Friday, May 20, 2011


Once I heard I was student teaching at Martin Elementary & moving home, Mom immediately thought about where I was going to sleep.

See, once me & my 19 year-old sister moved to college, the twins moved into our rooms upstairs. Their room became my older sister's room. So, I was currently without a place to sleep. 
Whenever I came home on the weekends I usually slept in one of two guest rooms or bunked with the twins. 

Mom called one day & shared her brilliant idea of tearing down the wall that separated the guest rooms, making a bigger room just for me. I liked that idea, very much!
Looking in, here are the two guest rooms. 

Dad first started by taking down the ceiling tiles.
We successfully tore down one side of the wall.
Started on the other side. 
Once the wall was gone we had to brainstorm about the floor.
Mom was taking the quarter round & molding up before we could take the floor up.

The floor was definitely the most difficult part! Dad also had trouble rewiring the light switches & thermostat. BUT! Once those were complete, everything was easy!
Okay, that's a lie. The french doors were by hard the worst! We almost had to hire someone to do it, but with enough patience & work, Dad did it!
The doors still have to be painted, but I'm in no hurry right now.
When you walk in.

Ignore the mess in the corner. Still need to hang the curtains.
Dad was doing some work on the door & one of my picture frames (notice the bottom left corner is empty) fell & broke.

I wanted to have Before & After pictures just like on all those DIY TLC shows, but wasn't able to get pictures of the guests rooms before. 

I just love my new spaces! Before my room was even done, the twins were arguing who would get my room when I moved out. Typical. 


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