During spring break my husband took the kids out of town and I stayed home!! It was a very relaxing 4 days! I did miss my kids and husband and was happy to see them when they got home. I was able to sleep in and do a little pampering but, I also kept myself busy with my spring cleaning. It was so much easier to do with no kids around.
Thank you daddy for giving momma a break!!
The first project I wanted to tackle was Mr. C's room. I've been wanting to change it up just a little. I like the colors and furniture in the room, but I needed to add something. The hubs said absolutely NO painting!! (I think he didn't want to get stuck finishing it.) So I didn't fight that battle and decided to get it organized and add a few finishing touches.
Here it is before:
An unorganized mess
The first thing I did was go through all of his toys and throw away broken ones. I decided to put some of the toys I hardly ever see him play with in his closet. I want to see if he realizes they are gone. If not, they will get sold or donated. So I organized the toys in into these bins, putting everything into categories. (We got these bins from pottery barn kids a few years ago, and I love them!)
Then I went through all the books getting rid of any torn up books they don't really read anymore. After all the digging out of the room, I ended up with a whole trash bag of stuff!
Isn't that horse so cute! That was my husbands when he was little.
Last year I got these pictures from A Vintage Poster. I love the colors, the animals and the designs. I've just never done anything with them until now.I took down the single picture of the boy on the pedal tractor, used some old wrapping paper and made templates of the 4 posters I was going to use, bought frames from hobby lobby for $3 each, put command picture hanging strips on the back, and hung them above the bed. I think they look great above the bed, it's the first thing you see when you walk into his room, and when he got home, he LOVED it!
I bought some letters from Michaels, traced my letters onto the back of some scrapbook paper I already had, in the same color scheme of the new pictures, and mod podge the paper onto the letters.
I decided to hang them above these two vehicle pictures that were already in the room.
Even though I couldn't paint, I think all the color in the room makes it fun and playful. Everything has a place and is easily accessible for my little ones to get to and even to help clean up at the end of the day.