Yesterday morning I woke up with a serious urge for organizing. I have no idea what came over me, clearly, I was not feeling quite like myself. But I embraced the moment and started pitching broken toys, donating 'too small' clothes and takin care of business. In the midst of all of this cleaning, I was literally visualizing my next DIY projects. It started with my daughter's room. If you recall, we use it now mostly as a playroom (see here). The chintzy Target dresser we bought on a budget has a busted bottom drawer so mostly remained opened so my four year old could access her wardrobe.
Out with that badboy.
I hauled in the also-Target dresser from my son's room. It's white and has been in his room since he was a baby and it has never been intended for long term use in there (here's a glimpse of his room). You'll notice I don't even really show that dresser in the photos for his room. So I hauled it from one room to another (you can see my donate piles there too).
The new dresser is a bit lower than the old dresser so I added a few more photos to the gallery wall. Nothing a few black and white prints from NYC can't handle. I also staged the dresser with a few books and accessory boxes. I had to strategically place the books in front of a smudge on the wall (rather than cleaning the smudge, yes...lazy bones).
This photo is my nephew Jude when he was a tiny dude. He's "reading" his books. Love this photo.
I purchased this fabric recently and want to add it as cornices to this room.
Let you remind you that everything in this room is a temporary fix, until I redo it as a more mature room in the hopefully near future. I've got it staged right now as a play room with a kitchen, an art center, a reading nook, and a lego station.
I made these little make-shift curtains at our last house. I'm going to add the new fabric cornices right above this toile fabric.
Up close visual of a canvas print I made for the gallery wall. I tried to mimic some of the prints we bought from Pottery Barn with birds. I added vintage wallpaper, some ribbon and vintage buttons to mine. And this toad reminds me of the books, "Frog and a Toad" that I used to read when I was growing up.
OK. Yes, this wall is a bit busy right now. I moved the Anthro rug from the kitchen play area to the center of the room so it's more visible when you enter the room.
Eventually I will paint this white dresser and make it more Dorothy Draper when I redo this bedroom.
This is where I plan to take the room someday (thank you for the inspiration Katie Ridder, LOVE you)! So all of this DIY stuff is to keep me feeling artsy until I get along to redoing this room. Right now I'm focusing on our guest bedroom so this room will have to wait in line.