Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Evolution of a Room.

Well, Kendon and I FINALLY redid our room. It looks fabulous.

And I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Kendon said I had to make it look like I was screaming with excitement since that is what I've been doing the last three days!)

This room has been a LONG time comin'!

Here is the story of our room:

This was our room before we swapped with Sirri.
Sirri had her own room and Kendon and I were sharing with Connor and Meg. I know. I know.
This room was horrid. A major dumping ground for anything that didn't have a home. And the animal print curtains left much to be desired. This poor room was about as unromantic as it could get!

This was Princess Sirri's room. The one she had all to herself. Lucky girl! (Actually, one time Sirri said, "Mom, it's not fair. Everyone in our family gets to sleep in the same room, accept me. I want to sleep with all of you guys too." Yeah, no kidding it's NOT fair!)

So we swapped and redid this room for the kids. (Clear back last June!)

Here is the kids' room today! Like the crib in the middle of the room? And notice that the railing is tied up? Yeah, try getting out now, Meg!
My three favorite things about this room: 1) The valances my mom and I sewed! 2) The yarn art above the bunk beds that I made! 3) It is bright and cheerful. I love the color.

So, Kendon and I moved into Sirri's old room that we painted as a nursery before she was born. We had plans to redo this room LONG ago. But, we all know how "plans" go.

Can you believe Kendon lasted in this room as long as he did? And can you believe we never even took down the sweet pictures of Jesus?

Well, the yellow walls are now GONE!

I must admit I had a moment of sadness (and yes, I cried) as we were painting over the walls that were our first baby's nursery. I can still remember sitting in a rocking chair in that room listening to lullabies waiting for our daughter to come. After Sirri arrived I spent many quiet and special hours, late at night feeding Sirri in that room. That room is where my dream and goal of being a mother were first realized. So, yes, I cried.

But, then I quickly got over it. Cause guess what? I now have a very romantic, very grown up, very beautiful room! Yippppeeeee! Kendon and I both said it feels like sleeping in a hotel!

Wanna see????????

Pretty huh?
And doesn't it just make you want to eat Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream?
Yeah, me too!


*~McGarys~* said...

It's BEAUTIFUL! You did a wonderful job. Where ever I move you can come due are room:) lol

the wrath of khandrea said...

congratulations! long time coming. i'd better hear that cd bumpin if i swing by.

and i love what you did with that window-turned-picture frame. very nice.

Christie said...

You had to do it. You had to talk about mint chocolate chip ice cream, didn't you?

I don't really even LOVE ice cream and now my brain is convinced that I must have some. Thanks. :-(

P.S. The room looks fab!

Stacey Jensen said...

It looks amazing!! I love what you have done with it! I love that we are grown ups and can get excited about things like this. Wish I were there to take photos again. Alas, work called. Anyway, GREAT JOB!! It is something to be SO proud of.

cath said...

that is GORGEOUS! i was expecting to go, "oh! really nice!" ... instead i literally GASPED! it is stunning, cozy, warm, inviting, and yes, hotel quality yummy! (even without the ice cream ... but everything is better with ice cream!) ... congrats!

Kim said...

nice work sister! It looks amazing. You really did a wonderful job with everything.

you deserve every inch of that house you have been able to redo; slowly but surely!

My favorite part is the mirror--where oh where did you find such a sweet thing? I want one for my room in orange!!!!

also, it looks much nicer than the hotels we stay in!!! :)

Dustin and Shelli Chambers said...

It looks so amazing, way to go! By the way, here is Dustin's new favorite quote he wants me to put up in vinyl in OUR room:

"Keep the fights clean and the sex dirty." - Kevin Bacon

You can steal it, if you want.


D-dawg said...

YAY- it looks so fabulous!!

Arin Rohrbach said...

I'm totally stealing those ideas. We still haven't done Hyrum's room or ours. How did you do the curtains. So cute!

Melissa Durtschi said...

SOOO AWESOME...but how did you paint with kids!?! It turned out great, and I bet Kendon maybe likes it a little better too!!!

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Luke and Katie said...

it looks FANTASTIC!! And definitely a grown up room!

Hazen5 said...

You out did yourself! It looks so good. Come to Cali and help me with my room, it needs it!

Pam said...

Way to go Lisa and Kendon! It looks absolutely incredible!! You must be very happy campers! Love you, Mom

Cindy Bigelow said...

lis...it looks great! i'm happy for you. you totally deserve that beautiful room! and i love what you did the with the old window pane you told me about...so, so neat. i'll take new pics of the kiddos next time i see you with that in mind.

Lauren in GA said...

Both rooms look positively FABULOUS!!

I love the decorations in the kids' room, too. You have done such a lovely job! I remember when you made the yarn art and the, "LAUGH" letters at a scrapbooking retreat. They look so fantastic!!!!!!!!!

Grandma W. said...

Hi Honey!
Your "rooms" both look so pretty!!!It just goes to show what you can do in any house! It must be so fun for everyone to go to bed now! You and Mom did such a nice job with the curtains in the kid's room too! I love your room - looks so modern and all!! Good job,kids!!
We love you!

Jessica said...

Good for you! Want to come over and do my room??

Phillip and Kirsten said...

i would have cried, too. but now i'm jumping up and down for you and thinking about eating ice cream in my bed!

Bridget said...

Good for you!! It looks fabulous. Enjoy.

Angela said...

That is awesome! Do you do consulting? I feel like I need to do something to my room, but I just don't know what. We are getting a new bed (Cal King for the string bean), and I'm refinishing the frame, but I don't know what color or anything yet. Creative I am not. You really did a great job.

lara formisano said...

that is the best picture i have ever seen! i love it! you deserve it, miss lisa. and that is my favorite ice cream...so eat away! what a nice "sanctuary" for you two. love you and MISS YOU!

Hollyween said...


Love. It.

I need a new room now.

You deserve it!