The Art of Life
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Pooh Room

~~The Before: (Click to get better pictures.)
~~Tree that was in the corner of the room.

~~Over one of the doorways.

~~The dresser/changing table was on this side of the room; under the bees!

~~Pooh was on the opposite side of the room; floating over the crib.

~~Another view of Pooh.

~~Piglet on the wall by the window and light switch.

~~Well, Pooh is no longer there. Sigh. It was harder than I thought it would be to paint over these pictures. I honestly felt like it was just yesterday that I was standing there with my big belly, painting the walls and wondering what our little girl was going to be like. Both girls have enjoyed this room and the walls but it was time for a change. That still didn't make it any easier!
~~You know how home improvement projects have a tendency to grow?! Well, that's what happened with their room. The original plan was to paint the walls. Easy enough. I started priming them on Monday and then a bad ice storm came in. Dustin came home from work early and started helping me. While we were working we decided that we really should go ahead and texture the walls since he already had the supplies and we've been doing that to all the other rooms in the house. (We live in a very old house that we've continually been updating.) So, the next day while we were all iced in, he got out the texture to get started. Only, first we needed to pull off the very old wall-paper underneath all the paint. (See how it kept growing, lol.) There was a note underneath the wall-paper saying that it had been done in 1957. Pretty cool. Anyways, to make a long story short, the room is finally finished up today after texturing, painting, and touching up all the trim. Hopefully by this evening we'll have it put back together. The girls have been enjoying camping out in a little princess tent in our office room but they're anxious to be back in their own beds!
~~As of right now the walls are a solid colored blue-green. It's bright and cheerful and I think it helps to lighten up their small room. But the girls have already been giving me plans for the new murals they'd like me to paint. I don't blame them. When you know your Momma can paint pictures, why settle for solid colors. ;) But the murals are going to have to wait for a while longer. Mommy's had enough wall painting for a while!
~I'll have to post the after pictures when I can.
~~Happy Thursday everyone!


Valerie Jones said...

Aaah....the Winnie the Pooh was darling! I can see why you hated to see it go. The new color of the room sounds restful.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was a lot of work. What a darling room. Watching our kids growing up is hard. Just remember, No matter how fast our children grow, they will never outgrow the need for their mommy. I bet the new room is very pretty.

60 toes said...

You are so talented, I bet it was hard to paint over the murals. :( You are an amazing Mom.

Anonymous said...

Wow, it would have been hard to paint over all of that work! Good job with both the past and present paint jobs!

mornin'lady said...

Oh Kasie, I would have felt like crying! That room was so wonderful!
At least you got pictures. And I'm sure whatever you do next will be just as lovely. Going on to a new season in the girls lives.

Jo Castillo said...

That is a great story. It is weird how projects keep growing. You did well to get it all done.

The murals are beautiful. Nice you have photos to remember them. Sigh...

Peggi Habets Studio said...

That was a wonderful mural you did. I remember painting over airplanes, nothing as elaborate as yours, but it was kinda sad. But now the kids look at photos and say "Oh yeah, I remember that! Those were cool airplanes."