We are mostly finished with our upstairs projects. We still have a little touch-up painting to do but that can wait for a bit. Grammy and Papa unexpectedly took the girls out for an adventure on Saturday afternoon so we went into full-on work-as-fast-as-you-can-without-distraction-mode. Telfer frantically hung up pictures and I finished up a bunch of little things. The picture above is of Cate and Jane’s closet. Yes, we put their little toddler beds in the closet. We had the room taken down to the studs this summer and insulated and new walls and ceiling put in. Telfer put down a new floor and painted it as well. So it’s not JUST a closet. Jane is still sleeping in a crib in the main part of the room for now but we are hyping up the toddler bed.
This is the view from the top of the stairs. Everything is basically from Ikea but we love Ikea so. Such a comfortable place for us to read to the girls. We don’t all fit in the chair in their room anymore.
And a close-up. The lights on top of the bookcases are a nice touch. For anyone who is interested, the top sections of the bookcases are fiction, arranged alphabetically and wrapped around the shelves instead of up-and-down (not sure if that makes sense). Non-fiction is on the bottom shelves. The bookshelves below are mostly children’s books.
built-in, a photo by telfandrea on Flickr.
While we were at the beach in August, we had this built to replace the very low bookshelf and railing at the top of the stairs. It was seriously not safe at all. My girls are not climbers but it could have been a situation. This looks a lot better, holds many, many more books and is much safer. My dad will sleep better at night.
And finally, this is a new picture wall. Seriously, we bought three frames and three prints – the Fairy Tale ones on the bottom – Mary Poppins – Rapunzel – The Princess and the Pea. We pretty much had everything else. We reused a lot of frames and finally framed a bunch of things we had lurking about. We had a couple of bookcases against this wall and so we are enjoying a clear pathway between the bedrooms and the bathroom to the downstairs.
I ran upstairs to take a couple of pictures of the new bookcases tonight and I found Miss Cate sleeping on the sofa. So cute. Telfer will scoop her up and put her in her own bed here in a bit.