Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Before & After: Henry's Room

Not a very interesting shot, but it was a pretty un-interesting room.

Decided to go with chocolate brown on the bottom 1/3 with the blue on the top. A white chair rail will be installed eventually. For now, the white stripe you see is just where I had the painter's tape. Had I realized it would look okay, I would have been more careful, but the brown seeped under the tape and the edges are pretty bad. Oh well, live and learn.

Henry's letters had to be repainted brown. They used to be blue in his old room.

No, I didn't do the checkerboard. It wouldn't work with the way the ceiling pitches...the squares would be weird. That, and I'm lazy. Those squares were a SIGNIFICANT amount of work and the thought of re-doing it made my stomach churn. But, I really like the way the two tone came out. Not quite as unique as the pattern, but I think it works.

I. Am. Sick. Of. Painting.

But I'm so close. Only have the hallway and one wall in the guest room. I've painted our room, but decorating is coming together very slowly, so I'm not quite ready for a before/after post on it.

**By the way, I think I can officially say that as of today, my boy is WALKING. He's been taking a few steps here and there for a couple of weeks, but multiple times today he has toddled his way across an entire room without a care in the world! My life as I know it, is over.**


Sugar Plum said...

Congrats on Hen walking!!! Your life will continue I promise. Love his room, you are so gifted.. really you are! Love the colors!

Kristen Borland said...


i cannot believe henry is walking! what a cutie patutie.

Rachel Slagle said...

henry's room looks great!

i was bummed when dillon walked too. but its not so bad :)

*aron* said...

omgosh walking!!!!!!!!!!

the room looks great! i would NOT have wanted to paint those squares again either. they were SO cute though. did you have to paint over them when you moved??

Jeannett Gibson said...

Aron...sore subject. :)

When I showed potential renters the house, I always said, "And this checkerboard pattern will be painted over in blue...unless you want me to leave it." EVERYONE said they liked it and to leave it. Including the guy who ended up renting the place. "It's kinda cool." He says. So, I left it.

Only to get a phone call a week later from my landlord to say that the guy changed his mind and that he didn't know "if the wife would go for it". At this point, we were up to our elbows in unpacking and painting at the new house. Besides, I was furious. HE changed HIS mind...not MY problem! I would have happily painted over the squares BEFORE I moved. So, I told her to call a painter and deduct it from my deposit. Luckily, it only cost #50. Actually, it was probably better that a painter do it...I probably would have gotten all emotional about it.

joy said...

that is hilarious that henry was eating garlic! his room looks so great. and i think it's amazing that your house is almost entirely painted. that is a big accomplishment in my book.

joy said...

oh and i forgot to say that's so great that he's walking. your life isn't exactly over, it just changes things. wait until he wants to do stairs!

cee.fabee. said...

Wow, Henry is walking already?? That's AWESOME! Also, his room looks great!