Saturday, May 03, 2008

Before & After (Home Makeover Edition Part 1)

[a/k/a How We Spent Our Income Tax Money...And Then Some]

I got it!!! On eBay. With free shipping. And paid a price I Hubby felt comfortable with.

Here's the Before (the tired, old and faded bedding we've had since our wedding shower in 1998):
And voila! The After. With the new duvet cover that I've been coveting for MONTHS.
(Does it mean there may be something kinda wrong with me because this simple piece of new bedding makes me insanely happy?)

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

The boyz' old bathroom Before(overdone with ducks):
The boyz' new bathroom After (new paint, new vanity, new sink, new tile, new fixtures, new shower curtain, new accessories):
(You'll just have to imagine the new, not pee stained, gorgeous tile...)

Oh, and this?:
2 not yet drunk thumbs WAYYYY up! I believe this may just be "Fun Drink Sarah's" new summer drink.

COMING SOON: The boyz' new bedrooms. No pictures (yet) because we still have to decorate their walls. And since Hubby is suffering from a pinched nerve in his neck/back and is heavily medicated on muscle relaxants...I'm thinking that WON'T get done this weekend....just a hunch.

18 comments:

jayna said...

Nice changes! We've yet to have a "grown-up" set of bedding. It's definitely something good to covet.

AFRo said...

Very nice on both the new bedding and the bathroom! I'd be pretty pumped up too!!!

As for the beer, looks like one I'd like, but after the whole Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus experience, I'm scared to try again. I was extremely disappointed. I'm sticking to my Corona with Lime. Or vodka and olives.

Suz said...

Awesome, love the new bedspread!

katesaid said...

When we got a new bedroom set, I had active, ongoing fantasies of going home, crawling into bed, and just... sleeping. It was amazing.

Anonymous said...

BL Lime = yellow Zima. Yikes. It is going to be a rough summer!

hqm said...

Both rooms look great!
So glad you found the duvet!

Anonymous said...

Love the sports bath, love the big-people bedroom. All grown up, kids and m&d. Maybe hubby needs a Sarah Summer fun drink for his pain? Yikes. We'll have to try one on opening night of SITS. Can't wait!
MB

tulipmom said...

Love your new looks! I'm psyched for you about the new duvet ... what did we do before ebay?

QueenMother said...

What lovely bedding! I like the bathroom as well.

Ladybug's Picnic said...

Oh, I love that you found the duvet! I stalked a Kate Spade one for almost a year before it turned up on eBay!

I don't have a thing up on the walls in my girls' bedrooms. I'm waiting for inspiration to strike me but the walls look SO boring.

extraordinarymommy said...

Nice work on the makeovers! I love changing things up!

And tried the BL today...loved it! Will be a summer favorite for sure!

Mom of 5 said...

I LOVE the bedspread!

My kids had a duck bathroom in the old house. Now the boys have this combo Chopper/Sports theme. That's what happens when I buy one theme and my MIL buys another. Oh well. They are the only ones who use it. (Their hooks and shelves match your boys' bathroom perfectly!)

The girls have a combo of Pooh and Pink girly stuff. (again, MIL bought some, and I bought some...sigh)

It's fun to redecorate!

Shell in the City said...

Congrats on the new bedroom look. Glad you are insanely happy about the duvet. I am insanely happy over my new lamp! One thing really can make a difference. The boys' bathroom looks great as well!! The sports theme seems appropriate. Enjoy your BL Lime.

amanda said...

yeah the stalking of ebay finally paid off!! congrats and it really is lovely!!

Janet said...

Is there anything ebay can't do?!!

It looks awesome, all of it.

Deb said...

LOVE the duvet!!

Fun, fun, fun! I love makeovers.

Erin said...

Love the makeovers!!! That duvet is so nice and the boys bathroom- it's perfect!

Manic Mommy said...

I was so jealous of the boys having their own bathroom that it took me a minute to realize I have that same sink (The Depot?). I love it, no crevices, always looks relatively good.

When do boys learn to spit toothpaste into the stream of water?

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