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Big Boy Bedroom

March 9, 2010

With the sometime in the distant future arrival of our second child on the horizon (anywhere from 6-18 months from now), we decided it is about time to move our son Edward to his big boy room.  We want Edward to have time to adjust to the new digs before the arrival of a sibling so that he isn’t jealous when the afore-mentioned sibling moves into his old crib (literally).  So, our meager tax refund will be put towards making our downstairs guest room into a hangout fit for a growing 3-year-old.

I am being VERY generous in referring to the room as a guest room.  While in fact we have had multiple guests grace the space, as of late it has become a catch-all and a toy room.  Here is the sad state of affairs:

I could have tried to clean up for you guys, but what would be the point?  Honesty is the best policy, right?  As you can see, the room is basically a dumping ground for art and toys.  The first order of business will be to clean everything out.

Then, we have the weird ledge around the room to deal with.  I actually have a really cool idea for a solution to part of that.

Plus, the room needs some furniture.  We are actually keeping the full bed and moving Edward into it.  He has taken a nap on it and the size doesn’t seem to bother him.  The blue chair and its saggy slipcover is also staying.  And, of course, the drum set has to stay.  But, the train sets are going to move to another room, making way for some much-needed storage.

Finally, we get to decorate.  I have big plans to paint the room and create a cheap way for Edward to display his art.  The space will also be getting new bedding, some updated window treatments and lots of fun accessories.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as I reveal our plans and progress.

~ Anne

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Keryl permalink
    March 9, 2010 9:48 am

    I don’t think that it’s fair that Edward gets a full-sized bed when I still have a twin…

  2. steven permalink
    March 9, 2010 10:30 am

    will be anxious to see the finished product

  3. mike permalink
    March 9, 2010 10:37 am

    Agree with Steven and will be anxious to see the AFTER.

  4. sherry permalink
    March 9, 2010 10:56 am

    I have found over the years, our Scotty (age 14), has had a multitude of uses for book shelves. What about building a set on the top of one of the ledges to make it look like a whole unit with doors at the bottom or fake doors if there’s no storage space in there? Just a fleeting thought. I love the colors and his art work!!

    • March 9, 2010 11:02 am

      You are so smart. We are planning on faking built-ins on the cheap on the ledge. I am really excited to see how the project turns out and posting the how-to.

  5. Eugene D. Bear permalink
    March 9, 2010 10:56 am

    New sibling? Oh boy!!

  6. Linda permalink
    March 9, 2010 12:19 pm

    Guess I’m weird….I love that ledge! Blue chair? hmmmmm need new springs? Can’t wait to see it in person this summer!

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