Before and After: a room make over

Before, this room has been a catch-all for kid toys. A lot of emotion was kept hidden behind the closed door and the in the dresser drawers. When daughter #2 moved out we painted the black and red walls a nice neutral color and gave the room a fresh start. Then daughter #1 and our grandson stayed a while. When they left, well…let’s just say “it was hard.” So the room has been a place for the occasional visitor but not much more than that.

With the pressure of a pending visit from a Faith Alive team, I felt compelled to do something about the room.

The visitors will be here Friday. I’m reframing the circus pictures but I’m holding out for Hobby Lobby’s half-price sale of their frames. Somebody should tell me it’s worth the $50 to finish the room by Friday. Until then, this is how it’s looking.


I’m going to put a bigger plant in front of the window (above).
And maybe a chair or something in front of the plug (above).
Art will definitely help. That and a mirror. And maybe a floor vase with some feather grass or some such.
Although I’m not finished, at least I don’t mind have company!

About Fran Hart

Disciple of Christ, earning a living as the director of US-based operations for a Taiwanese company, managing an engineering organization while carving out time to write. Wife, Mother, Grandmother.
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One Response to Before and After: a room make over

  1. TherExtras says:

    How'd the visit go? You gave them a lovely room to stay in – sans your mixed emotions and its leavings.
    Barbara