a chevron wall

 

Meet the office – it’s no where near finished.  I’m a little stuck with it – I know we need a better solution for the whole desk/computer/printer/thousand cords mess, I just can’t figure it out.  For now this blank wall needed some love.  I asked Zac to tape off a chevron wall for me.  Since he used to be a geometry teacher I figured it’d be right up his alley.  It took forever three nights because he made it perfectly perfect.  Lots of measuring, levels and other various tools that I don’t know the name of.  And I love it!  Thanks best husband ever!

 

After he taped the wall off I painted over where I was going to add the new color with the existing cream wall color.  Zac figured this out a few years back – it seals in any gaps between the tape and the wall with the color that’s already there.  Then I went over that the next morning with the grey that we have in the hallway.  The tape trick works great on fancy painters tape and plain old masking tape (I even tested it – see below).  It was a perfect way to unite the cream of this room with the grey from other parts of the house.

 

Needless to say I had a heap of tape after I pulled it all back.

 

Here are some other little peeks at the office.

 

Here’s what the room looked like the day we moved in:

 

Anyone have any good ideas for a desk solution?

room reveal: Josiah’s bedroom

 

We actually had this room 99% finished back in July.  I just had one thing to add before I took the photos of it.  Anyhow, we tackled both of the boys rooms at the same time, check this out.  Josiah’s room is so fun – he loves maps so off we went.  Here’s the before:

And the fun afters . . . the desk was my great-grandma’s.  My Mom gave it to Josiah and it is a sweet reminder of his great-grandma who had it last.  He loves it and spends tons of time re-organizing it.  Besides that, the dresser and one cube of shelves everything else is new.  The walls are a green that we pulled from the huge map – yay for an awesome Ikea statement piece.  We left the bunk unfinished because the wood tones are in the map too.

I love how Ikea has all those inspiration room sets when you first walk through – thanks for the great idea to put a couple of magnetic boards behind the map!  Josiah loves that it doubles as a place to display whatever he wants.  He sleeps on the bottom right now and uses the top bunk as a little reading nook.  We’re thinking eventually of taking the bottom bunk out and making a little fort down there of some sort – we’ll see.

That ninja quote on the left (below) is soooo Josiah.  I saw it somewhere and knew it had to be in his room somehow.  I just made up a little deal in Photoshop and had it printed on a fabric wall cling (it made another appearance here).  Love it!

Josiah’s closet was another one that needed a little help to make it useful for him.  I’m so thankful for my super handy husband who added some shelves and lowered the rod for him.  So much more functional now (Zac’s is currently in the laundry room tending to another closet – I can just feel the functionality coming!).

moved in!

We got ourselves all moved in over the weekend – and finally got internet service today!  This little room is somewhat clean, the rest of the house is a complete disaster.  A little flu bug has hit our house (nice timing eh?) so we’re moving pretty slow around here.  There are many little things on our project list that aren’t exciting or blog worthy (leveling out the washing machine, fixing the sink etc.) but eventually we have some very fun plans for this space.