This bedroom project is moving along quickly!
(drastically cropped to show the pretty parts...)
But the reality is that the headboards and bedding are still under construction. NOT PRETTY...look away now.
I have to admit that once I decided to combine my girls' bedrooms into one shared space, I immediately saw a to-do list a from here to downtown Fargo unroll before my eyes.
*pop open a bottle of red, please*
But this room-combining effort has played perfectly into my "three weeks until school starts so let's sort through all of your stuff and get rid of a ton of crap" initiative that I take on each year before the new school year begins.
We cleaned out both closets, both dressers, multiple nightstands, and baskets and trays too numerous to count, that were filled with the stuff that accumulates (and multiplies) in little girl rooms: papers, chap stick, pencils-pens-markers, pictures, scraps, stickers, tiny erasers shaped like kittens and unicorns, and hair things...SO MANY HAIR THINGS! My girls are good about letting things go, because they like the way their room feels when it is clean and organized.
The things they don't want to give up were put into the memory bin, which is fun to look through each year. Natalie had a pile of notebooks and papers neatly placed on the top shelf of her closet, and when I asked her to go through it, she told me she can't, because the last time she did it made her cry. She is so much like me...too sentimental for her own good. That pile went into the memory bin. She will be able to go through it someday.
We also use this sorting session as a time to make a list of clothing needed for back-to-school shopping. Natalie tries on old jeans to see what still fits, and what needs to be passed down to Ella.
Today the headboards will be finished and hung. The curtains and bedding will be worked on, maybe not finished, but progress is being made and the girls seem to like their new arrangement.
And did I mention that we started the backsplash project in the kitchen?
It's been busy around here.
More on that next time...