a hundred more to go.
At least, that's the way it feels. Always a project going on in a house with a handy husband and three growing kids. The next ones on the list are the master bathroom (halfway done) and the family garden (can't wait for this!).
But now, introducing Gabe's completed room. A mix of little boy and big kid...Legos and Hot Wheels and whimsical prints, along with a desk for "homework" and video games. Holding onto that young part of my last baby... I'm not the only one, though. Gabe goes from loving his new digs to missing his old Thomas bed, in a matter of minutes.
Living up to my goal of frugality, I tried to re-use as much as possible from his old room and other parts of the house. The curtains are the same, as is the chalkboard. I bought the wooden letters, three white frames and a pack of Basic Grey scrapbook paper. The desk and the bed are new, as are a few of the containers for holding toys.
Okay, enough talking, on to the photos:
Joe built this closet with the pocket door when we converted this room from a loft to Gabe's room years ago. We don't have a dresser for him; the drawer system works great to be able to see what clothes go where, and helps Gabe pick out his clothes. I got rid of his bookcase (which took up a lot of room) and moved the books onto this shelf.
Although he does talk about missing his Thomas bed, Gabe really is loving his new loft bed from Ikea. I love having the space beneath for his gazillion Hot Wheels!
This was such a fun project (other than scraping off that wallpaper) and we're all happy with the results. Even Elijah and Isabel are a bit envious of the new bed, although it's way too "kiddish" for them to want it in their own rooms. It's okay, though; Gabe is willing to share with them and host a "campout" in his room over spring break :)