Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blogging Again and Max's New Map Room

As Luigi would say, "I'm-a-back!" (Yes, I have a 4 year old, a husband and a Wii.) I would like to say that I have accomplished a lot over the past 5 months, but other than growing a little girl in my tummy, keeping up with a 4 year old and "completing" said 4 year old's Map Room I haven't accomplished much. I am excited to be back at blogging. I want to be able to use the blog as a way to document our lives and I hope I can keep it up this time. We'll see...

I am excited to share Max's new room. I started working on this project over Christmas break and last night I finally "finished" it. There is still much to be done in here, but it is good enough for now!

Our house has 2 bedrooms downstairs (including the master) and 3 bedrooms upstairs. Marcos uses one of the upstairs bedrooms for his office, I use another for the guest room and "my room" and, until recently, the other has been use for storage of baby stuff and other "stuff" we didn't know what to do with. Max has been downstairs with us. The news of Little Lily made us realize that it was time to move Max to the upstairs room. The problem? We had to make Max think this was a good idea...a little bribery never hurt! Talk of a cool new map room had him convinced!

This is what the room and closet looked like as the "we-don't-know-what-to-do-with-this" headquarters of the house.

Closet & Stuff

Cleaned-out Closet (don't ask me where the stuff went!)

Baby Furniture

The new view from the door. I decided to use the dresser that we used for Max's changing table in his room. This may mean that Lily won't have a changing table (did I mention that we are having a little girl in May and that her name will be Lily?). The globe is a Goodwill find and I think it is cool as ice.

(I don't have any progress shots--believe me, you don't want to see them anyway!)

Max's bed...I am still trying to decide on "art" for the walls. I have never been very good at hanging things on the wall.

This side of the room still needs a lot of help, but like I said, it is good enough for now!

This is a very old school desk that I refinished. I love the way that it turned out and I think that it makes the perfect bedside table for Max.

Max would be upset if I didn't point out his favorite item in the room--his orange lamp. My child loves all things orange.

The chalkboard wall in his closet is also one of his favorite parts of his new room.

I am happy to report that his transition to his new room has gone smoothly.
Now if I can only finish Lily's room by May!


  1. Thank you, Denise...I'm going to head on over and check out your blog--with that name it has to be awesome!

  2. Hi, I love your sons room! Can you tell me about the map? Is it wallpaper? I'd love to do one in my son's room too!
    Cute Cute!

  3. i think we might be twins... i have a Max with a map/travel themed room, and expecting a Lily as well! Haha i'm excited to see what you do with her room...


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