So we came up with this brilliant plan to move all the toys (even the ones in the living room) into the downstairs spare bedroom which up until this point had been assigned as the guest bedroom. Really though, everyone in the family secretly knows it's the worst room to stay in while visiting. It's loud if anyone is over and you are trying to sleep. It's right by the entrance to the door so people are always walking and talking by your room. It's also right beside the garage which can get pretty loud and the laundry room and the guest bathroom (which is also right outside your door (it gets used alot if people are over)...are you beginning to see why it is the worst guest bedroom in the house?
Anyways if any of you know Bruce's parents you'll know how hard it can be to get them to 'CHANGE' something in the house that has been the way it is for YEARS...it took about a month to finally talk them into doing the switch. I took the entire project on as it is only fair, it was our idea. It took about 2 months to finish. I thought it would be a simple task. However the more I got into it, the more I started to realize what I had really gotten myself into.
When it was done Dad and Mom LOVED it (thank goodness) and raved about it. Even though at first it was total hesitation.=) Dad even asked if he wanted me to make anything for the room. UUMMM ya!!
Here are the pics... Before and After. This has literally been my life for a few months!! I'm glad it's done and is being used A LOT.
Laurel (my sister in-law) on her blog and feel in love with it. I think in the end I spent 2-3 dollars on each letter. I had a 5.00 limit per letter. Most came from Michael's and Joann's and even Burlington Coat Factory. Dad made me my Z and Bruce made my B. Because I couldn't find what I wanted for the price I wanted. I had to paint each letter and for some added some scrapbook paper. Other letters I had already and used. Mom made the T and cross stitched the I. I love them both!!
We even tossed all the yellow covers and put in new white covers on everything that needed it. Luckly Bruce was awesome with changing the lighting/plug wires.
My cute baby!! LOVE THAY SWEET GIRL!!