More progress in the house! It may seem like I must be almost done, but I'm not. I have been saving some of the more expensive, more labor intensive, least fun projects until the end. So it might be awhile before you have another house project update.
But recently I tackled the really long hallway to the kids' bedrooms. The really great thing about our house is that it used to be a really huge house with only two bedrooms and an attic area you could walk into. Fortunately for us, the previous owners thought that was dumb so they converted the attic into two more bedrooms side by side. Which makes for a really long hallway of opportunity.
And I, of course, seized it.
There is like... a wall that is between Olivia and Jackson's doors that I wanted to put up kid related art work. Things that are sentimental to me and remind me that this is a kid zone.
THEN, a few months ago I was just browsing through Etsy and I saw this:
Their shop has a ton of just really lovely stuff and we're close enough to Christmas (shut your pie holes, people- start planning!) that you can start buying now. They make things on demand, ship pretty quickly, and have adorable packaging. You can also like them on Facebook to stay on top of what's coming soon.
We also own a lot of kid books. And I really do mean that. Both kids have quite the stockpile in their rooms but we have the community shelf where they change out their books periodically and this where we pick out our bedtime stories. I used to use these two door cabinet things, but honestly- not every book fit and some books were too big and it just didn't look right. SO, I had Matt build shelves.
So there you have it. It worked out really well and I liked how it looks. I also like how my hallway reminds me of the children's section of the library.