Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Five Minute Clear Drawer Re-do!

So we have this ugly little set of clear drawers that we use by our desk to
house all of our office supplies.  Our desk is not really a "desk"'s a used
restaurant table, but it serves it's purpose and is working just fine for now!
Since we need these drawers I wanted to see if I could somehow hide
the contents that were lurking inside:

My solution?  Scrapbook paper!

I simply cut some scrapbook paper to size and attached them to the front 
of the drawers.  

A definite improvement and it took all of five minutes!
My kind of project!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Big Kid Rooms are here!

What a difference a weekend makes!  
Friday afternoon we got a wild hair and decided that the day had come 
to finally get moving on the big kid rooms!  Within a few short hours
we had not only the guest bedroom completely cleaned out but all three
cribs dismantled and new beds moved in! 

It was a lot of work and the rest of our house is a disaster, but 
I wanted to share a glimpse of the new rooms!  
The kids are beyond proud of their "BIG" beds.

Here they all are on Maddux's new bed!

Just when I thought they were getting so big, seeing him on this queen 
sized bed reminds me of how small he still is.

I know this picture is blurry but you can still see the 
excitement on their faces as the girls entered their new room for the first time!

Nola is so excited!

Luce was ready for us to turn off the lights and go to bed!

You can see here that I pretty much have a blank slate for the decor in this room (both rooms, really).
For now we aren't going to paint but we may change our mind.  I definitely need to 
figure out a window treatment solution.  Since the beds are in front of the window
I'm limited.  I am thinking about maybe a roman shade that will add color to the room 
and can also be pulled down to block out the morning sun.  I've researched
a few tutorials online but I'm still a little intimidated.  
Any suggestions?

So, that's where we are for now!  I'm still working on getting all of the girls clothes moved from 
the room that they all shared to this room as well as trying to organize everything that's coming back in
and everything else that was moved out of this room.  

Stay tuned for progress!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Entryway and Projects

Hello Hello!

Well, tomorrow is the BIG day!  The kiddos will be going back to preschool 
two days a week and I will get six whole hours to myself
on each of those days to work on some MUCH needed projects
and enjoy some quite time.  Bless their hearts.  They are precious kids, but 
I'm looking forward to some mommy-only time around the house!

I haven't posted in a while because I haven't done anything new around the house 
except create a huge mess!  I did update our foyer table for summer 
with items I already had lying around the house.  I stole this table
runner from the kitchen because I felt like there were just way too many
wood tones happening.  I think this helped to add a little color as well 
as some $3 grocery store flowers and the green bird candle.  

The mess that I mentioned above is all because of this guest bedroom/storage room that 
will soon be the girl's room.  You would not believe how much stuff was crammed into this room!
As of right now, what has been cleared out is now in the dining room.  Lovely.  
Here's where we are now:

Have you ever?!?  I HOPE that this weekend we will be able to clear everything else out
and bring the new twin beds in that were given to us by my in-laws.  I have their bedding
and I've picked up a few accessories for their room.  We are probably not going to paint the 
walls so I am planning to add color with accessories and art.  

Other than that, I also have plans for this guy who is in serious need of love:

My problem is that I have decorating A.D.D. and move from room to room
without ever completing anything!  I am really going to try to focus and 
utilize my new found freedom free time wisely! 

Wish me luck!
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