Happy Tuesday!!! Holy moly the last two weeks have flown by! Well, I quite possibly rocked and bounced them away. If you are wondering where I have been with my home posts lately, let me just say that I have been spending a good part of my weeks knocking on my sister’s door for cuddle time with my new baby niece. Well maybe more letting myself in than actually knocking. I am OBSESSED. Addie always calls me the baby stealer. I am good and done and happy but I sure do LOOOVE to hold everyone else’s babies!
So you know when something drives you so crazy that one day you are just OVER IT? Like life please move aside while I focus on this thing over here that’s driving me crazy?!? Well as trivial as it may sound, that is EXACTLY how I felt last week about the upstairs of our home. It has become one big dump zone. Legos and art supplies and stuffed animals and AGH!!! When we moved into OHW, we donated soooo much and had narrowed down our toy stash to what each girl loves most. I hate clutter like something crazy so each girl chose two “toy categories” they loved and most everything else we gave away. For Addie it was Legos and art/craft/sewing supplies. For Winnie it was play food and dolls/stuffed animals. And of course we kept all of their books. I had really watched them play the several months prior to moving and saw that besides those “categories”, everything else just got drug out of baskets and left on the floor. The best part? The girls have not asked for one single thing that we gave away since moving! Not even once!
So yes, we decluttered mega but given that everything Addie loves is so small and “abundant”, it all can make a serious mess. I would swear that she owns 200 colored pencils and 300 gel pens! And given that you have to walk through the girl’s art room to get into Addison’s bedroom, it’s a mess that I could no longer ignore. SO I partnered with one of my faves, World Market, to make our small space not only beautiful but also organized and functional! My goal was to create a cute, whimsical space that encourages their creativity and also holds all of their art and craft supplies! A space they can sit and work on homework, color, paint or even sew. Apparently a creative mommy makes creative kiddos because my girls LOOOVE to create!
World Market has the BIGGEST selection of everything from color trends to decor and pillows! I love that I can shop in store or online and find soooo many cute things! With their selection always changing, I love to pop in often to see what’s new!
Let’s first take a peek at this space BEFORE! Oh and FYI, this room reveal may be a bit backwards. Today I am sharing the full organization and decor reveal and next week I will be sharing details on these super cute desks and chairs! I know y’all will ask so stay tuned on that! Oh and also don’t forget that this was originally meant to be a master suite media room which you can see below. You can see Addison’s bedroom in the background with the staircase that we removed to make the space into a bedroom…
And then post-construction… (Read More About That HERE)
And then post-wallpaper mural… (Read More About That HERE)
The desks obviously helped with storage but we needed a wee bit more. A place to throw markers and crayons and paper and everything in between. I fell in love with this cute little five-drawer rolling cart and it was the perfect fit for the space between the desks. Being organized is my love language so writing what goes in each drawer made me a little too happy ;-). Then I saw these fun desk organizers that have a little boho vibe that I love! Perfect for each girl to stash their pencils and pens or in Winnie’s case… her shopkins and bracelets. LOL. I honestly wasn’t even planning on getting a rug AND I usually don’t even like animal hide style rugs but I loved this faux gold printed cowhide rug! And finally, a kid’s space isn’t complete without a toy basket. This large macrame seagrass tote is the perfect size to stash Winnie’s stuffed animals and dolls!
Now here’s a peek at their Art / Craft / Homework Room TODAY!
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XOXO, Brittany Hayes