Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ah-hem!

I know my faithful readers meant to comment on how GREAT Joey's finished room looks (from the pictures in the last post), but you all must have forgotten! I'm sure it's just a casual slip-up, especially considering how I wrote about the "Great Wall Fiasco of 2009" so now you all have a second chance to tell us how FANTASTIC it looks! This was my first solo painting job, and Matt's first time putting up molding!

So here's a little progression for you:

This is a little snapshot of Joey's empty room before we bought the house.


This is the ceiling in the bedroom before it was spackled and painted. Most of the ceiling was cracked and chipped up like this. Between our guest room and the boy's room we used 3 1/2 large containers of spackle.


From all the spackling and sanding there was A LOT of dust!


This is a Before of the closet in the Boy's room. It took a surprisingly long time to cover the blue.


When I was finished with the ceiling it looked like a giant spider web.


In process...


The Great Wall Fiasco... I was nearly finished the evening this happened and ended up going to bed when it looked something like this.

And...

Ta Dah!!!


Joey wants to show off his new walls with his new art!! (p.s. that's the same wall as above) Matt and I wanted to do something special for his room, so here they are....

If any of you out there are looking for some art for your children's room(s) we would love to recommend our talented artist! They are original, on canvas and we love them! Here are some close-ups.



The paintings look a little darker here then they actually are. I tried a few pictures with and without a flash to take care of the glare. So the first picture with the glare, gives you a better idea of the true color of the walls and painting, and the second picture gives you an idea of what the painting looks like, without a big old glare on it. The turtles are kind of Joey and Matty turtles...

So, here is your chance at redemption! :-) Feel free to let us know how awesome it looks! Sorry if this was a horribly shameful, begging blog. I have no shame, really.

8 comments:

The Sinks said...

Ooooh, do I get a prize for being first?? :) The room does look great! I LOVE the artwork...so cool! Too bad the artist isn't local to us! Way to go!

Jess and Dave Johnson said...

Do you want to come to Oregon and paint our house? The boys room is awesome!!!! And Joey looks so big with his haircut

Matt and Laurie Beardsley said...

Oooo Cristen Sink, I'm so glad you asked! Actually the artist isn't local to us either...she's much closer to you (from Tennessee!) and shipping was EXTREMELY inexpensive!!! We were also able to pick out the design and color scheme! We found her on Etsy!

Matt and Laurie Beardsley said...

(Ok, so you didn't really ASK per say, but....)

Herb of Grace said...

I really like the artwork, too :) But we already have our "Children as SeaCreatures artwork...

Love the room! You promised more pics, so I was just waiting around for them....

Herb of Grace said...

Oh yeah, what's the Etsy shop?

Herb of Grace said...

Still wanna know what the etsy shop is...

And there's an Honest Scrap blog award waiting for you on my blog, is you want it :)

Andrew, Naomi and Madeline said...

I love the room. It looks great. The walls look amazing. And the turtles are adorable. Now I need to get motivated to do another nursery.