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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

bob the builder.

this morning we've been keeping busy. the boys have been "consolidated" into one room, amazingly. so now it's time to get to work girl-ifying the princess' new royal palace. i had the brilliant idea of picking up an old beat up dresser at one of the local thrift shops & making it purr-ty, like we did HERE. would you believe that all of dressers i came across were super pricey, like over $200! hello?! so, instead, we decided to go pick something up from ikea. assembling it this morning gave me a good chance to do some bonding with the boys. seeing that i was able to assemble the dresser with the actual help of two little boys & an elmo hammer - i hoping that speaks more to the brilliance & simplicity of ikea, as opposed to really shoddy craftsmanship. i guess we will see. now we just have to decide what color to paint the dresser, the baby blue just doesn't seem fitting.

7 comments:

Ashlee said...

We lucked out when I was pregnant with my little girl. A neighbor was redoing one of their kids rooms and bought new furniture. They set the old on out on the curb with a sign that said FREE... It needed new drawer bottoms but I love how it turned out!

Travelin'Oma said...

I did some do-it-yourself-ing on furniture for my kids rooms over the years. Although it's all long gone now, I love the memory of creating for my creations! You're making memories for your helpers, too.

Boo and Hooties Mom said...

What a precious photo!!!!!

Lindsey said...

I love parallel blogging lives. I just consolidated two boys and I am getting less sleep because of it. Oh well. Oh, and I am going to IKEA TODAY to get a Trofast Dresser...

mama jo said...

gav looks so industrious...what a helper...i'm sure it's darling..

* TONYA * said...

I remember seeing your tweets on looking for a dresser. Sorry you couldn't find one at thrift shop prices. Can't wait to see how you do the room.

Suz Broughton said...

Hey Kelly: Linked to this story at my blog at The OC Register. http://themomblog.freedomblogging.com/2009/03/26/is-there-anything-cooler-than-a-five-year-old-boy/16269/