Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Staging Ruth's House- There's An Elephant In The Room

Okay-
Can you spot it?
The elephant!  Can you spot the elephant?
How about TWO of them-
Can you spot TWO of them?
Okay-then-smarty pants-
How about THREE of them- 
Can you spot THREE of them?
Look close-there are at least
THREE ELEPHANTS in the room.
Here is the room when we 
were using it for sorting things.
Yeah- It's a mess-we know it..
It didn't always look this way until we started
ripping things apart.
Can you see the wallpaper on the walls?
Abracadabra -loving the off-white paint that replaced it.
Out went 2 big pieces of furniture
and assorted other pieces.
We moved the bed to the wall on the left.
In front of the windows went a small stand.
The house has quite a feminine feel to it 
so the goal is
to make one bedroom feel like a boy's room.
What boy wouldn't love this sweet little dog?
The bedrooms are all good sized.
This is the smallest one and is still good sized..
Bits and pieces
Oh- And did I happen to mention that
EVERY BEDROOM 
has French doors into the closets?
Uh-huh
Don't you love that detail?
Looking like a boy's room now, isn't it?
More rooms coming up!
Y'all come back now and bring a paintbrush,will ya?
your photo name

53 comments:

  1. Looking good...what a fun project!

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  2. Oh, I would love it if you could stage my house. There's a career for you!
    Deb

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  3. Nothing says boys like puppies! Do you want to help clean out my closet before school starts?

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  4. Nice, and I do love those French doors.

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  5. VERY LOVELY!! You have done a beautiful job.....LOVE those french doors! Roxie

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  6. Great job Diana!Wow French doors for closets.....<3
    xx
    Anne

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  7. I found the elephants, all 3 of them, but I ain't tellin you'll have to find them all by yourself.

    Beautiful job Diana, I know you've worked very hard on this project.

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  8. beautiful home and she has excellent helper in you,

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  9. No wonder you have been working so long on this ... what a huge project, and such wonderful results so far!

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  10. Elephants are good luck. She'll probably sell quickly.

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  11. I have that same little dog that is on her bed! Everything looks gorgeous...it helps to have such lovely furniture and accessories! French doors to the closet? I'm in LOVE!!!

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  12. What a transformation! Y'all are busy bees!!

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  13. Looking fantastic Diana, what a difference.

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  14. I have a room ready to paint - got to buy the paint first now that all the spackling is done.

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  15. Oh my...those doors!
    It's looking quite grand, Sweet D!
    w/L.

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  16. I love this room, it has a relaxed look to it. My favourite are the cushions on the bed and the painting on top of the bed. How wonderful to have those beautiful French doors in every room. They add such a flair!

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  17. Y'all have done a great job on that room. Love the french doors too.

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  18. The house is like the gift that keeps on giving! So many beautiful things to admire.

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  19. Oh Diana.....thanks so much for sharing this......the room looks great....you did a wonderful job. The idea of having french doors into closets is too fabulous.

    You know, we are downsizing and can use some ideas for out next home.
    Love it that you are sharing this.

    xoxo

    Jo

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  20. I seen the 3 elephants had to look twice as the big one threw me off.

    Oh those french doors I love them. Real Classy. They are a pain to clean. My friend wanted long time ago to know if I could help her do house wrok as it was just so much for her. Oh mercy. Cleaning those glass doors. Not something I would want to do too many times.

    Wow what a nice house.

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  21. I love how you changed the room Diana!!! I also love the french doors. What a beautiful feature to have in a room. Any boy will feel right at home in it!
    many hugs...

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  22. Great choice to remove the elephants from the room.

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  23. What a dramatic change in that room! Wow! Looks wonderful, Diana.

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  24. Hi Diana,
    Great transformation. The wall paper reminds me of a guest bedroom that I decorated many moons ago....back in my wallpaper days!
    Love the look for a boy. And those French doors are wonderful.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  25. Oh Diana, it looks great! I love the french doors and the doggy.
    Hugs, Kim

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  26. Looks GREAT!!

    Yay!

    Marty from A Stroll Thru Life just posted about dog figurines - I know she would absolutely love that doggy.

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  27. Diana it looks fantastic. I love the French doors to the closets. Great idea! The boys room is cute.
    Have fun!
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  28. Hi sweetie, If I were close, I'd come on over. Love the changes; we are back home now from a wonderful trip. Sending hugs your way.
    Noreen

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  29. Hi Di,
    Finally had some time to say hi and let you know I am back from 5 months of taking care of my mom! It was too difficult to care for her and work full time, so I'm very glad my brother took mom to his house for a while. I spent hours catching up on your blog last night! Glad to see things are going well with you guys. The kids are getting so big and the baby is adorable. I love the 3 sisters cookie store. adorable. Your friend is very lucky to have you staging her home.
    Ive missed you !
    xoxo
    Michelle

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  30. OMG - is that Noah's Ark picture going to be for sale? I collect Noah's Ark stuff and that is one I have not seen. Let me know please!

    Judy

    Great job by the way!!

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  31. Beautiful, The dog on the table looks like the RCA dog.xoGinger

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  32. Looks beautiful. LOVE the dog.. Did you say French doors on every closet? If I had the money I'd buy that house in a heartbeat just for the doors!..LOL
    Robyn
    xo

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  33. Better check out that one dog..looks like the RCA Dog..Elephants..easy-peasy..
    Power washed my cottage today..don't think I'll be painting tomorrow..:)

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  34. Every little boy wants elephants and wild animals in his room.
    Merle............

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  35. Love the puppies :)
    Elephants must go!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  36. Beautiful room-great transformation with a more 'masculine' vibe! ;)
    Susan

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  37. It looked like a lot of work but the results look wonderful, love the new white paint...my new favorite color white lol....come on over and see my lady bugs, they are right up your ally (my mom used to say that) lol

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  38. Isn't that dog the famous one - the RCA dog? And you are going to a lot of hard work. Her home is wonderful. sandie

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  39. Love those French doors into the closet! What an amazing detail, in every room! You are such a sweet friend to help with your talents:)

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  40. french doors as closet doors? that sound like a fantastic detail.

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  41. Oh Lordy you are working hard. I can't get over the french doors. I would buy that house just for those!

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  42. Great job!!!What a gorgeous house!! Love the French doors

    Carol

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  43. Looking good!! Gosh, you have been busy, busy!!!~~Angela

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  44. What gorgeous antique furniture Ruth has! Wow! This room looks much more masculine yet is still inviting and charming! Y'all are doing such a fabulous job! Hugs, Leena

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  45. OK, I'm all caught up in the staging. It looks great! I'm hoping he house sells quickly and a little boy gets to move into the boy's room soon.

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  46. Looks like the old RCA pup...too cute! Looking good Diana!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  47. I think the neutral walls will appeal to a broader market... even though the wallpaper was cute! Was it difficult to remove? I am thinking of removing some in my dining room but a bit scared!!! I did get the three elephants! eventually!!!

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  48. I'm in love with the dog on the bed and the dog on the tray.

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  49. I'm in love with these french closet doors! What an awesome detail!

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