Sunday, December 5, 2010

She was surprised!

This weekend I flew back down to TN to surprise my mom for her birthday.

And yes, she was very surprised!

There is such satisfaction when you accomplish a goal like surprising someone.

My flight got delayed for almost 2 hours so I didn’t get to mom’s house til after 10 pm.

She was asleep on the couch when I got there.

My brother (Thanks Reid) made up some excuse that he needed a tool…well he actually did…so mom would open the garage door and turn off the alarm.

It Worked!!

I walked in and it took about a minute for her to realize who I was and what I was doing there. But the reaction was priceless. I am so glad that I was able to do this.

Now because last week I was recovering from being gone for a week and a half and then I was having fun with mom this weekend. I sadly do not have a project to show you this week.

But I do offer you a peace offering…

If you recall me saying a while back about my mom redoing the house A LOT, and that every time I come back there is something new with her house. I was not lying.

So my peace offering to you, are some rooms that my mom has redone.

I give you two bathrooms and a grandbaby nursery.

And YES they are inspiring!

First I will show you the downstairs bath. That we will now call the red bath.

Sadly I do not have before pictures, but just picture a plain ol’ tan bathroom with no personality.

You got the picture in your head?

Alright now here is the after…

Now why would I call that a red bathroom?

Well let’s take a look at the ceiling.

For some strange reason the color is coming across as deep maroon or something but it is actually a deep red. Like the color of the red towel that is hanging.

Isn’t it so pretty?!

We decided that something need to be about to toilet, so I grabbed some white frames from the hall and we ripped out the pictures that were in it. 

Just a little something that won't take away from wall paper but still add a touch of decor.

Now we will move on to the upstairs bath.

You may remember this bath when mom and I built the mirror frame for it.

Here is the updating version of that bathroom.

And guess what?

It is beadboard wallpaper!

Do you ever share a bath with a bunch of family or friends and not sure which towel is yours after you get out of the shower?

Mom came up with a solution!

You number the towels!


Now we can move on to the nursery.

You may have noticed a door between the towels.

That door used to lead to a long closet.

After mom got some people to come in a knock out a wall, it is now a grandbaby nursery!

To help the room feel bigger she painted the ceiling the same color as the walls.

Hope you all enjoyed it!


Britiney @ Consider the Lilies said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I love all of the projects. I would NEVER have thought to paint the ceiling red!! I love love love the other bathroom color. I think it's similar to what I just did in my basement. But I have just one question. Why does your mom need a nursery?

Lori said...

I'm thinking the nursery is for Grand-kids maybe. She is a wonderful decorator and love her ideas.

Elsina said...

Beautiful! I love that wallpaper with the red ceiling! LOVE!!!!

Amanda said...

You are so right, all of the spaces are inspiring. I would never have picked out the bird wallpaper, but I love it! It is so fun to surprise loved ones. I did that once to my husband when we were still dating and he was an 8 hour drive away. His face was priceless. And we still joke about it.

Jessie said...

I am so in love with that gorgeous wallpaper! I wish my hubby was more agreeable to wallpaper:)

Taylor said...
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Taylor said...

Beautiful! I love the shower curtain in the guest bath (the green and white) any idea where she purchased it?

Aims said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your new bathroom! i can't believe i doubted the red dare it!

Princess Danell said...

Your bathroom is lovely. That wallpaper is just perfect. I love the pattern with the small bird. Sigh!