I had grand plans for Christmas morning.
The door to the playroom (which was a guest room/office up until a few weeks ago) was going to be wrapped with a big bow.
The children were going to wake up bright and early, rush down the hall, see the wrapped door, throw it open, and see THIS...
I had grand plans...until we were hit, hard and fast, by a bug. It was all I could do to drag myself out of bed long enough to watch the kiddos open their gifts.
So after several days, many loads of laundry and disinfecting our entire house when everyone was feeling better, I finally got around to finishing the play room. Still have some things to add, (and some firefighter "stuff" to move to the new guest room) but so far I am very pleased.
And more importantly, the kids ACTUALLY can find toys, REALLY put them away, and LOVE to go in and play or lounge on the pillows to read.
A lamp in the reading corner. Found it on craigslist, tore off the "beautiful" pale pink trim, sewed together some scraps, and TA-DA.
(Conversation as we were clearing out guest room)
Hubby: Oh, you can just throw away that (budweiser) trash can.
Me: Oh, no, I already have plans for it.
Hubby: We even have a crafted trash can (imagine the least excitement possible here)
Me: Dear, you knew what you were getting into when you married me.
The cabinet was a gift from my in-laws. It used to be a kitchen cabinet long ago, and since has served as a buffet, a sofa table, storage for crystal, entry table, and now a book case...all in only the 5 years we have owned it!
Thankfully, we were able to re-organize a few things around the house and received a hand-me-down shelf, so creating this play room was pretty inexpensive. Fabric for curtains, a few canvases to paint and a couple of plastic storage tubs to put on the open shelving.
Merry Christmas, Thing 2 and Thing 1!