Hello! Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a couple of days, I have been going to a lot of work events and what not. Well, tonight I am leaving for California. I am currently working on my mom’s house, trying to spruce it up for her. I’ll go ahead and get a little tiny bit personal to explain. My nana (my mom’s mom) passed away last November, and my mom still lives in the house. The house basically looks like my nana is still there, and I think it makes it harder on my mom to emotionally get through this difficult time. So, I am trying to be a good daughter, and help her with that.
Last month, we started on one of the back rooms. It’s become somewhat of a catch-all for when my mom is feeling a little overwhelmed. I thought it would be a great place to start. Here is the before/during/after (I am quite proud at how much we accomplished in 1 weekend):
I was able to incorporate a LOT of my nana into that room, because I didn’t want my mom to feel like we were trying to forget her. We used her love of shabby chic and San Diego as inspiration and kept a lot of her old furniture and decorative pieces in the room. I think it turned out lovely, and my mom seems to be really pleased with the result. So, tonight I am packing up and heading back down to finish up this room (notice I didn’t take any photos of the other wall – it’s about 3/4 done), and starting on the entry way (pictures will happen, I promise).
It will be a nice time to hang out! And hopefully still working on my weight loss whilst painting all these walls ;)