Some news from our room change road test. We nearly managed to rearrange all three new rooms but only Jakob's room is presentable right now. It is a work in progress because we've been pondering on the idea of a forest themed room for a while and I've been even thinking of one of these WOW forest wallpapers like we had back in the 70th or so but that would really have been a bit too much before the move (AND I am not quite sure if I could talk my husband into it...)
So we've been collecting old fruit containers and wine boxes and printer's trays for a while and they keep piling up in our basement to be hung one day in Jakob's room instead of a lot of IKEA shelves. But to be honest: I nearly broke down carrying all this stuff from one room to another during the last two weeks and painting boxes and drilling into walls would have been too much even for me. So we just went with some nailed alternatives (don't you tell my husband the boxes and baskets are just nailed to the wall!!!)
And because I am not a person who easily meets deadlines I forced myself and my luck and strength and invited Jakob's friends over for a housewarming tea. And believe it or not: The room was ready the minute they arrived and I just had to hide nails and hammer behind my back.
We are happy with the results so far and it is a good road test to try it out now and make it better when we will be moving to our new home (whenever that will be)
We neatly arranged his collection of forest critters and books and ephemera.
He got some sweet new nooks to play and work and dream and he never spent so much time in his room before. And the best thing: He is keeping it tidy now! What a change!
And I love to visit him there for a chat or for reading together.
So yes, it is me who wants this permanent change and loves all the playfulness that come with it. And I read that it is necessary to really change the children's rooms every other year to let them grow and not keep them as toddlers or babies all the time. We've been sorting out toys and books and Jakob kept telling me: "I don't need this any more: it is more for babies!". So he feels it and I am on one side proud and sad on the other for the times that passed. But seeing them grow and flourish makes up for all that.
So, after being that sentimental I am off for another Monday night of politically uncorrect Boston Legal on TV and a Single Malt! And having said that now please tell me your secret TV vices and be honest: What are you watching on TV whilst crafting and what is your drink? Normally it is tea and sweets but on Mondays you will find me with bespoke Single Malt and some pistacchios...
See you soon with more rooms to show and some crafty things
Wishing you well and Cheers!