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Photos Of The Room Before Moving In:
Cora came on the final walk through with us and thought her closet was just about the coolest place in the world, especially for gymnastics moves and push-ups.
Here are some views of her actual room:
I worked hard on Cora's room early on to make it a nice livable space and then I slowed my roll like crazy. There is still plenty left to do. I cannot wait to get some paint up in this house!
Here is the to do list for her room:
Reassemble all furniture
- Hang art above day bed
- Hang floating shelves above dresser
- Hang curtains
- Hang more art in her room
- Maybe paint the back of her tall Ikea Billy bookcase a fun color
- Touch up all furniture (the move was hard on it)
- Organize the bookshelves
It should be noted that even though I am calling this "The Big Girl Room" Cora is still sleeping in her crib. We tried the Big Girl Bed but gave up after a few nights. We will try again when things have settled down with the new baby.
Here is Cora seeing her room all furnished for the first time:
She was so super excited! It was better than Christmas morning. There was squealing and a ridiculous amount of "Oh Man"s coming out of her mouth.
Withing the next few weeks, we got the room a bit more organized.
Next, we added a tall Billy Bookcase from Ikea.
That bookshelf was a mess for a long time. Even Cora was recognizing it with some subtle "Mom, that is a big mess" comments here and there.
Would you like to know what motivated me to get it a little more organized?
I put all of my kids/ young adult books in there including a box of Baby Sitter's Club books that brought me up to about book #55. The box also included some sweet Baby Sitter's Club Super Specials (pictured below in the blurry back row).
But that was not the only thing I found in the box. Does anyone remember that there used to be such a thing as New Kids On The Block Trading Cards? Well, it turns out that there was. It also turns out that I must have had all of them. And one more fact for you: They are unbelievably awesome! Just check out Jordan Knight below.
In case you didn't guess these cards were what motivated me to organize the bookcase. I couldn't wait to find out what other gems might be hiding among the books.
Here is the slightly more organized Billy bookcase:
And, some more views of the whole room:
And the room's owner makes a few guest appearances for you.
There you have it!
There have actually been a few more items checked off the to-do list at the time that I am writing this. But 27 photos is way too many photos. So, just you wait another month or so and I will get you some updates!