Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Redecorating and Deep Cleaning

When we moved in to this house we had plans on what we wanted to do as far as redecorating.

Then Tin Man got sick and it was all put on hold. 

After he died I didn't want to change anything.  The thought of changing it hurt to much.  Even thinking about it I felt like redecorating would erase him.

I wanted to keep everything the way it was.  To keep him here with us.

Now here I am almost 17 months later and I am able to look at the big picture.  Tin Man will always be here with us.  His pictures are everywhere.  Some of his favorite things on display.  He isn't in the color of the walls.  He's part of the things in our house.  Always will be a part of us.

Now I am ready to redecorate. 

The hardest part so far has been trying to figure out what color I want to paint my living room and dining room.  Since they are connected by a large archway its like 1 room with a small divider.  Also I am dealing with 5 ft tall wainscoting.  This is what is making it hardest for me. 

Some of these colors were mainly to mess with Warrior.  He was so afraid I was going to turn it into a girly house with pinks and purples.

I finally decided on shades of gray.  My furniture will look good with it and I can add color by accessories instead of the walls.

My hallway and bathroom just need a new paint job.

Now my bedroom I want to redo.  New paint and new bedding, for now.  Eventually I want a new bedroom set.  I need to make it new. 

I need to make it mine. 

Both of the kids want to pain their rooms too.  Thankfully they both agree on one color.  Lime green.  Sugar Pea wants to do hers in lime green and hot pink.  

Redecorating also means deep cleaning.  This is the part that the kids are dreading.  It means getting rid of a lot of things. 

I swear both of them are pack rats when it comes to getting rid of things.

They think they have it bad because they have to go through their toys and clothes.  They don't realize that I have to go through everything else.  Things that are going to bring up a lot of memories.  Things that may end up in boxes in the garage instead of being given away.

I'm not looking forward to this part of redecorating.


  1. It's such a hard call to change a place that holds irreplaceable value. I would start with a good deep cleaning service to help clear away the dust and dirt that collects over time. Then focus your effort on redecorating and creating a new life. I like your choice of grey.


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