Friday, August 12, 2011

dining nook? nope! play area? yep!

even though we know our carpet will now get dirty really, really nasty, we decided to use the dining room as a dining room.  we were running a little short on space for the toys that never seem to end, even after getting the bedrooms organized. 
maybe you don't have that problem?  thing is, we have several toys that we want to keep (vs. donate/craigslist/trash) so we needed a spot for them.  our solution was to move the table from the more practical, tiled area to the not-at-all-practical-white-carpet dining room. 
we've been eating in the dining room for a week or so now, and it's going fairly well.  we have a dark colored rug on top of the carpet, but you won't get to see pictures of the dining room for a while... let's just say it was a lot of work to move enough boxes around to get the table in there!  most of the wallpaper has been removed from the top half, though, so we are taking volunteers to paint. 

i'm thrilled with this little play area, even if it does require a little more work after mealtime.  the kids seem to enjoy being in the room where the action is, so it's nice to have this near the kitchen when it's time to make dinner. 

it's salmon tonight, and you're all welcome.  see you around 5?


  1. Mamaw thinks it looks great!!! I love salmon...I'll be there...I wish!

  2. couple more weeks, and i'll see your face :)

  3. Aw, man, it's 4:25pm, so I just don't think I can make it this time. But I'll take a raincheck! And I'll play in the cute play area and help entertain little munchkins while you paint! (Trust me, you don't want me painting.)

  4. ok! i don't mind painting, and the kidlets would love to have a playmate!!