Well, 3 weeks has gone by and I finally feel like I'm rested up and ready to take care of all the stuff I need to take care of! Make sense??
So, the one thing that I didn't show you from our trip was Bronwyn's room. We all (my mother in law, Carys, Bronwyn, Stephen, and myself ) spent a lot of time working on her room during the week. I had been bugging Bronwyn about sending me the "after" pictures, and last week she finally did. So... here we go:
I'm sorry to say that this is the only "before" picture that I took. I wish I had taken more, because this room really underwent an impressive transformation that can only be truly appreciated if you saw the way it was before. Her room is actually part of the garage that was closed in to make an extra bedroom. This hadn't been done by a professional. The walls are kind of just pieced together and there were big cracks in the corners. The room was painted white, with the baseboards and all around the window and doors painted black. And there were some lovely heavy black curtains sadly hanging in the window.
Here are the final pictures:
Stephen snagged this couch when ACU got new dorm lobby furniture. It fit in and matched perfectly. We made those salmon colored pillows using this tutorial since we didn't have a sewing machine handy. (yeah, Pinterest!)
The picture above the couch is a poster of a picture that Stephen took of Bronwyn sitting on a pier during their trip to the Amazon this summer.
This coffee table was given to Bronwyn by a friend of ours in Memphis. It was a dark brown stain. we took it apart and painted it cream with the pinkish legs. It looked so cute.
The bookshelf came from Stephen's family. Bronwyn made the little chalkboard (which still has Anderson's name that he wrote on there). We bought the mirror for 6.00 at at flea market in Abilene and painted it. The little table was from my parents.
This is the left wall of her room. It was the one in the worst shape (half the wall was concrete, the other half some pieced together plaster things that hadn't been pieced together very well.) To cover up the bad shape of the wall, we covered two foam core boards with fabric and hung them on either side of the bulletin board which we had also covered with coordinating fabric. Bronwyn bought her desk for a good price last year. It's "shabby chic".
Just a shot of the closet and window with new curtains.