three girls, sharing a room…

with no closet.

when i was staying at my sister’s old, 100+ year old, farm house – i went to dress baby lucia and realized you couldn’t even get to the dresser.  important to note – in barely three short months – my sister and her husband moved their family of six across the world, fully painted and worked on making an old farm house not only livable but amazing dreamy. so, the fact that the girls room was a little… um… messy, was all because of so much fun, so much excitement, and so many other wonderful things happening.  and, did i mention, there were THREE girls (ages 7, 5, and almost 2) sharing a room in which there is no closet. 

so one day we tackled it. with the goal of a $0 budget – to make it fully functional, appealing to the eye, clean, and best of all – fun for the girls.

i was excited to blog about it – for the bigger picture of what this room represents.  that we can all live more simply, with less, more beautifully, on less money. 

so while kristina was downstairs doing a german lesson – i threw everything in the hallway, and had the girls help me throw all the clothes into five piles : 1.) annika, 2.) lili, 3.) lucia, 4.) donate, 5.) pajamas

then i took each girls’ pile and took out what could be hung, while kristina looked around in the side yard for a stick we could hang from the ceiling to get some clothes hanging.  we also took out a full dresser, to allow more space in the room and less temptation to pile more and more clothes into the room.  

then we cleaned, cleaned, cleaned. hung some shelves that were laying around, and created a simple vignettes & some wildflowers gavin had picked specifically for their room.

there were certain elements of the room we weren’t going to tackle, like the outdated purple carpet… but when the rest of the room became functional, simple, and organized – you don’t notice those elements as much.

now to tackle my boys’ shared room – which so quickly becomes unruly!

1 comment

Trey - August 13, 2014 - 11:32 am

it’s me, posting as ‘Trey’…
This makes me smile so much! And the room still makes me smile, and it’s still working! The girls are so happy. Thank you so much!

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