There has been a juggling of rooms at No. 16. Girl 1 and Girl 2 thought it would be really, really special (in fact, awesome) to have their own bedrooms now that they are thirteen and eleven, and to decorate their rooms themselves. So off we went to make it happen. Not an easy task. Not an overnight change, but indeed weeks and weeks in the making.
As a result, we now have a very green room.
And we have a very pink room.
To say the girls have enjoyed decorating their rooms is an understatement. They've had an absolute ball. We even had a shopping trip to Ikea during the holidays to pick up some bits and bobs to complete their rooms. The most amazing outcome has been the constant tidying and vacuuming of their rooms!!! Witness the Happy Mum doing the Happy Dance!!
And I've packed up my *make and do room* and gone into their old bedroom and now need to start all over again with making a room look like a creative space and not a bedroom. It was rather nice to relocate my special books.
To hang a special little piece of mine next to two little girls who were left behind as a reminder of whose room it once was.
To finally hang an old school map that has lived under a bed for at least a year or more (or even more?) waiting for the perfect place to hang it. And to turn an ordinary, everyday bed into a day bed. A place to think, dream or drift off when the sun shines through the window.
But what I still have to do is deal with all the things that don't fit anywhere yet. Yikes, I need a magic cupboard! One that looks like a normal sized cupboard on the outside but has unlimited space inside, because just look at what I'm still dealing with here. I need to de-clutter. I need to let go. I need to let go. I need to let go!
But the important things have been done. My baskets of crochet squares and unfinished blankets are looking very pretty!!
It's a skill to be able to focus on the tiny details and block out the major mess surrounding those tiny, perfectly ordered details!! A skill I have in very limited amount. Any storage hints and tips gratefully accepted.
Have a fabulous day and a wonderful weekend.