Friday, August 28, 2009

Before and Afters: Hidey Hole

When we were looking at this house, one of the things that stood out, both for the kids and us, was this funky cool attic style room jutting off one end of the house. The kids dubbed it "The Hidey Hole" the first time we looked, and the name stuck!

Starting painting - it was a dingy masking tape ivory and we wanted to brighten things up, as well as make it super easy to clean in here - high gloss white, here we come!


Sara helped quite a bit....
Voila!

The Hidey Hole today - we were going to use some of the "green grass" carpet from downstairs up here, but there wasn't a run long enough that wasn't also terribly worn. I found these wild shag rugs at Target - they fit so nicely they aren't even seamed - we intended to, but so far it hasn't been necessary. Mom made the curtains here, too - seersucker again, bright and FUN! David thinks the kids look creepy in this picture ..."Come play with us, Danny...."

The guard dragon - I just loved this guy and had to snag one for the kids when I put in one of our Melissa and Doug orders.
Storage, controlled chaos....
The tree house - remarkably cleaned up, since we are getting ready for the start of school and trying to turn over a new leaf (teehee) with keeping the rooms cleaned up better.

All in all, a fun use of a funky space - and it keeps most of the kids chaos contained to just a couple of rooms - kinda...

2 comments:

Heather Neff said...

Your hidey hole is soooo cute!!!

Brenda said...

Thanks so much, Heather! Who's the sweetie in your profile pic there?