Monday, July 26, 2010

10 step makeover!

Step 1: Clean out office to take a slightly less embarrasing "before" picture of all of our clutter.

Step 2: Trace and cut out the road. Enter husband who asks "Are you building a super highway on our dining room table?" Tape the pattern to the office wall carefully recording the corresponding number three times for each set of vinyl stickers. Yes, it's kinda like engineering.
Step 3: Paint three coats of magnetic paint on the bottom to make the wall a giant magnet board.

Step 4: Paint two coats of green chalkboard paint. Sweet talk hubby into painting two coats of blue paint on the top of the wall and surrounding walls

Step 5: Add vinyl road stickers. Remember that you are not an engineer when you start matching up the curves. Ugh.

Step 6: Add the adorable car and street sign stickers. Thank you HappyRomi from eBay! I "heart" your vinyl stickers!

Step 7: Add the cute car and street rugs (yeah Ikea!)

Step 8: Trick you sister into coming over for "lunch" and "helping you with a few things" Hang the cool clothesline for Charlie's art work and a couple of cool license plates. Drag in all the fun stuff- blocks, growth chart, table puzzles!

Step 9: Set up all the super fun art supplies and Ikea easel (what a steal $14.99!)
Step 10: Wait for the most precious Russian angel to come home and play with all of his great stuff!


  1. Can I come over to play!!! Looks like soooo much fun. Glad to see you keeping busy creating such a wonderful home for your little guy. Love, Shawn

  2. What a GREAT room. Charlie will LovE it!

  3. What a "handy-dandy" Mama you are!!! I can't wait to see how much Charlie loves his ROOMS!
    It looks like alot of work, but the reward to see Charlie playing there will be worth it. Oh by the way, thanks to Chad & Britt for helping with the final touches and good trickery my you!!

  4. I love it! You did a fabulous job on his room!

  5. Very cool room! You did a great job! Can't wait to see your little guy getting to enjoy it!

  6. That room is awesome! You're so creative. Charlie is one lucky boy.

  7. I love it....absolutely so cool!!!! Charlie is a lucky little let's just get him home where he belongs!!! Keeping fingers and toes crossed that we hear great news coming from your way very soon!

  8. LOVE THIS!!! You guys did a great job... :) He will love it!!