Despite many unpacked boxes, we have been in this house for almost a year. Some projects we planned on tackling last summer are wrapping up just now. When we first set up the sleeping arrangements, Aden insisted the darkroom in the basement would be his bedroom. After ripping out sinks and countertops, everything got a good dose of white paint.Grandma Ellen was on board to help for not only one but two of her trips up here. She is completely undaunted by any DIY project. (We've asked for help on some nightmare situations.)
The bed frame is new from Ikea and we have plans to transform the headboard into something soft and cushy for him to lean against while he reads in bed. For the time being it is raw pine and so is his long, lean shelf above the chalkboard. Then came another area that is specialty; custom murals.