Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Farewell Pompay

The office is done (minus a few minor additions)!!!
This is what I did Monday.

Ok...Brace yourself for the before photos.
Our office is in the garage, had become the catch-all room, homeschool stuff room, etc. etc.
I had tried to keep it neat, BUT
I think we all just threw stuff here and there.

I am a bit embarressed to show you.
But here it goes...
I took the photos on a "messier" day so you get the idea just how bad it had gotten.



(getting rid of a BUNCH of stuff, painting, new curtains, chalkboard, some rearranging, etc.)

This the same corner as the second photo!!!
The lockers came with the numbers already!
Number two was covered with an american flag.
While I LOVE America, dear hubby took it off for me.
Now Thing One and Thing Two can have their own space.

Now for the behind the scenes photos.
Walls after one coat of Kilz.

Dear Hubby took one of me painting the first layer of Kilz.
The room took a total of 4 coats of paint!
2 primar and 2 Buttercream.
Can you say my body still hurts.  (I did it all!)

Dear son came in; I thought he was going to help me paint, but left me this instead!
SOOO sweet and helped my day go along!

I stashed some goodies in here. 
The coffee cans (free) have the pencils, crayons, glue and such for school.
I found this dresser on an online yard sale similar to Craigslist.
I feel in love with it when I saw it, but it was too much for me.
She lowered the price and bingo, it's mine.
I hadn't planned on hiding it in the cranny behind the door
(which stills need to be painted!)
but it just didn't look right next to the lockers.

All of the kids school stuff fits right into the lockers!!!
I was concerned that I wouldn't have enough room since we downsized so much
but it worked. 
Dear hubby made the shelves for the lockers while I painted.
Each kiddo has a locker (though most of it is shared supplies).

The wooden box on the floor I have had since before marriage.
Hubby had been using it as storage in the garage,
but after seeing blog after blog displaying them I brought it back out.
It now holds our library books.  (another clutter situation solved!)

The map is for school and is reversable.
So I hung it up like so.

Thanks for looking.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!


Mandi said...

Wowsas! That looks grrreat! I'm with you on the 4 coats of paint thing-- good grief I hate knowing I'm going to have to do another one!

The Pennington Point said...

Wow! That looks like it was a huge job! But the real challenge is figuring out what to do with all of the stuff that can't go back in the room. :)

It looks amazing. I love the lockers. Lisa~

Anne of Alamo said...

oh Christine!! I love it..looks like a brand new desk! I am just wanting to sit in there with you *sniff*
hey I saw a certain marine over at pioneer woman!! woo hoo..I read it every day and cry and there is my brother from another mother!! with mustache!!
I am in awe of the lockers...I mean, like I am fighting coveting them! okay, I want them really, really bad!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Your room looks great, what a transformation!

Jessica said...

You're just keeping it real with the before pictures. Everyone has a space like that. Ours happens to be the office also. I feel 'dorm room' like to me. If only my dorm room had been this nice :) Good work!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Jean said...

glad to "meet" you. came here through Funky Junk Int. I'm also a homeschool mom. Just love these linkies.