Entries in rooms (27)
Choosing a paint color is my least favorite DIY job. I LOVE repainting a space and watching it transform, but the process to choosing that perfect color is not fun. I am picky about colors and undertones, the way they change throughout the day and play off the furnishings. For example this is my son's room now with a (what I thought was neutral) gray that turned out to look pretty much blue. I don't mind blue, but I didn't really want that blue and looking through all the color choices at once was a bit overwhelming.
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Finding just the right storage for our LEGO bricks (as you know) has been a never ending process. We have them stored nicely in drawer/bins right now but the biggest complaint is that the boys have to dump them out to find what they are looking for so there is always a supply of LEGO bricks all over the floor. I've seen Swoop bags before and was SO excited to get our first bag to try out.
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I feel like there is always something new and inspirational that I find in each new room makeover that's posted online. I love that we have such easy access to quick inspiration (instead of waiting for new magazines to come out).
Love everything in this room from La La Lovely
Love this DIY recycling center for kids - a great space for them to use their imagination from Handmade Charlotte
I think we can all agree we need one of these somewhere in the house - from Mmm Crafts
Lots of DIY ideas in this tween boy room at Shift Ctrl Art
Love all the energy burning ideas in this playroom at Fun at Home with Kids
We have LEGO bricks out the ears over here. The minifigs are by far the favorites and most used. We have some in our shadow box display but I wanted something a little different. I saw this image on flickr a few years ago and then I posted about this great display Jaime made back in 2011. I chose to make a smaller version to try out for the first time.
I used the IKEA RIBBA frame in a 9x11 (the one matted for an 8x10 or 5x7 with a mat). I like this one because it has some depth to it but I'm sure any picture frame would work. I left the glass in and just placed a piece of white paper as the background. You could do any image you wanted in the back!
Now this is where some people might differ from myself. I am an "eye" it kind of person. No measuring was done here so if you are a perfectionist (or are doing more than 2 rows) you'll want a ruler or something to measure distance to make sure these are spaced evenly.
I used 2x2 white bricks that we had picked up from the bick-a-brick section of our LEGO store just for this reason (so I wouldn't get in trouble for using bricks that belonged to a set). I went ahead and put some minifigs on the bricks so that I could place them with enough room. For your reference they are about 1/34" from the bottom of one to the top of another (not counting the studs) 2" should give you plenty of room for normal minifigs. I wanted 6 to fit on this small frame so I spaced them accordingly.
Then you hot glue the bricks directly to the glass/plexiglass. I like doing this because I can still remove the bricks later if wanted/needed. I haven't tried it after a long period of time but within an hour they were still removable.
That's it! Obviously a larger frame would take more time, but this small one was quick and easy and a big hit. The boys both loved it and want more in their room. We can mix and match along with our shadow box display!
Star Wars poster from Design Attractor
I have seen some awesome rooms lately and figured if I am loving the inspiration then you probably will too! I have to say I'm really struggling with my boys' smaller rooms so I can use all the ideas I can get.
I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar has some awesome display and LEGO organization ideas
There are so many fun ideas and details in this room by Nellie Bellie (love the lights!)
I really, really love this pipe shelf unit from House Inhabit
Handmade Charlotte created the perfect art station for under $50
I have to figure out something for them! I think first we need to work on a bed with storage like this one from Pink Toes & Power Tools
Can I tell you all a "secret" about myself? I am not an organized person. I LOVE organization, but I am definitely not an organized person so I can use all the help I can get!
You may have pinned a post from my friends over at Modern Parents Messy Kids POYEL series this last year (Project organize your entire life) a LOT of people did (over 400,000) and rightly so! I am so excited to delve into their new ebook/Kindle book!
Here's a bit more info on what's in the book:
- Step-by-Step action plans for conquering some of the biggest obstacles to living the simplified life you’re yearning for: decluttering, cleaning, organizing, meal planning and more.
- Customizable strategies for it all. We’re of the belief that one size does NOT fit all. Which is why the quick start guide is full of resources for a variety of lifestyles, schedules, and personalities.
- A built-in support network. Yeah, we know, a support system for organizing? Sounds a little over the top – but you’d be surprised how motivating a facebook group of over 3,500 fellow simplifiers can be.
- No unattainable goals, only real-life expectations. If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that simplifying and organizing is a journey, not a destination. So we’ve set up our quick start guide accordingly. By offering lots of different strategies for tackling a problem, we’re arming you with the tools you need to be successful when life changes on you.
I am excited to start reading/studying my copy! You can get one for only $6.99 if you need help like me ;) Other versions will be out shortly.
I think my favorite post from that series is the toddler creativity center
I'm still working (ok trying to get back to working) on organization that works well for the boys' rooms. If you're in the same boat as me here are some more posts I've found inspiring
Organize and Decorate Everything has TONS of great ideas for room organization
I love the idea of a peg board to store lots of things! from Just Between Friends
Who else has organization on the brain?!
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I haven't shared any room inspiration for a while and I am in desperate need for some! If you're like me and trying to organize/finish up/re-decorate rooms before the holidays here is some inspiration for you!
from The Selby
from Traveling Mama
from design sponge
I feel like there is no room in my boys' new rooms to fit a desk but everytime I see one I want to make room from Fantastic Frank
from Weekday Carnival
If you'd like a dose of reality check out our "Real Blogger Kids Rooms" post.