Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mission Accomplished

This is where we started.  The shiny front of the base
cabinet on the right conceals an air flow intake.

Notice the gray strip -- that's where the wallpaper had to come down.  Notice also that the carpet isn't...

After priming but before deciding to go with the light gray instead of bone.

Before priming but showing you the holes.  Big holes.  Sigh.

It was right down to the wire, but the projects are completed (well, except for still putting a few things away) and  JH has joined our family.

Here are the photos.

This is almost finished.  Everything patched and painted.
The outlets high on the wall are for the in-cabinet lighting.
An awkward place for lighting.  The outlet covers on the right cover empty holes.

Ta-dah!  These are not my first choice of paintings to hang,
but they illustrate the point that the outlets high on the wall
aren't completely useless.
My kids,  left to right
LW, JH, and JW on the mall in Washington DC the day after
Thanksgiving.  Notice my son in his shorts.  The boy doesn't feel cold.


Sweet Tea said...

You are one smart cookie taking those high outlets and making them something useful! The results are beautiful and creative. Good job!

Mary said...

What a difference! It looks great! JH looks really old is he?

SouthLakesMom said...

I have to give my husband creativity points for the high outlets ... but thanks!

Mary -- he turned 16 in October -- just hasn't hit his growth spurt yet! The daughter is 17, my son turned 15 in November. So far, he's a good foil between them!

Robin said...

Wow, you have been busy! The room looks great, and the Model UN thing sounds terrific. What an inspiring group to be a part of.

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The Bug said...

Woo hoo! Good job you guys!

I can't wait to hear the further adventures of your new son :)