The view from the doorway
We call this the Bamboo Forest
Closeup of shelf. We sure have collected a lot of things in the last three years! Some of them are very special to me, as I bought them when I was in China when Grace joined our family. Others are special because they came from some awesome secret buddies I have had over the last two years.
Old Barbie house that I painted and made into a toy/bookshelf. Still need to Decoupage some scrapbook paper to the top.
Bookshelf. This is holding only about a quarter of the books I have. You collect a lot of books when you teach preschool/work with kids for fifteen years!
Reading/snuggling corner. That chair is not comfortable at all. I hope to pick up a used glider that I can refurbish to put there instead.
Toys. Really need to stop buying these
This is the light that Joe and I agreed to keep on for Sophie. I am going to be making these for gifts. It is a bottle that is decorated with stickers and decoupaged shapes. A hole is drilled into the bottom and a string of Christmas lights is inside. I figure it is using less energy than the lamp Joe previously was leaving on
Art work I made and cute dragonfly we picked up in Capitola Beach this summer.
Shelf above the window and dolls. Must stop buying dolls :)
We still need to:
(Re)Assemble the crib
Buy an area rug. Something bright and cheerful, with a garden theme
Purchase or obtain a glider for the corner
Paint the walls. Possibly put up a border.
Purchase and hang some curtains. Hate those vertical plastic blinds.
I was so afraid that putting it all together would make me sad, especially given the fact that we have a good two more years to wait. Surprisingly, it makes me happy to go in there. That may not always be the case(like at Christmas time), and if that happens we'll just close the door. Some day there will be a child in that room, messing it up. Some day.