So Maddy and I have been discussing the remodel and she was drawing up little ideas and plans. Then I stumbled upon this on Pinterest. And my goal with Pinterest is not just to pin items but to actually DO them!!
(and if you have no idea what pinterest is, you are missing out and we must have a conversation).
Madison's had the bed portion of the picture and her room is so small that it is difficult find space for all her goodies while still making it look put together. I showed the plans to Tom and he was as inspired as I was. So although her birthday is still 3 months away we decided we should get started while we felt inspired. Tom and Madison got going on making the plans, which was a great time to use a little math in real world application.
Then the building started. Maddy wanted to be a part of the process the whole way through and I think was somewhat helpful. It was a really fun activity for Dad and Daughter to work on together. I have no photos of the numerous Home Depot trips we made over the past 3 weeks. It was a bit ridiculous, they may even know us by name!
After the building came the painting. I was a bit concerned giving color choice to Maddy but she made some great decisions. We used a darker teal blue as the accent wall with a lighter blue for the other walls. I have to say painting the cabinets was a bit of a pain getting into all the little corners and edges. Painting has never been my strong suit. And lets not discuss the room painting with cutting in on those edges and moldings.....