Sunday, January 11, 2015

New Year, New beginnings

Wow!  How is it already 2015!  The year 2014 was such an excellent year for our family with the addition of out first little baby boy and the journey with our new home, that I can only hope for 2015 to be just as good.

We have a list (an excel sheet) of projects we would like to complete in 2015 thanks to my husband.  2014 brought out the handyman in my husband and we have started many new adventures as his furniture making and woodworking interests deepen.

This year, we started with the renovation of our formal dining room.  It was a room that was basically used as a catchall as we always eat in the dining area in our kitchen and we kind of just put any extra furniture we had  in this room, it became kind of a mish mash of things.  After our baby's first Christmas we decided that a toy room was a necessity!

Here are some before and after pics, of phase 1 of the toy room.  We still have so much to do.  My pinterest boards are full of inspiration and we are just waiting to have the $ and time to complete the next phase!  I will keep you all posted on the progress!

This first picture is after the table had already been moved out, but you can see the room had a bunch of our extra randomly matched furniture in it.

Next Steps include removing the mirror and putting in letters that read, "PLAY" along with some ledges underneath for books.  We will be putting a cushion and pillows on that shelf so it can be a reading area.  On the opposite wall we will have various sensory board, felt board, and chalk board with canvas prints hung about and some sort of area to hang various pieces of his art.  Eventually the carpet will be removed and hardwood floors will be laid with a rug and we will bring in a small loveseat or some comfy chairs.  We have a long way to go, but I'm excited about each little change along the way!

I'll have a post tomorrow showcasing the new items my husband has been working on.  Lots of neat wooden cutouts that will soon be for sale in my etsy shop.

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