Call it nesting, good planning, good housekeeping or just being fed up I am up for some big changes in our home. When we first moved into our home the home inspector recommended to us that any improvements that we wanted to make we should do before you move in because once you move in it gets harder and harder to get things done. Well we had no additional money to make improvements and our first baby coming soon–sooner then we thought. We moved in on Sunday and he was born on Tuesday at 35 weeks.
Anyway long story short we just cleaned a bit and moved in. No painting even. Over the years we have made some small improvements like removing the nasty carpet to reveal the beautiful, original wood floors and some small changes to furniture. But I really would like to beautify a bit (a lot) more. So last night I begged my husband to take me to Ikea. I haven’t been then for around 2 years, but now I was ready to make some changes.
We had gone on-line and found a bed we liked for the children, metal bunkbed with a single bed up and double down. But unfortunately they didn’t have it in the store. I guess I will just have to go for another trip in a week or so. But we did get a step stool for the kitchen, an art easel (something Proeun has been wanting for a very long time) for the children, a set of stainless steel pots, a new children’s potty, placemates for the table and shelving for the children’s room.
So my current projects are culling, organizing and beautifying the children’s room and dining room. I am trying not to spend too much money at once and will supplement my Ikea finds, with things I already have and thrift store finds. For example I couldn’t find any good cloth tableclothes at Ikea, luckily I had some and realized when I got home the table from my grandmother we have is so beautiful underneath the protective pad maybe I won’t use a cloth at all, we’ll see.
Sunday Proeun took the children to the farm and I went through toys and clothes trying to get the overflowing room under control. Today I am planning to continue cleaning and hopefully it will stay nice until we are able to get the new bed and set things up.
Still on my to-do list in organizing the big bedroom yet again, living room and basement workroom. The porch still looks beautiful.