Monday, October 09, 2006

While We Were Out

About 7 months ago we asked our cousin if she would makeover our bedroom while we were on vacation. She has always had a knack for décor and her house is amazing! We (as most parents) have never done much in our room. We have decorated the kids’ rooms, the common rooms (living and dining) and the kitchen but our room was always BORING!

Here are some pictures of our room before and please do not laugh too hard. I would hate for you to get a cramp on your side.

Yes, I do not know how we ever survived in such a boring and plain room with nothing on the walls.

We saved up $1000 (which is a fortune to us BTW) and told her to do whatever she wanted to do in the room. Our only request was that we have a ceiling fan of some sort. We were willing to get rid of any furniture and any colors were fine. We left it entirely up to her.

Here is the bedroom now and honestly, I still am shocked every time I walk in.

After we saw the room and picked our jaws up off of the floor, our cousin said, “Are you ready for more?”

I knew in an instant what she meant.

“You did not do the bathroom.” I said in disbelief.

You see, our bathroom had some water damage in and around the shower and we pretty much never used it at all since we figured it would cost a small fortune to fix. Our cousin and several of our very good friends got together and donated money to fix our bathroom as a 10th anniversary gift to us. They scraped the walls, put up new drywall, and took care of the whole thing.

Here are the before pics and again, watch the laughing! :0)

And now this is what they did.

We were in tears. I have the best friends in the world. They love us so much and do things like this to show their love even though they know they do not have to.

What a great homecoming!

What a great anniversary gift.

What a blessing friends can be.

They are not our friends. They are our family.


LaLa said...

How wonderful!!!! I'm sure that was a great surprise to come home to. I wish I could work wonders like that with $1000 for a bedroom redo!!! I'm afraid my redo would cost significantly more and would require numerous "How to" books and pictures from every edition of one of those "House Beautiful" magazines. Oiy...

Chrissie in Belgium said...

Gosh what friends!!! Hej George You have GOT to consider yourself privileged! I am really impressed!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Serious ROCKAGE dude!!!!

Shannon said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank god your cousin isn't a Hilde wannabe from Trading Spaces.

Can she come up to NH??????????? Your cousin I mean....NOT Hilde.

I think I'm going to steal those ideas if you don't mind :) Our bedroom and bathroom is Snoresville. Good for sleep, not so good as a retreat.

Vivian said...

Wow, that is awesome. I can not even imagine having friends like that. You are a very blessed man. What a great job your cousin did I am sure your wife is Looooovin it. :o)

cHoCoMiLkRoCkS said...

yeah, the chocolate milk must have helped with that darn headache, it went not long after drinking it!

yeah punching the slam man is a good stress reliever, i just imagine he's face is somebody or something I am angry with!

it rocks.

justme said...

You have awesome friends! And what a great job!

caramaena said...

Oh my goodness, what a fantastic job!

And the bathroom too? What a lovely thing to do.

Flmgodog said...

Wow George! They did an amaxing job.
The bedroom and the bathroom are gorgeous.It's nice to have friends/family that will do such nice things for you!

Kevin said...

I need friends like that!
You're a very lucky man, indeed.
The remodel work looks beautiful.

You should go on vacation more often... you could have a new home in no time!!

type1emt said...

That is so cool-she did one heck of a job!
Enjoy it!

Minnesota Nice said...

Gosh, it's like that home makeover show that's on Sunday nights (where they all yell "move that bus").
The pictures give one the feeling that they had a ton of pleasure in doing this for you.

julia said...

Wow, that's really gorgeous! I love the bedroom.

Kerri. said...

Holy crap, SuperGeorge! Your friends are straight from HGTV! Your bedroom and bathroom look GORGEOUS!!!