Monday, November 14, 2011

My latest Love

Just before my missionary boy came home, we were in a frenzy to get the house prepared for his arrival. (why do we always do that-the kids don't care!)

Anyway......I never shared what we did and since it is a big part of my life, I thought it was high time I did.

You see, while the boy was on a mission, his room became the playroom. As soon as the kids ran through the door, they tore down the hall to his bedroom and proceeded to dump every toy I own on the floor. Well, it wasn't too bad because it only actually took a few minutes to clean up every time they left.

So my dilemma was---what on earth are we going to do when my boy arrived? The kids can't just run into his room and dump out toys....just not done.

So I put on my thinking cap and thought and thought.

I have a perfectly good room that is fulfilling absolutely no purpose except for looking pretty when people walk in the door. It's VERY nice but I'm sick of not using the space.

So we decided to transform our front room into our office and the large office into the playroom/mom cave where I can craft and sew-actually I sew, the other girls can craft.  So here's the finished product, and I LOVE it!
Complete with a little one using the room.
Here's the office. Not super keen on the desks, but they are within the budget at the moment.
And here's the requisite baby gate to keep the little rug rats out.

I love it, I love that the little kids love it, they have a place to tear apart and they always know right where to go as soon as they enter the door! (P.S. Just got a little TV to entertain the little folks and entertain the Grandma while she is in the mom cave sewing....)


Amy said...

Love the Mom cave/playroom. I love that when we come over to sew or craft, you always have the stuff we need, including the most incredible sewing scissors on the face of the earth.

Granny J said...

Very nice! And your finished...I'm a teensy weensy bit jealous! ;)

Reno said...

What a great idea!

Kerin said...

You are a smart cookie!
It makes perfect sense for you to use the rooms in a manner that best suits your family :)

Love that everyone is enjoying the rooms so much too.

Have a happy Monday!

Kassi Jane said...

looks good! I remember when i was little going to grandma larsens house I always went straight to that box of toys under the desk in the office. I think she had the same toys for lots and lots of years

Jessica said...

I love the look on Cardon's face...oh and the whole re-do. I wish I had it in my house! :)