Monday, June 30, 2014

A Big Boy Room for Little Man

With a new little one on the way, we wanted to get Little Man excited to spend some time sleeping in his own room.   So, we've started re-vamping his bedroom.  We actually decided to move his room to the one right next to ours (it was formerly the playroom).



Pretty much nothing has changed in this room since we moved in.  So, we started by moving out all of the toys and furniture and moving Little Man's furniture into the room - which only included a mattress and a dresser.  The room started out pretty sparse.   Before he was born, we purchased the Pottery Barn Kids Catalina Dresser in Espresso to match his crib and changing table (which we scored on sale from Target).

This is a shot from his bedroom in our Townhouse.
Next we just needed to buy a bed for his mattress.  Originally I was looking for a daybed that we could put against the wall to maximize floor space (for playing) and to keep Little Man from falling off.  Originally, my heart was set on this day bed from Land of Nod.  I loved the gray upholstered sides, but I didn't love the price tag.  I couldn't see spending $1000 on a bed that would probably see a lot of wear and tear over the next 15 years.
Silhouette Upholstered Daybed

Instead we ended up ordering the Pottery Barn Kids Catalina bed to match his dresser.  Plus I couldn't beat the price -it was less than half the price of the Land of Nod bed.

Pottery Barn Kids Catalina Bed

What I really like about this bed is that there is also an option to add a trundle in the future for sleepovers, or just extra sleeping space.

I have to say, the quality of the bed is awesome!!  The finish is beautiful and I love that it's solid wood!!  Once we had the bed built, we decided to start to fill the walls to make the room feel more cozy.  The wall when you first walk in has his name spelled out in cardboard letters.  I haven't decided what kind of finish to use on those yet...



We also decided to keep one of the benches from the playroom under his window as a seat and a place to hide toys out of sight… which was also followed by some serious toy sorting.  I have to say these Expedit shelves are amazing for toy storage!  They're also very sturdy and hold up well to the daily wear of a three year old.


We plan to paint the room Valspar's Notre Dame (the middle gray color below) and use Valspar's Indigo Streamer as an accent wall where the closet is.  I think getting some color on the walls is going to make a big difference in the room.  So, although we've still got quite a ways to go, we'd made some positive progress and Little Man LOVES spending time in his room now.





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