Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Before and After

This is the color of our dining room walls before Tom painted them, a very deep red almost a burgundy. Time for a change.

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This is the color of our dining room walls after Tom painted them. The picture doesn’t show the color very well, but it is a really pretty green, “blanched thyme” Valspar brand at Lowe’s (if your so inclined.) This color will make it much easier for me to decorate for spring/Easter. I’m likin' it a lot. I’ve said it before, my husband is awesome and I love him so much~


Peyton’s bed before. Definitely decorated for a hunter. I was thrilled to buy that bedding for him. It has the Browning symbol all over it. (the rebel flag was given to us by some of Peyton’s friends after the accident, love the kids, but it is not something I approve of)


This is the bed in Peyton’s room after I bought new bedding. It took me awhile to build up the nerve to change it, but it had to be done. Every time I would walk in his room, it had the appearance that Peyton would be coming home any minute. I couldn’t leave it like that any longer. It was hard shopping for new stuff. I had that tightness in my chest that I had at the beginning of this grief journey. Shed a few tears right there in Kohl's. The deed is done and I am happy with it. I found something not too girly and a little countrified, so I am leaving the deer antlers and a couple other of Peyton’s things to help decorate the space. I’m not finished with it yet, but I will get there.


A close up of the pattern.


I’m going to have another post in a couple of weeks about “Before and After”. It has something to do with this post.


dar said...

The new color in the dining room plus the new (close up) bedding in Peyton's room equals life! (spring plus flowers!) You are looking to the future WAY past winter! How amazing. You always inspire me!

Kelley said...

I love the new color of your dining room. So soothing. I love what you did in Peyton's room. I can't imagine what that was like.

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

That is a lovely shade of green!

(((hugs))) on Peyton's room. When we decided to redo the boys room, we found pencil marks where Christian had drawn on the wall right next to his bed. I cried. And I took pictures of the marks. :) There is another set of markings I found in the hallway... I hope they never get cleaned off on accident (highly unlikely- ha!).

This new normal and moving on is tough. Such a struggle between what I know I should do in my head and the part of my heart that just wants to hold on... even thought it hurts and even though it doesn't always make sense. Especially since we know that we will see them again very soon.

Love ya,

Mona said...

Would like to see the green in person! Looks pretty. I liked the red too. The new bedding is pretty. As Dar said, you are an inspiration!

Kay said...

I love the new color in the dining room. I think you will love decorating around that color. So fresh and so much lighter... more life to it!

Love the bedding too. Very pretty. I know it was a very difficult thing to do. But it turned out very nice.