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I had much greater plans for this bay window that sits right next to the kitchen, but such is life.  We are beyond thrilled to be moving into permanent digs next month, however.  For a family with smallish kids, this space makes the perfect kid zone with its close proximity to the adult zones of the house and lots of natural light!  I’d attempted a modern rag rug project that was a major fail.  Sigh.  I’ll save that for another blog post.  But I did score a great rug on clearance!  I wish it was a bit bigger, though, and I’m thinking that it may work well in the entry of our new home.  Or perhaps I’ll duplicate this space in the new library.  In the meantime, the rug serves its purpose of cushioning tender knees when the Sprouts aren’t sitting on the pillows or poofs.  Its easy to clean, too, which is going to be important once the play dough and paints get pulled out of the art cabinet.  The pillows are just king sized bed pillows covered in easy to clean outdoor fabric that I found before Christmas.  And the poofs, well, we’ve had them for years.  The coffee table, a $15 Goodwill find,  is awesome for the Sprouts’ projects becasue they can sit on the floor or on cushions instead of fiddling around with kid sized chairs which inevitably get in their way (or they tip over in them, etc.)  Plus, with cushions I don’t have to fuss with chairs the older Sprouts have outgrown.  I’m also envisioning this space as a great place for family game nights.  However, with baseball season lurking around the corner I’m not sure that I’ll even get to test that theory.  At least in this house.

Before: this is the way the owners were using the space

Before: this is the way the owners were using the space

Simplicity at its best.  Three nails and thee art clips for our rotating art displays.  These are (partial )bean mosaics made when we were studying the intricate mosaics of Caesar's day.

Simplicity at its best. Three nails and thee art clips for our rotating art displays. These are (partial )bean mosaics made when we were studying the intricate mosaics of Caesar’s day.

 

Our bird I.D. books and binoculars are within easy reach.  We've been having a blast participating in Cornell's Bird Watch this winter. (The feeder is within eye sight of the bay window.)

Our bird I.D. books and binoculars are within easy reach. We’ve been having a blast participating in Cornell’s Bird Watch this winter. (The feeder is within eye sight of the bay window.)

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Baskets of puppets and playsilks.  The Sprouts love the typewriter (got it for $1 in Montana!) and pretend its their "computer".

Baskets of puppets and playsilks. The Sprouts love the typewriter (got it for $1 in Montana!) and pretend its their “computer”.

 

 

A basket with blank books and note cards along with colored pencils and crayons keep our youngest Sprout busy most mornings.  The Charlie Harper and Andy Warhol stationary boxes are great for storage!

A basket with blank books and note cards along with colored pencils and crayons keep our youngest Sprout busy most mornings. The Charlie Harper and Andy Warhol stationary boxes are great for storage!

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A basket of seasonal books keeps everyone happy!

A basket of seasonal books keeps everyone happy!

A sneak peek at the rug pattern.  Probably another reason this rug should be in the entryway of our new digs....its pattern is hidden by the table!

A sneak peek at the rug pattern. Probably another reason this rug should be in the entryway of our new digs….its pattern is hidden by the table!

 

 

 

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