Thursday, February 14, 2008

Extreme Makeover -- Day Four!!

How exciting! Today is the day we started assembling...and it is almost complete! There are a bunch of pictures today, because there is so much to see.

Before Mom came over this morning, I trimmed and put up the blinds. Trying to do that with a kitten around is a little complicated, but it worked. I also finished nailing in the baseboards and touched up the nails with paint.

Mom came over and we hung the curtains. These were easy. It was just one large, long panel we purchased at Jysk and split it lengthwise to make two panels that would fit on the window. We discovered that we needed more seashell curtain clips, but we can add those after Russ picks them up after work today. We washed down the bed and put the headboard back on, and added new drawer pulls we found at Home Depot. They are so pretty!

We found some seagrass baskets and a seagrass drawer unit (at Jysk) for her nightstand. Mom arranged some of the shells and other things in the baskets for her headboard on her bed:

The little strand of mini lights (which was 1.97 at Jysk!) lights up and looks fantastic at night:Mom created Renee her own personal "beach" with sand, shells, a candle (for decorative purposes only!!) and some other treasures. I think I am going to tuck a little framed pic of her on the beach inside the glass:

We found white ceramic ornaments (again, at Jysk) that we hung on the wall beside the window. They are quite large and fit perfectly.I love this -- it's a fisherman's net from Michael's (40% off coupon!). We hung it using 3M command hooks and just draped it in the corner. Then we tucked a variety of seashells inside. I think I might do some more arranging. It doesn't look quite the way I want it to...but that's the beauty of hanging with hooks...I can rearrange it until it looks exactly like I want it to.This is the print that started it all...I kind of knew what I wanted, but when I found this print at Micheal's (40% off coupon!) I knew I could pick all the colours from the print and have something that is reminiscent of the ocean. The quote on the bottom says "...to each his own personal paradise..." which is exactly how I want the room to feel for Renee. The frame is plain wood, painted and crackled using white and sandy-brown. It looks all weathered and wonderful, and it is hanging right above Renee's bed.Mom altered a wooden paddle for her door...of course, we couldn't hang it because she'd see. But I plan to hang it on the outside of her door after she sees the room. This is amazing...it has real shells and sand on it -- just lovely!So here's a bigger view of the room right now...it needs a few finishing touches and one more larger project, but we are almost there!Of course, Mom and I had a ton of help today...just look at this hard-working supervisor! LOLWell...until tomorrow -- thanks for looking!

8 comments:

Melissa said...

wow wow wow!! It looks SO GOOD!! I love the Beach! And the headboard with the lights and baskets and stuff - SO COOL!!

Jules said...

Oh that is so awesome, I love the kitty he is perfectly positioned!

Julie said...

This is amazing!! You two need to go into business. What a transformation! Love it all but the head board, the lights - so very cool. Love the paddle too!

Dawn Hueser said...

You and Janet have done a totally amazing job on this and Renee is going to be ecstatic. Be ready with the camera because those are gonna be expressions you won't see to often.

So now that your in the the "While your out" makeover business I have a couple of rooms for you two to work on (giggle, laugh).

Lori said...

Wow great job Amanda - she's going to be so happy!!! Can't wait to see how she likes it.

Michelle said...

WOW, this room looks so AWESOME! You have done such a great job Amanda, I love those lights hanging from her bed! The shells everywhere, Beautiful!!!!

Isabelle said...

OMG!!! your guys did an amazing job! i wish i had a bedroom that nice, wanna come visit Montreal?! LOL! She's gonna love it!

Laura said...

Okay, I absolutely love the room! Amanda, no wonder she doesn't want to come out of her room, I wouldn't either if I had a haven like that! Wait a go ladies!!!!