Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Organizing, Preparing, Renewing---

And that must mean we are almost ready. Ready for a new school year. We have been busy organizing areas of the house in preparation for the changes ahead. Today we tackled the craft/homework center in the cabinet in our kitchen. Things are now labeled and ready for use. The girls and I even got together and had a little inservice on WHERE THINGS GO!!!

Next we moved on to labeling all of the many school supplies that the girls need for school and for their teachers. Then we packed it all up and hung the bags on their proper hooks in the hallway. We also put the lunch bags and drink containers out to admire them.

Over the past couple of months we have been busy working on some projects. The first one was the bike that my sister-in-law and mother-in-law gave me when we were in VB. We brought it home and John diligently sanded it, primed it, spray painted it watermelon pink, and then sprayed the sealer on it. When it was done, I loved it!!! He did such a fabulous job on it and I am so happy that for $20 I got the perfect beach cruiser in the perfect color.

Another project was a new daybed for Lily's room. I bought the bed on Craigslist for $60. I forgot to take a before photo, but it looked something like this, but in much worse condition:

So, I got to work on sanding it and then began spray painting it Ocean Breeze Blue. John had to help me out a bit, but I felt pretty good about it all when it was finished. I also spray painted the gold accent pieces a silvery color. Here it is in Lily's room:

Once this change was accomplished it meant moving Lily's full size bed out of her room and then into Shelly's room. Putting this bed in Shelly's room meant that I could pull out the quilt that my mom made for the bed when Lily was little and have it back on display. Here's a view of Shelly's new bed in her room:

So, as all of the summer fun is coming to an end, we are eagerly preparing for changes and new phases in our lives. We are excited for what's ahead.


  1. Love how your projects turned out, Karol!!!! Great job!

  2. Everything looks wonderful, Karol! I'm so glad you can use the quilt your mom made again. It looks perfect in Shelly's room. I am loving the day bed. Great job! :)