Archive for February, 2015

 

No more peeping toms when trying to go to the bathroom. Our knobs are installed, and we can actually lock the doors. It’s the little things that get us all excited, but I have to admit… I did love seeing those little eyes and smiles peek through. 😉

 

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Hallway BEFORE (during first day demo actually).

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The hallway has 2 round skylights. We love the natural light we get coming through those openings. http://capturingroots.com/blog/2015/02/27/peek-a-boo-doorknobs-and-hallway-before-and-after/Before they had a simple bulb with a frosted round bowl. We removed the bowl when renovating and later decided to add hanging lights to add some interest.

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Our 3 girls share a bedroom. They did at our other house, and we knew they would here. The only difference was they were getting out of the baby stage and getting bigger.

Before, the 2 older girls had shared a bed and the other was in a crib with no rail (aka: our version of a toddler bed). We knew the crib had to go, but we were not sure how we were going to make their new space work.

Thankfully, we were given bunk beds at just the right time. We painted the one for the girls’ room white.

 

This is what their bedroom looked like on closing day.

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We had fun with this room. We used a lot of things we already had and changed them up a bit.

The dresser was once black. We used it our other house to hold frames and props in our studio. We painted that white as well and sprayed the knobs gold. We also sprayed an old frame that we had and turned it into a mirror.

We didn’t know what to do for a light in that room. I had thought of using this chandelier that we used for photo shoots. It seemed to drown in the space and didn’t seem quite big enough. http://capturingroots.com/blog/2015/02/19/our-girls-bedroom-before-and-after/ http://capturingroots.com/blog/2015/02/19/our-girls-bedroom-before-and-after/That is when we thought of adding this medallion at the top. Yep, we sprayed that metallic gold too.

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This was a fun idea that we got from Tater’s sister to hang more of the girls’ things. Hobby Lobby antlers painted all girly.

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We randomly spaced wall decal dots from Land of Nod (They are easily removable – love them).

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Tater made another mirror smaller in size for the girls room. Wood used from my parents home. I love how I think of them every time I look at it.

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We decided no doors for the closet. They came into the room too much making it feel smaller. We plan to add curtains or something to frame that space better and have the option to close it off.

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It is cozy, but the girls don’t seem to mind. The beds pull out so the bedroom can sleep 5. Slumber party, anyone?

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Goals for this room:

  • Finish window casing and add window sill.
  • Add curtains and rod to frame closet space.

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Because sometimes you just got to include your little sister that is sitting on the sidelines and wants her picture taken too…

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Mismatched socks and all…

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The image cropped in shows their personalities.

1. One is sweet and affectionate.

2. The other is crazy and fun.

Can you tell which one is which? 😉

 

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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We had ordered some wire from Vintage Wire and Supply for our light project. The company sent some fun extra wire for us to enjoy. Our son was excited to use the wire, and the guys used it to create a vintage hanging light together. They ended up writing out the steps to use for his 4-H presentation.

This is what he put together… just in case you’re interested in making your own fabulous vintage hanging light. 🙂

 

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Last night she lost her first tooth. She had been working on wiggling that thing out for about a month now, and it was finally hanging by a thread. I told her to get a kleenex, and I would check it.

I pulled it out without her knowing and told her to go check it out in the mirror to see how loose it was.

She hopped onto the bathroom stool all ready to see her tooth hanging there. Her face was priceless. It went from -let me see- smiles to complete shock as her jaw dropped and her eyes opened very wide. Where did it go!?!

She had no idea that I had pulled it out. We all had a good laugh. Oh, to remember these special everyday moments. I hope they last.

 

It has been the talk of today as she playfully pushes her tongue through the space where her tooth once was.

“Look at me smile, Mom.”

“Do I look different?”

“Don’t I look soooo old with my tooth gone?”

“Do I talk different, Mom?”

Yes… my love. You are growing up before my very eyes. I am thankful that we capture these images of you to hold onto and remember you as you are today.

 

Our big 6 year old:

 

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She has a love for cute and cuddly things. Wouldn’t you all agree?

 

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She is supposed to pick her favorite 5 to leave on her bed, and the rest go in the toy chest beside her. Somehow more appear on her bed everyday. http://capturingroots.com/blog/2015/02/06/6-years-old-and-growing/How can she pick only 5 when she has a heart for them all!?! She is beginning to run out of room to sleep.

I spy her. Can you? 😉

 

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It’s only appropriate since we started with a crazy face, to end with a variety of them.

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