I Eat, Therefore I Craft. But Mostly I Eat.

filed under: Miscellaneous on October 7, 2009

The kids room has been making me crazy.  I just feel like its ALWAYS messy!  So I decided to change it up a bit… move stuff around… buy a whole new bedroom set and dressers and bedding and accessories.

What I actually did was clean it and change the bedding and make a few accessories. 

Heres the corner where the kids sleep…


Pretty scruffy and messy and….boring.


Here is my little tweeks*.


I thought I should make banners for the kids…bring a little more color into the room… make it more personal for them!






Colton had to remind me what the REAL accessories were.


Not a huge change… but enough to appease me until I can paint and really decorate!

Picnik collage.kidsroom

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  • Christy says:

    Their room looks great! We’re in huge need to do this with all of our bedrooms.

  • Jenny says:

    I think the room looks great! I hear what you are saying about kids room. My youngests room always looks “messy” to me, but I just remember it’s her creative space and all too soon that “mess” won’t be there. My oldest (11) has long ago packed up her toys and replaced them with electronics, etc. I remember taking a picutre of her floor one night after she went to bed, she had left her dolls out and it was a “mess”. I have saved that pic because I know someday I will LONG for that mess.

  • Amanda Rettke says:
    What a great way to look at it Jenny!!
  • Tomara says:

    I love those banners! I’ve been itching to finally get to my kids’ rooms. They haven’t been touched since we moved in March. My boys have vehicle-themed bedding and those banners would look so cool in their room! Are they fabric? Did you sew on the letters or glue? I must know! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • BJ_Mama says:

    Love the banners! SO colorful and FUN! I bet the boys are proud to have their names on the wall!

  • Kim says:

    How cute! I love their little beds. I’m going to have to find something like that for the little one when he’s ready.

  • Kami Rude says:

    You are so creative! I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kari hutchinson says:

    I love the banners! I might have to try my hand at that… or let the kids try it out… would be a different sort of a banner if they did, but might be kind of nice home school project! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I like what Jenny said about cherishing the “mess” as someday it will all be gone… so true… we get these treasures for such a short period of time even though sometimes the days seem long.
    Have a great day!

  • gianna says:

    I LOVE IT! Sorry i haven’t commented more. i’ve been crazy busy!

  • Quing says:

    You really are a homemaker. ๐Ÿ™‚ The room’s not a mess at all! If you think your kid’s room is messy, then mine would be chaotic! Hehehehe!

  • Tina Fisher says:

    You are so creative and clever!
    I am constantly changing things around!
    And I always want to paint!

  • Jenney says:

    Those are really cute! I also struggle with their room always being a mess, despite how organized I try to be. Right now there are two boys in the bedroom…soon enough there will be 3 sleeping in there…all my organization tecniques will surely be out the window. Banners might help us out…or a front end loader :o)

  • Carrie says:

    Oh they are adorable! I LOVE those banners! Is there anything you can’t do? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    You want to see a real mess…head on over to our house! I just can’t keep up with it. And I try not to nag the kids to death about their rooms, because it’s their space, but I have to put my foot down when I can’t see the floor anymore…if I can find a place to put my foot! haha! Their beds look so cozy!

  • olivia says:

    their beds are so adorable! do you know that?! do you see how utterly tiny and adorable they are?! awww! hey, here’s an idea about the bookshelf. if you want it to look less cluttered, put the books in baskets that slide onto the shelf. instant visual neatness! i think some red, and blue square baskets or boxes would be cute. the banners are very fun! are they fabric?

  • He & Me + 3 says:

    YOu know I love your creative side. Did you use a Cricut machine to make those? Cause if you did I may have to steal your idea… ๐Ÿ™‚ Super cute my friend.

  • Sunshine Mama says:

    I like it because the moved bed gives the space an illustion of being bigger, more spacious.
    Nice photography too, by the way.:)

  • Amanda Rettke says:
    FANTASTIC idea Olivia!!!
  • Janis says:

    Looks great…we keep saying we are going to do something with the girl’s rooms but the farthest we have gotten is painting Bekahs! ๐Ÿ™‚
    How’s next Tuesday or Friday look for you?

  • Christina says:

    Such a cute and great idea!
    I’m so going to “attempt” this!

  • Jenny says:

    it helps me not to feel so guilty for it looking the way it does. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bethany says:

    Cute! Fun! Bright! I love it. Now when you get THEM to make their beds that way I expect to see a how to post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michelle M. says:

    That looks adorable!!

  • Amber says:

    Those banners are so cute and they look nice in their room. Great idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  • supahmommy says:

    THOSE Are adorable!! HOW DID YOU DO that???
    AND THANK YOU for the kind comment. I was wondering if you would chime in and I”m so glad you did. I enjoy having you as a reader. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Giveaways; a lot of hard work. lol
    You wanna giveaway some cookies? lol. YUMMO. i drool every time i come to your page.
    thanks again, you are a gracious person…