and we got rid of our
WHAT WERE WE THINKING?!
not straight that's for sure!
Since Chels moved into her apartment Thursday, we've kept busy fixing up her room as a play/family/homeschool room. It's helped tremendously to help keep our minds focused and our eyes dry.
We live in a 3-level duplex. Garage on ground floor, living area, bed/bath (Chels') on 2nd level and our's & Grace's on the 3rd level. I said all that to say, we're not big on Grace playing upstairs in her room alone all the time while we're downstairs doing our thing--ok that didn't sound right, but you know what I mean. So we had a corner in the living room that had her kitchen center and various odds and ends of her toys that would make their way downstairs. The kitchen table was designated for homeschooling. It was constantly looking a bit untidy. Or a lot.
We've brought down all of Grace's toys and organized the closet in the 'new' room. Everything organized and reachable. YAY! We moved in our oak desk and filing cabinet. ALL of her school books and supplies plus some of my stuff fits perfectly. All hidden behind doors or drawers. And lastly, we moved in our cushioned patio furniture which is quite comfy and a coffee table and made a cute little seating area to hang out in.
My vision is to have a perpetual Springtime room. I will paint the desk, cabinet and table white. I'd like to top each piece with some floral fabric and then glass. I'm wanting to pick up some cordinating sheets to cover the patio furniture. I have some old windows that were given to me, so they'll be incorporated into the room somehow. The accessories I can pull from all over the house. All of this on my thrifty-girl budget and as time allows. In other words, Goodwill here I come!
When it's all said and done I'll post pictures.
It's All EMPTY NO MORE Good!
update: Sammy at I Think I Can could use some encouragement. She is a beautiful first-time mom to their two month old son, Khai. And currently experiencing sleep deprivation! Right now she's pretty much house-bound because the weather is so cold. I'm sure she'd appreciate any who'd like to give her a visit.