Another room in our house becomes boring beige, but I am so excited! So much better than just white! (We only have one more white room in our house – yay! When we bought the house my mom and I spent painstaking hours removing layers and layers of wallpaper – evil stuff – and painted everything white…or beige! LOL!)
Our playroom is becoming a playroom/nursery as we get ready for baby #4. We seriously downsized toys – and let me tell you what a great feeling!! Painted the walls beige (of course). Made new curtains and valances and wallah – a complete transformation!
Every wall in this room has a closet, door, or window so there isn’t much open wall space. I am not totally loving the arrangement, but it is so much better than before…and seriously our only option! (and do you totally love our “retro” carpet…ah, maybe some day we will change all the ugly carpet…but it works for now! And seriously…does orange, brown, and green ever really go out of style??!! LOL…yes, yes it does!)
My dad made the older two girls armoires and they are much too heavy and large to move up the stairs so they reside in the playroom. Heck, they are difficult to move across the room. Good thing my hubby has big muscles!
I still had the curtains up that came with the room so this was a drastic change! I am totally addicted to valances – in other rooms of our house we have valances with shades but no curtains and I love them. So we decided valances with curtains in this room and WOW what a difference! My very talented hubby made the valances and I covered them with batting and fabric so he could hang them. A new ironing board and a zillion yards of fabric later I totally love the new curtains! I would advise not being intimidated by making curtains – they are really so easy! I tried to stay away from stripes, actually thought I had, because I didn’t want to have to mess with lining them all up…well, guess what…my dot like shapes were actually in striped lines…duh! Although, I have to say it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be to make sure they were lined up! If I can do it, you can for sure do it! ;)
So, baby #4 has a place to stay when she comes home from the hospital…well, as soon as we get a crib up that is!
And yikes, if it’s not a girl – we have a lot of non-boy window treatments to redo!
Have a great day!
(We don’t know if we make valances right or wrong, we just made it up…before the days of pinterest!! But…if you would like to know how we do it I would love to tell you…just let me know…with pinterest these days I wasn’t for sure if you needed my input!) :)