http://afullheart.blogspot.com/ posted about the "not back to school" blog hop (http://www.my3boybarians.com/2009/08/not-back-to-school-blog-hop-school-room-week/), and boy was I inspired. I resisted for as long as I could (I think it might have been 2.5 seconds), and decided to bug my poor husband about it. This was Friday night. He was tired and totally blew me off. Turns out even men do not want to go to Lowe's at 9pm to get their wives paint strips. Saturday morning I woke to a text from my husband asking me to guess where he was. Turns out he was at Lowe's, buying paint. ACK! What had I asked for? My husband went and bought PAINT of all things without my input? Still, I loved the surprise. So he came home with an orange that turned out to be pretty dead on for the color of this room I had been salivating over:
and a pink since I had said I could not decide between doing the room in deep pink or the orange.
So we went for it--pink and orange in one room. I thought the orange would be good to showcase more boyish stuff since my boys are surrounded by their 4 sisters and mother all day. The pink would be able to be more girly. What hubby said would have to be my project ended up being his somehow, as I found myself standing in the room watching HIM paint. lol. After he was done, I went to work using stuff we already had. A dresser for the books (each child has their own drawer), fabric tied in knots and strung across one wall to showcase art, shelves we already owned and painted white to pop against the orange. I even got a dresser inside the closet for my fabric and sewing machine so I could sew upstairs and not in our living area. The only thing I bought was some corkboard for letters and verses of the week, and a bean bag for reading (buying another one that looks more boyish when I have the funds).