We found a bunkbed on Kijiji for a great price and after I spent a good couple hours cleaning it up (for the love of all that is good, don’t let your children put stickers on things!) it looks almost new and fits perfectly in the room. I found 2 inexpensive comforters at Jysk (I make that sound a lot more simple than it was: this is the third, THIRD color I tried and finally I’m happy with the brown.) and sewed 2 matching pillowcases from the fabric left from the cornice I made.
One thing I really wanted to create in their new big boy room was a place to play. With the crib and changetable in the room there wasn’t much space for toys or playing. Having said that I didn’t want it to be a disaster area with toys everywhere. I hummed and hawed about different storage options but finally decided on using unused space I already had instead of adding another dresser or bookcase – under the bed! I went to the dollar store and bought these baskets. They are all categorized which makes playing, and cleaning up, simple. We are loving them. I laid down this car mat we had been rolling up and storing away after play, and I’m so happy my boys now have a room they can enjoy.
Although it’s a tight fit I wanted to keep my rocker recliner in the room as that’s where we sit and snuggle to read stories and sing songs. I didn’t want to lose that space. I moved the little bookcase over and created a reading nook.
I have already shown you the dressers I refinished and here they sit. We are loving how much more space we have for the boys clothes and that they are short enough Porter can get in and out of them by himself. (And yep, that's our frog tank, we've still got 'em!)
(Apparently when I took this photo Rigby had wandered away with the “R” block.)
And last but not least, as a finishing touch I felt like the wall along the bed was really empty and needed a little attention. I wanted to put something there but knew that it would undoubtedly get knocked down so I decided vinyl was the answer. I was unsure of what quote or words to put up until my girlfriend suggested I do a random collection of BOY words. I loved the idea and thought it would look adorable and really customized. I had another friend add some more ideas and then cut them out for me. This is what we came up with. I’m really happy with it. It fills up that empty space in the room and the words are very fitting for my pair of little boys.
I have one more idea I am working on - a little something to put on top of their dressers, but I'm not sure when I'll get that done so until then, I call this boys room complete. And they love it more than I do!