As I mentioned before (here), we have moved to a new home. And as I promised (here), I will be posting some pictures of our new home as we get settled in.
I did want to mention, that almost all of the furniture belongs to the house. Because the Salvation Army moves it's officers so much, and sometimes so far, the houses come already furnished. So about 98% of this room was furnished by someone else. Most likely "someones" actually. Different people, at different times, purchased different things.
Not sure how clear it is on the picture, but the kids have their own side of the room. So they can play while we relax.
The chalk table had become the Lego table for a few weeks, but I moves all of Truett's Legos to his room, where his sister could not destroy his creations. Now it doubles as play/reading table. (Click here to see how to chalkarize a table)
The train table almost went in the yard sale before we moved. We knew that the new house was smaller, so we were afraid we would find a place for it. But the kiddos were not ready to let go, so we made room for it on their side of the room.
Also on their side of the room is Hubby's desk. It is a corner desk, so I could not put it anywhere else.
Everything in this picture belongs to us, personally. The antique children's desk was a present from my brother. The cube shelves from Target are my favorite way to organize their toys. And the easel from IKEA is one of Charisma's favorite things.
The desk is a work station for the kids. They use it for school work and crafts. I got the green pails from a clearance pin at Michaels and I used some scrapbook king stickers to decorate/label them.
The TV is sitting on top of a serving table. When we got here the entertainment center, which is now against the far wall between two bookshelves, was too small for our TV. So we had to improvise. The entertainment center, which, thank goodness has doors, now holds our ridiculously large board game collection.
You may have notice the lack of wall decorations. That's because we haven't put a single nail to the wall. When we first moved in, my mom was clever enough to reuse whatever nails were still on the wall. So she handed picture on the nails that were left in the wall by the previous people. I intend to rearrange that soon.
I'm still not happy with this room (the whole house to be honest) I plan on painting the room and decorating it somehow. I need something for the coffee table and a way to make the improvised TV rack look more acceptable. But Since I can't change the furniture I'm really stuck for ideas.
So please, roll in the suggestions, ideas and inspirations in your comments. I really need them.