Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Rooms!

Remember how excited I was just a few short months ago to create a special school room for the kids, and one fun bedroom for all of them to share? Well. I'm a little sad to report that our novel arrangement didn't work out quite as well as I had hoped. One of the problems, I think, was that our school room doubled as our playroom, which meant that every time I was in there trying to work on lessons with Dylan, the girls were in there creating multiple (though unintentional) distractions. It was very, very difficult to keep Dylan on task, a factor that I think contributed in large part to my recent feelings of burnout and dissatisfaction with homeschooling. Plus, in thinking about having three little girls in our very near future, I just really wanted Dylan to have his own special, private place.

So, guess what we did over the weekend?

We painted and rearranged and reconfigured both rooms so that Caitlyn and Meghan now have their very own, very girly room, while Dylan now has an absolutely gorgeous, all boy room that includes his own workspace and bookshelves. (They're the same ones from the old school room, just modified a bit to be more Dylan.) His favorite color is red, so when I found a heavy twill curtain panel that perfectly complemented his new bedding, I bought it and cut it from the bottom to make new chair covers and made the remnant into a matching valance. I love the way his room has come together, and I am absolutely smitten by the soft, sweet colors and patterns in the girls' new room. It is perfect for them, and they have been so enjoying spending time in there together playing with their dishes, dolls, and princesses. It was a hard decision to come to, but I'm so glad now that we did. Now I'm wondering...what can we do to the other rooms in our house? :)






10 comments:

Matilda said...

They are amazing! Wow! I am impressed!

Jamie said...

You did SO much and it looks great! I bet dylan loves his own space. My 4 kids shared a room until last Sept when we moved. Now my son loves his own room to do legos and set up things that the girls won't get into.

Great job Melissa!

Frances said...

The rooms look fabulous - and make me want to be a kid again! Here's to many happy memories made in every part of your lovely home!

Mrs Marcos said...

I love both rooms! So organized and cute!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! You are so efficient to finish it all up on one weekend!
J.C.

nicole said...

The girls' room looks great. I want to do the pink/green color combo in my girls' room. I hope your girls love it.

Cheryl said...

The new rooms look great!

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Hey that's one tidy house!

Stephanie said...

I love their rooms. We are looking for boy bedding ourselves. I want to know how you can get all your books to look so neat on the bookshelves!

muddy mama said...

Good job! Everything looks so pretty!