If you missed the announcement on social media, here it is again, in all its camera-phone glory.
Everyone is SUPER excited about another baby. The kids watched Cheaper by the Dozen the other day and then announced that we need to have 5 more kids. Uuhhhhh… I’ll have to think about that one. This feels completely normal to me and like I’m fulfilling my destiny by having a big family…but every once in a while I catch a mental glimpse of myself from other people’s perspectives and it’s kinda scary. No wonder I get googly-eyed stares when we go anywhere.
We are so weird! hehe
After seriously YEARS of having little to no motivation to do things around the house (I blame having twins), I woke up the other day with this burning desire to finish all the little nagging things that whisper at me every time I see them: missing closet doors, unpainted bathrooms, crappy towels, etc.
The first room to feel my wrath has been the girls’ room. It was adorable in pink, black and white damask for Juliet’s nursery, and then in bright pinks, greens and turquoise for the twins but I haven’t really done anything to it since all three girls moved in together after Finn was born.
What stays: a set of white bunk beds, this lavender/blue bedding and white and lavender desk that my mom gave us. I also have a child-sized rocking chair given to me for my first birthday (dumpster dived for back in 1981, no less) that I’m contemplating painting turquoise as well.
I found this fabulous vintage dresser on craigslist (along with another amazing vintage campaign dresser for the boys’ room! One of these days I’ll get around to finishing and sharing their room too) within 5 minutes of searching so I decided it must be fate. It’s much smaller than their previous dresser but I consider that a good thing. Major clothes purge needed around here.
You can see my paint swatches in the corner…I ended up going with a lighter version of that dark taupe. Although now that it’s done, it almost looks like a lighter shade of the nasty beige that’s on it here. Ugh. Whatever, I’m SO not painting again.
Some of the inspiration I’ve found lately is just to die for. Here’s hoping I can put stuff together with minimal expense and make it look as cute as some of these rooms! Check out my Pinterest board for it here.
This last one is probably my favorite of them all (or the land of nod room…can’t decide!) I was going for this taupe-y/gray on the walls and don’t think I got it, but regardless, it’s a fabulous room! You have to see the other pictures…follow the link underneath.
My only caveat is that I need a spot of black or something to ground the frou-frou colors. I love matchy-matchy rooms but the BEST designs always have some contrast to them. I’m thinking about adding this rug!
You really can’t go wrong with black and white striped anything, amiright?