Michelle picked out the colors...bright pink, black and a light green. She has enjoyed decorating it and enjoyed having her own space. (Although humorously, quite often, she sleeps downstairs with her sisters. They often all curl up in the same bed even though they each have their own bed.) Alfredo painted the walls, replaced the outlet covers so they would match, painted the closet doors and bedroom door. We bought her a new bed. We painted a dresser so it would match. Alfredo found curtains that match very well. Michelle has loved it!
When we bought our house, it had a deck from the kitchen to the backyard. But it was in disrepair. When Michelle began walking, we knew we needed to fix it because there were holes in it and it was a safety hazard. So Alfredo pulled out most of the old wood, (leaving the frames but replacing all of the other wood) and rebuilt it. He added pretty wood paneling and wood bars on the top to provide a bit more shade. But that all happened ten years ago. It was looking a bit sad this summer... so Alfredo borrowed his friend's power washer and power washed all of the wood. Got it really, really clean. Then he repainted all of the wood with wood stain and sealer. It looks almost like new again.
I am not the least bit handy. I am so thankful for a husband that is such a hard worker and that has the skills and knowledge to do these kinds of tasks to make our home nicer and bring such joy to our family! He is wonderful. He really never stops... he is always working on or making plans for some kind of way to improve our home. He's already determined the next project...refinishing the tub while the girls and I are in Canada. Love him so much!