Monday, May 18, 2009
As I mentioned earlier in the week, my MIL has been helping me do a HUGE Spring clean out. I got a lot accomplished in the family room so I thought I would show you a before and after of the back corner.
Here is the boys toy area when we started:
If you've ever wondered what the boys are doing while I am busy here is your answer. They are wreaking havoc on the toy area of the family room. And that huge closet is packed full of toys too. This room WAS a shameful hot mess most of the time due to the toys and the free reign I give the boys in there. No more.
Ahhh. So much better. We moved the kitchen into the built in shelves, and it fit. PERFECTLY! I could swear that I had tried that before and it didn't fit, but it looks like I was wrong. Those signs with their names on them were from Lon's grandma at Christmas. She wanted me to put them on their bedroom doors, but they were too big. They work perfectly here though.
I also wanted to make them a place to hang all of their artwork they make. Here we have it. I took little hangers, and hung them on the wall. I love it.
We also put all of their books in one place and organized all of their kitchen play food in those two big baskets.
Friday I didn't get much done because I was playing toy cop all day. I am trying to teach the boys new habits about how much they get out at one time and how to pick up before they get more out.
Connor was about ready to pack up and move...
But I think he has decided to stay. Atleast for now. So what do you think of the new art gallery? This whole makeover cost me about half a day in time and $4 for the hangers. Now that is what I call thrifty!