Thursday, June 04, 2009

All This For Some Curtains

It all started because I wanted some curtains in the boys' room (Ross & Mark). They have a basement room and you could totally see into their room at night. About a year ago, I bought what I thought was some cool tie-dyed material with the intent to make them new stuff for their bedroom. Bruce however said that the circles looked like flowers. Well, I didn't want to spend a bunch of time making something that looked like flowers in their room, so I gave up feeling frustrated.
Anyway, about a month or so ago, I took up the cause again. With my mom's help, I made 2 bedspreads, 2 bed-skirts, 2 pillow shams, and 2 sets of roman shades with this cool flame material. Then I got this cool super-hero poster to pull it together. I got ready to put the stuff up in their room, but decided that it just wouldn't do.
The windows had no wood framing at all, it was just drywall cut out around the window, so you could still see the cement blocks behind the drywall. So, I bullied Bruce into replacing one window (he'd done the other one a couple of years ago), and framing in the window with wood, putting on some trim around the windows, doors, and the light fixtures. In the mean time I patched in some drywall around the windows to meet up with the new wood framing, patched some holes in the walls, sealed up the corners of the room, and put up a new coat of paint.
Also in the mean time, our basement got all wet, so we had to take out their carpet. We decided not to put it back in just yet. Bruce is taking off all of next week in order to do some home repairs, including waterproofing the basement. We decided to put the carpet back in when we are sure that the basement won't get wet again. So, we put the room back together without it.The boys love it, and decided to decorate with one of their super-hero costumes (to go with their Marvel poster). I can't wait to get their carpet back in and see it ALL done.

Next week we open up a whole new can of worms. I have a list about 5 miles long of work to be done around the house. I just need the funding.


Malauna said...

That is a lot of work for some curtains. It all looks great!

lizS said...

wow renae, that looks awesome!! and you say interior decorating is not your thing. pshaw! ;)

timpani76 said...

Seriously? Renae think she is bad at interior decorating? You totally rock at this Renae!