Saturday, July 18, 2009

Weekend Project

We have lived in this house for almost a year and in usual Melissa style I was getting a little bored of the layout and decor of our living room and dining room area. Well, we don't have a Home Depot in town so I had to get creative to see how I was going to redecorate. Without a hammer or paint the house looks completely different.

We do have a new dining room table and chairs coming in September, but I couldn't wait that long to change up the look.

So before when you walked into our home on your left you had the dining room, which faces our open kitchen and to the right you had an open area where we kept Luka's toys, a bookcase and then adjacent to that was our living room. I wanted to have one side of the house be "just for adults" and I wanted the other side to reflect Luka's personality and keep his things, but organized.

So this is our dining before...

And this is what it looks like now...

It is the perfect spot for JJ and I to hang out with Luka, read a magazine or book (if Luka lets us) and just relax. We even made a special corner for Luka so he can showcase his latest projects and works of art.

The dining room is now really modern...but it is a work in progress. I still need to hang up new photographs and wait for our new furniture to arrive. As soon as it does I will post the photos.

Oh, I almost forgot the best part. Now all of Luka's toys are in these red containers and they are labeled with photos so Luka knows where to find his favorite toys like his "Little People." If my sister is reading this she probably just got a little nauseous...but labels make me really happy and I am not ashamed to admit it....ha ha ha. The best part is that Luka knows where everything is now and he can clean up on his own.

1 comment:

Jair, Hanlie, Isabella and Joshua said...

I love that orange wall! Wish I had the know-how to re-decorate my house. Love the label idea as well. Just helps to keep life a little more organised. And I don't believe one can be to organised with little ones around.