Why oh why did I not take any before pictures of this room? Just imagine a big, very white room--a perfect blank canvas for me to paint and decorate!furniture and cabinetry there. Remember?
I bought lampshades with the same print and used them with some old lamps we already had. They are perfect on our nightstands! Target actually has a bench in the same print, too, that would be fabulous at the foot of the bed. Unfortunatley, I have exhausted my budget, so that one will have to wait.
And the walk-in closet is pretty much a paradise to me. WAY more space than we are used to having. I guess that means I need to go clothes shopping now! Kidding, Adam. Kidding.
Since the boys are sharing a bedroom, it seemed only fair to give them the biggest one. And since their new room was quite a bit bigger than their old one, we decided to try out un-bunking the beds. The verdict is that McKay loves it and Ty would rather have them bunked up. Can you guess which boy had the top bunk?!
You might notice there is nothing on the boys' walls yet. My mother-in-law got this adorable plaque for the boys a couple years ago, and while I have always loved it, I really didn't have a place to put it. But it works as the perfect centerpiece to this little photo collage! It will go up once I get the white frames painted dark blue. And I am thinking I might add another picture on each side of the plaque. Additionally, when we are in Utah next month, I am going to let each of the boys choose out some art at the Seag to go over their own beds.
The kids have small walk-in closets in their rooms. I love the built-in shelving and the wall space that has allowed me to hang up a tie and belt rack in there. Goodbye messy tie basket!
We put up small ceiling fans in the kids rooms, too. We initially bought cuter lights to put up, but our electrician friend ultimately convinced us to return them and put up the fans. I don't think we will regret that choice. Style was trumped by functionality in this case.
This room was one of the main things that sold me on this house. There is almost always at least one of my kids in this room (as evidenced by the first picture!). It's an incredible play space. I love the built-in shelving that we are using to hold our board game collection, and those french doors are a great feature, too. When they are closed, the room is almost sound-proof. It's perfect for when Annie is napping and the boys are playing together. Plus, I can pull them closed on a messy room without having to see it or think about it too much. It's a dream. This room is wired for surround sound, so eventually it may become a theatre room. Right now, though, our kids just need a place to play. But I totally envsion this room evolving with our family as our kids grow up. It will make an awesome hang-out space for them when they are teenagers, as well.
Here's a shot from the top of the double staircase, with one side going down to the entry, and the other into the kitchen.
And that pretty much wraps it up! I will probably post more before and after pictures as I complete more projects, but this house has already changed a lot in a month's time!