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I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.

5
Nov

kids library corner :: project clean-up

I have way too many projects around the house that need tending to!  I kinda get an ulcer just thinking of it!  So what’s a busy mom to do?  Take it one project at a time!

First up … a much needed cleaning of the “game closet” … which I’ve been wanting to turn into a library corner for the girls for about … oh, a year!

I’d already cleared it out before I thought to take a ‘before’ photo … so here are a couple I snapped with my phone.  See all the games on the side and in the photo below on the shelves?  Those were all stuffed inside this small closet.  We also kept our “TV cuddling” blankets in there.

The games off to the side {on the stairs} are the ones donated to my mom’s yearly rummage.  And the games on the new shelving unit {from IKEA} are the ones we kept.  Sadly, some of these games still had the wrapper on them!

I cleaned up this whole room and love it now!  We still had baskets of toys laying around {from when the kids were toddlers} and also baskets of books.  I donated most of the toys and books and kept only the ones they loved for the new library corner.  I also purchased the new shelving unit and love having the games and blankets right within reach … much easier to have family game nights when you can actually see the games!

Okay … now to work on this “library.”  First we took the solid, hidden door off …

And … in it’s place, I sewed a double-sided curtain!  Blue on the outside matches the decor of our furniture in that room {yes, blue furniture!}, and pink on the inside complements the inside of the library and “girly’s it up!”

We painted the inside blue … yes, we!  At one point, I had 3 girls in there painting with me … momentary insanity loss for sure!  I let Piper pick the paint colors, and went with 2 shades of blue.  We painted the shelves, walls, woodwork, everything.

Then I picked up some decor from good ol’ Tar-jay, added some glow-in-the-dark ceiling stars and we were in business!  The girls love hanging out in their new reading corner and it’s also a popular place to get homework done.

And now I’m off to my next project … cuz a mommy’s work is never done … sigh … ;)

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4 Responses to “kids library corner :: project clean-up”

  1. heather says:

    I love it! Especially the curtain! Way to go domestic goddess! :-)

  2. Oooh, I love it! My girls would totally dig this room. :)

  3. ohhh la la… what a lovely little place to read and create! I think I’d hide out there all night long if I had the chance!

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