I just got back from Florida last Saturday. My granddaughter AJ and her classmate are spending the last week of their summer vacation here so I am still busy but enjoying it. We arrived on the same day in 2 different airports from 2 different FL cities.
I just want to share some changes that I did in our FL home during my 3 week stay there, particularly the 2nd guest room, which is also the office. I also want to share some photos taken during our reunion there, my mom's 95th birthday celebration.
My sister Tessie, wanted to learn how to refinish and distress a furniture. So we went to Goodwill to see if I could find a headboard that I can use for one of our guest rooms. And luckily, I found one for $9.99.
Unfortunately, we did not have time to work on it while my sisters were there. There were just too many people and too much activities going on all the time. But I worked on it after everybody was gone.
Normally, I don't prime anymore when I use chalk paint but I only had a little sample of it so I primed, to save on chalk paint.
Then, I applied the chalk paint, stained and waxed it and this is the end result.
Just to show some details below.
My daughter gave me this frame which I hang on the hallway. It was hanging in her guest bedroom which she converted to a play room for the kids.
Here is the bed with the newly painted headboard, with my granddaughter Reese posing in front of it. First I placed the white bed cover.
But I replaced it with what I had originally placed there before. I like this look better and just folded the white quilt on the foot part.
There it is! Hope you like it as I do. This bedroom is really furnished and decorated on a budget. The full size bed is free, given to me by my daughter after she converted her guest room into a play room. The side table was $7.50 from Goodwill and I just painted it. The headboard is $9.99, which I also painted. The desk and chair which you do not see and are across the bed, was left by the previous owner.
Next, I just want to share a picture of the triplets. For some of you who do not follow me, they are not really triplets but they were born 2 weeks apart from my 2 daughters so I just call them triplets. The 2 on the right are twins.
I love those onesies! I found them on Zullily.
Reese was busy eating, they all were!
Halle is below, one of the twins. It is very hard to confine Rea to take her picture. She is in constant motion, just overactive so I was unable to take a solo pic.
And here is the baby of the family, baby Myla, the twins' baby sister.
The parents went on a night shark fishing and asked me to watch all 4. It was a real challenge, lol, but I was in grandmas' heaven.
We had a week long reunion to celebrate my mom's 95th birthday. All her children (5 of us) and spouses from all over the states, all their children and spouses and all mom's great grandkids (19 total) attended except for one who is serving in the marines.
Ma and her 5 kids below. See how happy she was?
I did not count but there were more or less 50 of us, some did not make it on the picture. We occupied my house, my daughter's house next door, her neighbor's house on the other side who were in Germany and another house close by that my brother and his family rented. Everybody gathered in our house everyday and just went back to where they were assigned to sleep at night. The house was full of people, the pool was occupied all day long and the kitchen was very, very busy. My daughter Tina, organized some games outside for us to participate in too. We had a blast!
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