I'm Tonia and this is my family. There's Hubs, my wonderful partner; Bug, my darling daughter; and Boo, my charming son. We are the Collins clan. We are a homeschooling family who try our best to live out God's will for our lives every day. There are lots of stumbles along the way, but we love each other and this little life we're carving out for ourselves. Recently we found ourselves called to make some big changes in our lives so we're packing up the McMansion and moving out to a little farm in need of a lot of TLC. We have tons to learn and tons to do and we invite you to share the journey as we turn our not-so-new heap into a home.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Kids' Room- Sneak Peeks

The work on the kids' room is coming right along and I figured some of you might be anxious to see something done. I know I sure am! I'm really looking forward to a full reveal, but that is at least a couple of weeks away so for now I'll give you a little taste.

The floors are done. I'm mostly happy with them. I did learn a lot from this first room and there are things I will be doing differently next time, but over all they are lovely and with the room full of furniture I will not notice my mess ups so much. The floors had to cure for a full 7 days after the last coat of polyurethane so for the past week I've been spending my time working on components for the room instead of on the actual room.

I have been cruising through thrift stores looking for things to repurpose- like picture frames. All it takes is a little spray paint and we have fabulous, colorful pieces for the room. I am proud to say I have kept us at budget by re-using, recycling, and re-purposing. And by budget I mean, I've only used the money the kids were gifted at Christmas by their grandparents. This is a huge accomplishment for me...you have no idea.

Thus far, this is my very favorite project for the room. Using wood we already had the Hubs and  I made two identical, upholstered, and tufted headboards. I think they are gorgeous and I cannot wait to see them up.

 The Hubs has been putting trim up all day and the painting will start tomorrow. That is going to be quite a job. I have the room, trim, and doors to paint, of course. But, I also have a chair, table, and nightstand to paint. I figure in a couple of weeks I'll have it all done and be ready to put the room together. Here's hoping!



  1. Yee!!! It looks so exciting! Can't wait to see it all put together. :)

    1. Thanks Carody :) I'm getting anxious to see it done too!