I'll start with the kids' rooms. We didn't have to do a thing with paint colors when we moved in. The family here before us had three kids...one boy and two girls. Awesome.
This is Pretty Baby's room.
Here come my artsy crooked pictures . . .
Below there is a shot of one of the two prints from old Good Housekeeping magazine covers with sweet little girls on it that my mom and SisterFriend got for Brilliant Beauty's nursery a decade ago. They've been in dormancy all these years, but now have new life in Pretty Baby's room.
|Pretty Baby's view as she dozes off and awakens.|
So that's Pretty Baby's space . . .
Here's Little Big Man's room. My mother-in-law, Sandy, was generous enough to give us all of the cowboy decor she used for one of her sons, so he's all decked out like Cowboy Woody.
|What a goofus.|
The picture below is what he looks like most days...a blur. Sheesh. But here's his lasso, other cool cowboy stuff, and cute little garment rack, all courtesy of Sandy.
I love this wall lamp. It casts the coolest light, especially when the rest of the room is dark.
|The cool light in the dark.|
This is his closet in which all the toys fit nicely (can I get an "amen"?), along with his vast wardrobe (heh, heh).
|What is this pose he keeps doing? What a boy.|
And last, but not least, Brilliant Beauty's corner of the world...
She loves this room and I do, too. It has a nature/creation overall motif with flowers, bugs, and butterflies. Below is a shot of the "Bella's Room" sign SisterFriend got Brilliant Beauty for Christmas with her new room in mind. Very cool.
|Aw, look. It's Ringo the dog. Isn't he cute? You can|
have him if you want him.
Seriously. No, I mean it. Really.
Just to add to the ridiculously huge list of nearly custom-fit blessings, this headboard was from the previous owners. She made it for one of her daughters and didn't want to leave us a wall with holes in it, so she opted to leave the fabric headboard with us. Brilliant Beauty really liked it, it matched her bedding, and so it stays.
This pile of fluff is Brilliant Beauty's oh-so-sentimental blob of stuffed animals. And if you can believe it, we actually winnowed this collection of dust balls down SIGNIFICANTLY before we moved. Oy. I'm not in love with the stuffed animals, but I do love that she's still quite happily a little girl.
|The yellow dresser was Ma Luffin Mayun's when he was a baby.|
The drawers are still lined inside with the wallpaper his mom used for
his nursery. Orange, goldenrod, and avocado. Pure awesomeness.
|We spent the same $1.77 per letter on these, but used paints|
we already had. Nice.
|We've had these garden lanterns for years with no real good place to|
put them. They are perfect in her room and she loves them.
This is the gal's outrageously awesome closet, like Jem-and-the-Holograms-truly-truly-truly-outrageous-ly awesome closet.
|There's shelving all down the wall to the right inside her closet.|
|Hey, Cayline...do you remember giving this sweet giraffe bank to a |
yet-to-be-born Brilliant Beauty? She's always loved it. Thanks so much!
|"Oh, hey Mom. I'm just reading on my bed and pointing my cute toes|
in my groovy new room. Whatcha doin' with that camera?"
This is the game closet (between Brilliant Beauty's and Little Big Man's room). Only twice have I regretted it being this easily accessible. But apparently whatever threat I made the last time they disassembled the contents of a game has had lasting effects.
And there you have it. That's the kids' area of the house. More to come...