Monday, March 18, 2019

Weekend Recap: Bedroom Redo

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Hey all!  Happy Monday!  I am coming off this weekend tired, but so very happy.  

I worked from home Friday, because I had someone coming over for some house maintenance.  It worked out perfectly, because my parents were coming Friday afternoon, too.  They got in just as I was finishing up work - great timing!  After unloading their car, we got to the first highlight of the weekend (other than just seeing my parents), my birthday presents.  Last month, my mom told me she didn't need anything birthday ideas, because she already knew what they were getting me.  It was a bit unusual, because I normally give her a specific item, or a list of ideas to choose from.  I was totally stumped, and thought of all these different ideas - none of which ended up being right.  I ended up getting a pretty blouse from Loft (the one item I kind of knew about), and then my very own drill and drill bit set AND the various sizes of these Pottery Barn frames I have been in love with for years.  Talk about great surprises!  After oohing and ahhing over my presents, we got to work.  My dad trimmed a branch for me, and then we moved to the biggest project of the weekend, painting my bedroom.  After moving my bed and nightstand to the guest room (no more air mattress for guests!), my mom and I headed out to grab paint.  I purchased paint from Sherwin Williams, and the paint guy had me look up a coupon, which ended up giving me 30% off.  So note to self (and anyone else buying paint from there), always check for a coupon online!  My dad was at home getting the room ready, and shortly after the trim got a fresh coat of paint, and we patched and sanded various imperfections on the wall.  When my parents come we almost always have Pi Pizza one night for dinner - it's so good!  And to top off dinner, my mom made my very favorite cupcakes for dessert.  Yellow cake, chocolate frosting and round sprinkles - YUM!



We were up relatively early the next day, and got in a good breakfast before it was time to paint.  The room was deceivingly hard - lots of edging to be done - and it took us quite awhile to get that first coat on.  Part of it, too, was the fact that I have a cathedral ceiling in my room.  It's really nice and makes the room feel big and airy, but it's a pain in the butt to get up there with paint!  All weekend my mom kept saying, 'what would we do without your dad?', and that is the truth!  He is beyond handy!  It took us a good 3 hours to to finish up that first coat, and then my mom and I took the in between time before the second coat to get all my winter decor items put away, and my house ready for spring.  I really loved how it all turned out - I cannot wait to share the pictures!  We had hoped to do a little shopping, but there just was no time.  And it turns out it wasn't needed, because we were able to get everything decorated with that I already had.  It was time to paint shortly after that, and this time, the second coat went on in a flash it seemed!  The white got touched up, and then after another favorite dinner (beef stew), we put together my new bed, and figured out the placement of the curtain rods.  It was a FULL day, but such a good one.



I think we all slept pretty soundly Saturday night, and were ready to finish things up in the morning.  My mom got to work on hemming the curtains, while my dad and I secured the big mirror against the wall.  We ended up moving the curtains up an inch, which luckily was pretty easy to do.  And shortly after that, my mattress arrived!  They had it set up in a flash, and I was so very excited to get my new bedding on!  I feel like adding the curtains, the mirror and the bed / bedding just really made it come together.  The paint color is really pretty, but with different lighting, it can kind of lean towards periwinkle, which is not what I was wanting to go with.  It was like all throughout Saturday, I would love it, then worry it wasn't right, then love, it then worry and so on.  But as I add everything in, and once I get more furniture in, I know it will warm things up even more and be perfect.  At least that is the hope, haha!  We still had a few random things to do, like get the platter rehung on my plate wall, and then my dad tightened up one of my toilets.  (Seriously, what would we do without him?!).

bed - Target | navy shams & quilt - Pottery Barn | sheets, comforter & decorative pillow - Macy's

I always feel a little guilty about all the work my parents do when they come to visit.  I know that they enjoy doing it, and will always help when possible, but it always feels like it's work, work, work, work, work.  I so appreciate it, though, and know how lucky I am to have parents that are able and willing to come and help out.  And we do make so many great memories doing these things together.  When my brother and sister in law moved into their house, we went and painted, and then painted the nursery again when they were pregnant with my first nephew...and those are times that I will always remember.  Which there are two specific things I want to remember from this weekend - the new paint brush my dad got for edging and how much joy he got from it, and that the old wooden ladder we used to get to the tippy top of the room was a gift to him from my grandma and grandpa (Martina) when he and my mom moved into their home in Flanagan.  I can't remember anything, so I wanted to make sure I had those in writing.  Of course there are a million other things to remember, but I definitely don't want to forget those!

My dad did say though that one time he is going to come to visit, he's not going to bring any tools, my floor will not be covered in all the stuff they thing, and we are just going to sit and have a visit.  I told him that was never going to happen, haha - kind of joking, kind of not!  But hopefully one day that will be the case.

I sat down with a cup of coffee after they left, watched some tv, picked up, did laundry and tried to mentally prepare myself for the week ahead.

All in all it was a really great weekend.  Here's to hoping the week follows suit!

Linking up with Biana anLindsay.    

11 comments:

  1. You are blessed to have parents who love to do this kind of stuff! It turned out so great. I think it's amazing how hanging curtains can just transform a space.

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  2. Your bedroom looks great, love the blue.

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  3. The color is just beautiful and it looks like a wonderful serene space! Your parents are seriously the sweetest! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Love the color. Its just so fun to watch your house come together. And your daddy is just the cutest thing ever.

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  5. You guys did such a great job, I just adore the color and want to tell you again how happy I am with all the help and support your parents give you! They and you are the sweetest!

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  6. You guys make a great team! Your parents remind me a lot of mine - I've always got a list of things waiting for them to help us with when the come to town. I really appreciate their help and expertise. Also their tools :)

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  7. I love how much your parents are willing to help, especially your handy daddy! I could not love how it turned out more!! The paint color is perfect.

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  8. I LOVE that blue. It is perfect. Your room turned out beautiful. Glad your parents are amazing and helped you out!!!

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  9. That is a beautiful bedroom! I just love the wall color.

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  10. I love the paint color in your room. It is looking great.

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  11. I loveeee how it all came together. You and your parents certainly have jam-packed, productive weekends when they visit!

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