Tuesday, June 29, 2010


This is the first house we've ever lived in where all of my girl's rooms look like they need to be revived.  With moving in and Richard being deployed last year, I didn't have a lot of time to even care about them. I'm at the point now where I am daily scanning the local Craigslist for new beds and dressers.  However, with a move date of next summer, it almost seems daunting and a waste of time/money all at the same time to get the upstairs organized and "together."  I mean is it really worth it to spend so much time for such a short time and then to only have the huge possibility of having to redo it all again in a year?  And if I don't invest and get their rooms together, will I be setting a bad example as a mother?!  Other than having multiple rooms to get together, can you see why I've not made much progress?

My brain hurts from all the thinking and considering and wondering and contemplating.

Today I found this on Craigslist.

I think something similar to this, (I really like the pulls) but bigger,  would look nice painted navy or a dark kelly green and paired with this bed from IKEA ...

that was made up with some preppy linens along these lines (also from IKEA, and I wouldn't go all stripes, maybe just an accent something ... but the linens did sort of pull the bed and chest together in my mind and I think with the right lamp and paint color and linens it could work nicely).

 I think it would be a fun room for my 12 year old, who isn't really into the tween scene and shares my affinity towards the style of Ralph Lauren, JCrew, Jackie Kennedy and Robert Redford.

You're not seeing it are you?


  1. Hi MK, thanks for the visit - your basement might be packed full of school stuff but just think how many treasures there are inside! definitely worth lugging it all around until you're ready to sort someday ...

    As for this room you put together, I really like your ideas! And I would think those bold striped sheets would be perfect for a 12 year old ... LOVE!! Can't wait to hear what you decide!

  2. I love the striped bedding and think the dresser would be fun in Navy! Sometime I feel the same way about decorating in the Navy. I still think it's worth it to fix up their rooms even though you are moving next summer. Just get pieces that aren't huge and they should be transferrable to a different house. :)