the wall had "frog & toad go fishing" wallpaper. The previous owners had it set up rather cute with a whole fishing theme for their little boy. Unfortunately for us, it wasn't so cute for our bigger boys who, at the time, had to share the room. Since we used pretty much every dime we had to buy and move into the house, redecorating was not a high priority. Our house was built in 1910, so you can imagine all the home improvement projects that awaited us!! In the left-hand corner of the picture, you can see a tan rectangle and above it, another tan spot on the wall. There was a little built in corner desk and shelf that, once again, would have been great for a little boy. We removed those and then set to work with spackle and sanding. A HUGE MESS!!!!!!!! Amy's boyfriend, Chris, came over and did almost all the painting for me. What a blessing!!!! The ceiling and all the trim and woodwork got a fresh coat of clean white. By this picture, the woodwork is done and also the top portion of the wall painted a nice tan.

And here's the finished product with the wallpaper and border added. Great paper I found on clearance at Lowe's. Covered all the imperfections in the wall and seems very durable. We set up his room in zones and he seems to be very pleased with it.

I'm glad its done!!!! Now onto the laundry room!!!!

1 comment:

Betsy said...

Hi! How nice to see you on my blog! Looks like you have some room projects in the works! I have 3 rooms just waiting for this kind of thing. I've bought all the necessary stuff..just need to get busy on it! :)

Oh yes....still keeping up with Nascar! We were at the Brickyard this year! Always exciting. :)