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Sometimes, I spin the Youth Minister plate… HARD! (And of course, that means poor IZ spins along with me.) After too many hours and nearly a year of work,  it’s official: we have a ping-pong table in the room and we’re painted. And now, I need to stop. Seriously, I’ve been saying it’s “done” for 2 weeks now and keep finding more things to do.

 

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This is our meeting room: where we share our highs and lows. Eventually, I want to get those chairs covered and add some squishy bean bags.

Looks like I might need to work on the blackboard a bit. You have to prime it with white chalk before using it: and I ran out so I faked it. But new chalk arrived today, so a little touch up is order. (plus, it’s not the best wall, but I’m hoping the lights IZ so graciously put up for us will help!)

 

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Yeah, totally stole this from Pinterest. The walls in the room are so wild. Apparently, at one point a good 20+ years ago someone wall-papered with newsprint!

The floor is a bit slippery and not level, so I taped down our rugs with bright orange Duck tape.

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This is the Game Room side. Our room can be divided by accordion doors, but we never do it. However, I thought it was a good idea to do each side a bit differently.

A huge shout-out to the lovely IZ for disassembling the ping pong table and putting it back together. We’re missing a net, but it’s a great table that someone gifted us!

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Also pilfered this idea from Pinterest. I used washi tape to make plus signs on the wall. Um. Work.   This is a little loft the kids love to sit in and I felt like it needed something “extra”.  Again, eventually I’d like new bean bags in grey. I’m planning on doing a “post it prayer” wall on the right hand wall. So, we’ll have a bit more color eventually!  I don’t think the ball game thing will stay.

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Another chalkboard wall and a bit of colorful Scripture for the room!

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I cannot wait for the kids to get to use this on Sunday.  Space is everything, no? And considering we did this on such a shoe string budget, I think the room turned out!

And so that you have some idea of what it looked like before, here is a before photo (under the fold, because MEH)

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