Look at me! I told ya’ I wouldn’t wait too long before finishing up this House Tour!
The last time I showed you Zeek’s room – before he shared it with his little bro. A little over a month ago, we gave this room a major overhaul. You may remember me showing you a picture of my house in utter chaos.
We took everything out of all three bedrooms and hauled it out to every other available space in the house. We gave all the carpets a shampooing and while we were at it, painted the boys’ room and took the opportunity to transform it into a Big Boy Room.
It was a couple weeks of work between shampooing, painting, new furniture (and painting furniture!), and ordering bedding. But it came together pretty quickly and just as I hoped:
We got the bed from a place called America the Beautiful Dreamer up in Vancouver, WA. It was the cheaper of the better made beds. For the Full/Twin bunk plus the stair system, we paid around $750 (verses all the furniture stores in Salem that were $900-1200 for similar styles!). While the color of the wood is a little more orange toned than I would prefer (though definitely not quite as orange as these photos make it appear!), the bed is sturdy and was a cinch to put together. We’re happy with the purchase and the boys love it.
The stair system was the safer option for us with two young boys (especially Kamikaze-Asher) and as soon as it went up, Zeek eagerly exclaimed: “I need to fill the drawers with toys!” and ran off to gather some random things to fill the drawers with. I reserve the top two drawers for putting the extra set of sheets for the beds. I bought two colors – white and navy blue sheets.
The little yellow dresser was a project piece I did because Zeek’s clothes were definitely outgrowing the little armoire that we had. While that armoire was a sweet piece of furniture (was my siblings and mine as a baby and I used it again as a high schooler), it was time to pass it on. It now belongs to my BFF’s baby girl and I’m so glad – because it really is a little girly.
For the boys’ beds, I had my heart set on a quilt like this one on Etsy:
But, with a $225 price tag for a BABY sized quilt, I was more than nervous to even inquire what she would charge for a full and twin sized one. I finally had to admit to myself that it would be way waaaay out of budget to even consider it. With that color scheme in mind, I sat down one night for what seemed like the impossible hunt of finding an alternative that I liked just as much.
With only about 20 minutes of hunt, I discovered this amazing set from Target:
Almost the same thing, right?! I was amazed at how similar the two were. It even had a quilted effect. AND, the best part – I was able to snag TWO full sized sets (in case some day we got rid of the bunk bed and got them both full sized beds… just trying to think ahead) for a total cost of $116 after some discounts and coupons. Did not break the bank, and these quilt sets have more than impressed me. They look like gorgeous quilts from Pottery Barn… not the economical version from Target!
I have known for a few years that I wanted this map from IKEA somewhere in the boys room, some day. Some day finally came and I was able to pick up on sale for $99 instead of the usual $129 earlier in the spring and just let it sit in its box in the garage for a few months before we put it to use.
The growth ruler went up in the exact same spot.
I put the Z and A and some new hooks up on the wall for their bath towels. And you can see their yellow and grey light switch that I picked up at Hobby Lobby in Texas a couple years ago before it came to town. This light switch was part of the inspiration for their room!
The baskets of diapers and puzzles still live tucked underneath the bed.
The boys love their new room and even though the jump from a toddler bed to a full sized bed felt like a huge deal as far as floor space goes, the room doesn’t feel all that less spacious. They have their playroom that they spend most of their time in and when the come in here to read, they like to clamber up on the big bed to sit under a blanket together. The full sized has been awesome for a few reasons:
- With Asher still waking up here and there and crying out for one of us to cuddle wit him, it’s nice to have a big bed to go cuddle with him in.
- When we have guests over (already had my brother and sister-in-law stay the night!), they can use the boys’ room as a guest room and not have to sleep on the floor.
- When baby comes, Skyler may want to bunk up with the boys more often in order to get a sound sleep on the days he has to work.
Skyler already loves bunking up with the boys and takes turns of who he sleeps with. Especially when he goes to work before they wake up and comes home from work after they’ve gone to bed, the boys love having daddy cuddle with them all night long (and daddy loves it just as much as they do). Heck, mommy loves it just as much as well! I have not had such a great nights sleep as I have over the last month – with all the boys together in one room and me, alone, in my King sized bed to stretch out and sleep however I want. Not a bad situation.
And hopefully, the boys will be able to grow along with this room! Hoping to not have to change it for a long time! haha (we all know how that goes).
Now, the only thing I’ve got to learn is to not repeat what I did today: