Friday, August 30, 2013

Surprise Bedroom Makeover

Last week PB went away for a few days to visit with my in laws AND Hubby had a business trip for 2 nights at the same time.  My Mom and I decided it would be the perfect time to surprise my hubby and redo my master bedroom. Hubby and I planned to paint the bedroom when he was off over Labor Day weekend.  I kept up the lie and really made him think my mom and I were getting the room ready for the makeover.  
This is a very realistic look at my before bedroom.  The room was builder paint white and the headboard my Mom and I recovered 6 years ago when we moved into the house and it was supposed to be a temporary solution. Over the last 6 years we slowly got furniture.  Everything in the room except for the bed is from IKEA, no surprise.  Also I do usually have a bed skirt on the bed but when the carpet cleaner came, I took it off and it never made it back on.  

Now for the after...
I am thrilled with how it turned out.  The walls are painted with Olympic paint and primer in one from Lowes.  The color is Secret Passage.  The doors and trim is all painted Ultra White. The duvet is the same one we had before.  My Mom and I recovered the headboard with a dark grey circle pattern.  I had all the frames either in my room or in the basement, so all the art just shifted location.  I still don't have pics in the frames, Hubby and I are picking from my very large photo archive.   The sheers on the windows are the same, we just hung some dark grey panels on the sides.  They are both from IKEA.  

So were they surprised?
They really were!!!
 PB asked if Renovation Raiders came over.  When I told him it was me and my mom, he was super impressed.  Hubby was so focused on the changed headboard (that he knew about and helped pick the fabric for) that he didn't notice the paint right away.  He was in the room for about 30 seconds before he started looking at the walls.   

The best part of this makeover is that it cost less then 200 for everything!! The headboard only cost $30 to redo thanks to coupons and gift cards!

It has been done for less then a week.  I have actually been hanging out in there.  I even napped in there one afternoon when both boys were napping. (in their own beds!!!) This week Hubby and I celebrated our 16th year together.  We didn't actually celebrate, he was out of town again for work.  It was the perfect time to redo the bedroom.  

A huge thank you to my wonderful, talented, amazing mother for helping me/ lighting a fire under my butt and making the bedroom I have been wishing for since we moved in.  

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Summer bucket list/ JB 5 months

Since I have been absent for so long, I thought I would make it up to you with a little picture recipe. Grilled Zucchini and Corn Salad:
This is a really delicious and easy side.  If you are growing zucchini in your garden, I am sure you are running out of things to do with it like I am.

We have been busy crossing things off our Summer Bucket List!!
We have crossed off 34 items!!! That means 16 to go! Unbelievable!!! 

Also in the past 2 weeks, JB turned 5 months!
He has little brother syndrome and has to be apart of everything! He coos and yells and tries to talk to us and he is LOUD! It's really fun. 

He also started cereal last week.  He has been trying to steal my food, so it was time. Every bite of cereal he makes this face that says, "this is not what you are eating."  He really wants to eat everything we are eating.  

He isn't trying to move around and he doesn't roll much. He is just pretty chill. He likes to see what his brother is doing at all times :)  Also I am still spoiling him at nap times with a mommy snuggle nap, I just love it so much but I will break that habit when school starts up again.  He is an amazing sleeper and sleeps the night and will fall asleep just about anywhere too. 

So realistically I probably wont be back until JB is 6 months. I really hope I pop back in here with something sooner :)
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