Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Murals for the new Bedrooms











So we have a nice size house not real big but not tiny. We have three bedrooms and three kids, so if you do the math, 2 have been sharing for a number of years. We also have a small office and of course my art studio, which would have been the formal dining room but instead has always been my studio. Well now the youngest is 5, a girl and our middle one is 9, also a girl and they have been sharing. Our middle daughter has Aspergers and we were finding that sharing was starting to cause some issues. So after some discussion my husband gave up his office, I reorganized my studio, made a nice window space for him, we gutted the rest of the small office and turned it into our daughters room. It is a very small room with no closet, I turned our old tv stand into an armor, we used her old bed which is raised and a book shelf that we added bins to for her toys. We have kept everything simple and organized to aid in her being able to keep it clean and not get flustered and now she has a quiet space that she can go to when she needs to decompress. It was all done on a budget mostly with stuff we already had, so to make them special I painted murals of their choice on the walls. As you can see horses and pandas are popular around here.

6 comments:

Nancy said...

What a nice story - thanks for sharing! I'm sure your daughter loves her new room!

Rose Ridge Creations said...

Lovely rooms! Great job of making the most of what you have!

nikid said...

What a wonderful job you did! You girls must be thrilled! The Panda in the 3rd photo down is SOOOO cute!!!

paintnpencil said...

Your murals are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again - taking you feeds also, Thanks.

jerise said...

Wow--LOVE the murals, especially the sleeping panda in the tree... how comforting! :) These murals are just such a perfect example of the ways in which your art makes the lives of those around you better... I admire you so much for doing this! Your girls must be so happy!

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