Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Harry Potter's Come to the Zavala House

One of the reasons I fell in love with our little house was all the unusual and peculiar details I found here, that I didn't see in all the other "track homes" we looked at. One of those happens to be a "closet under the stairs"! As soon as I saw it I thought it was a great little hiding spot - although at the time Harry Potter hadn't come out in the theaters yet, so I didn't have any ideas to make a bedroom for a nephew in there, haha. Luckily, we have no nephews (only a niece!) and so it has become the junk closet where gift bags and tissue paper go to die.

But not anymore! I'm turning our little closet into a toy room for our boys! At present all of the toys are located inconveniently in our living room, so this move will be very good for all of us. The closet has wonderful possibilities and after examining it, I can see it was the previous owners children's play area as well - the walls are covered in crayon marks.

But first things first, I must dig out all the junk in there and find a new home either in the garbage can or somewhere in our house. Then I can move on to more fun ideas, like painting a mural inside. I haven't yet decided what to paint though, so I'm open to ideas if you have any. I want it to be a fun hiding place for the boys and also a place to put away their toys at the end of the day.

The painting I will have to do at night because there is no way I'll be able to keep Hayden out of there while it dries. So this will not be a one day project for sure.

(Insert 30 second montage of me cleaning with hip 80's music here)

Gotta love discovering old stuff - especially when it matches the current season! Woot.

My foil window clings!!!

My fall kitchen rug!!

Ooooh, more Fall goodies!

Aaaah, finally finished - now I must drop. Hmmm...I was looking for a room for Corbin - I can picture a bed right there on the left...hehe. OK! I'm just kidding!!!!!


It All Started With a Kiss said...

I love murals! I did one years ago for my children of Dr. Seuss characters. It was so fun. I'm looking for something different now, as some of my kids are getting older.

AndreAnna said...

I love Fall!

Robyn said...

When I was a kid, the room under the stairs was the "lego room" -- Mom's solution to having a hard time not vacuuming them up when they were scattered all over the house. Personally, I could see some sort of curtain going over the inside of the door, so the door could be open but the room still feel "secret." Ours had a full-sized hall closet with shoes and coats in it, then behind those was the door to the lego room. We loved how hidden it felt. Darn it, now I wish we had stairs!