The room where I used to paint was the first to be converted - it became the nursery when we were expecting Beckett. And now that Cooper has arrived, it will soon be time for Beckett to move in to a new "big boy" room so that Cooper can move out of the cradle in our master bedroom and into the nursery. What is currently our exercise room will become Beckett's new room in a matter of months, so I wanted to share with you what it looks like now before the transformation begins.
Just two package of the wall stickers, at a cost of less than $25, made a huge impact in the space.
The exercise room also seemed like a perfect place to hang my posters from the two Olympics that I attended.
|In both photos above, I am the one on the right (13 years younger)|
|On the right of each photo, that's Scott and I only about a month or two after we started dating.|
I wanted to frame the posters, but they are significantly different sizes and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on custom framing. I ended up buying two inexpensive poster frames from Michael's during one of their 50% off framing sales. I simply removed that paper that came in the each frame, turned it over to reveal the blank backside, and then laid the posters on top of this white paper to create the worlds cheapest mats. Since the Sydney poster is considerable smaller, I used the extra space to display the tickets from three of the events that I attended.
As I mentioned before, my former painting space became the nursery when Beckett was born, so my easel currently resides in the well lit corner of the exercise room.
On top of the televisions we have displayed a few commemorative hockey pucks, including one from the SLC Olympics, and another from our alma mater's 2004 NCAA championship win. Go Pios!
When this space soon becomes Beckett's new room, we will be relocating either the elliptical or the bike into the guest room, and the other will likely find its way to the garage.
Tomorrow I'll be talking about how we plan to incorporate a large piece of exercise equipment into our otherwise chic guest room - so check back in and give me your input! And then over the course of the next couple of weeks I'll be kicking into high gear with the plans for Beckett's "big boy" room, starting with some mood boards of potential design concepts. It's going to be soooo much fun!
Do you have any spaces in your home that are serving only temporary functions with style?