Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Great Room Swap

We called it the "Great Room Swap."

It involved paint, moving furniture, new/used bedspreads, swapping closets and each kid moving to a different bedroom than they'd had before.

It was slightly daunting and also exciting.

Exciting because the end result meant we were ready for one more. Daunting because it would be a b-u-t-t load of work.

And work we did, for four days straight. We recruited help (thanks mom!) and the end result was something we were all pleased with.

Room #1: Originally shared by the three boys. We thought four boys would be a little much. Besides, it was time for the girls to share, but since the girls would be using twin beds, we decided they would be getting the bigger room. Out go the boys...



(good bye little airplanes painted with love)

In come the girls...




Room #2: Mya's room. When she moved out...



The twins moved in...




And that leaves us with Suhn's room, the easiest room change because we didn't have to paint!

Out goes Suhn...



Here comes Sean, AND very, VERY soon, Zak!



One huge task off my to-do list. 

And five happy kids who have spent a LOT more time in their rooms this past week (of their own free will).

That is what I call a win-win.

2 comments:

Cindy said...

What a sweet post. I feel like I just did the same thing over the past year (switching all bedrooms) only I am making it fit our 'almost empty nest' but our house still has to be adaptable for a larger-than-I-raised family on a moment's notice. Life is wonderful when it is full of family.

Kirk and Keri Plattner said...

Looks great! Like extreme home makeover:)