We also have a huge walk in closet for him that I will turn into a fort/reading room for him. There will be a small bookshelf, bean bag or floor cushions, and small lamp on one side, and a double hanging closet rod on the other side so he can reach all of his clothes, choose them, and dress himself. Crazy to think, right? I'm excited to have this walk in closet so we can have forts or pirate ships or hide and seek spots for years to come. It will also be nice to prevent any possible monster in the closet fears (I know I had them for a while!).
We also have three vintage travel posters, but two of the frames broke in the move so we have to buy new ones.
I also have a 50's Chutes and Ladders Game Board that I am looking for a frame for. It will go over the toilet, I think.
This room is one that needs a lot of work, in my opinion. The desk is the one that I use for business/bills and I think it needs something above it... but I don't know. Any suggestions? Also, the pictures above the desk and bookshelf all need to filled or replaced. The chair is from Liam's room, but will go there when we are done with it in his room. And that tree next to it, ah that poor tree. Don't worry. It's a jasmine tree and every fall it loses its leaves. She'll bounce back with a little love. :)
And our walk in closet! This was huge for us, but it is nice to see all of our clothes and not have everything crammed into a teeny space. Our first apartment had one closet in the whole thing. I'm serious, the whole thing. Frankly, that's what we're used to, so it's weird adjusting to all this space. But I just I'll just have to get more shoes for this closet. ;)
We have lived here since the end of September, but I am just hanging the last frames and making it home now. When I was younger, I always thought that a house would be a checklist. Living room - furniture, frames, check. Bathroom - towels, rugs, paint, check. Etc. I never knew that each room would be a work in progress over the course of your life. I love it more this way. Your house becomes a testament to who you are, your path, your accomplishments in life (whether it is a Christmas bonus or great flea market find). It is a living thing, growing through the years. For us, this place is colorful, happy, and comfortable. It is not a Pottery Barn catalog. It is messy, but messy with order. There are modern, retro, and second hand elements. It reflects the things that are most important to us - family, friends, art, music, film. It is home.
This place is many things now. We are many things now. We will become more, and I so gratefully look forward to the years to come and the years of growth. Look out for crayon drawings on the wall, legos, stockings and Christmas trees, trains, dolls, and easels. It is our family. It is our home.