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Thursday, February 28, 2013

the world's most comical bedroom makeover

the world's longest and arguably most comical bedroom makeover is finally complete. 

i swear, the redecorating gods did not want me to have a made-over bedroom. 

first, our wallpaper didn't stick. we spent half a day wallpapering the wall behind our bedleaving poor evie to play by herself in the pack-n-play, a prison for a curious toddlerand woke up the next morning to find it assaulted by air bubbles and peeling off the wall. (gah!) after a few embarrassing tears (it's only wallpaper, after all), i scoured the internet for something else to put on that wall. my heart was set on a pretty pattern. 

second, the flowery decals i found on etsy as a wallpaper alternative didn't feel like sticking, either. onto our textured, painted wall, each one took about 40 minutes to apply. (40 minutes x 8 decals = 5 of evie's naps were spent decal-ing.)

third, when i finally found a spare hour to make the pillow covers, the sewing machine broke.

last but not least, i used the wrong kind of spray paint for the wine-bottle vases. instead of nicely coating the glass, the paint ran down the sides. (it also turned part of our front porch yellow.)

thank goodness this makeover is just that: over!





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  1. Looks great! You get the satisfaction of a job well done and the abrupt halt of comical mishaps (I hope :). I wonder what's up with that wall ... Strange.

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  2. Hopefully you can laugh about the mishaps now because the room turned out so great! i love it! you can tell you put some thought and time into it!

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  3. Love all the pictures, so great! Your hard work paid off.

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  4. Oh my goodness!! I love this room. It was definitely worth the bad luck! Its so fresh and inviting. Great job!

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  5. All the trials were definitely worth it! Your room looks amazing!

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  6. OMG! I love the interior! So beautiful:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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  7. I love the pillows & it turned out fabulous!!

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  8. I blame it on pinterest for making everything look so easy! This does look really great though. I am a fellow momma, wife and self proclaimed photographer- new to your blog and look forward to reading more!

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  9. Sounds like a long road - but worth it!! It looks great!

    Sheree
    The Hartungs Blog
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  10. oh my goodness! sounds like quite the project! but it looks amazing - you pulled through!! yay!

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  11. Your bedroom makeover is BEAUTIFUL. Do you want to come over and do ours?? I love the decals and the his and her dressers. I blame Pinterest for making everything look so easy too. Good for you for not giving up!

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  12. great job! ours is still in the works too. you've been so creative!

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  13. It looks like it was worth the pain, everything came out lovely. :)

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  14. Such a cute room! How do you like that book? Ive been looking for a book to get to help improve my photography!

    alyciamealy.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh my goodness...I LOVE your new bedroom! It is so lovely and charming...that wall paper is awesome :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  16. Love love love! Te cord and everything are just perfect-and the wallpaper!!! :)

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