Wednesday, April 4 2012
We’ve been ‘toying around’ with the idea of the boys sharing a room. When I say we, I mean Aris and I. (Aris is our middle son and my husband really has no idea how much we’ve been discussing this!). Aris has been asking for a while if his little brother can share bunk beds with him. And, since we already have the bunk beds, this would not be a huge adjustment. The beds, however, are being used currently as single beds (which means my daughter would need a new bed; bonus for her too!). Yes, right now our three children have their own rooms, and I think it is sweet that they may want to share. I am sure that there will be some bickering and non-sleeping issues to follow, but they will also learn to respect others’ belongings and personal space…or, maybe I am willing to agree to this because I am prepping them for the college dorms or the shared office space…or so I can finally have my mom’s cave in the spare bedroom!? Anyway, with Little Z still in his crib (what?! yeah, I know!), we weren’t rushing the subject. Aris has wanted to share his room since Zander was born two and half years ago and, perhaps just because he wants to sleep on the top bunk, but nonetheless, a sweet idea! Either way, I am going ahead with the planning of the shared room idea. Over our recent Spring Break in AZ, Aris and I had a little talk about how he’d like to make ‘his’ room a shared space. This was his criteria:
1. A sticker board (More on this later)
2. A dresser (His current plastic rubber made is not cutting it!)
3. Better book shelf
4. Place for his stuffed animals
What a bright mind he has. Each item definitely warranted and needed no doubt!
This is our inspiration photo from Anna @ takethesidestreet.com in her recent boys’ room redo:
Aris loved the huge map and the skull and crossbones fabric. Not sure what to do with the fabric yet, but the map is a great idea. I like the striped curtains and color scheme. Our walls are currently an ugly green, with a road and cars painted on it (more on that later too), and it’s not getting painted over until the boys are at least 15! (My reasons involve memories of painting 15 cars, at two hours a piece, while I was 7 months pregnant~ nuff said!)
For now, we tweaked said mood board to include the patterns and ideas we love as well. With this great place to start, building our ideas didn’t take too long and we came up with this!