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Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Family Closet/Gun Room/Guest Room

 So......I had a $40 budget on this room in our house.  First order of business was to collect all the dressers and hanging rods that weren't being used and put them in my office/schoolroom (my perfect work area).  Then after a trip to Wallyworld, I came home with a laundry sorting unit, a few white tubs and some brown paint on sale because someone returned it.

My grand total:  $36.50
I rewarded myself with a Candy Bar and a Soda.  ;)
 The room of choice:  Phil's makeshift gun room.  It is a catch all room that I can't stand!!  

Yes, that is a leg lamp.  A gift to my dear hubby from my dear mother!!
 Next order of business...the muscles.
My little sister, Katy Kay!!
 Nothing is off limits when you have paint!!
Paint makes everything beautiful.
I really should have taken a picture of the Star Wars mural on the wall.  Was here when we moved in and now it is covered up with a beautiful chocolate paint!
 FINAL PRODUCT:
 All kids clothing, shoes and accessories...along with all of mine are in this room.
It cuts down on collecting dirty laundry, picking up clothing after the little ones and their friends decide to play dress up, folding and putting away in 5 different bedrooms, packing for trips and most importantly:
I set out clothing for the next day the night before, so I am able to do it all in one location...along with iron what needs to be ironed.
 It is all in ONE PLACE!!
 And EVERYTHING is labeled!!


 This room also serves as Phil's gun room.  Which means the door remains locked and little ones cannot go in and destroy my masterpiece!!
I ordered a bunch of our hunting photos to put on the cork board there and tried to keep everything looking on the masculine side so that Phil could enjoy being down there still.
The ugly blue tubs are now gone and there is a matching bench to the table in place so that Phil can work, but I took these photos before I finished that job!!  ;)
 We always have someone staying with us it seems, many times they are men...and most of them hunt, so we thought this would be appropriate.  We have my daughter's large bedroom that is also used for other sleepover guests (not of the hunting world). ;)
Mid-finish of my job, I ran out of tape for my label maker...it was quite devastating...until my dear husband showed up with HIS bigger and better label maker!!

JOB FINISHED!!  I am a happy woman!!

9 comments:

Too Many Kids In The Bathtub said...

great job rossie!!! your little sister sure is getting good lessons for WHEN she has children! :) i love what you've done with the room. I have a finishing touch for your brown wall. I'll post pictures soon of our family closet so you can see!
Love you,.

Heidi said...

This really is a great idea. I just folded and put away too many loads of laundry. Three piles of boy clothes are sitting in the hall because one little boy wasn't sleeping when I went to put them away and I didn't want him to suddenly "need" me. A family closet would be very cool. With a lock? Probably even better! Ha! :)

Raquel said...

i want a room like this!!!! so cool! miss you my friend!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. It's fun to see what your family is up to, and how you keep your family organized. I'm also a Montana (SW) homeschool mama, and the wife of a rancher. We were through Big Sandy earlier this year, and just had to stop at that wonderful coffee shop in town! Take care, and keep up the good work...

Blessings to you and yours,
Jamie

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea! If I end up with this many kids, I will have to copy you. About the clothes...do any of your older kids pick out their own outfits the night before? Or do you choose everyone's? And do they get to have any of their own clothes in their rooms, to have a sense of personalizing/ownership? I'm just curious how it all works.

Bliss and That said...

I started a family closet last year and LOVE it! It's sooo much easier and more efficient with having to put laundry away in only one place!! I must admit, though... The title of your post made me chuckle! Closet/gun room/guest room... It's great to have a free room for it all, and shows how us mamas need to improvise our spaces to fit our individual families. You're awesome! :)

JMB Ranch said...

You are such an inspiration with your organizaiton. I enjoy your blog and am excited to see what your tie breaker is.
You are truely blessed!

Brenda

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