Monday, May 21, 2012

We like to change things up!

We just can't leave things alone around here....always coming up with something new. I like to come up with a plan, present it to Brian and wait for him to agree with me!!!! This time it only took a year or two!!!

We have a small, about 9 x 11 room upstairs that we really didn't use for anything. Small window, no closet. We used it to hold bookshelves, a filing cabinet and an old desk. We would retrieve things from there, but never actually use the room! Oh, and it had a little jut out where the old fireplace pipe went up through the wall. We put a bed in there during Christmas for guests so it was a little crowed!

 Funky little wall and teen, tiny window!

The guy who makes my vision a reality!

He decided to tackle this while I had my leg in a cast, so I was NO help what-so-ever!

The ugly, green carpeting that I am slowly, but surely replacing!

Carpet gone!

 Funky wall and pipe gone!

Window doubled in size! Look at the difference in the view!  I have to hand it to Brian for doing this all himself! He cut it out, put in the header and replaced the window. I just shouted encouragement from downstairs! He also did all the wallboard, mudding and spackling, wiring and trim work. I painted the green, but he spayed the room and all the trim. He's quite nice to have around! I miss him!

I LOVE having the bigger window! It makes such a difference! You don't have to walk right up to the window to see out....much, much better!

I was able to help a bit with the wood floor. Picking pieces and laying them out, but again, Brian did most of the work!

I've had the color picked out for a couple of years, just waiting to use it somewhere! It's kind of a granny smith green.

We had two old, oak bookshelves that fit the wall pretty well. Brian took all the facing off and then worked at raising them up and trimming them out.

 Here's what they looked like after, with some primer on them.

We liked the board and batten that we did before in Ashleigh's room that we decided to do it again. I use the term "we" loosely!!

The finished product!!!

Filled with books, magazines on the bottom shelves...need a label system..., photo boxes on the top and some fun goodies to fill it out!

A cute little desk, stolen from my daughter's room!

And a new filing cabinet from Home Decorators. 

I've added some pictures and a few other things, but this is pretty much it!

A big improvement and a room that we actually use now, even if it is just to sit in and admire the view!!!


  1. I love it! What a great transformation!!

  2. Even if you were directing the work being done, can sure see your hand in it. Love this room!! Love it! Would it be ok if I pinned a couple of the pictures. Love how you reworked the bookcases and the walls!

  3. Awesome!! Very impressive!! Love the colors!!

  4. Holly,
    You won the bunting giveaway!! I'll try to drop it off at your work tomorrow before I go to work! congrats! and I love your new green room.

  5. I've got news for you "i wish i were a Walton as well", and i had to stop by from someone else blog since i did a post on this TV show a while back on my own blog. Have a great memorial day weekend as well folks. Richard

  6. Hi there Holly! I just found your blog (through sugar pie farmhouse comments section) and I have to follow you JUST because I love the name! Waltons, yes! Also, I like the look of things around here. :) Looking forward to more, thanks!

  7. That is awesome!! I LOVE the color! I think it's time for you to host craft night again k? :)