When we moved into our first house six years ago, we expected that it would be sorted and decorated at this point. Maybe we were delusional, or maybe it's normal to have lived in a house for over half a decade and for rooms to still be unpainted. Although most of the house is sorted now, there is still one room that has been left neglected and that we are now working on. Our little boys room.
It certainly isn't going to be a big DIY project - as we are hoping to move house again at the end of this year, so we didn't see the point in doing anything too specular around the house at this stage. But we still want our baby boys first bedroom to be a proper room. We're hoping to get it painted in the summer, but this might not be as easy now that he is going to be sleeping in it. So I'm on the hunt for thrifty things to decorate the room with, which is probably going to accumulate in a series of craft projects (and probably more fabric impulse buying.) I have plans so far for some bunting and a draft excluder, which sound like peculiar choices, but they are things that I am making for the WI Lancashire County Show this year, as I wanted to make something that I could re-use and wouldn't just end up sitting on a shelf. Not that this is a bad thing.
I am looking forward to keeping you updated and blogging about the rooms' transformation, I have had a few ideas so far about what we can do with it. I have quite a lot of Peter Rabbit fabric left over from a few years ago (and a failed project), so I could perhaps make a lamp shade out of this if I can get my hands on the shade part. I would also like to make some sort of picture for the wall. I have unused canvases, so I am looking at maybe making some sort of 3D design or collage with it. I'm sure that I will have lots of other ideas of what we can do, as long as anything that I make can easily be removed from the room and taken to the new house when the time comes. A mini-solar system hanging from the ceiling maybe? Watch this space.