Monday, October 13, 2008

Why I Didn't Do This Sooner




















After the tornado the other night, I couldn't take the toys anymore and had to get down to business on the porch. I had been meaning to make it a playroom for a while now. This weekend I filled in the cracks in the mortar, while I didn't do a professional job, it works for now. I plan on placing some wainscoting or bead board underneath the windows when I get another infusion of cash, which might be awhile. I laid carpet tiles down after ripping up the nasty tiles that were down. This in itself must have been a huge improvement since The Boy though we did a huge amount of work when all it was was carpet. We have one half as a quasi tv space. and the other half her kitchen and table. The rest of the stuff is thrown in right now. I need to get a lamp, some curtains and some shelving to put all of her stuff away. I am a bad, spoiling mom. I cannot believe the stuff she has amassed in 2 years. Peanut Butter seems to love the space. It was the first thing she ran to after we got home from daycare. I seemed to make the mistake in J's eyes to give her chalk for her easle. I
figure of most things chalk has to be the easiest to clean up. J has been going nuts every time she writes on something out there and I just take a wet cloth and poof it is gone. I don't know what his deal is, it is not like it is crayon that is not coming off. Brick is pretty close to blackboard so the chalk comes off pretty easy. It is just nice to have most of our living room back and not stepping on a hundred blocks to walk through it.

6 comments:

Kristi said...

Looks great- so clean and organized!

Kathryn said...

Yay for extra living space! :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Yeah PB! I like to try to section off little reading areas for my kids-- you know, big cushy pillows and lots of stretching space, but it always gets eaten by toys.

Trannyhead said...

I really think playrooms are a must. Especially after living here at my parents' house where they act like toys are THE WORST THING EVER. I mean - it's not like there's anywhere else for me to put them, so they end up in the living room. Anyway - I approve wholeheartedly!

Julie said...

I like it!!
We have 3 bedrooms in this house and the 3rd room was supposed to be a spare/quest room and eventually, hopefully a baby's room. But Emily has taken that room over too. What if I do get pregnant will she let her sibling have the room?? Interesting??

Poltzie said...

Looks great, I wish I had an extra space like that!