Friday, May 25, 2012

BEST Mother's Day Present EVER.

For Mother's Day this year, Mike gave me the greatest gift ever.  He decided to surprise me and re-do our bedroom!  He knows how much I've been itching to get it done, but we've been so busy with lots of other projects (read: baby nursery, getting ready for baby, etc) that I had accepted the fact that it wasn't going to happen until after the baby was born sometime this summer. 
The week  before the big day, he gave me a present to open and told me it was an early Mother's Day Present.  The bag had all of our paint supplies in it.  He told me that our bedroom was going to be off-limits for the next few days.  The only thing I had to do was pick out the paint that I wanted.  I had already had the paint swatch picked out for months, so that was easy! 
Mike literally spent every hour for the next two days (we're talking OVER 20 hours here) stripping wallpaper, moving furniture, taping, and painting.  Talk about LOVE!  Our bedroom is so big and has so much woodwork that I was SHOCKED he got it all done in two days!  Once the whole thing was complete, he walked me in for the big reveal. 

I almost started crying.  I married such a gem.  He is the most kind, thoughtful, giving, and loving person that I know.  He does SO much for me, and this is just a small example of the way that he treats me every day.  I truly do not deserve him. 

Here are the before and after photos.
BEFORE:




AFTER:

Here is the little annex to our room that goes out to the balcony.  The vintage bassinet is handed around from cousin to cousin- the baby will sleep in here until we move him to his nursery.

 The walkway from the annex to our bedroom




 I love how the dark paint makes the fire place pop!








So pretty!  I LOVE how it turned out!

And here is the view from our balcony.

Thanks Mike, you're the BEST HUSBAND EVER.
Love you.
xoxo


6 comments:

Rebecca said...

Awesome Ang! That looks amazing! :)

The Walkers said...

Andrea, I love all these posts. Your life has been crazy! Getting ready for a baby is so consuming. So, I felt bad when I read my comment on your facebook the other day because I realized after I sent it that it sounded super know-it-all-ish. I so didn't mean it that way. What I meant was that I remember feeling like with Lucy that I had to get EVERYTHING done and have EVERYTHING purchased before she came. Then I realized it was nice to have an excuse to go somewhere after she was born because it was easy for me to just stay home. Make sense? So, maybe I'm WAY out of the loop, but did you buy a home?? I LOVE your bedroom and can't wait to see pictures of the nursery. Sure love you, and I'm so excited to see pictures of your little man!

B said...

You are so lucky to be the grandchild in that house!! It is gorgeous!! Mike did a fabulous job and you look amazing pregnant in your other post ps.

Anna said...

Sooo fun! Looks great! Last mothers day Steve cleaned the whole house for me and had flowers ready when I came home, and I burst into tears! He was very confused...

Jessica said...

Wow, it looks gorgeous! You are one lucky gal.

Bethany said...

beautiful! love your paint choice. good work!!