Friday, May 29, 2009

Show us where you live- Kid's Rooms

Hello and thanks for stopping by. If this is your first time visiting please look around. If you have been here before thanks for stopping by again!! This week Mrs. Kelly from Kelly's Korner is hosting "Show us your home" This week it is Children's Room and Nurseries. I am a blessed mommy with a 4 year old daughter and a 16 mo son, so I have two rooms to show.

If you know me or follow my blog you know I am "thrifty" and believe hand-me-downs are some of the best gifts of all!! I love items in a home that have a story. My kids' rooms seem to amplify that.

Here are my kids rooms.

Son's room. When you walk in the door. If there was a theme it would be animals in general. The curtains are from Pottery Barn that my mom found at a Second Chance store. The book shelve behind the bed is from my Mom's Aunt Minnie. The twin bed is in here waiting for him to change over to a big boy bed.

Looking at his room from the other side. You see the changing table (Craig's List) and crib (only thing I paid retail price for). The wall hanging my grandmother, Mamma II, made me when I was born. I love it!!

This area I seem to love best (it stays neat). Hanging is a sample made by his Grammy. The dresser I painted in 2002. Before I had any kids and it has worked well in both nurseries. I love all of the pictures of my baby when he was tiny!!

Daughter's bedroom. I took this while she was at pre-school because it is the only time it is clean!!

This room is truly a collection of hand-me-downs or give aways. The dresser and night stand are from my childhood. My parents had little money (back in the day) and they bought me brand new Broyhill furniture for my big girl room. It is GREAT furniture and they wanted me to have it for Lawson's room. So we (hubby) painted it and it looks wonderful. It still has the original pulls.

The table and chairs are made by a family friend that were once my cousins and now in our home. Great for tea parties!!

The only thing "new" is the letters and curtains, duvet and sham. All made by me while I was pregnant with her brother. Her daddy did all the painting of furniture and walls (because I was pregnant, hee hee!!)

The big girl bed was from her Grandparents, they were rearranging and needed to get rid of it! Perfect for us! The handcrafted bed in front of her bed her Pops made for dolls for Christmas (so talented). Don't forget the princess shoes by the bed!!

This is the top of the dresser. The sampler was made by Grammy. The beautiful box on her dresser Lawson and I made beautiful together. The flamingo is from my sister's MIL, Paula, the colors worked so well in her room and is something unexpected!!

Sorry the pictures are so dark. It was a rainy day when I took them.

Well, that is it for the tour of my kid's rooms. Thanks for stopping by!!!


morethanthestarsinthesky said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Maridith! Love your children's rooms. So cute! You asked if my boys rooms and their bathroom stay that neat....uh that would be a big NO! I wish haha! The bathroom doesn't get to messy. Thanks for sharing your pics!

Jillian said...

Love all the fun colors!!!

Kelley said...

Both rooms are so cute! I love the colors. I really like the bookcase behind your son's bed. That's really neat. Your daughter's room is fun and colorful.

Night Owl Mama said...

wow so clean nice rooms.