Sunday, June 16, 2013

He's not a baby anymore

When we moved into our bungalow I thought Alex would be upset about leaving the home he had since he was 6 months old. Our last house was a large new build where he had a finished basement and nice playroom.  Surprisingly Alex seemed as excited about the new adventure as we were and I think it partly had something to do with the fact that we have always included Alex in as many of the decisions as possible. With that said his room was completely designed by him. He chose the paint, the artwork, the decorations and if a dresser sat in a certain spot it was because he insisted on it. I think he did pretty good

Nearly 2 years later and our 5 year old is going on 15! He really wanted a new room and although we didn't cover the ceiling with wood as we had planned (due to time constraints) together with Alex we chose some new colors and created a new room for a big boy. I'm certain Alex can grow with this room and enjoy it even as a teenager with a few updates here and there.

Remember this vintage school chair I found at a garage sale last year? It makes a super cute side table perfect for a glass of water, superhero books and the little boat Alex made
The new Hemnes dresser from Ikea fits perfectly and offers so much more storage than his old dresser

We scored two beautiful wooden boats at a garage sale last month for just under $10 for the pair. The silver dinosaur we refinished last year looks right at home next to his favorite star wars poster

A pull out drawer on wheels perfect for storing Lego

These drawers can be found at Ikea however I picked this up on kijiji for a few bucks and lined it with some funky paper

We kept the closet pulls that we added when we did the room the first time, I still love them

My little guy is super happy with his new room!
Hope you enjoyed the room update, I told you I wasn't completely slacking over here!
Enjoy your week
Big Boy Room
DIY bookshelf
toy and book organization
figurine display case

1 comment:

  1. Love it, hope Alex is very happy in his new room.


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