What is wilson silverleaf? We're organitarians; it's best for our bodies and the planet. We cloth diapered Nina for the same reason. We drive a hybrid car & wish we could afford solar panels on our house. I'm a strong advocate for homebirth, full-time mom, & also a movie junkie. We don't have a tv though; we watch dvds on our computer. We love contradancing. I garden & knit; Larry's a puzzle lover & plays fantasy football.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

nina's room...finally!

Nina loves to do arts & crafts, and I love for her to have all the supplies and tools she needs.  Unfortunately, arts & crafts can be super messy and neither Nina nor I are the tidiest people around.  So once I gave her free access to all her supplies her room started to be perpetually knee deep in paper, crayons, etc.  I was at my wits' end because it's not fun or good for the floor to have people skidding across said floor on a piece of a crayon.  Something needed to give but I couldn't figure out a way to make her room bigger.  And then I looked up.  She's a very short person and that means that the space that's 4 feet from the floor to the ceiling was fair game.  I hunted up a bunk bed on Craig's List, put a sheet of plywood on the top (twin size) and moved all of the craft stuff up there (after a quick trip to IKEA for organizational furniture).  Her room has stayed much neater since.  Though not completely neat, which is why it has taken me so long to write about it.  I wanted to wait until the whole thing looked good, which required me to have some free time where she wasn't there to interfere.

Oh, and don't forget to oooh and aaaah over the stairs/bookshelf that Larry made in his woodworking class (the bunk bed didn't come with a ladder).

Also? I think I could open a bead shop with all the beads I vacuumed up off of her floor.

1 comment:

knrush said...

Looks fabulous! She is going to love it!! One day i'll steal some of your ideas for our place.