Thursday, June 3, 2010

Project: wall

These are some pictures of our front room before I decided to reduce the size of the front room. The picture on the top left was a picture taken in April 2008 so the furniture arangment has been changed a few times. Plus we have a lot more furniture and no more wicker in the house. This room as you can see is pretty big. It was about 26'x15' (very long) and it felt like a waste of space. The only time we used the front room is when visiting teachers came to visit, music time, and for kids to sleep in during nap time. However, I felt like the rest of the house was way too crowded...
So I decided to add a wall in the front room and create two seperate areas.

The first area is the sitting area for when visiting teachers come to visit that measures about 11'x15', and the second area is... where the new play room is that measures about 15'x15'. The nice thing about this addition is that we can take it down someday and have our big front room back when we want to and when we have more space with the basement.

We built shelving space for all of the toys and the kids have loved it! Lincoln especially loves it cause he can see most of the toys. The first day we had it like this he was getting out all of the toys to play with them. He does very well at cleaning up after himself lately though. With all of this new toy space it clears up the space in the closest that used to have the toys in it.
The pictures below shows the old toy room.

This is now what used to be the play room. It is now the "quiet" room and Lincoln's future bedroom. We will eventually put the beds together and make a bunk bed to make more floor space.

Below is Lincoln's bedroom before and below to the right is Lincoln's "new" bedroom and the baby's future bedroom.