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Written by Lisa M Eng   
Sunday, 19 June 2011 19:13
A couple of months ago we scored this bookshelf at Goodwill for $7.50…a total steal in my book!  I knew it would be perfect in Allison’s room once we moved the rocking chair into the baby’s room.  It needed a little work, but the frame was in pretty good condition and I planned on painting it anyway (or should I say, have Jesse paint it).  I did sand it though Wink  We put a new top on it and then put on 2 coats of white paint.  I knew it would need some color, so we went to the craft store and I let Allison pick out some scrap-booking paper for the inside, back panels.  We used spray adhesive to attach it.  Let me tell you…you pretty much get one shot with that stuff.  IT.IS.STICKY! 

It’s a little top-heavy, so we used furniture straps to attach it to the wall (safety first!).   Allison had fun helping me put the books and puzzles on the shelves.  As you can see, she has a new little reading nook in her room Smile  Isn’t she a doll?

We’re continuing to work on the baby’s room…T minus 8 weeks Laughing  Super excited to meet the little gymnast in my belly!  I have a feeling he’ll be coming early, so not too much time to get things done.  I get really played out by the time evening rolls around.  We’ve been doing a lot of running around during the days, but I think that’s coming to an end.  It’s supposed to hit 111 degrees by Thursday – makes me sick to think about it.  If there’s ever a dull moment and I’ve run out of ideas to keep Allison entertained, I always default to bringing out the flour container, bowl and spoon and she plays for quite a while.  What can I say…cheap entertainment J  That’s all I’ve got for now.  We’ve got more project updates coming and I can’t wait for the big reveal of the baby’s room!


Here are the before and after pics of Allison’s new bookshelf:




Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2011 19:23
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2 Tuesday, 19 July 2011 20:29
Lisa M Eng
Glad you stopped by to visit the site! Yes, we have been busy...but in a good way :) The lighthouse sounds really nice and would go in his room. We can't wait for him to arrive either...don't want to wish time away, but want him here soon!
1 Tuesday, 19 July 2011 17:27
Beverly Eng
WOW! It's been a long time since I've been on your website. Flooding REALLY took it out of me. Anyway, you've both really done quite nicely in the decorating department. I really loved how you've decorated on a budget. Could you use a nautical ceramic lighthouse(with lights) for the baby's room? Size is approx. 8" x 12". It's up to you if it would fit or not. Thanks for the update and I CAN'T wait for my newest grandchild. Take care!

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