Nevaeh's desk has been painted. Once again we used Rust-o-leum's 2x spray paint but unlike brother's gray she chose eggplant. A girl after my own heart. I didn't use a spray primer this time but some sort of a white primer I found left over from painting the upstairs. The desk is a fairly cheap particle board covered in laminate so we sanded it down and put on 3, yes 3, coats of primer. That particle board just sucked it right up. It was worth it though because I only had to do 2 coats of the purple spray. She has hung up her very important Justin Bieber calendar, some karate study aids and a koala poster. Apparently these will help her to concentrate while she does her homework. :)
Sorry for the crappy phone pics. I used my iPhone 3 & it was nighttime.
The little plastic organizer to the right of her desk was organized as well. The pink box on top holds miscellaneous crayons, colored pencils and markers. Top drawer has glue sticks, rulers etc. Middle drawer holds scrap paper (I save EVERYTHING that has a clean side and no sensitive info for the kids) and the bottom drawer has all of the kids extra school work books. I love to buy grammar books, spanish help, math fact helpers etc... for the kids to do when they tell me they don't have any homework. :)
Same desk now moved under the window.
Kelen has removed all of the toys from his desk although I did agree he could keep his comic books there. If they prove to be too distracting from his studying I can always remove them.
Momma's desk is cleared off (we can ignore the boxes of papers needing sorting & filing for now). The wireless router works well enough (despite the cats knocking it down and breaking the antenna) that I can use my laptop in the basement.
We went through the bookshelves and got rid of quite a few books that the kids no longer wanted and I have made the very difficult decision to sell my record collection. My record player broke and replacing it is simply not high on my list of priorities. I already have too much clutter in my chaotic little life so I am taking control. The records go. Except for Michael Jackson's Thriller because I bought that when I was 8 years old with my own money. :)
My thrifty little kiddos noticed that our next door neighbor was unloading some furniture and a tv from his house and they asked if he was getting rid of it. Turns out he was about to take it to the Good Will so they asked if they could have it. Its a much nicer tv than the one we currently have and now instead of using a bedroom nightstand for his video game area Kel has a new to him t.v. stand. :) Eventually we will get it painted but for now it is good to go. The t.v. is HD and I confiscated that for our family room (lifting a 100 lb. television from the floor up to the top of my buffet was not the easiest task). I took my 10 year old tv down for his video game area.
The room still needs wallpaper removed and a new floor and paint on the walls but those kind of projects require time and money, something I am short of these days.