So I wanted to do something about the kids' diaper box storage system without spending too much. These are the befores. These shelves are placed on either side of their bunk bed (which I showed you more of the other day).
In the name of cheapness I only used one bag per box which wasn't quite enough, hence the naked strip in the back. If you spend a few more dollars you can cover the whole thing and it'll look better (I just figured these are old diaper boxes and it's nice if they can look better but they'll probably fall apart one of these days so I just did the bare minimum here).
I promised you a tour of the kids' room a while ago and that's what you'll get today. Despite the fact that the room is far from finished and worst of all - not painted! At least the room has a theme (beachy/gaudy underwater/nautical - loosely based on Spongebob's world and stories) and it's starting to look like it's not just a pile of junk thrown into a room. So here goes!
as seen over here, but they're only fully visible when drawn.
here and ended up with a funky lamp, which could pass for some unknown underwater critters in a pinch. It sure adds a lot of texture at least :) And I recommend Dollar Tree for supplies, only a dollar per pack of filters :)
This "buried treasure" (according to my son) holds the chalk for the chalk board, it was only $1 at the thrift store.
So that's it. There's a lot of themed accents in the room now, some quite outrageous and others more restrained and tasteful. I'm hoping that by the time I get the paint on the wall to tie it all together it'll be a stylish kids' room with some youthful fun to make the kids feel at home too. All the while having enough sophistication and symmetry to come across as more sophisticated than your average kid's room. At least that's what I'm hoping :) And with the changing of some accessories along the way I think both kids could enjoy this room for a long time.
What do you guys think?
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