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A non-Katrina post

I thought I would update since we have had a few things going on outside of the hurricane.

The big thing is that we redid some things for the boys. My mom and I went to IKEA and for just $150, they got some things they sorely needed. The first thing was a real computer desk. They had a lego table, really low to the ground, that their monitor and mouse were sitting on. It was so much weight the table was bowed in the middle, and the only way to sit in front of it was on a kids chair with your knees bumping the table. IKEA had a nice little computer desk cheap that was the same white birch as the rest of their bedroom furniture. Once they get older, it could move into their room. Michael is so proud to have a computer 'just like daddy's' now!

They currently sleep in a small room which was considered a 'study' when we moved in. It made a great nursery, but as they have grown it is really small. We had bought them two cheap twin beds, and one day daddy jumped on one of them and busted the foundation. So, Matthew's bed sloped in towards the middle. IKEA has some low bunk beds for $99 made of pine (doesn't look bad with the white birch), so we got those, set them up yesterday and put their current mattresses on there. We're going to toss the broken $29 'box foundations'. Since we were afraid that they would try to reach the ceiling fan, we replaced it with a flush light fixture. The final touch was a cheap bookshelf, also white birch, for all of their books that are spread throughout the house. I swear these kids have almost as many books as we do!

With no further ado,


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Sep. 4th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
Boy their room is clean! :)

I love the bunk beds. We still don't know what Mason's bed will be once he grows out of his crib.
Sep. 4th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
It only looks clean for the moment in time :) I had to remove everythinf from the walls because we were moving the furniture around, and I had to pick up and vacuum because we didn't want sawdust on everything (I had to sand the bed a bit). The pictures document probably the cleanest their room has been since they became mobile.
Sep. 4th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, cool! We just redid the twins' room from IKEA as well. Didin't dare to get the bunk bed (we thought about it) because of their ages just yet. Maybe in two years we will!
Sep. 4th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
very kewl. will you make this room available to "gramps" when he comes to town? or is this strictly for The Boys' use?
Sep. 5th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
Granddad will get the guest room upstairs. It's the little used room in our house - queen sized bed, full dresser, all kinds of things. I think we can trust granddad to not mess with the home theater, which is the only reason the BOYS aren't upstairs yet :)
Sep. 5th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
Their room looks great!

I picked up a printed Disney Princess panel for a dollar and change at Hancock Fabrics today to make a quilted wall hanging for Laurel's room. Her walls seem so bare to me.
Sep. 5th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
Who knew today was like 'National Everybody and Their Sister Sew Day'???!!!?!!?!?!

I went to Joanne's to get some materials to make actual curtains to hang from the bars of the upper bunk, creating a 'tent' of the bottom bunk. Everyone in creation must have decided to sew today. I found a great fabric (Navy background with small gold stars and silver glitter throughout), and picked up a number. 81. What number were they on? 48. *sigh* It only took us about a half hour to find the supplies we needed, but it took about an hour to get the cut we needed.

Maybe tonight I'll figure out how I want to fasten it. I got some pearl-backed snaps, but I also picked up some blue velcro and fabric glue (no-sew stuff). I think the snaps will be sturdier, but the velcro might be easier for the kids. We'll see what I end up with.
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