Nov 2, 2010

The Man Room

We recently did a little home improvement project in Dwayne’s Man Room. Yeah, I let him have a room all to himself. I say he is lucky. I would have otherwise turned it into a playroom. I really wanted to get some new bathroom furniture, a bedding set or repaint the kitchen but the Man Room project won.

So the Man Room project was to replace the old carpet with new flooring and we opted to go the frugal way by doing the work ourselves. We went with a higher end vinyl tile (self-sticking) since the base of the floor is concrete. Dwayne let William help with the rolling of the first few tiles. Don't laugh at the rolling pin, I did say we were doing things frugally!
When the boy started doing wild things like this it was time to send him upstairs to his sisters. Things started to get rather sticky (literally) It took us about 7 hours since we had to cut all the detailed edges and corners. Those were the moments I wanted to jump out the window. I could not wait to be DONE!
We were both is so much pain we could not believe it. Your boy Dwayne behaved like the usual fool and I did have to say a few (dozen) choice words. Let's just say he likes to try some really dumb things instead of doing it the proper way and I have to get on him. Thankfully we made it through and it came out really beautiful~ besides his wall art. His favorite stuffed bass. People always ask him if he caught it. He tells them "Sho nuff, caught it at an estate sale!".
I am kind of jealous now. I think this color is so nice with his custard colored walls.

Now we are thinking about the next project.... Who knows what the next Shelly & Dwayne adventure will be!

Shelly, Mom Files

5 comments:

  1. The floor looks good. I have decided to try some DIY projects myself. I am sure it will be a 3 day project or longer. I want to attempt to re-do the gameroom bathroom. It is a small powder room. I probably won't get it started until after the Holidays.

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  2. The floor looks great! good work! Can't wait to see what's up next.
    *HUGS*

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  3. *gasp* Oooh, I love how Dwayne's Man Room came out. And that much more awesome since you all did it yourselves.

    lol @ that pic with the rolling pin. Priceless!!!!

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  4. It really looks fabulous! Way to go you guys.

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  5. Aren't you a wife with compromise. lol That's the best way to go sometimes. Do it ourself. Love the rolling pin

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