**i am posting this again because this post gets so much spam for awful gross stuff. i re-named it and took a couple words out....deleted the old post...we'll see if this helps. please don't feel like you need to read it if you read it last year. :)
10 months ago we began working on this room.
removinging the vintage blue rose wallpaper. (it just wasn't workin' for me)
removing the matching drapes.
painting the walls and trim.
replacing the very ugly brass/wicker wobbly ceiling fan with a nice new fixture.
and now....it's done.
this is the kids' toys room and also the guest room.
we (try to) read books together in this bed every night.
it's so cozy all piled in there.
this room has five windows on one wall.
it has a huge tree right outside where you can watch squirrels and birds right in front of you.
and once while up in the night feeding a baby i saw a big fat raccoon.
i knocked on the window and he just looked at me - yuck.
the point is...the view is pretty.
it gets all the afternoon sun.
behind the map is a pocket door that goes into my bedroom so it's always closed.
i found this red trunk at the flea market years ago.
it smelled awful and the inside was covered with swastikas.
now it holds costumes and dress up clothes. (ahh...much better)
the map is an old school map that my mother-in-law gave me.
it's one of my favorite things.
a big comfy bed calls for great big super-sized pillows!
and i made the polka dot lampshade too.
it is very basic and imperfect but that's OK.
that door goes to the back stairway, lauren's room and a bathroom.
these chairs were trash picked in illinois.
they have seen better days but i still like them.
the rug came with our house. it used in the craft room.
it has holes but it's the perfect color in here.
the little blue cabinet was from salvation army.
the READ letters came from hobby lobby...they were gold leafed
before i spray painted them.
i heart spray paint.
some of our favorite books.
children's books are so colorful and happy.
my dad has had this where the wild things are print since i was kid.
all the toys and books are inside the closet.
it's a mess in there.
there are toys and a tv in the armoire also.
i made the duvet and ruffle on the curtains out of sheet sets from target.
my mom makes duvets too.
you just sew two flat sheets together leaving one end open for button hole closure.
or ribbon instead of buttons....much easier.
feels good to check so much off the list.
now....who is coming to visit?