Since I showed you Gemma’s bedroom, I thought I’d share Kristopher’s room too!
I love his room almost as much as hers! Although I was sad to sell my little toddler bed and replace it with a full size twin bed, we were so thankful to get the bunk beds from some friends who were downsizing, and I’m sure they’ll be put to good use on sleepovers and such! My mother-in-law happened to have a brand new extra bedspread lying around that she didn’t know what to do with, and it was exactly what I wanted but had been unable to find anywhere, so that was convenient! So far we only have the bottom bed up since with the crib and change table we didn’t want to crowd the room too much.
The “change table” you can glimpse is actually an old set of drawers my mom used as a girl, which has followed us faithfully from house to house and is practically an antique! It’s seen several coats of paint, from stencil patterns to each drawer a different pastel colour, to it’s current deep purply black, with a new pine top thanks to my dad. We are all about repurposed, live-forever furniture, and one day I’m sure the majority of our furniture will be held together only by layers of paint :)
The crib is still the bed in use – I love the look of the big bed but don’t relish convincing my pinball of a son that staying in it is a good idea :) The crib blankets are both made by my talented mom!
My sister Sarah again designed a perfect piece of word art for the wall based on a poem I found that describes Kristopher to a tee – I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Each of my kids also has a small memory box in their room where I throw little things from hospital, their first drawings, pieces from the first haircut, and other little keepsakes that come along – it’s not the most organized way of doing it, but it’s realistic for me, since I know I’m not going to keep them if keeping them means I have to scrapbook them or otherwise have them in a big pile somewhere waiting for attention!
Just like Gemma’s room, this one got new flooring, a coat of paint (Benjamin Moore’s “Nickel”) and new baseboard when we moved in, and everything else we either had or had given to us, and I love how it all ended up pulling together to make a sweet little boy room. As with the girl’s room, I didn’t want something babyish or themed, just something neutral and classic that will grow with him.
I’d love to hear about your decorating projects or ideas – there are few things more fun than personalizing a space!
Thanks for looking, have a great day! :)