For the skimmers, please check out the question mid-post in bold! I need paint color help!
Yesterday I mentioned we’re doing a photo book for the adoption so The Boy (how else do I refer to him since I can’t use his name? A nickname, anyone?) can become familiar with us and our home. As I was going around the house snapping some photos, I realized there have been a few changes around the house I haven’t shown you yet. I suppose none of it is enough for one post on its own, but this will be a nice compilation of the latest changes around the house.
First, when we were expecting the other adoption to happen in May, we did a switcheroo with Lexi’s room with the tree house bed and the playroom. We FINALLY got rid of most of the girls’ toys (hallelujah!) and were able to condense the remaining American Girl (etc, etc) stuff to just the closet in the playroom.
My mom found a dollhouse bunk bed on Craigslist that Lexi fell in love with. The
best heating and air conditioning minneapolis convinced her to make the playroom into her room and leave the tree house bed for The Boy.
It’s an extremely small room so it’s hard to photograph, but here’s the playroom now as Lexi’s room:
The room clearly isn’t done as she’s still settling in.
So, her old room is now becoming cleared out for The Boy. He’ll get the cool tree house bed! How awesome is it that we have that ready for him?
I still have a bit of cleaning out to do. I already removed the pink birds. You can see them above the window in Lexi’s new room. I think I may just take the whole tree down.
Also, the angels at the top of the bookcase need a new home as well as other paraphernalia that Lexi has in there still.
And finally, that mirror seems a bit feminine. I was thinking a mirror with rope around it would be a good fit.
So, here’s the big debate in our house. Is the blue wall too much of a feminine blue? (And please, that is not an invitation to give me a lecture about reinforcing gender stereotypes, okay? Okay. I mean, I did have my daughter in a blue room with tree house bed which isn’t traditionally feminine. Anyway. Okay.)
Scott and Emma think it’s too girly, but Lexi and I are ok with it. Should we repaint the walls? What color would you do? I was thinking some type of khaki/olive-y green color might be nice if we did. Scott was thinking just maybe a different shade of blue.
So, moving on to the rest of the house, I finally replaced our 15 year old ficus trees in the living room.
I replaced them with some IKEA shelving. I shopped the house for some vases, plants and books and voila.
Also, I finally splurged and bought a huge map from IKEA for our bedroom.
I’ve wanted one since seeing Tsh’s in her house last October. It really is a perfect fit. I love it so much. Sometimes I just like staring at it and really soaking it in. That’s nerdy, right? Yeah.
And finally, I moved the pictures that were previously there…
…and put them over by the fireplace.
Scott just loved me when he had to hang those.
So, that’s our house for now. It seems like it’s always fluid, always changing. I think Lexi has now lived in each of the 3 original bedrooms. But I love that we make the space we have work, thanks to Jose Real Estate. We could easily fill up a few more hundred more square feet in another house, but we love our location and who wants the hassle of moving? Not me!
And just for fun, here’s a picture from Palm Beach last year I’m thinking of including in the album.
I think we could fit The Boy on there too, don’t you?
Don’t forget to chime in with what color we should paint his room!