Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pray! Eucerin!

Sometimes when I walk into TJ Maxx to buy two lampshades for the living room I walk out with a new shower curtain, 3 bath mats, 4 hand towels, 2 bath sheets and a new idea for paint colors to completely redecorate the kids' bathroom.

And no lampshades.

I love to decorate but I'm at a point in my life (translation: halfway to dead) where I want the stuff that I buy to be something that I really want, and not something that my brother used for 15 years and then gave to me.  Unless, of course, that thing he used and then handed down was, say, a piano that Beethoven used as a kid and not a formica table that had been spray painted 29 times.  Unfortunately, I can't actually afford what I really want most of the time, so my decorating desires remain dormant until the paint and valance demons within demand to be freed.

Which is why I walked out of TJ Maxx with everything but what I came for, and then headed to Lowe's for paint.

I came home giddy, and excited to get to work.  My goal: to have it cleaned, painted, and all accessories put into place before the kids got home from school.

I keep a white board marker in my bathroom and write myself notes on the mirror to remember stuff.  My kids picked up this habit from me, so you can tell a lot about what's going on in our family by reading our mirrors.  Here's a note Samantha keeps over her sink:


She's for real, you guys.  I still haven't figured out what I did to deserve her.


Here's Drew's:


He's for real too, and so is his eczema.

Believe it or not, it was totally done before the kids got home from school.  When they walked in I made them close their eyes while I led them into their new bathroom so we could enjoy the experience Genevieve Gorder style.

BEFORE:

AFTER:


Next up, Drew's room.  Anyone know how to hang a rope from the ceiling so he can swing into bed every night Indiana Jones style?

13 comments:

KinseyBug said...

Parker might have ideas for the rope thing....he produced some pretty impressive stunts for his movie this past summer. Love you guys and I love how you decorated the bathroom!!!

Heather said...

Cute... come do mine! I'll pay you in cake. :)

Vern said...

Heather: You're on.

Kerri said...

I love that bathroom!

Ashley's "Random Ruminations" said...

I lOVE This bathroom decor. I've got to search for the nearest TJ MAXX right now! I'm moving to a new place and I'll have bathrooms to decorate!

Love it.

Ashley

Meredith said...

Oh my Gosh Kristy! That's so great! I love the rugs! You're amazing! Now come paint my kids bathroom. Tomorrow good for you? hahaha

Jillybean said...

I just can't get over the fact that there aren't any wet towels or underwear all over the bathroom floor....

Stephanette said...

I have to say that I love a woman that can re-decorate an entire bathroom {paint included} in the time it takes her kids to go to a day of school.

You rock, Vern.

Heather, anything I can do for ya?

Jill said...

Ya, come and help me with my house. There are some ducks I hate... oh wait you already tore those down.

Rachey said...

I want that to be my bathroom.

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by your blog today.
Ann

Bryn said...

Beautiful and very impressive!
I have to ask though, is that a nerf bullet in the background of one of the before pictures? Man those things are all over my house too!

Vern said...

Holy cow Bryn, you are so observant! Yes, that's a nerf bullet. They are EVERYWHERE.