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So Jackie posting about Zoe's room, I thought lets show pictures of our kids rooms. Whether it still be the nursery or a new big kid room lets see them.

You might give me decorating ideas

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So as you will see Ronin's room is pretty plain
I'll start with the boring side

That door leads to the patio, hence the bed in front of it. We will eventually move that bedd and put a wardrobe there at this stage, though those plans could change. That bed was mine when I was younger abd before that it was a hospital bed, I think from around the 50's.


About the only decoration in the room


Additional sleeping toddler in the picture is a bonus. Ronin stands at these windows every night to say night binght birdies. I've had to close one window because he can open the screens.

We have a bedside table that hubby need to fix up and another book case to go in there as that little bookcase is full.

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Great topic! I love seeing bedrooms. Biggrin

Aiden's I posted before, but here they are again. He's using my childhood furniture.

And yes, I think the kids' rooms are the nicest rooms in the house by far. Lol

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These first two are pictures I took for the real estate listing of Lyla's room.


Here is what her room routinely looks like.


The nursery in half of our bedroom.

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Lyla's room is so sweet, I love it. Ronin has no toys in his room so it tends to stay cleaner apart from the few he migrates in there and books.

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I'm hoping when we move that we have enough space for a separate playroom so that we can keep the toys out of the bedroom.

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Ours are all in the living room, but then again I can't trust Ronin alone in his room to not open the screens and fall out the window.

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I love the pink fabric you used in her room Anna! Smile
I don't mind some toys being in Aiden's room but I'm glad that most of them aren't in there. Of course now the messy part is for all to see - no shutting doors to hide it! Which reminds me I *still* haven't put picture labels up like I intended to do back in April. Though at this point Aiden knows what toys go where - it's DH who needs the labels. Blum 3

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All cute! I love the windows and paneling in Ronin's room, Wendy--it looks like a great room to me even if it's not decorated.

Addy's toys are half shoved in a corner in our living room and half shoved under a desk in her room, so I can't judge anyone on their toy storage solutions since we have NONE. We're pretty good about keeping them piled in their corners, but even when they're all picked up it doesn't really look GOOD.

I'm not home right now but here's what I've got:

A pic of her dresser and bookshelf BEFORE we actually had the baby (you can see the corner of the guest bed that's no longer in there) The bookshelf is now completely full, and there's a rocking chair that was mine as a baby in front of it. The laundry is between the shelf and dresser, and the changing pad is on top of the dresser. And one piece of Addy's art is hanging above the butterflies.

Here's a pic where you can see her changing pad, real lamp, and a bit of the rocking chair

A recent pic from when we took the side off her crib:

That "toy storage" I mentioned. The trunk is full of costumes. This pic is taken from sitting in the rocking chair. If I panned left, you'd see her closet (that's a bit of the door), a skinny yellow wooden shelf with all of her shoes on it, and then the door.

You can see that our decorating theme is "colorful and eclectic" Lol

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i love this!! Lucas' room is very plain so I hope you ladies don't mind me stealing some of your decor ideas Smile Jackie, love the fabric cork boards!!! I am so doing that. I love all the rooms!

This is actually a rare moment when it is clean, it's usually a mess!

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"cactuswren" wrote:

You can see that our decorating theme is "colorful and eclectic" Lol

ROFL It totally screams fun and kid to me! I've had one person tell me that Aiden's room is too grown up. I figure I should do what I want in it while he doesn't care one bit. He only plays up there maybe once a day for 30 minutes.

Janice, I like the PnP being used for toy storage. Smile

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Addy will only play in her room for more than two minutes if someone is in there with her...just the past few days she's been in there a little more, though (she loves to hold on to the side and jump in her bed :roll:) so I'm starting to see a glimmer of hope...

And yeah, kid rooms are totally at the parent's discretion at this age. There will be many years where you just close the door and hope the damage isn't permanent, so it might as well be nice for now, right? ROFL

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I'll do this tomorrow Smile

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Leigh those walls and windows are all through our house. Ronin's room has the most windows though. The only parts of the house without those walls and windows is the extension where they joined the two houses. The room has a high ceiling as well, like most of the house. The nursery has slanted ceilings though because it meets the enclosed verandah/ hallway (now it's the hall, it was likely a sleepout/enclosed verandah it the houses former lives)

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All I have at work are the pics of Evan's nursery before he was born. The bookcases are now full of books and toys.

There are pictures and tractors on top of the shelves now.

I'll post some pics of his big boy room later this week.

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All the rooms look great. I love seeing the In Real Life pictures of the toys everywhere. That is how all our rooms currently look.

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Well, in that case, Wendy, I love your house. Lol

Addy's ceiling is slanted too--all of our ceilings are, other than in the hallway where it's dropped to cover the ductwork. We left the walls cream colored and painted the ceilings. Addy's is marigold yellow (you can just see a little piece of it in the 3rd picture.) It's nice because the high ceilings plus the color to draw your eye up make the house feel a lot bigger than it really is.

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Our house needs lots of work, I should take some pictures to show you it Leigh if you like it. It's an old style home in a Queenslander style. Our best guess is it's maybe eighty to one hundred years old, but that's just a guess, it used to belong to the catholic church in town and hi used the priests. The whole interior is painted blue, but I want to paint it all back to a neutral, a white or beige and the decorate from there, maybe leaving Ronin's room blue. The outside needs a coat of
ain't as well but that's on the when we win the lotto list as a rough quote for painting was around five to ten thousand dollars

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"ange84" wrote:

It's an old style home in a Queenslander style.

No idea what that means! lol.

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Evan's room is so cute!! I'm totally jealous.
I'll get to this hopefully this week.

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Thanks, Molly!!

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"ange84" wrote:

Our house needs lots of work, I should take some pictures to show you it Leigh if you like it. It's an old style home in a Queenslander style. Our best guess is it's maybe eighty to one hundred years old, but that's just a guess, it used to belong to the catholic church in town and hi used the priests. The whole interior is painted blue, but I want to paint it all back to a neutral, a white or beige and the decorate from there, maybe leaving Ronin's room blue. The outside needs a coat of
ain't as well but that's on the when we win the lotto list as a rough quote for painting was around five to ten thousand dollars

Good grief! We painted our house ourselves when we bought it--it was A LOT of work, but only cost the cost of the paint (still a few hundred, and pretty much all of the improvement money we had after buying the house!)

Really, houses just need work all the time--it is what it is. Our list is long and I feel like it only gets longer, but then again we had some friends over who hadn't seen the place in a few years, and they were blown away by all we've done. It's just hard to really see it yourself when you see it happen so slowly!

I just miss wood. Everything here is adobe, stucco, and brick...wood deteriorates really fast in the desert, and the termites are bad, and it's not a traditional building material since we don't have a lot of trees here, so it's just used for framing and trim most of the time. Not to mention, nothing is really all that OLD...Arizona only became a state in 1912--this was our centennial! I'm from the east, though, where most houses are wood, and while I do love it out here, I miss that old world style!

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Oh yeah, and everyone's nurseries are adorable! Sorry for the slight tangent Smile

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"cactuswren" wrote:

Good grief! We painted our house ourselves when we bought it--it was A LOT of work, but only cost the cost of the paint (still a few hundred, and pretty much all of the improvement money we had after buying the house!)

Really, houses just need work all the time--it is what it is. Our list is long and I feel like it only gets longer, but then again we had some friends over who hadn't seen the place in a few years, and they were blown away by all we've done. It's just hard to really see it yourself when you see it happen so slowly!

My Dad has some paint for us but no where near enough, and at around $50-$60 a tin (maybe less because Dad works in a paint shop) and the amount we would need, plus a good mould inhibitor and the hire of a cherry picker to actually reach all the areas even doing it ourselves would run into the thousands, depending on how much the cherry picker hire would cost.

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You're making me very glad my house is only one story Blum 3

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These are from before Isabelle was born-I did the walls in yellow and green so that they would work for a boy or a girl. If baby #2 is a boy, I will just swap out the pink curtains, storage bins, etc. for blue and we'll be good to go!

I added a picture of Isabelle to the picture frame on the wall in photo 2 and I also have a couple of framed paintings of teddy bears on the wall over the changing table which I don't have a picture of.

We keep most of her toys in the living room or study area so her room is still usually the neatest in the house, although if we spend any time at all in her room, she manages to tear it up pretty quick!

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I'm impressed with everybody. Rowan doesn't really have a room since she sleeps with us. We turned our other bedroom into a playroom and it's always a mess (which is weird, because she rarely even goes in there).

Anna, tell me about the dresser in Lyla's room. What did you use on the drawers? Is that stenciling? We're currently in the long slow process of refinishing our bedroom furniture, and I like the way that looks.

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That storage cube in Isabelle's closet is totally what we need!!!

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Right....

This is what is actually Tobey's room

But a few weeks ago there was a leek in his room so he had to be moved into DS1's room. It's a tip because I've not really sorted anything out yet and half of his things are still in his own room...

Tobey's bed

DS1's bed

The room from the door

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I love Tobey's robot pillowcase!

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I love seeing all the LO's rooms!

Here's Teagan's room. I actually don't have many recent photos and we've made a few changes but this is more or less what it looks like.

Starting from the door and going round ...

In this pic of the western wall you can see the tree wall sticker. We've since stored that rug in the shed until T's completely accident free. There's small toy chest behind Teagan that FIL made for her.

On the southern wall there is a big bookcase that we had made and that I stained. The shelves are the colors of the rainbow. All T's books are on there as well as some random small crap on the top shelf. Next to that is a small shelf that DH made a long time ago.

Her bed is in the corner. As you can see, toys get shoved in any little corner they can find. I freaking love that quilt. Got it on Etsy.

The east wall is green. We have a set of alphabet wall stickers on the green wall now. We've also replaced that black dresser. She now has a dresser that we had made at the same time as the bookshelf. The body is stained a natural color and the drawer faces are the colors of the rainbow. That corner otherwise looks pretty much the same now except there's another storage bin under the hanging storage thingy. I painted that butterfly thing that's hanging over the light switch when I was in 7th grade.

I painted her ceiling fan a year or so ago. Its supposed to be the "sun" in the room and has little dragonfly stencils on it. Poor dragonflies, flying into the sun.

The overall theme, if there is one, is nature. Lots of color. I've tried to keep it pretty gender neutral since she'll be sharing it with Sprog.

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Sarah, that is a very cute little boy room.
Erin, I love the rainbow stuff you have going on. Not even really disturbed by the suicidal dragonflies.:p

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I love the idea for the shelves, i might have to paint Ronin's new bookshelf. I love the wardrobe nook as well with the change table, thats a greart set up.

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Haha! I'm totally going to start calling it her "wardrobe nook" instead of "closet with no doors". None of our closets had doors on them when we moved in and we've just left them off. It creates a lot more room having the change table in there. I want to get the change table out of there to give her even more room but I have no where to store it between now and when Sprog arrives.

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Addy's closet door is always open anyway--it's a really annoying closet because it's actually pretty big but the door is tiny so you can't really access 75% of it :roll: But if you made the doorway bigger, you'd lose wall space in an already tiny room. I like the idea of putting the dresser IN that space, though. Hmmmmmmmm....

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Aiden's closet has a 2nd small dresser in it where I organize clothes that are too big. I have basic stuff through 5T already. lol. I also have a bunch of extra crap shoved in there. So I have one of those door knob covers on it to keep him out!

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"abacaxi" wrote:

Anna, tell me about the dresser in Lyla's room. What did you use on the drawers? Is that stenciling? We're currently in the long slow process of refinishing our bedroom furniture, and I like the way that looks.

It's lace. It's a really old dresser that I hate with a passion and it was a very ugly brown (used to be DH's). I painted it black, let that dry and then I put lace over the top and the drawer fronts (taped down on the sides) and spray painted pink over the lace. I let it dry a bit before taking the lace off and that was the end result. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, but I still hate the dresser. The middle drawer sticks and it's like a war to open and close it.