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Friday, October 15, 2010

Decorating 101

Seems there is no end to the planning and decorating we have done since the major renovation at our home four years ago.  Room by room, we've finally finished the first floor.  I now have a kitchen, dining room, family room and music room that I love.  Hubby decorated the first floor bathroom and I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised by the great job he did.

It's time to move on to the second floor where our daughter's room is.  Now that she's four and going to pre-school, I've been thinking about buying her a desk where she can do her crafts and art projects to keep them off our kitchen table.  But I find the work surface on a standard desk isn't big enough to accommodate some of her projects.  Then it hit me.  Why not take a look at some drop leaf tables.  Plenty of room when it's needed and a space saver when it's not being used.  Throw a blanket over it and she has a cute fort to play in and a great place to hide.  Check out these little beauties I found at

Something Like This

or This

And how cool is this one for bedside!
Throw in some new bedding, new drapes and a couple of cozy chairs and I think we might just have another room finished!
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Liz Mays said...

I love CSN and I love redecorating. Combining the two is perfect!

Unknown said...

Oh Deb, I wish it could be so easy over here. Up next on my agenda is sanding the current kitchen table down to new wood and refinishing it. It's a job and someone has to do it. :)

~Shari said...

Super idea!!!

Dee at Pedestrian Palate said...

Woot! Another room down! Love the convertable table.

Helene said...

Oh darn it!!!!!! We had an old kitchen table just like that first picture and it was just collecting dust and taking up space in our garage. We just gave it away!!!

That's such a great idea to use a table like that for homework or crafts...or forts. Why couldn't you have written this post like 2 weeks ago????????? LOL

Simply Suthern said...

We have a small table in our daughters room. It is constantly used. The drop leaf is a great idea.

Anita said...

I'd forgotten about how my girls used to put blankets over a group of chairs and/or a table to make a tent. They'd get up under it with their dolls and stuffed animals and stay for a couple hours.

I like the tables in the post. Anything to help with organization!

Anonymous said...

great idea! We're still working on our rooms, we have to paint. UGH.

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gayle said...

Great idea!! Can't wait to see pictures of your daughter's room!!

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