It all started when Joel went down to the utility room to get the Christmas tree box. It was a simple enough task, but it grew, mutated and multiplied. All who were within its path were swept along, struggling was useless. Before any of us (the innocent bystanders) knew what was happening, Joel has us cleaning, organizing, rearranging and measuring for the boys new bedroom. Oh yes, you read that right! All I planned on doing was taking down the Christmas tree, but before long I was helping to measure and figure. By the end of the week, with the help of Joel's dad and our brother-in-law, both who are carpenters, we had a new bedroom for the boys.
Now, if you are big into home decorating don't look too closely at this picture! My boys each have their own style and I let them have at it! Don't you just love the camouflage bedding covered with the white and blue crocheted afghan!
The room isn't totally finished, yet. For hanging up the clothes, Joel suspended a piece of conduit from the floor joists! Classy, huh?! The carpet is from a ladies home that my father-in-law worked on. She wanted new carpeting and gladly gave us this. It doesn't fit perfectly, but at least it warms the room up a bit and keeps their tootsies off a cold floor. But, the boys don't mind that it isn't finished and I guess neither do I! They were so excited to move down to their new room, they were practically prancing. Actually one of them really did, I saw him!
I am planning on making some curtains to hang up across the closets for now and one for the window, that will help finish up the room a bit. Eventually we will hang closet doors and put in a drop ceiling. For now it works and it supplies the much needed room for our growing boys.
Today, I am tackling this...
With the boys old room empty, we decided to turn it into a school room! I will now be able to have our books all in one place. Not to mention a quiet spot for doing school work. And I can hang posters and maps and art work and charts all over the place and nobody will care!!! I'm practically giddy with the notion!
We moved in a table for a work center and an old love seat for a place to snuggle into when we read.
I have much to do to get this room into shape, but I am looking forward to the challenge.
Right after lunch I sent my crew outside to enjoy the snow while I started to move, arrange and organize. I had to stop and take a couple pictures because I could hear that they were having so much fun.
Then when noses and cheeks were rosy they came in for some much needed hot cocoa!
I love these faces!
Now, I must really head back to the school room. I'll post pictures when I am finished!