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Flower Power!

30 Dec

Ah the fabulousness that is Christmas vacation!  It’s one of the few perks of teaching.  Usually I just lounge around the house doing nothing, but not this week!  I’ve been “remodeling” to make room for the baby!

So I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but hubby and I live in a tiny 1 bedroom apartment.  We downsized a few years ago to save some money and give us a reason to eliminate a bunch of the crap we’d accumulated over the course of our lives.  Living in a small space poses lots of challenges (obviously) but I’ve come to enjoy it.  It’s less to clean and forces me to be creative with furniture and decorating.  It’s taken a while, but we’ve made it work for us.  We’re comfortable here and gonna stay for a bit longer.  But what about the baby?

I did some Ikea hacking this week to create a “room” for the baby.  Basically, I used some old Aneboda wardrobes we had hanging around and build a “wall” that split our bedroom in two.

The wardrobes are bolted to the wall and each other for safety. There's no chance of tipping here!

The other side of the “wall” is for the baby.  I couldn’t very well leave it nasty old press-board, could I?  Wallpaper time!

ooooh...aaaaah

Okay…it’s not perfect.  Even though I put up wall liner on the crappy cardboard back of the wardrobes, the paper didn’t want to stick to the edges.  I used some corner molding on the edge that’ll be bumped up against most.  I haven’t decided if I” edge the rest of it.

So there you have it… this week’s project.  I bought the wallpaper online.  I fell in love with the pretty flowers!

And look how nice it is next to the rocker!

🙂