Welp....here it is! The kids' room. I only took one before picture, for some reason, but it definitely gives you an idea of the bandaid-colored-ness of the room and the extreme number of nail holes and staple holes (??) that my kind brother filled in.
Shudder....enough of that. Let's get to the pretty part. I think this room got worked on first because it's my favorite place to be in the whole house. It has the most spectacular light all day, and I'm so in love with the paint job that I could just marry it.Blue Door, the graph paper bunting is Annilygreen, and the bed was mine when I was little. (The lamp is old Ikea and is in desperate need of a drum shade instead of that lame tapered one.)
lx97, and I made the mobile from leather scraps and a hanger (rocket science, I'm telling you). And FYI, the crib is usually filled with stuffed animals and blankets that will have no home once we have to actually put a baby in there.
Every kid needs cardboard blocks that can hold like 250 pounds for some reason. We have discovered that they are perfect for chucking at the mobile. I predict my creation will not survive until the baby comes, but it sure looks cool in the meantime. Oh, and that red stuffed rattle peaking out is from Radseams.
But I'll let you see the top, I guess. Can you spot all the staple wounds in the door? They were ALL around the edges and middle of the walls....like someone stapled up wall paper or something. But then why are they on the door and the shelf too? Weird. Did you know that thread holders make the perfect storage for finger puppets?
And we'll end with one more look at the mobile. Man, I love leather. And maybe one more glance at the "big girl bed."
All posts about the house are rounded up here.
I have to give major, major props to Emily Henderson for the tip that allowed us to get a perfectly clean line between the white and gray paint. Because of her advice on Design Star, we put the tape down, painted white over it (so if anything bled under the tape, it would be white), THEN painted the gray once the white was dry. And voila....clean lines.