Monday, March 8, 2010

Pirate bedroom makeover; Days 4 & 5...

So...we finished the murals!! We had to ditch the kiddos Friday night (actually they had a blast hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa), so we could really get to work. Colin worked on the ship, and I got to work on the treasure map. I also realized, as I was stressing out about my sure the pirate map looked perfectly imperfect, that there was a reason Colin was doing the majority of the work. As I've mentioned in previous blogs, I can be a bit...umm...of a control freak. Yup, it's true. So, the drawing, painting, etc that Colin did in a week would have taken me a month! Now, I'm by no means saying I would have done a better job, but I would have obsessed about every tiny detail of everything. There may have been some tears, certainly some yelling and perhaps a diva-like fit (“I can't work like this!”) or two (or five). So, Colin made the smart decision to take it on and give me a much smaller project...the treasure map. Of course, as you'll see in the following photos, I still managed to get a little crazy doing even that...
Now that the murals are done, my mom has been working on painting all the trim in the room (it had previously been painted to match the accent colors in Z's 'old' room, so needed to be painted over). Colin is also working a cool sandy beach/island that is going to look awesome! And, I still have to do a few extras for the room, although I think I may have to put that off until next week (because I'm doing a big baby sale this weekend).
So, stay tuned for the final room reveal!!

Yup, this is me obsessing about making it look perfectly distressed

The treasure map 'base' completed

Completed ship!

Colin next to his work (also goes to show you the scale)

Finished treasure map


  1. It's looking AWESOME!!!! I'm in awe!! Please come do something cool like this at my house next!!! :0)

  2. that looks great! maybe you need a beer though to help you through those 'rough' spots! cool room!

  3. Thanks, ladies! I'm really excited about it!
    Sarah, no yucky beer for me, but I may need something a little harder anyway, after it's all done. ;0)

  4. I think Sarah is right, but make mine a margarita. You guys did a great job.

  5. Wow such an artistic design.

    Stopping by and following from Friday Follow, hope you can drop by. Have a happy weekend!

  6. Adorable!

    Good Morning and Happy Friday Follow!

    Following you from...

    Hope you'll stop by!

  7. Happy Friday Follow. I am now following your blog. I would love for you to stop by mine,

    That mural looks amazing! My son would flip for that!

  8. Stopping in from Friday Follow. Love the mural!! Would love for you to visit me!

  9. Wow what a great room! Love the map and ship! Stopping by from Friday Follow and now following you!

  10. Hey, happy Friday follow, I'm a new follower. Love meeting new blogging friends. Have a great weekend.

  11. WOW. The room looks amazing!

    We are now followers of your blog! Come on over and visit the Freely Living Life Family when you get a free moment. Have a fantastic weekend! <3

  12. Um, holy cow, that room is awesome!!!!!! I want to live in it. I am totally digging the treasure map. Seriously, it looks perfect. I can totally see myself obsessing over getting it perfectly distressed too, ha! :-)

  13. Following you back from FF! I'm looking forward to following along. ...and can I just say-wow, what a room!

  14. Thanks for stopping by Christy...and for the sweet comment! :0)


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