These rooms are AMAZING!!!!
I feel so inspired.
We're saving for a set of playsilks a playstand for Christmas. My dad built a wooden picnic table for our kids but I just need to sand it and paint it or stain it. Which would be more "Waldorfy"? I was thinking a nice sagey green or shabby-chic off-white. We also have a TV stand that is made of oak that we picked up at a yard sale for $10.00 years ago. Money is super tight around here with me going to massage school and my husband still struggling in his profession. So I'm going to sand this oak TV stand down and re-finish it, probably in a shabby-chic manner and let them use it as a stove (has a cuboard below that would be perfect for holding kitchen items in wicker baskets) or a puppet theatre (what they usually use it for).
We have a 3 bd/2.5 bth townhouse/condo (no garage). All the bedrooms are upstairs. The girl's room is light pink with lavender baseboards and lavender curtains. I bought fairy bedding at Target. I'd love to rip out all the carpet in the house and put in wood floors but so far that idea hasn't gone over too well with DH.
My little boy's room is a surfer/ocean theme. Since we live in the desert I'm brining the ocean to my house!
The walls are painted a lovely blue (the name is "spa") with light green baseboards and curtains. He has the surfer/monkey themed bedding from Target and a white shelf with blue and green canvas baskets to hold his toys and books. It is my favorite room of the house, aside from my Hawaiian themed living room.
In anycase, we do not have a dining table. We have a card table that we sometimes use if we do not want to eat at the counter on the bar stools. So I'm thinking that the playstands would fit nicely into the kitchen.
We're still phasing out the barbies the girls got at Christmas. They've become bath toys for now. My oldest DD LOVES Ariel the Little Mermaid ("She has red hair like me mama!") so she has an Ariel themed bench with canvas baskets that hold her wooden doll furniture, groovy dolls and other cloth dolls and such. Her favorite thing to do is to make her own doll dresses from wash cloths and cloth wipes that she steals from her brother's diaper caddy.
Then she takes her hair bows and ties them altogether. It's a riot. I'll have to take pictures and share once my camera gets replaced. (digital broke
Here are a couple pictures from last year when we first moved in. You can see into the kitchen/dining area where I want to put the playstands:http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...e/HPIM0399.jpg
and this is the kitchen: http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...e/HPIM0392.jpg
It would be neat to have a kitchen set for my kiddos that matched my kitchen. Don't know if it'll happen, but hey I can dream.
Question though - where do you mamas put your nature tables when you have climbing toddlers under foot? My little boy can climb everything now (part of the reason we do not have a kitchen table at the moment, lol) and his sisters are constantly cleaning up there room because he comes in and dumps everything out all the time.
: My kids are highly spirited and active though (more so than usual from what other mamas tell me
). I'd love a place to put all their little sticks, rocks, pine cones and such (no seashells unfortunately since we are 10 hours from the ocean ~ Sigh~).