Activity Room Reveal

Sunday, July 31, 2011

We're still in between two homes and sometimes I feel like nothing is getting accomplished because we're too busy running back and forth between the two places.  

But then I stop and think about it... and I realize that we've done a lot in a short time with three little boys, two homes, one full-time job... all while it's summertime in one of the most FUN places ever {which means that we stop what we're doing every 5 minutes to head out to the pool, the zoo, the beach, or whatever fun place that we think of}.  Plus we've had a few rounds of company already... so really we're packing in the summer fun AND getting things done!  

Or at least that's what I'm trying to convince myself of in this blog post :)

While I still haven't had a chance to get anything up on the walls in this room, it still has made major progress and I couldn't wait any longer to share it with you!  It's one big room that we're using for our boys' "Activity Room" {art, coloring, reading, tv, relaxing, etc.} along with my "Craft Corner" in the other side of the room... more on that SOON!

Here is what the "Activity Room" looks like now... curtains have been re-hung & sewed to length {more on our free curtain makeover coming shortly}, new activity table and easel, repurposed "craft" cans {aka, old formula cans}, updated ceiling fans... 

I hot glued burlap on Luke's old formula cans, lined the top and bottom with ribbon, and attached chalkboard labels.  They now hold art supplies in the Activity Area.

Updated ceiling fans {kind of a bad picture because it was on... humid day in San Diego!}

{This is the old fan... circa 1980}

Sometimes the idea in my head doesn't quite work out.  Here's an example.... we thought we could nicely fit all of their toys in this room.

But that was clearly NOT going to work!

The toys have a new home in the bedroom and this room is dedicated to reading, creating, crafting, and relaxing.  

It's totally crying out for something on the walls and some pillows on the couch, but major progress has been made, right?  You could barely see the couch a few weeks ago... ugh.  More pictures shortly... I'll be sharing details on my free curtain re-do and some fun stuff on the walls :)  And Craft Corners pictures too! 
Jen said...

Looks like you've made LOTS of progress! And how cute are those cans? Burlap! It makes everything better. :)

Anonymous said...

Okay, this post speaks directly to my heart. Particularly, #1 and #5. Well done!


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