Chloe had previously been in a full sized bed that was just placed on a frame so that it was low to the floor. My mom had saved my bed from when I was little. Since it had been kept in an out door storage building, it needed a bit of work..
labels for Chloe's room
Emma was in a loft bed which is now working as a great space for rubbermaid storage boxes in our garage. (Pictures coming soon).. For Emma, we brought down the bedroom suite from the spare bedroom that Adam's mom had given us. Don't worry, you can still come visit us, there's still a bed up there... Not being in the mood to paint the very pink walls, I decided to combine a hot pink and orange to grow it up a little bit for her... I ran into a little snag when I went to remove the tacky border (I really should have gotten a picture of this one) that was put up by the previous owner... They had painted almost to the ceiling, leaving about a inch of bare wall.. Since I've been unsuccessful in getting a good match to the paint, I acquiesced. Though I detest wallpaper borders, I put up a thinner, polka dotted border.
Recently, we added the picture that I made Emma for her birthday. It contains a quote from one of my history favorites, Eleanor Roosevelt. Did you know that during the Civil Rights movement, in a public meeting in Birmingham AL, Eleanor Roosevelt once straddled the aisle between the segregated black and white sides, refusing to place value on a person based on their color? Wasn't she the coolest?
And I LOVE this quote...
labels for Emma's room
labels on everything...
labels for playroom
And, I added some shelves to the office space in our bedroom to try to keep things from stacking up on the desk... Adam came in later and put some brackets up because the floating shelves didn't hold the weight I wanted them to hold. I eventually want to paint my $10 yard sale desk a de-stressed vintage aqua.. But for now, we're going for function.. Maybe one day, I'll bring it all together in beauty like those slick decorating blogger mommas... But that will surely be after I finish the degree I'm about to start working on.
I also have worked out a great laundry room system and a fun homework/project space for the girls that I need to take pictures of...
And since I'm, once again, officially a college student.. I hope to finish things up in between the time that the girls go back to school and I start classes in September...
Hopefully, I will be back with a follow up post... But considering the fact that there's still a Christmas post I haven't done, no promises that will surely be broken made here..