The walls were a gold-ish yellow . . . not really what we wanted for the boys. The carpet had to go for many reasons, including Caleb's allergies/lungs/asthma. And I didn't like the valances either. As you can see, the original maple floors in the boy's room were in the worst shape of all. . . and the sanding/sealing worked like a charm. Everything came off except one little oil spot under their bed! We painted three of the walls a light tan-ish color, Valspar Almond. One wall we wanted to accent red, and I can't remember the name of the red we chose, but it is exactly what I was hoping for . . . and I hear it's pretty tricky to pick the right red. We also painted their ceiling, and someday I'll probably do their trim and closet doors in ultra white.
I wanted to take a second to say that we had some much appreciated painting help one Saturday in December. We had some friends from church come help, and some family too. Anna's room, the boys room, and the winter wheat (brown) in the living room were close to completed in that day alone. Thanks everybody!!! :)
Okay, now on to the AFTER:
Okay, now for the "kid's bathroom." It's right by their rooms, so they call it theirs. And none of them take showers, so they still use ours for the tub . . . and really, we all just use the one we're closest to. :) The wall color was the same gold-ish yellow from the boys room that I didn't like, but I really didn't want to bother painting another room. BEFORE:
I added this picture because I didn't include it when I did the basement. This is the back door, which is off the kitchen, and also the stairs to the basement. I love that there's a little landing and room to set things down and hang things up when you come in from playing outside.
Okay, now the final room - "Our Bathroom." Yeah, it's a little anticlimactic. I should have switched the order a little. hehe. The kids call it the grown-up bathroom. I'm not sure why they don't call it mommy and daddy's bathroom, or the parent bathroom, but they call it the grown up bathroom. haha. BEFORE: