June 1st, 2011
We're still working little by little on the kids' room. The paint is on and the crib is up! Three kids in a room! Ooff! Here is the before post if you forgot what it looked like (because it was so long ago) and a during. That big board up on the wall isn't minimalist art, though with my moody, out of focus shot it does look like it. I'm going to paint a map of our neighborhood on it and I would love your thoughts. I've got an overhead projector that I can use to trace a map, but I'm stuck on colors. We live by some lakes and parks, so there will be shades of green and blue. But what about the streets? I was thinking white, but is that too much white in the room? Or I could do the blocks white and leave the streets the color of the board. I still don't know what to do about marking the places--kid drawings? Polaroids? stickers? Remember I was a philosophy major not an art major. I need your help!
Under the crib I've got it covered. A few casters and wheels on some old boxes and blazzam! Storage! There is finally a place to put puzzles and linens. The wheels look cool, but I'm holding my breath with two boys in the house. Isn't that bear creek crate bomb? I was at the expensive thrift store (ha!) and it was only $1.50. Score!
I think I might make a bumper out of that black and white ikea bunting fabric. The baby isn't so much a baby anymore, so the bumper won't be to protect his little head. It will block his view of the other kids so he can actually fall asleep. Well, that is the theory anyway...