To make myself feel a bit better I've decided to focus on the positives a change like this brings. One of the hugest "pluses" is that I get my house back. And I can decorate it a little less "kid-friendly."
Of course, I still have a 6 and 3 year old so things get a little hectic but it's not like I have a herd of finger-painters stampeding through my living room as much anymore.
A little vignette from our bathroom. The mirrored picture frame is from Dollarama, the vintage print is from a garage sale, and the little ceramic candle holder and Mexican lady are from Puerto Vallarta. (Which is where we are getting married in a few months, in case I let you forget).
Our side table that just used to have a hand-me-down lamp, kleenex and the phone: now way cuter. Big candle & lampshade from Target. Vase from Value Village. Flowers c/o my daycare family. Books: Derek Blasberg, "Classy," and Amy Sedaris, "Simple Times." Picked not only because I love them, but also because they go with colour scheme:
A little wicker basket sits below (you can see it in corner left) so that I can put all my magazines and notebooks that I always have lying around in there and they don't clog up the table and the aesthetic.
The couch! This baby is a hand-me-down of a hand-me-down and normally not a colour I would pick. But, because our living room has no over-head lighting and is painted a little darker, I think it adds a nice punch. Turquoise pillows from Target and polka dots from Ikea.
This used to be "kid corner" with a whole big shelving unit of books and toys and toys all over the ground, and buckets of toys and just...toys. I wanted to eliminate all kids stuff from ground floor but it just doesn't look like it's happening right now. So...we have this green bucket that gets toys swapped around from upstairs bedrooms and the downstairs rec room, and this hamper with dress-up clothes and masks.
Bucket and fox hamper from Superstore.
It's coming along!
More home stuff as we go, let me know!