the boys' room

This picture was taken when we walked through with our realtor and the previous owner was still living in the house. It's my only "before" picture of this bedroom.

The first thing we did was pull up the carpet, then we tackled the wallpaper. Unlike the wallpaper in the girls' room which came down in sheets, this stuff had to be picked and scraped off. It took 3 days!

One of my little helpers

The night I started on this room, I immediately felt discouraged because the stuff was caked onto the wall. I sat there and asked God for help. About a half an hour later one of my boys came into the room, sat down and started to work alongside of me.

Then he asked, "Want me to sing to you?"

"Deep in the hundred acre wood
Where Christopher Robin plays..."

So we sat there together for almost 2 hours peeling wallpaper, talking, and singing "Winnie the Pooh."

When we stopped by the Home Depot to look at counter tops he found a paint color called Christopher Robin's Swing.

So here it is...the new and improved boys' bedroom in Christopher Robin's Swing.


Andi Mae said...

Oh, Jenny! It is beautiful! I love the color + those beautiful baseboards! But more than that, I love this sweet story- it made me cry! And I have a pretty good feeling that I know which one of your boys that was...! :)
Love you, dear friend!

~nanashouse~ said...

Oh Caleb, I'm singing along with you dear sweet one. I can picture you playing in this room. Thank you for helping Mommy with a job that was Oh So Big for her. I love you!

Basking in the Son said...

What a sweet story. It is fun to see what you are doing in such a short time! I like the Tinkerbell shirt. :)

Bethany said...

Love it! It's so fun to see the transformation.

Danielle said...

What wonderful memories you are making. The room looks lovely! Perfect color paint!

Chelle said...

That is the sweetest story Jenny. Reading it brought tears to my eyes. I love the meaning behind paint colors...and it turned out so perfectly lovely!

godizlife said...

i love that color what a wonderful memory!

Leslie said...

count me as another one with tears. Never will that paint color not make yout hink of the sweet time spent with that little guy. Even as he grows and changes.. and becomes.. more of who he is.

Love this. and Beautiful Beautiful.

Angie said...

My bathroom at my old house was painted this very same color. I love it!