Dramatic Transformation

Jun
30

About a year ago, before Ross went to boot camp, I cleaned out his room. Then as I started going through boxes downstairs getting started on my downstairs project, his clean room was a natural attractant to any box or thing I didn’t know what to do with. Empty space draws junk like a magnet. Ross’s room will eventually be one of the “farm stay” rooms, so it needs work–and lots of it.


Yesterday morning, his room looked like this:

It needed cleared out, cleaned, and painted. (It also needs trim, a ceiling, furnishings and decor, but let’s not get over-ambitious in one day. The only thing staying in this room long-term is the bed, an antique spindle bed my parents bought for me when I was eight.) By midday, Ross’s room looked like this and I started painting (antique white over the drywall prime–this room is drywalled on all four sides):

By the end of the day, it looked like this:

Holy cow!

Yeah, baby!

::collapse::

P.S. I made jam yesterday and milked a cow, TOO.

P.P.S. Bedding from Wal-Mart. (I know someone will ask!)

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on June 30, 2011  

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  1. 6-30
    3:31
    am

    The room looks WONDERFUL!!! Good Job!! I am so hoping when we get stateside to attend one of your weekends!

  2. 6-30
    5:54
    am

    :snoopy: Love it! Great job. Doesnt it feel great to get it done.
    I made jam yesterday too.
    Hugs Granny Trace

    http://www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

  3. 6-30
    6:38
    am

    Looks wonderful!!

  4. 6-30
    6:47
    am

    Good job! I would tell you to take a break but you don’t know how. :)

  5. 6-30
    7:23
    am

    Beautiful! Doesn’t it feel good to be at the end of a project! I finished 2 bushels of peaches yesterday. So glad to be done.

  6. 6-30
    7:31
    am

    Robin, I can only wish I was at the end of the project!

  7. 6-30
    7:31
    am

    Great job!! I have that same bedding on my bed and love it! Wish I had your newly painted walls and a taste of jam as well, lol.

  8. 6-30
    8:03
    am

    Looks really nice! What kind of jam did you make?

  9. 6-30
    8:23
    am

    Wow! You did a lot of work! My son moved out about six months ago so I know the work involved in that project! Good job!

    I still have to paint his old room. The gorund thawed and I just couldn’t work indoors any longer.

  10. 6-30
    8:30
    am

    Wow, you REALLY made a big dent in the overhaul. Milking and jam too….I’m so impressed!

  11. 6-30
    9:02
    am

    Wow!! What a contrast!! Bet you slept good last night! ‘Course with everything you do, there’s probably hardly a sleepless night anyway!

  12. 6-30
    10:08
    am

    Beautiful. Now, what did you do with what you removed from that room?

  13. 6-30
    10:15
    am

    Beautiful beginnings Suzanne! :snoopy:

  14. 6-30
    10:35
    am

    Suzanne, the transformation is beautiful. Congratulations, what a reward for you hard work. :fairy:

  15. 6-30
    10:43
    am

    Wow~! You have done good!!! A transformation for sure here! I suppose you did this in your spare time yesterday between milking and jam making? You are one amazing woman Suzanne! :shimmy:

  16. 6-30
    10:44
    am

    Looks very nice and inviting! It’s good start on your farm stays project. People will be very comfortable there I’m sure.

  17. 6-30
    11:17
    am

    Looks better than a HGTV room makeover! Great job. I do like the bedspread!

  18. 6-30
    12:09
    pm

    Gorgeous!!! :woof:

  19. 6-30
    12:35
    pm

    You have wrought a miracle! Having lived through the same, I know the feeling.

    Pat in Eastern NC

  20. 6-30
    2:48
    pm

    good job Suzanne. it looks homey and inviting and very comfortable.

  21. 7-1
    4:39
    pm

    comment #12 lattelady asked: what did you do with what you removed from that room?
    Come on Suzanne…did you stash it under the stairs?

  22. 7-1
    4:45
    pm

    Sorry! I meant to answer that. Some of the stuff I put away–I put shelves in Ross’s closet and I’m turning that into a storage area where I can organize canning and candle jars. Some other stuff got thrown out or set aside for my next Salvation Army run. Some other stuff went up to the attic.

  23. 7-2
    4:40
    am

    You sound like someone who lives on a farm! Work is never done….milking, canning, gardening, harvesting and

    redecorating.

    The room looks wonderful. It is amazing what we can get done if we put our minds and bodies to it.

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