The past few weeks my wife has been diligently working on projects associated with a makeover of the bedroom belonging to the two older grand daughters. I will spare you the "before" photos, since I didn't take any. Let's just say that it was a typical child's bedroom, filled with stuffed animals, bright colors and a multitude of pictures and artwork on the walls. The sixteen year old was obviously ready for a change and the twelve year old wants to feel more grown up. They selected Nana as their interior designer. The girls and Papa started with a "business lunch" at Chili's several weeks ago. The decision was made to go sort of "Shabby Chic" and the colors were yellow and shades of blue. Nana selected the materials and made the drapes and the slip cover for the chair (a family piece). The desk and chest belonged to me when I was a teen. They were maple Early American style pieces of furniture from the very early sixties. We painted them, antiqued them and changed out the hardware. Once all of the preliminary work was done, we scheduled the installation, at their house.
Sunday afternoon I painted the ceiling and we painted the walls. Monday Nana painted the trim and after I got off work a second coat of wall paint was applied. Tuesday the drapes were installed, the furniture moved in and most of the accessories were placed. We finished a little before midnight. There are still a few details left to do, but the girls have a new bedroom. The sixteen year old is thrilled! The twelve year old is at church camp and hasn't seen the finished project yet. Okay, now for photos.