Someone pinch my nose and tell me to blow.
Seriously. I just need a few hundred mommy’s right now telling me that it will be okay. And helping me take care of my leaky face.
My little boy is growing up. And it is happening WAY too fast.
Remember when I told you about Will and how he developed opinions about his room? And we made a little car rack together and then did a little cotton ball art? Well, the room transformation continues. It used to look like this :
It was a hot mess. He still slept in his crib which converted to a toddler bed. He didn’t like the light that shined in through the sides of the curtains so we draped blankets on the ends of the crib each night. Then we did the toy-box-switcheroo. The white toy storage that we built for him was great…and it got moved into Weston’s room. And the Pottery Barn toy storage that was in Weston’s room was moved into here. There was a random tallboy dresser in the corner that was completely empty and that got moved. The rocking chair was also on its last leg…so we decided that needed to go too.
The mess actually got much worse before it got better. But Will was super excited because the whole transition was so that he could finally move into a twin bed…also known as his ‘big boy bed’. Long ago he started talking about big boy beds but he wasn’t 100% sold on the fact that it was for him. He actually really loved his toddler bed. And he tends to be rather cautious in general about change. But we learned that Will needs to talk about stuff for a long LONG time before he’s actually ready. This method helped us in potty training. Sometimes it’s hard not to jump at the first mention of the next big thing…but when we wait, the payoff is that usually Will is a super happy camper and we don’t regret having patience.
So after changing out some art (he got to pick what could stay and what could go), putting in his new big boy beds (the one is his and the other one is either future Weston’s or just ready for sleep-over-buddies), adding some bedding and moving some things around, we have a very different space for a really big boy (sniffle sniffle wipe snot on my sleeve).
We still don’t have everything figured out in here but for the most part, it’s vastly improved. I didn’t realize how much Jeremy and I would love laying down next to him to read night time books. And I love the fact that Will likes his room so much more.
I had one set of twin sheets for one bed (they were my sheets in college! ha! #hoarder) and the quilts I got at the Pottery Barn outlet. I bought them back in October and have been waiting till Will was ready. The beds were picked out of the trash and we gave them a little makeover to bring new life back into them. I have a full post coming about their makeover…it’s really quite fun 🙂
I love their imperfections…like the way the little ball details aren’t quite perfect. And Will and Weston have both decided already that the top of the footboard is the perfect width for driving their cars.
We are still figuring out storage inserts for the toy box. We had to take out about 25% of his books that he used to have in his room. He tends to be like his mommy. #minihoarder
Most of the art will change…but he likes everything right now that is in here….but I want to phase out the gold frames and old world style clock. I also don’t love the burlap wall treatment with the new bedding, so that will probably go too.
There definitely needs to be more art and stuff over the beds. I am thinking shallow ledges. And pictures. Perhaps a dart board…because the kid likes to throw.
Something like this….
Did I mention I want to repaint? I think the walls need repainting (at least that is what I tell Jer)…and Will told me that he wants blue. I’ll also have to repaint the ceiling. It’s crazy to think that this might be the third paint job this room has had while most of our house has yet to be painted AT ALL. But I guess that is what a mother’s love will drive you to do for your little toddler…I mean…very big boy 🙂
So what do you think? Are you a madras fan? I know that it can be one of those love-it-or-hate-it kinda things. I happen to love LOVE it. I mean…I still am saving my madras mini skirt from my pre-baby years just in case…