Meet my Mom.
This is my mom and me.
We have a fun relationship. She loves that I’m crafty and like to do renovations. She really loves that I blog.
We love to talk. Our conversation will go something like this…
Me: “Mom, guess what! Silhouette is giving me a Silhouette SD Machine!!! Squeal!”
Mom: “Oh goodie. What can we do around MY house with your machine?”
Me: “Mom, Rachael (my 10 year old sister) needs a more updated room. You should paint it.”
Mom: “I was thinking the same thing. When can you come over and redo her room for her?”
And my recent favorite…
Me: “Hey Mom, I’m going to hang moulding up in my house!”
Mom: “Oh good, I’ve always wanted moulding in my dining room too. When can you come do it for me?”
I love my mom. And she loves
And that, my friends is how I got suckered into turning this disaster:
I’m pretty much a sucker for anything my mom asks me to do for her, so of course I ran over and did her dining room for her on the condition that she buy me loads of Diet Dr Pepper.
Look how happy I am! I’ll work for Diet Dr Pepper any day of the week.
I agreed to help her on the condition that she paint the room first. I hate painting. So she painted the tan and the white, and I came over and hung the chair rail and the boxes, just like I did in my piano room.
Turned into this:
And then finally into this:
And this wall went from this:
And we finished it off with a bunch of white paint:
This room went from blah, to Wow-zam with just a bit of moulding.
I searched through all my pictures from 2001 to now, and I could not find one single good “before” picture of this room. So if and when my mom can unearth one, I’ll post it.
Just picture royal blue striped wallpaper, an upright piano, and a light blue floral couch. So picture THAT. And now look at THIS.
As soon as I set the last chair in place and finished snapping the last photo, my mom says, “Thank you so much. Can you hang this huge pile of plates on the wall for me? I want a plate wall in here as a focal point.”
It never ends, people. Never.
Once a friend asked me, in front of my mom, what I was going to do on my blog once I finished my house. Before I could say anything, my mom chimes in and says, “Oh that will be years! I’ve got tons of projects for her over here.”
For the record, I actually do have my own house I’m working on. And at this rate I may never finish my house. Apparently I’ve got years worth of work on hers to do. 😉
My rate just went up. In addition to the Diet Dr Pepper, I’m now going to start charging her a Subway sandwich too. Yes, I will work for food.
And that my friends, is my mom. And if she weren’t so chipper and fun to be around all the time I might be irritated, but with her, it’s always a party.
Moving on… It honestly amazes me every time I hang moulding what a huge difference it makes.
Are you a moulding fan too?
For a full tutorial on how to hang box moulding, click HERE.