Thursday, June 5, 2008

OPAM?

Yes that's right I am now doing OPAM! What's OPAM you ask? Well Tara Whitney http://www.tarawhitney.com/ started a little thing called OPAM (one project a month) and asked her blog readers to join in on the fun. She did her first one last month and I didn't do it. So this month I thought I would give it a try.

My first project is going to be our bedroom. I use the term bedroom loosely because our bedroom is most likely the same size as your closets. Before getting into that I should give you a back up story about us. I met Doug when we were 19 years old at church. We met, fell in love, 10 months later we were engaged and 11 months after the engagement we were married. I have to admit that life might have been easier if we would have finished school had our "careers" then got married. But, that's not how we did it :) At 22 I was pregnant with our 1st child, 23 when he was born. The birth of Ryan kicked Doug into high gear to finish school. So he plowed through it while working full time and graduated with a 3.8...not too bad for a couple of kids huh? We were so poor but our parents helped us out and I stayed at home with Ry. Two years later Doug was working on his master's and surprise #2, I am pregnant! When Kim was born Doug was going to school full time, working full time and doing an internship on top of that. We did not see very much of him. When he finished his master's he graduated with a 4.0...smart guy! So that brings us to this little house. We were so blessed to find this house because we could almost afford the rent while Doug was in school. It's 100 years old, tiny...really tiny. I never thought we would live here that long so it took me a long time to decorate it because, why decorate a house you will not be in for very long...right? 3 years later I am breaking down and decorating it. Our bedroom is just plain sad. I have painted the other rooms and made them pretty cute but our bedrooms is the catch-all for everything. Now that will change thanks to Tara I will OPAM this house into cuteness!

Here are my starting pictures. I am not going to paint because it takes way too long but hopefully it will look better at the end of this month :)



So maybe one day we will be in our dream home with lots of space...but for now this historic house is home. Check back at the end of the month for my finished project!

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Yay! I love OPAM! Great idea! And do-able! You can do it, Cherie! I believe in you!!! :) (and if you change your mind about painting, I'd loooove to help!!) (well, I'd looove to help choose colors, anyway. Hee!)

Sarah said...

PS I'll help you express your creativity in your home if you'll help me express mine in the decoration of my blog page. gulp! it's pretty ... bland. :)

Angelica said...

I love this post Cherie...you are just TOO cute! I can't wait to see the "after" photos (those pics are so adorable...the kids jumping on the bed, classic!!). :)

holly havenhill said...

I can totally ses some adorable pics of K & R all over that room! I'm sure it will bring the room alive and make you feel more at home! :)

alldoneup said...

It looks like a cozy place! We just moved into a new home out in the boonies about a year and a half ago and the bedroom is still an eyesore as well...Hopefully we can get in gear and beautify it one of these weekends, good luck to you on yours!

Sarah said...

Okay, so this has nothing to do with OPAM ... but I just found out that someone we went to college with does photography. His blog is www.jaredwilsonblog.com At least I think that was it. Anyway, what do you think?? curious.