Family PIc April 2015

Family PIc April 2015

Friday, July 13, 2012

What we have been doing for a few days this week...

Painting some of the kids' bedrooms...

Hey, you can't beat how a $30 can of paint can transform the feel and mood of a room!  Plus, all those finger smudges and pencil markings were about to get on my last nerve. ;)  

My oldest son is amazing!  I know every mother must think that about her 14 year old son,  but REALLY!  He IS amazing! 

He painted one of the boys' bedrooms with a fresh coat of white.

Then he proceeded to paint his sisters' room. (okay, to be fair...he DID ask if I could pay him to do the girls' room, but I thought it was worth EVERY. SINGLE. PENNY... and, besides, he named his price, and he was cheap labor. :)

Change was needed.  A clean, crisp, brightening layer for the boys' room and a more bold color change for the girls. 

I don't have all the final pictures taken yet.  We still have the girls' furniture strung down the hallway and into the den until the paint dries and we can do the final touch-ups tomorrow.  But maybe you'll get the idea.

Painting the details of the window moulding

The room in disarray so the walls could be reached.  Little brother supervising, of course.

Girls' room - from a pale pink, to a bright rose pink.  We loved the border too much to get rid of it, so we coordinated with something brighter.  It'll go well with their existing bedding and curtains.

Maybe I'm weird, but I love Nathan's hands! 
There has always been something special to me about a young man's hands.  Nathan's are gentle enough to pick me roses and arrange in a vase, but strong and calloused enough to cut wood, dig a well,  or manage a paintbrush. 

Have I mentioned how excited  I am to have a 14 year old adolescent in my house? 

(Yeah, sure, you can remind me of that when he has one of his moody, disrespectful days...but, today I am rejoicing!) 

So, I'll try to post some final "after" photos soon.

But, don't hold me to it...I'm a busy, I forget sometimes, and I don't always follow through on my intentions.  I have to prioritize - a lot - and this may or may not take precedence on my list of things to do.

Have a happy day!  Teach your kids to do something that will bring a sense of accomplishment - it's good for them (and for us!).

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