Tuesday, August 13 2012
I am finally here to share the end result of the boys’ shared room, which was first mentioned w a y back in April; see that here, and here, and here. And, considering everything (from building benches, to taking two distant vacations, from day-to-day fun), I am pleased with the speed of our progress. That being said, why beat around the bush? Let’s take a quick look at the beautiful bright green room beforehand, with its minimal furniture, and little storage, this room was in dire need of a revamp.
Not to mention, Big bro still thinks Little Z will sleep with him, which has not happened and is protested daily by Z. I think Z will cave eventually since most of his toys are now stored in this cool, newly organized, room and he has a dresser here as well. Let’s take a look, shall we?
We are really pleased with how this room turned out. And, in our books, the room is complete for now. I say this knowing that at this time there is still only one boy sleeping in here full-time. When Number 2 moves in, he will bring more toys, which will mean I get to buy more storage containers and organize again! There is plenty of room under the bed for storage and I have already eyed up some handy low storage for the future, such as these from Land of Nod.
I am also really considering some more book storage for when Zander moves all his books over, each his favorite so there will be no parting. I am liking these, also from the Land Of Nod.
Now back to the room reveal. Of course, we love our low storage shelf under the window that holds some books and a few baskets of toys. The small table to the right, fits perfectly in this strange little corner, and is used daily for Lego building.
And, one of our favorite pieces in the whole room, is the mid-century dresser that was found at a local consignment shop. After being painted in greys, orange, and teal, this dresser has found its new home.
The stenciled numbers, in case anyone is wondering, are actually the boys’ birth dates. They are mixed in with some random numbers. If you look closely, you can see one birthdate, 02/07/07. (The other birthdate is painted on the top of the dresser.) A neat way to add a little personal touch to something made especially for the boys!
Here is the Room Source List:
Bunk Beds: Owned and painted Benjamin Moore Arctic Shadows 1559
Book Shelves above beds: IKEA Spice racks
Curtains: Fabric is Premier Prints Storm Twill Zig Zag from Fabric.com
Bamboo Shade: Homedepot.com
Book Shelf under Window: IKEA EXPEDIT
White Storage Tub (in book shelf): The Container Store
Floor Pillows: Made from old Duvet (PBteen still carries this Duvet)
Small White Table: IKEA
Espresso Table Chairs: Target.com (clearance)
READ Letters/A & Z Letters: Hobby Lobby (spray paint Rustoleum Aqua)
Elephant Head: Amazon.com
Dino Sinclair Sign: Hobby Lobby
Hanging Metal Buckets: IKEA
Large Map: Wayfair.com
Duvet on Beds: Target.com (RE Style Duvet)
Dresser Paint Colors: Drawers, Benjamin Moore Classic Grey; Outside, Benjamin Moore Silver Song; Drawer inset, Behr Citrus Blast; Stencil/handles, Behr Spring Stream
Lastly, a few close-ups of some personal touches, here and there…