Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Wild Hair

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.

I spent the first part of this week painting.  Yesterday morning I applied the last coat and when Joel got home from work last night we began moving everything downstairs.100_7387

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!


  1. How great! A room just for your homeschooling needs. I'm very excited for you and can't wait to see the boys room when you finish. May I say good for you for lettin' the boys have their 'own' style.

    God bless and have a productive day!!!

  2. Busy, busy... good for you!!! There is nothing like a good rearrange that makes things feel "like brand new".

    Pat on the back, mamma!

  3. Jenn, what a transformation! You got so much done! And I love how cozy your school room looks! It makes me want to go back to school!

  4. Oh my goodness! I would say that Wednesday came to your house in FULL FORCE!! How joyful you sound and your children look! You will LOVE having a school is fabulous!! Enjoy!


  5. Oh...just realised it is THURSDAY!! Oh well...all seems to be going in the right direction for you whatever day it is! :)

  6. Jenn,I love thier new room! Everything is looking good.I know you will enjoy the school room! Hope you have a great evening! Blessings, Faye

  7. That is so cool! It looks like you will have SO much fun decorating your new school room. I just love it.

    Come by tomorrow. I will have something for you.

  8. decorating is always fun... and i love that you let the boys join in the fun. ;)

  9. Oh I love re-doing a room! Love the pics of all the kiddos...

  10. What a project! I bet it will be nice for you to have a school room.

  11. Have fun in your new school room! We just moved the boys in a room together earlier this year and I love having all the school supplies in one room!!

  12. WOW! All I can say is WOW! And here I was, happy that I'd finally cleaned the bathroom off our master bedroom...

  13. Just wanted to stop by and say hi. What a wonderful thing to have a school room! Hope you have a great week!

  14. Absolutely love it! Trying not to covet, LOL! Our dining room is our homeschool room and I've got to figure something out.


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