04 October 2010

& the bedroom makeovers are off & racing . . .

Greetings all,
For those of you who might not have school age children yet, we school mummies tend to go a bit postal on the children's bedrooms in the school holidays.  More than just a good clean, it's a "don't talk to me OR look at what is in the garbage bags" frantic situation.  These school holidays i'm quite literally turning out the bedrooms as if we were moving (we will be moving in the next 3-12 months) & to add a new degree of difficulty - just for fun i'm roatating all 4 children into different rooms.  What else would you do when your husband is away for a week??
 My secret weapon to keep the children away from their rooms while i psycho clean & to avoid the irrating "i'm hungry" moan, is to put out a picnic spread.





 Really annoyed these images are not grouping & are all spread out BLOGGER (??!!) anyway, you can see where i'm going - the first room is evolving & attracting silly children (FYI neither of these two are in this particular room, this is our eldest daughter's room with a red & blue theme, i said evolving!!)  There are still electronics to plug in, pictures to hang & a book shelving unit to collect, which will be perfect for the French wooden doll's house, as she said "it's a nice memory from my childhood".  


I love love love the chess board, shall take a close up image later, the pieces are Alice in Wonderland, it makes playing chess even more of a pleasure. 
Oh, now what's on that pallet in the garage??  I have new chairs from Little Nest for the children's 'play area' of their bedrooms, i can not wait to unload these, one by one as i complete the rooms.  So hope the new bunks for the twins arrive soon, we've also decided to get the big & little ones new beds too, so their rooms won't be 'perfect' for a little while longer.  Back to it, there are two children dispersed right now, who will sleep on the lounge tonight, good incentive to finish their rooms for a head start on those twins & all their bits & pieces tomorrow.  Love Posie

19 comments:

moose and bird said...

One day I might understand this crazy frantic school holiday cleaning bug.....have fun. xo

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh Wow! You sure have your work cut out for you. Isn't it funny how the holidays tend to make us clean like women possessed, ahh, but the orderlyness(?) of it all feels so good! It is exciting setting up new rooms, though, I hope you show us the end results..

Kate said...

Looking great so far!

Tania McCartney said...

Unload. Unload! UNLOAD!!!! You go, postal girl. x

designed to a T said...

Never stop do you Jennie. You are a whirlwind. Should look great when they are finished. Want...to...see...what's...in...the...packages!!!!Terese

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Wow! What a fabulous parcel!

Blogger is doing really stupid things with my photos too!

JANE said...

Oh, goodness, Posie, you are such an industrious soul! Bravo you! I'm most impressed and look forward to seeing the finished versions! J x

by marie-nicole said...

Sounds like so much fun... I love rearranging, redecorating, revamping rooms... I get what you are doing it's such a rush to do it super fast and then sit back, take a deep breath and enjoy the changes you just whizzed up!

Keep on having fun!!!
x

VintageVicki said...

Oh the joys of spring cleaning childrens rooms - we did that back in July when our boys started their summer break. Next sortout planned at half-term. Still trying to get them to keep their rooms tidy inbetween major sorts - failing!

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh my aching hands, my arms, all that scrubbing, but i'm half way already, yahoo!! Love Posie

Wynona @ ivy designs said...

Wow, this is taking spring cleaning to a new level! You go mama, I am amazed by your energy levels xxx

Tracy said...

I'm impressed. I'm sorry to say the cleaning gene seems to have passed me by and I'm totally in awe of those who have it.

Heidi said...

Oh theres nothing like new furniture to inspire a great change! good luck I wonder what bits of rotten food you will find hiding behind things you never knew was there. I always find apples and grapes!

Brenda said...

Good to see you using some of that enormous tupperware stash for the picnic.

When I'm having a psycho clean (which doesn't happen too often) I can't even stop for dinner......it becomes a feed yourself whatever you can find night. At least you thought to put food out for the offspring!

Naomi said...

so love the window decorations - just gorgeous - cute kids too! looking forward to checking out more of your blog and work. naomi x

Wendy said...

Officially inspired. Wow!

Beach Vintage said...

I love all those pretty lanterns hanging around!

Tina said...

Aah, yes I know that bedroom bug all too well:) Hope you achieved LOTS! that picnic spread looks FABULOUS by the way, YUM!!~ Tina x

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I can't wait to see! I love all the snacks for the kids!
XO