March 2, 2015

Work in Progress

I have done quite a few posts on the renovations and destruction
and rearranging we have done in our home over the years.
But, I haven't really posted much in the way of *after* photos of our projects.
Not necessarily because I haven't wanted to, but, because we have not
really and truly completed very many of them.  Not completely.

Most things are still a work in progress.

Curtains haven't made it onto most of the windows in the rooms
we've worked on in recent days.  Things often seem to reach an impasse
at the point of installing them.  They don't get made.

This was our room in its standstill state.  It looked like this for about ten years.
Life happened and children grew and the motivation to strip that paper was just not in me.
We pinned things to it knowing that one day it would come off the walls.

I actually didn't set out to take *before* photos.  In fact, I didn't.
Howie took these a few years ago for insurance purposes.
I only saw them recently.  After he stripped all the paper off the walls,
I lamented the fact that there were no photos of what it had been.

Then, these emerged.  So glad they did.

We didn't swap out any of our furniture.  It's just the same.
As it turns out, so is the duvet cover.
I bought a couple of new ones to try, and ended up preferring the old.

The pillows are new, however.

And, so are the curtains.  It only took three tries to get them right.

We still have plans for more pictures on the walls.
But, that may take time.  At least the curtains are up!
And, the *after* photos have been taken.  :)

So, there you have it....a work in progress.

Happy Monday!
Many Blessings, Camille


You Can Call Me Jane said...

What a lovely room. Nicely done:-).

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! (:

Cinnamon said...

It's beautiful. The curtains are so soft and pretty. I love them. The cute little bears on the sweet sitting next to the rocking chair.

I always enjoy before and afters too. I can relate to the "not done" status that can become the norm. We're in the that stage but I know it will get done and then I will be putting up before and afters and some new curtains ;-)


Pam said...

Oh my goodness Camille, it is just beautiful. I love before and after pictures; so glad you found the befores. I completely understand the "work in progress" idea; we have been the same way for so many years. We get almost finished, then life demands more attention, and something that needs finishing gets put off until? Yes, it is a common dilemma. I love the curtains, and the rosette and pillows and paint and panels of white; beautiful.

Jennifer Jo said...

What a transformation! I never understood those before and after photos, either...mostly because "after" -- for us, anyway -- never signified DONE.

My mom has a little red lamp just like the one you have. Her's is sitting on her kitchen counter.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Wow! what a difference! I love switching things up. I am going to be working on my office next!

Angela said...

What a beautiful room! I love the curtains and pillows. I'm sure over time you'll find special and meaningful artwork to complete the room.

Camille said...

Dear Jane ~ Aww...thank you for your kind words my friend. Hugs to you! :)

Dear Nikki ~ You make me smile...thank you! :)

Dear Anonymous ~ Thank you so much! :)

Dear Cinnamon ~ I appreciate your perspective my friend...I know you understand!! Thank you for noticing the details and for your sweet encouragement. Happy will get there soon. :)

Dear Pam ~ Your sweet words make me smile...thank you for encouraging my heart. It is interesting how life does seem to get in the way at times. Hugs to you. :)

Dear Jennifer Jo ~ How fun that your Mom has the same lamp as us! We actually have for each night table. Isn't it amazing how a little paint and some fresh accents make such a difference? I hear you loud and clear on the after true! :)

Dear Stacie ~ You will have to take before and after photos to share. I am sure it will turn out beautiful. Hugs to you! :)

Dear Angela ~ Thank you for the sweet encouragement my friend. We do have some ideas for the walls...I hope it all comes together. Hugs. :)

With love,

Farming On Faith said...

I am catching up with your sweet family!
Hope all is well!

Hopes Handcrafts said...

Your bedroom looks so warm and inviting Camille. It looks like a beautiful peaceful place to end the day with! xo

Esther said...

Oh Camille!!! What a huge difference!! I love it! I had to do a double take because it looked like a completely different room! That was a lot work Howie did while you were away. Yay for thoughtful husbands!

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

A work in process....looks beautiful! The Lord has blessed you with a good husband to serve you! Love the new decorations! Will you come by and help me decorate? :)

I have missed you so. I am enjoying catching up with your blog posts. Though I have been absent...your family has not been absent from my prayers. I think of you often and pray. Much love and hugs...Christnie

Camille said...

Dear Carrie ~ Thank you! It's lovely that you stopped by. Hugs to you. :)

Dear Julia ~ are sweet my friend. Thank you for your kind words. You bless my heart. :)

Dear Esther ~ He hit the ground running and didn't stop until after we had landed. Yes, indeed...a thoughtful husband is a blessing...I know you know that first hand. Thank you for your sweet encouragement. :)

Dear Christina ~ It's SO lovely to hear from you!! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind friendship. But, most of all...thank you for your prayers! You bless my heart. Hugs to you. :)

With Love,

Heather said...

What a warm change to your room. Love the paneling especially, and I do love the "old bedding" too :)

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~ are a sweet encouragement my friend. Thank you for taking the time to visit here....I know life is super busy for you! Hugs, Camille