Sunday, October 26, 2014

Jersey Boys- Our Texas Home Makeover Post #25

For this move, we purged from this:
1200 square foot basement
2 car garage
350 square foot shop

To this:
1.25 car garage
36 square foot closet
Shop?  What is a shop?

Lots of stuff didn't make the cut to say the least. There were some things the kids just couldn't part with, but I pushed them past their 'stuff' comfort zones as much  as I could.  NO ONE would let me throw out jerseys, so I needed to find a way to creatively store them.

These jerseys became pillows on Blaine's  bed.  I recycled euro sham pillow forms and other standard pillows to fill them. Just put the pillow inside (fold the pillow if necessary) and tuck in the bottom- no sewing!  

Blaine's furniture was an old set from his grandparent's house- recently painted an Annie Sloan blue.  I experimented with ASCP orange on the night stand, but settled on blue instead for the bigger pieces.  I ran out of blue paint so I left the night stand in orange... Dad likes the furniture in his old UT Martin colors!

The dresser before chalk paint...

The chest of drawers after two coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Aubusson blue.

Back to the jerseys... I call this lineup our Headless Linemen.  

Drew's jerseys are over his bed.  Eight-year-olds with 3 seasons of tackle football under their belt are rare in Texas- they start 'em earlier in Tennessee!

Of course GBO has a place in Drew's room!  The orange blanket is an old stadium blanket.  As for the rug... He is a die hard Giants fan, but he bought this gridiron rug at Cowboy stadium when he visited at age 5- his matchbox cars have played hundreds of football games on this rug.

Drew's cherry furniture belonged to Honey and Pa- his great grandparents, the Warmbrods.  

Drew's beloved Nashville Celtics basketball jersey became a pillow.  

By creatively using what we already had, we spent very little on settling the boys into their new rooms.  Drew's entire bedroom suit, bedding, and window coverings were left behind in Tennessee, and he had outgrown the Disney themed artwork.  He is really proud of his 'sports career' and loves that his jerseys are out for the world to see!

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