Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Finishing Details...

I finally found cabinets, lights and a mirror that I liked! Okay, so the lights don't actually work (yet), but they sure look nice!

Close up of the cabinet. I found these at Walmart, of all places!
And THEN, I found the matching over the toilet cabinet for $20 on Kijiji!!!

View from the other side. Of the bathroom, not the looking glass...

I'm very happy with how it turned out. Tim is very happy to have his own space. Wait till I tell him he has to clean it :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Yes, we are once again a two-can family! We missed that second bathroom - I am thankful that the stomach flu missed our household, that would not have been fun with only one toilet!
Ta-da! Our "new" bathroom:

Needs some finishing touches, like a mirror, vanity lights, suspended ceiling, fan, towel bar, toilet paper holder, decor, etc.... but hey, it works!
Tim had the inaugural shower this morning, and was quite happy to move his toothbrush and shampoo downstairs. I need to make a trip to Ikea to find some funky lights and a funky mirror. Hmm... there was a nice round one just sitting in John & Kim's bathroom... that might work?

The girls are really enjoying the new family room. We are keeping an eye out for a nice (cheap) sectional -would work really well down here. So if you have one you're not using...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Allison and Amanda's "New" Room

Today I got Tim's clothes into his new closet (thanks Art for putting up the shelves first thing this morning), Deanna's clothes into her new closet, and got to work on the twin's room.
They are very happy to have their own space! Amanda has claimed the top bunk, and Allison is happy to have the bigger bed all to herself. I hope they will sleep better this way..

Makes a difference having two girls' clothes in here, instead of three!

Moved the dresser by the window, and put up a bulletin board.

Their decals:
They don't seem to want to stay on as well as the Home Depot ones.
But they did come with rhinestones!

This is now the "play" area, with all the Barbies, Polly Pockets, etc...

Now all the bedrooms are moved around and spring cleaned. Phew!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Deanna Moves in With Natalie

Natalie was so excited to have Deanna move in to her room. They wanted me to paint their room purple. NOT going to happen! So we compromised and bought some vinyl decals for the walls.
It didn't take long for this room to go from all boy to pretty girlie! Those decals are so cute, and easy to apply. For $30 I changed the whole look of the room in about 10 minutes!

These flowers under the window are Natalie's, so she can see them from her bed:
Admiring the garden:
And these are Deanna's:

The polka dots just connect the two, and they sure look cute.
I do have purple tab tops to go up in here eventually, just to finish it off.

Moving Day!

Ok, somehow Blogger is different again and I dont know how to move pictures around yet. They just keep changing shape..
Anyway, we moved Tim into his new room this morning. He's pretty happy with it. Still needs shelves in his closet, which will hopefully happen this afternoon, so his clothes aren't there yet, but it's looking pretty good!

We put a bookshelf beside the closet for his books/games/stuff..

Enjoying not having to climb a ladder to get into his bed!

Lots of room for his desk too.
His light needs to go up and we need to get some blinds or something for the window, but it will work for now..

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Renovation Update...

For all you readers without Facebook access..

Family room with new windows, trim and paint!

Tim's room. The door on the right is his closet.
Tim's window

Carpet going in!!!
Wow, what a difference...