Did I mention that we are probably making this the kitchen again, as it used to be before the 80's? So this will look much different in a few years. Perhaps it will take me less than half a decade to show you lol.
OK so, we put in green carpet. Its more mossy than the one I'd picked out, but we decided the one I liked was TOO green, like 60's green but not in a good way. So we found one that was a little more modern but still retro. I really like it! Lowes was brand new in town and they had a fabulous free installation and sale on their carpet so it cost under $500 to carpet this room. While the carpet isn't the best of quality it is fairly decent and will hold up for the duration of time that we need it in here.
|kitties smell the new carpet|
I found some nice lacy curtains at the thrift store that were exactly what I wanted. this room has two windows, a big south facing one and a smaller west window so it is very bright in here. I like the sun shining through the lace a lot. In fact I take quite a few hipstamatic pictures of sun through my lace curtains cause that's how I roll.
|Solly is consumed by squirrel activity in the lilac outside the window|
|Else also likes to look out the window|
|ive added the quilt as an extra child mess barrier|
|look at that sweet fabric!! its my favourite. also love the buttons. love the cat too i guess.|
|desk is always messy. this is nothing.|
|i promise theres a shelf under all those toys.|
|i think this was $5. estate sales are a great place to get cheap art|
|it took me forever to find a frame that had matting that would fit this 8x8.|
|liza is ususally sporting some crazy vintage dress and sometimes a wig. other times she is naked and hairless. which is how I like my mannequins.|
|before: fleshy and crowded|
|after: brighter and happier|
|room is so much bigger|
|where all the stuff is, used to be closet.|
This is a special room where sun rays bounce off the walls and ceiling and the lilacs bloom outside the windows, making it smell heavenly in May. Its a nice central room so the kids can play while I make dinner, or I can hear them running around while I write or waste time online. It is fairly easy to keep clean, and its a good room for guests to stay in (though the door has been removed to save little fingers from being smashed and yes that mattress needs to go!).
And just to let you all know, my husband knows how to do everything right. I will never assume otherwise again :)