So, because I couldn't leave well enough alone, I rearranged Emerson & Atticus' room on a whim the other day. They share a room that is teeny tiny, and has no closet. Fun times! It drives me cuh-razy to walk past their room because it seemed so dark & cluttered.
Before I get to those pics, I want to show you guys something I made for their newly rearranged room:
This is a canvas (I actually found one at the thrift store for $3) covered in old book paper (a mixture of children's etiquette and a Mary Poppins book). I then handcut each letter out of the "On Holiday" line from Girls' Paperie. I was going to use my Silhouette machine, but then I thought that a handcut, uneven, haphazard look would go along with the whimsical feel I was trying to create. I really like this line because it is fairly masculine, but it has a few, tiny touches of pink in it which is the perfect balance for a shared boy's and girl's room.
Each letter is matted on kraft cardstock to give a cohesive touch to the whole thing.
And here are the pics of the room. Before:
(Just keeping it real. I could have made their beds and made it look perfect, but come on. We know it doesn't look like that most of the time!)
I discovered that putting all their stuffed animals in a basket on top of their shelf, rather than just sitting on the top of the shelf, helped them look a lot neater. I also really dig those gigantic Itso canvas bins from Target. They are very sturdy and great for the kiddos to throw all their junk in.
I also removed a small school desk and two toy bins from their room. They have yet to notice that they are even missing. It makes a world of a difference! Because there is no closet in this room (old home), the dresser tucks neatly behind the door and we hung a shelf a while back that doubles as a place for their hanging clothes. And yes, it's bugging me that it's all messy looking. But it's ten thousand times better than it did look. Hooray!