Each week or so, I am going to begin adding posts to the Home Tour heading.  Today, I will start with what we call the Kid’s Room, a large, south facing bedroom that is bright and cheery almost year round.

This is the room that the grandchildren can play and sleep in when they come to visit, and it has a twin daybed with a trundle that sleeps 2-3.  Above the locker wallpaper, there are hooks all around the room, perfect for hanging hats, pajamas or coats.

There is also an old table that was my grandparents, which I repainted a snazzy blue a few years ago.  It is perfect for puzzles, drawing or playing board games.  The table has four chairs that were originally brown circa 1965, from my parent’s restaurant in Walla Walla, Washington.


When we purchased this home in 2008, we were the second owner. The original owner was a professional hockey player and his wife, and this bedroom had belonged to their son.  The locker wallpaper, wainscoting, and valance were all here, and since we envisioned a nautical space to house some of my husband’s 24 year collection of Navy memorabilia, it was perfect.

For several years we had an armoire with a television set and DVD player in this room, as well as bookshelves full of toys and books. As the grandchildren have grown up, *sob* we have streamlined the room somewhat.

The quilt on the daybed was the inspiration for the panel curtains and the pillows. It was made by Sarah, a beloved matriarch of our church family, who passed away last month at 101 years of age.  She had made so many quilts in her lifetime that at her memorial service, the pews were draped with many of them, filling the sanctuary with a kaleidoscope of her handiwork.  Such a beautiful legacy she has left behind, and I am so grateful we purchased this one at our church Mission Auction a couple of years ago.  The bidding on her quilts was fierce, I’ll tell you!

I hope you have enjoyed this piece of our Home Tour. Stay tuned for additional rooms in the near future!

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