Friday, November 4, 2011

Some Boys' Room Touches--ADHD

I think I have ADHD--which in this case, stands for Attention Deficit Home improvement Disorder.  I flit from project to project and room to room.  I envy the methodical people who can just do one room at a time until it is all done.

So right now, I'm bidding out on remodeling our master bathroom, bidding out on windows and garage doors, looking at hardwood and carpet for upstairs/downstairs, putting together a color scheme for soft furnishings (curtains and pillows) for the living room and trying to de-junkify (what? that's not a word??) my laundry room.  Oh, and doing a fun chalkboard project with the top of our old piano bench.  The bottom finally gave up the ghost, or at least, was about to.  We decided to put it to sleep before someone sat on in and it collapsed beneath them.

Maybe all the years of motherhood have rendered me incapable of concentrating on one thing at a time.  I can't decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing.  For me, it is usually energizing to have my finger in a million pies at a time.

Anyway, I made some progress with the little boys' room this summer that I still love looking at.  I still need to do more in there (buy a bunk bed, paint where the popcorn ceiling removal left scars, figure out something to do with the ugly louvered closet doors and mini blinds in there).  In my random, haphazard fashion, I'm sure I'll get to it eventually.

But until then, check out this cute corner (and ignore the leaning lampshade of Pisa...).

I bought the dresser from a seller at the Second Saturdayz Market in Seattle (again, stoopid misspellings just irk me--har har) in June.  She had refinished it, and I just fell in love with it.  Especially for her price,which was just $150.  Not my usual standard of frugality, but worth it to me to have something cute that I don't have to take two weeks' of Lucy's unpredictable nap times to do myself :).  I am getting to the point that I have more time to do my own things now, though, and it feels grrrrreat!

Anyway, a  few more details on the dresser:

Ah, love it, love it.

As for the stuff on the top of the dresser.  I spruced up the lamp with a sign I bought at the Railway Museum in Swindon, England when we lived there for the summer about 5 years ago.  I am a sucker for graphic, vintage-ish, tin signs.

I tied it to the lamp with an old leather necklace cording that had broken in the middle.

The buckets from Target hold each boy's special collection.  Here are Sawyer's rocks, gathered from walks through the neighborhood.

And one I found in his bed under his pillow.  Little boys just make me smile.

Last but not least, the boys' church ties in an antique egg basket I found at the D.I. in Sandy, Utah for $2. I especially love the bow tie.

Anyway, now back to my regularly scheduled programming of a little here, a little there--slowly making our house into a home.

I'm linking up to: Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Friday  and  Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. Love the dresser and what a great price too!  Thanks for stopping by!  Glad you found the tips helpful!  It's so much cheaper than ASCP!  Let me know if you give a try!  I'd love to feature it!  

  2. I love the baskets under the dresser.You re so creative,and so amazing!!! We miss you!!!! 

  3. I definitely will let you know. I have a few pieces I've been meaning to paint and some great latex sitting around. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  4. Hi Nikki! I love those baskets, too. We put their church shoes and belts in them, plus they look great with those knobs (I'm so humble, I know). I miss you guys, too. I love seeing how your beautiful girls are growing on you blog and Facebook though :).

  5. I am gasping from that goooorgeous colour. It's LOVELY!! What a great find.

    And I know what you mean about buying things that are ready-painted! With young children, time is precious!!


  6. Hi Sarah!

    I knoooow :)! I love that grey, too. It is nice to find that someone else has done something you wish you'd done yourself at a price you can afford to pay. Although I do love doing things myself--I just have to pace myself as my family seems to think that clean socks are a good idea. Crazy, I know :).

    Thanks for stopping by!


  7. Yay!  You got it home! It looks great.  I love the ties in the wire basket idea too.  I wonder if sweaty socks in a basket would look as decorative... hmm....

  8. My boys seem to think that sweaty socks are pretty decorative, as they carefully place them all over their floor :).


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