I promised I would show you all the new rooms after Christmas. Well, that day has come. We decorated the kids' rooms this year for Christmas in lieu of toys.
The first room up for show and tell is Tom Sawyer's room. He got the brand new room. It is an attic type room that is small but just perfect for him. It's very quiet and has one wide, bright window. He wanted the room painted two colors of green, and it came out great. His room really shows his personality with a little boy's toy area and a very serious artist area. (He spent about 6 hours of Christmas Day working with his new art supplies.)
His Legos and Lincoln Logs are in drawers under his bed.
His artist area. He loves to do art and is really serious about it. My Mom found this great student desk at a thrift store for him to store art supplies. It's a good place for an artist to work.
This is his toy area for his big toys.
The next room to show is Little Red Riding Hood's room. Her room is a nice sunny room that is made more so by her floors being painted antique white. They are proving hard to keep clean but look nice when freshly mopped. It is totally a girly room. You can tell that she is glad she doesn't share with a boy anymore. Her closet will be painted pink but is still the pumpkin color of her oldest brother whose room it used to be. There is a pink shelf sitting on the bookcase that still needs to be hung.
The best part about the rooms is that they speak to the kids' desires but did not cost us that much. Most everything was either repurposed from other rooms, handed down from relatives, or found at thrift shops, especially Habitat for Humanity Store. In Little Red Riding Hood's room, I took several different pieces of furniture and painted them all the same color. It really pulled them all together. My Mom dyed an old matelasse cover the perfect pink. Also, Mom didn't have room anymore for the wicker armoire in her house, so we moved it to Little Red Riding Hood's room. It holds a lot of toys and the drawers serve as a chest of drawers for her clothing.
Hopefully, I will be able to show you the next rooms in a few days.