House For Six

Shifting Furniture

Deme Crinion6 Comments
I have a little girl, and she's amazing.  Kind, thoughtful, silly, and creative.  Also, a mini hoarder.

Her room has been a problem for as long as I can remember.  Evidence from when she was 3...

We've made several stabs at getting it under control in the past, but inevitably our little artist creates more projects and finds more things to never ever let go of.

Her room is high on our spring project list.  We need to work together with her to stay on top of what comes in/out of her room...but we also need to teach her how take care of her space.   This room is small, so a place for everything and everything in it's place, or else....toy/clothes/frill bomb.

We tried two different layouts before now.  This was the first (ignored that staged lack of mess)... 

The other had the headboard on the wall on the right where you can see the corner of the vanity.  Both just felt cramped and awkward.

Which is completely my fault because hello, I have an awesome bed canopy planned that was supposed to be the focal point of of the room, so the bed needed to stick out from the wall and who cares if it ate up all the play space and wouldn't let our girl have fun in her own space.  Aesthetics!  

But today, I finally gave up.  It wasn't working.  There was no room to spread out and play, no easy way for her to clean up, and zero space to breath.   It's much better now...

I still have a tiny sliver of wall for a canopy.  It won't be the star but she'll still love having her own little nook.

We can have some fun decorating her walls and may finally get around to starting finishing that bookcase-to-doll house transformation.

It may not be the ideal layout for the perfectionist's eye, but it works.  I guess the third time really is the charm.  A little more organizing (I spared you the current state of the closet.  For now), and then we can get to the fun stuff.

Anyone a compulsive furniture shifter?  If anyone else is the proud Mama to another little artist/hoarder in the making, how do you stay on top of all the stuff?  It's tough for our girl to part ways....everything is special to her in one way or another.  We tried to go through the massive pile of stuffed animals and dolls (in the hallway outside her door from this pic) to donate, but there were lots and lots of tears.  I asked her to just think about it and we'll try another day.

Thanks so much for reading! We would love to keep in touch!