LM is the cutest! I love his expressions – you can almost feel his giggles from across the country! I’m glad you had such a fun time with family, and those Tardis cookies are awesome. We enjoyed the premiere of the 12th Doctor ourselves, but not in such high fashion and festiveness. Instead, we took a break from the house projects and sat down together to watch.
And then I went to bed – very exciting, I know.
So, here’s an update on Munchkin’s Peter Pan room. We are done with Phase 2: Prepping and Painting. Hooray!
This summer marked our 8th anniversary, our daughter’s 3rd birthday, and the end of our 6th year in this house. In all that time, there has been one room (the future home of Munchkin) that we really haven’t done anything to. We knew we wanted to do something to it – make it into a chic guest room, or a full-on office or craft room, or…SOMETHING. But, in my normal indecisiveness, we never settled on anything. So it became ALL of those things. Except, not chic.
It was a hodgepodge of furniture and art; it was stashed with fabric and craft materials; and if you looked in random places you’d probably wonder, “What is this room for?” An antique non-working .22 rifle, a massage chair, and baby flannel make for an odd combination, to be sure. But that’s how it was.
Now, however, its on the verge of housing the Munchkin, so CHANGE IS NEEDED! We cleaned out the room (aka made 4 trips to Goodwill, put some things in the attic, gave furniture away, and took one trip to the emergency room.) All the furniture that was going to be in there long term moved to the middle and was covered. Then we prepped the walls. The previous owners placed groupings of shelves in random places, so there was definitely prepping required.
The next step was to paint the walls and touch up the trim. We went with Sherwin Williams Light French Gray, which we had seen in a Pottery Barn display in Florida. I love it!
We also went with a different color, “Airy” by Behr for the closet. It was left over paint from a different room in the house, and it was perfect – especially with the closet serving as more than a clothes hangout!
So, there you go – Phase 2 = complete! Here’s an updated room list.
Munchkin’s Peter Pan Room:
Clear out room: give extra furniture away, donate what we don’t need, etc. Paint room a light grey Touch-up white on trim Settle on a color and paint inside of closet a different color Remove accordion doors on closetand replace with curtains
- Clean and arrange furniture
- Paint mural on wall
- Replace outlets and light switch covers
- Build/install window seat and toy storage area complete with seat cushion
- Build shelves for books in the closet
- Set up reading nook in closet
- Buy a bed
- Find a kids table and chairs
- Hang art
- Make any extra decorations/art we need for the room: star garland, picture of Captain Hook, etc.
- Update lighting in the room
- Install curtains for the window
- Add any extra decorations (i.e. the giant Crocodile downstairs) to the room
- Applique anchor and stars on duvet cover
- Make shams and throw pillows
There you have it! In other news, yesterday Munchkin found a bathing suit that only sorta fits, put it on and refused to change all day long. She kept saying she was going to either the pool or beach (which we weren’t). We weren’t going ANYWHERE, so I just rolled with it.
When I showed her this picture she said, “I see my BELLY!” Yes, sweetheart, you can. Don’t get used to it. Modest is hottest.