Versatile Style by Tracey

My Homecoming Surprise….

Posted on: May 23, 2015

Since I haven’t gotten around to getting the pictures from Vegas off my husband’s phone, 

I thought I would show you what went on in my house while I was in Vegas! 


My husband had me pick out this new bathroom cabinet , counter, faucet and paint right before our Vegas trip with winnings from his previous business trip three weeks prior. 

My brother, who is a Class A contractor did all the installation and let me tell you this amazing guy, sanded those damaged walls and worked his butt off to paint and install crown moulding .


My husband surprised me by picking out the new light fixture and my brother surprised us both with taking on the additional task of adding the crown.  

Remember I was only gone for a little over 4 days…


This is a cubby my husband and I put in behind the bathroom door several years ago,

My son painted it , while my brother added the moulding, boy what a difference!  

Well, that would have been enough!!!!

My husband asked the impossible and added in some changes to the Master bedroom…

I have to say my brother and kids were all cussing him the entire time!  


This is the beginnings of my new bedroom.  

My husband picked out the two colors of paint, paint and the new King size bed with Drawers!  

Ever fashionista should have a bed with drawers, I already filled them..

The very deep one on my side of the bed has all my jeans in it, the four at the foot of the bed, now house my summer shrugs, boho crinkle skirts (they store knotted) and two for summer scarves.   


See the beautiful crown my brother insisted on adding to the job!  

I appreciate that touch so much!  

If that wasn’t enough, my best friend came and deep cleaned my kitchen!!!! 

My windows now sparkle and are clearer than ever! 

Today I ordered a new bedset and curtains



Charlotte Thermal Grommet Panel | Curtains & Drapes | Brylanehome


Hopefully these colors will work together, if not I’ll just make returns…


I am so grateful for all the hard work that my children put into making this possible, they moved everything out of my room, put together that bed, painted, etc.  They got very little sleep and ate out nightly.  This was so hard on my son who had joined the gym upon coming home from college and had been eating very healthy!  

I am grateful to my brother for going above and beyond by insisting on adding the crown and to his helper who worked so hard as well.  

I am grateful to my daughter’s boyfriend who pitched in too. 

I am very grateful to my dearest friend who came over after working her full day, dragging her almost 9 year old daughter, and staying until 1am…

I am grateful to my husband for orchestrating all of this and picking everything out.  I must add I am grateful at how well he kept up the surprise, you can’t imagine how many times I said that I wanted a King Size bed while sleeping in the one at the hotel, lol!  He never gave it away at all!!!!! 

I am grateful to my son who drove pretty far away to pick up the carpet and who drove my friend home at 1am.  

I am grateful that my 3 children who worked tirelessly gained so much from the experience and really saw what they are capable of as a team.  I must say that my oldest had no idea this was going on, as they kept him out of it cause the time frame and stress is not something he handles well.  

I am grateful that this process has motivated my kids to continue a complete house clean up and donation.  Next up is cleaning out the linen closet and two coat closets!  


7 Responses to "My Homecoming Surprise…."

What a wonderful surprise! And such a visual statement of their love for you. Enjoy!

That’s,what I felt Dorothy! They all know how much I want to change this home now that kids,are grown.

That makes coming home from vacation the best! How wonderful! jodie

Wow! What an amazing surprise! And how touching that your family cares so much for you and worked so hard on this. It all looks beautiful and I know you must be thrilled. I bet you’re enjoying that king size bed! (I don’t mean that in a naughty way…necessarily. haha)

So funny, as another friend confessed that she held back posting some naughty reference…

What a truly lovely surprise!

Yes it is! I am in organization mode

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