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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  If you are going to be out shopping tomorrow, I hope you find all the treasures you are looking for.  Have a safe and Happy Holiday.

My birthday is tomorrow...Yes....Black Friday....LOL....but I won't let that spoil my day!!!!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Baby Room to Big Boy Room all in One Day!!!

Our wonderful grandson is 2-1/2 yrs old, and it is time for him to have the right of passage, and get his "Big Boy Room", and with that said, and a full day of moving and assemble, we made it happen.

The day is Veterans Day, and my son is off work....what better day to do this thing.  There is a lot of heavy lifting and assembling to be done, so let the process begin.

My kids went furniture shopping over the weekend.  Cash our grandson new bed and dresser were picked out.  There was only one little obstacle in the way.  They had a room full of furniture that needs to be gone to make room for the new stuff.

Heather gets busy and contacts a friend that is having a baby, and believe it or not, she is really interested in the furniture.  She said they would love to buy it.  This makes the new purchase a little easier to swallow.

My mom and I meet my son at the furniture store, and he purchases the items for Cash's new room.  I have the truck to transport it to their home.  My goodness, we had a truck full!!!!  The guys that load the truck have a ton of rope to hold it all steady for the trip.

The twenty mile trip was mainly on the highway.  I tried to keep the speed at a modest 60 mph, as to not upset my load.  I swear people were driving like wild that day.  My son is in his vehicle behind me, and calls to say, I need to pull over.....Looks like the mattress is trying to escape.  We tighten up the load again and we make it to the house without any other issues.

Now the fun begins.  There are drawers to be cleaned out.  This is where my mom comes into the picture.  She is in charge of removal of clothing etc.

My son disassembles the bed, and I move each piece out to the garage.  Wow, we are a team!!!!   The process moved pretty quick and we had the room cleared before we knew it.

Unpacking the headboard, foot board, dresser and bottom storage took awhile....and oh, much cardboard and Styrofoam.  So glad that we have a recycle bin to put the cardboard in.

The furniture is placed in the room to the specification of our daughter in law....Sorry she wasn't able to be here today, but she had to work.

Fast forward to about 3pm, and we are finished.  I have been out in the 72 degree weather cutting down cardboard and trying to get it out of the way.  We have several large bags of packing as well.  There is a very big cold front coming in tonight, and I am so glad we are able to get his all done while the weather is good.
Have to say, the furniture was packed well, as we didn't find any issues with any of the pieces.

The first person to make it home to see the results is our daughter in law, Heather.  She is so excited and a bit taken that we have gotten it all done.  Heather has an idea in her mind of what she wants a room to look like, and I can usually create the image.  I really appreciate how well we work together on these projects.  I also love the technology of the smart phones, so I can take a picture of something and send it to her, and get a yes or no pretty quickly.

Cash is at day care, so my son goes to pick him up so we can see his face when he sees his "big boy room".....

As Cash enters his room he is a bit shy about the whole thing...but it didn't take long for him to climb up on the bed and give us that big smile of approval.  It is a hit...he loves it.

Chillin in his Boy Cave

I tell you, he really loves it...
I get a text from our daughter in law later in the evening, and she says that Cash will not come out of his room.  She sends me this picture.....I think the boy likes his Boy Cave!!!!

Good day of some hard work, with a lot of personal gratification to top it off.  I really have to say, it was a total blast working with my son in creating his sons new room.

Another one of the reasons I enjoy what I do.  Love to see happy people after a room comes together.

PS...Heather found the cutest step stool for Cash to make the climb into his bed a little easier for him.
We have a great looking comforter coming from Pottery Barn, Chocolate Star Quilt to finish the room out.  It's on the way, but I just couldn't wait to write about this exciting it was too much fun!!!!!!

There are still some things to be moved around on the walls, and added, but for the most part the room is complete, and we have a very happy little boy!!!!