A blog named BETTY

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Trading Spaces Home Edition

As I mentioned earlier, we have been doing some moving around here--not from house to house, but from room to room. (LOL, don't most people move from room to room, you ask? NO. They just sit in one room day after day after day. So there.) All of this relocation has caused quite a flurry of redecorating. Much more than one puny little woman can do on her own. Does this stop me? NO. Because it's obvious to everyone that no other human could do it as well as me. Therefore, it's pretty much me putting along while my two youngest nag me about my horrifically slow pace in getting their rooms done. Fun times.

Shnookie2 had the audacity to imply that I wouldn't be so slow if I weren't so picky about every little detail. I'm ashamed to even say it, but she actually said, "Everything doesn't have to be perfect, Mom." I gasped and retorted, "I don't even know you anymore!" Sigh. Where did I go wrong?

Okay, so now I'm ready to show a picture of the latest project, and I'm regretting ranting on about perfection. Talk about building up expectations! So take the picture you've created in your mind and scale it back several (5 or 20) notches. Maybe then you won't be so underwhelmed at the final product, lol!

This is Shnookie1's old room, which is now Shnookie3's new room. It was a total boy room...

BEFORE

To a girly girl glam room...
AFTER

We're still working on the details (rug, art, etc.), but at least she's in and loving it! And I'm exhausted. And Shnookie4 is breathing down my neck for her room to be done. Even Vern Yip couldn't work under these conditions!

8 comments:

kendall said...

Can I be your child? Seriously! I am so jealous.

Jen said...

Wow! I'm loving the final look there! (no need to notch down my expectations...but maybe that just made me love it more, you sneaky girl!) I'll be flying you out here to help me transform the room of scary pinkness that my boys inherited from the previous owners into something they can all love.

The Crabtree Chronicles said...

Love it, great job my dear.....maybe someday I'll have a girl so I can do a room like that too. Right now, the most I get to stretch my artistic abilities is Lightning McQueen and Thomas the Train. We've still got some growing up to do obviously. Enjoy girls and let your mom breathe between projects at least. :) You know you love it though....

*~*Jill*~* said...

are those actually MIRRORS serving as a chair railing? OhMiWord - creative, darling. Absolutely creative! Somebody has been watching a bit of Splash of Color, huh? ;)

Cute cute CUTE room - wanna come do mine next (on JBs payroll, of course)?

Stephanie said...

The room looks great! What a lucky gir.

Crabtree Family said...

Amazing!! I love the stripes and that fab chandalier (sp?). It does look like a lot of work, good luck on the next one.

PhatNat said...

Fabulous! It's perfect! See, nagging and being uptight IS worth it!

nat!

The Andrew Family said...

All I can say is that my girls are never reading your blog. They'd kill to get a room like the before picture.

Sigh.