Monday, September 26, 2011

Mom's Seventieth Birthday Makeover

Since Mom should be on her way back home's safe to post this here!

And so it began!  Mom's birthday was coming up and we were searching for ideas for something special to do. Denise suggested new carpet for their living room...and then of course we had to do paint too! Sneaky timing - she and Frank would be out of town for a 5 day weekend for Frank's grandson's wedding in Missouri - so we had a nice window of time. Keith arranged to meet Lowe's at their house the Friday before to do the measuring while Mom and Frank were away from the house on their normally scheduled Grandma Hall visit.

These photos are a mix of my camera and Keith & Denise's camera, so you'll notice some slight differences.  Denise snapped this one before I arrived Thursday evening.  She snapped lots more of the walls, etc. so that we could put everything back where it was!

With most of the stuff out of the room, we started with the ceiling. 

Keith & Denise had gotten the paint to loosely match both the existing paint and the new carpet.  Kindof tan for the walls and a lighter tan for the trim.

Patched some holes in the walls

Took a few phone calls - texted Mom Happy Birthday!!

Started taking up the carpet because we couldn't paint all the way the floor with the old carpet in place.  Fun to see the old, original tile. 

Paint mostly finished.  Windows washed and repainted.

Burning the trash... beautiful weekend after some heavy rain.

Final cleanings, getting ready to re-install the blinds.

Keith took them down so we thought he needed to put them back up!!

Now for the miraculous part.  Three men and a van!

They made quick work of it!

Padding in place

They swept the pavement, then laid out the carpet and rough-cut it.

Amazing to watch this - and it re-affirms my belief that this should be left to the professionals!

Putting the seam in.


All done - they hauled the couch back inside for us.

Starting to put everything back in place.

Denise wanted to put stove black we let her!

All done!!

Banner and cards in place ready for Mom to walk in!


Marianne said...

My birthday is at the end of May and I am sure I can be out of town for at least 5 days! Great job Yall!

affectioknit said...

Really really amazing - and I really wish I could have been looks like y'all had a good time as well...and the room look super! I can't wait to see it in person...and thank you all so much for all your hard work!