I wanted the kids' rooms to be finished before the first day of school, so it was a mad rush to get it all done. There are still books on C's floor since we have run out of bookshelves! I know the kids' room colors are terribly traditional and awfully stereotypical, but they chose them.
E's Lavender Room
Update: I exchanged the white bed skirt for this ruffled lavender one. It looks better and it was on clearance at Target for less than $5.
This was the girls' dress-up center, but now it's Emmeline's dresser. The next project for her room is painting this, since the finish and wood quality are not great. I don't like seeing wood pieces painted, but the damage on this one is too great for a refinish.
|Mama bought the "Emme" boutique hat box after Emmeline was born. There is an "Emme" label hat inside. That's her 10 year old portrait, as well as the fleur de lis cross given to her by my friend, Gina.|
The paper doll painting on the left was painted by Mama. It hung in my room when I was a little girl. The paper doll sets on the left were gifts from Regina when Emmeline was born.
C's Pink Bedroom
|C's sweet new bed. The butterfly canvas gave her a bit of glitter in her room! I decorated her lampshade.|
|She needed a bedside table so I re-painted a glass and black metal plant stand. That's why I love metal pieces. A can of spray paint can refresh it or completely change it.|
|Bookshelves in progress...|
|She loves her cowgirl print--'with all your heart'--that fits her!|
|Mama painted this ribbon rack. It hung in my room as a child. Each of the children will have a piece painted by Grandma:)|
T's Blue Bedroom
|Going for vintage on this wall...the cowboy hung in Joey's childhood room. I'm going to frame some Norman Rockwell boy prints to hang on this wall, also.|
Finally...Things On the Living Room Wall!
This is the longest, tallest wall I've ever had to work with, so it's taken over a year to decide what/where to hang.
|My friend Amber cross-stitched this for me.|
It's nice to have all the pictures off the floors where they were propped up against walls around the room. The rooms all feel so much more homey and cozy. It was worth the elbow grease and deliberation!
Note: For light items smaller than 8 x 10, you can hang them with a straight pin. Growing up on a farm, I learned to use a hammer well and if you do it just right, you can drive a pin in straight and make only a tiny hole in the wall.