Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Change in Life Brings About a Change in Decorating

A little over a month ago, I wrote a post about Plan B

My eldest son and his family moved to Sacramento, about 2 hours away, due to a wonderful job opportunity. It just about broke my heart to wave goodby to my precious grandbabies, but, at the same time, I was also very happy for them. 

After the move, I looked around the house and realized it was well situated for all my family living in the same town, with lots of space for the grandkids, but not so much for adults to spend the night when they came to visit.

So I set about to rectify the situation.
 I have been rearranging the bedrooms, making sure I can sleep all five of them.

First, I moved Camille's daybed from my craft room into Emmett's room.
 I had to move out a small desk, but I am planning to make space in my garage
workroom for a craft area for the kids, so it went there.

I took all the pink little girl pictures and toys and moved them as well. The green walls work well with the pink, so no repainting necessary!

The pink Jacob's Ladder quilt I made 20 years ago for my daughter when she loved pink (she was 4).

The Sunbonnet Sue quilt at the foot of the bed was made by my grandmother over 40 years ago.

Pillows from the daybed work well here, as do the bunnies and other girlie items, such as:

Beatrix Potter poster

 fairie pictures

straw hat, old baby dress and bunny hook.

On the other, "boy side" of the room,
 I removed the sail canopy above the bed and
pushed the front of the bed up against the wall to match the "girl side".
 The log bed is the top of a bunkbed that my boys slept in many years ago.

 The quilt is a Bear's Paw I made for my oldest son when he was 10.

Other items on the "boy" side of the room include:

A sailboat quilt and oar

a star and sailboat picture that was in my son's nursery

a boat shelf and dress-up toys.

Meanwhile, back in the craft room, I had to make room for two adults
while still keeping my space.

I think I'll save that for another day!

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