In the almost month that I've been solo-ing it, I haven't written as much as I'd thought (though I have written more days that not). I haven't run like i thought I would (though I have walked). I haven't really gardened at all (it's very hot, very dry).
But I have worked on the kids' room.
It's a pretty room, a little awkward with the windows and doors and high open ceiling. We didn't pay it much attention when we moved in, and after three years of continuous use by infants and toddlers, it needed some.
So here's what I did!
-Paint the back wall, which was a scribbled-on drywall, with chalkboard paint we already had.
-Order some hanging paper lanterns from World Market, about $45 worth.
-Buy some "vintage" wrapping paper sheets from Square books in Oxford, $3.99 each.
However, one more thing has been itching at me. The kids need a low dresser or something to go in between the beds. Something for a lamp and a book, since we often let them settle with picture books at night. Something with a little storage space for clothes. But something low, since their beds are low, and I don't want to block the window.
I kept thinking about a bright fire engine red something. And I looked around and everything wasn't what I pictured or was over $250.
So I went to check out Ikea.com, since I like to torture myself with cheap furniture I don't have access to.
Guess what was $99 plus $40 shipping?
I splurged, y'all. It is exactly what I had in mind to rest between their beds. I am a little concerned about the corners being head-bustingly sharp, but I'll wrap them if need be.
So! a $200 make-over, and I think it's a much nicer place for our kids to sleep and play.
I'm excited about them coming home to see it, come August.
Delivering a wedding present.
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