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House Tour: Ideas for a Busy Family


Howdy, y’all.  Since you all loved my first post about Kris’s house so much, I’m back to show you more!  Today we’re going to focus on some kids’ spaces.  With 5 kiddos and one more on the way, this house has to be beautiful and functional!

First up, some of the bedrooms.  Kris has 4 boys and one girl, so far.

bold striped wallvintage green chairbuilt-in desk

With all those boys, she went super feminine for her 3 year old’s room.  Wouldn’t you?

vintage pink quilt

See the turquoise desk in the reflection?  I could almost picture one of my turquoise chairs in the corner of this room! 

pink dresser

Now, here’s a glimpse at some of the necessities that keep a family of 7 sane…

The upstairs loft area contains a family room that the bigger boys use most of the time. It wasn’t really staged for a blog the day that I visited – the boys were using it!  But I love how even the family areas of the house are beautiful, including the black doors to all the bedrooms.  Gorgeous, aren’t they?

loft railingblack doorsburlap wreath

The boys’ bathroom is also down that hallway.  blue and orange bathroom


There’s an identical vanity and storage cabinet on the opposite wall…such a great idea.bathroom storage cabinet

iowa license plates

Moving downstairs, the laundry room features this adorable vintage aqua sink!

vintage aqua sink

And a cabinet for laundry baskets, with a counter on top for folding.

laundry basket storage

A new dryer is waiting to be installed, but Kris would really like two sets of stacking washers and dryers.  With 6 kids, I think she’ll need them!

aqua laundry room

Finally, a little organization…Kris blogged about her memo board here.

knock-off bulletin board


And she made a chalkboard across the hall from the bulletin board, by simply painting chalkboard paint on the wall and framing it!

framed chalkboard


I still have at least one more blog post about this amazing house…here’s a little sneak peek:


farmhouse table


To see more of Kris’s house, be sure to check out my first post and Kris’s blog, Our Thrifty Nest of 7.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Thanks, Katie for featuring our home. :) Come back any time. We just finished the shelving unit in our teenagers room (I'll blog about it), and I rearranged baby girl's room. So many posts to get up, so little time.
    Come on over for a visit anytime!
    Kris A.

  2. that chalk board idea is fantastic!! :)