| ||Click HERE for how the little white room began. . .|
And here is what it has evolved into since:
I white washed the walls. I did it over a two week period, a little at a time. Sounds crazy, I know. But once finished I was so glad I did it. I would like to do the ceiling as well, but can't seem to work that project in right now
I wanted to modernize the room somewhat, at the same time leave the softness and the feminine feel - thus I chose the straight line black frames with crisp large mattes. I added black here and there around the room to my soft patterns and textured white fabrics.
Our little homemade pillows~
Outside the girls' little room is still the dark walls and plywood floor - look under "decorationsonabudget" in my tags if you missed the part about us living in a house that's actually not really a house I hope to post the living area and boys' room one of these days - but it's taking much longer to come up with creative solutions for these very long and narrow spaces.
A more recent project is the window Robert put in the living area where there was NO natural light. He took the glass out of a large french door, a door he took and out and replaced for a client, and turned the thick glass sideways and after work one night he and the boys cut out a large hole in the side of the "house" and put it in as a window. . .and now there is LIGHT.
Here under the window is a mail divider that came out of an old bank that was shutting down - I put natural color photo boxes that I found on sale last month for .99 cents in the slots. The boxes hold shells, rocks, and other nature finds (but no live things aloud!) that the boys like to look at and collect. One side of the divider holds family photo albums for the children to look at.
A new addition to my kitchen is a frame like the ones in the girls' room - a very inexpensive frame with a matte insert.
The other addition are these well used lockers. Not as attractive as my homemade chalk board but just very practical right now. The chalk board is moving into the long narrow living area.
Any ideas on what to do with a living area that is only about 12 - 13 feet wide but about as long as half a football field? I continue to brainstorm for better ideas than I've presently worked it. Hope to post on that soon because it's one of the most interesting "living room" areas probably in town.
(here it is after the office dividers were taken down and we were moving in. The window Robert put in is where the little window unit use to be. This is what I have to work with, and since it's a rental, I am limited of course to what I can change or do, or even would want to put the time into. But that's the fun of it: the challenge of working with ugly spaces on a shoe string budget! )
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