This is a picture of what the room looked like when we toured the home with our Realtor back in June.
Here we are moving day, Sept 9, 2010.
I sewed these curtains at the being of Nov. and after hanging them I started to think it was too much red.
We followed the tutorial on Shanty2Chic for hanging the board and batten.
Shanty2Chic's directions are awesome.
All material came to a total cost of $93.00!
I did all the measuring and Tony did all the cutting.
We used 1x6 for the horizontal boards
and 1x4 for the vertical boards
and a 1x2 on top of the 1x6 to create a ledge.
We spaced the 1x4's 15 inches apart.
To hang the board and batten Tony used liquid nails and finish nails.
Easy as pie!
Here we are with the boards in place and one coat of paint.
It took 3 coats to cover the red!
And here we are today!
Aww...you don't need sunglasses any more to look at my photo's!
I made these shelves a few years ago following the tutorial on Beneath My Heart.
The shelves use to be white in our old house, but I thought black worked nice,
since on the other side of the room we have a black desk.
This room functions as our office, but also as Sarah's toy room.
Her barbie house doesn't fit in her room since her and Maddie share a room.
That's okay, I enjoy hearing her play barbies and will be sad when the day
comes that doll house is no longer played with.
I hoping for a few more years of it living in the den.
Do you see the suitcases?
They hold Sarah's Barbies and American Doll clothe.
This is the perfect solution for my Sarah!
She is on the move and now she just grabs her suitcase
and off to her friends house with everything nice and neat!
Of course I sometimes do wonder what some of the neighbors think
when she is running to her friends house with her suitcase in hand!
Here she is moving in! It looks so much prettier than the white plastic bin we use to use!
Remember our desk that was delivered in 800 pieces?
Finally together and we are loving it!
Here is a view looking into the family room.
And another view into the family room.
So happy I slept on it!
Sometimes the best ideas come when we lay down and
have no distractions! Do you agree?
Sweet Dreams or Sweet Planning!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you join me at
Kim's Boring to Better Party