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MONDAY MAKEOVER – ELLIE’S ROOM

IT TOOK WEEKS and WEEKS..

to clean out the old sleeping porch. The room was piled ceiling high with STUFF…and lots of it…I thought it would take one day…I was oh so very wrong…but our perseverance paid off…My husband has become a pro at taking things to the new storage unit, we filled probably 20 bags with trash…and took 4 carloads filled with Habitat and Goodwill donations along with some curb side “FREE” stuff. It is exhausting coming face to face with 15 years of “things” …toys, favorites, books..so many books…school work, Pokemon cards, old journals….stories…memories…things tucked away…dolls, baby stuff, fabric…thousands of photos…wow.

ELLIE'S ROOM
ELLIE’S ROOM

THE FLOOR AND CEILING FOLLOW THE ROOFLINES AND ARE SLANTED…I SCREWED BLOCKS OF WOOD INTO THE TWO RIGHT LEGS OF THE BED…MAKING IT LEVEL.

But it is done and I got the room all ready for my Brother in law and niece who came for Thanksgiving. Ellie (age 5) immediately claimed it as her room and made herself right at home.

Ellie's Room 1

Out came the BABY DOLLS AND

American girl dolls and crayons and playing “school” and I was so incredibly happy to have the LIFE back in that room!!!

ELLIE LINED HER SHOES UP ALL BY HERSELF
ELLIE LINED HER SHOES UP ALL BY HERSELF
COOPER'S OLD DRESSER AND PHOEBE'S OLD DOLLHOUSE
COOPER’S OLD DRESSER AND PHOEBE’S OLD DOLLHOUSE – and ELLIE’S NEW ARTWORK

The only purchases for the room were some new pillows…everything else was recycled…

Ellie's Room 6

THE ROOM IS PAINTED BENJAMIN MOORE EDGECOMB GRAY

EDGECOMB GRAY
EDGECOMB GRAY

AND THE CEILING IS FANTASY BLUE

FANTASY BLUE
FANTASY BLUE
AT ONE TIME...PROBABLY A HUNDRED YEARS AGO...THIS WALL WAS THE EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE...THE STUCCO IS SCORED TO RESEMBLE STONE...AND BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN "INSIDE" THE WALLS HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THE WEAR THE REST OF THE HOUSE HAS.
AT ONE TIME…PROBABLY A HUNDRED YEARS AGO…THIS WALL WAS THE EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE…THE STUCCO IS SCORED TO RESEMBLE STONE…AND BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN “INSIDE” THE WALLS HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THE WEAR THE REST OF THE HOUSE HAS.
THIS DOOR GOES TO A SMALL ROOM WHICH I NOW USE TO HOUSE ALL OF MY ART SUPPLIES…SUPER HANDY!!! I LOVE THE SLANTED LINES…
THIS DOOR GOES TO A SMALL ROOM WHICH I NOW USE TO HOUSE ALL OF MY ART SUPPLIES…SUPER HANDY!!! I LOVE THE SLANTED LINES…
HERE IS THE "BURGER" PAINTING FROM THE YOUNG HOUSE LOVE SHOWHOUSE... NOTE THIS SHUTTER (WHICH BACKS UP TO THE KIDS BATHROOM) IS IN PERFECT CONDITION...UNLIKE THE REMAINDER OF THE SHUTTERS WHICH ARE NO LONGER...
HERE IS THE “BURGER” PAINTING FROM THE YOUNG HOUSE LOVE SHOWHOUSE…
NOTE THIS SHUTTERS (WHICH BACKS UP TO THE KIDS BATHROOM) IS IN PERFECT CONDITION…UNLIKE THE REMAINDER OF THE SHUTTERS WHICH ARE NO LONGER…
ELLIE'S ROOM- THE BED USED TO BE PHOEBE'S
ELLIE’S ROOM- THE BED USED TO BE PHOEBE’S
ELLLIE'S ROOM
ELLLIE’S ROOM

THIS ROOM WAS A LABOR OF LOVE.

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