A couple of weeks ago, I actually cleared out this 'packed to the max' closet and threw out a lot of random junk and found places for everything else. Then it stood empty for a little bit until I threw down a blanket, a few pillows and a massive teddy bear that Jesse gave me when we were dating (it was a random purchase).
The yellow, chipping walls were not to my satisfactory though, so after thinking how I could transform the closet, I decided on painting. However, by the time the boys are in bed at night, I am usually not feeling the mood to crack open a can of paint. So during a naptime, I cut up a few old books that had printing defects, were doubles or were already falling apart and stuck them on the wall with painters tape. I used painter's tape so that it wouldn't pull the plaster off the walls when we want to switch it up. After I strung up a strand of twinkle lights and made a pom pom garland, I called Gavin to see his new reading corner or "hideaway" as he calls it.
I love how cheerful it is with the colourful book illustrations. Gavin loves to cuddle with his huge bear and read his favourite books. I still have plans for the plain curtain that is front of the closet, but that will come later when I have some time.
Now that we're back, we're looking forward to Christmas! We can't wait to decorate our houses and show you different things that we have been up to.