I know that this is an ongoing project for most people, but I've actually managed to make a little bit of headway. We finally had a little bit of extra money come (bonus style) and I took a portion and put it towards making the house work just a little bit better. We have at least another year or two here and it's the perfect time to not only sort through my stuff, but to get furniture for the next house. Can't do that as easily when the house costs more then next time around, right? I wandered over to Ikea, which I know isn't high end, but a budget is a budget. And really, I think their stuff can look pretty nice. And a big thanks to my friend Amy who sacrificed her time and willingness to help me paint walls and build furniture while Clark was out of town. Here's the pieces up and running... what do you think?
Now, look past the current mess. Just added the two shelves on each ends, so now I need to clean up the current shelves. That will be a day in and of itself.
Now, I know the instructions say otherwise, but I put this together myself with some little hands helping here and there. Our dressers went out of my room and one per kid room, which you can see just on the left. Amy and I also managed to piece together the bunk bed I dismantled and spray painted.
I saw on a blog how to add some luxury to your bed with function in mind. How's the for a pretty way of saying, the hubby thinks decorative pillows are silly? I bought the fabric and king size pillows a while ago and my mom volunteered to build the pillow cases for me. I didn't say no.... Aren't they pretty? I think I'm pulling a color from them to paint the walls. How simply decorative of me!
And since I love random things, here are 2 pictures. First one, the boys tied themselves to the chair. Not me. Promise. The one on the right has a thing for string/rope/yarn/dental floss and does this sort of thing every time he gets his hands on them. Usually I have to clean it up with scissors.
And, the fun part about being on the older end of cousins.... babies! Whenever I think the kids would like another sibling, I smile cause I know we can visit a cousin for them to hold/mother/fuss over.