Major 'mommy-stress moment' was wondering how the HECK I was going to transition my toddler from his crib (which he miraculously hadn't discovered he could climb out of yet...) into a full-blown big-boy-bed. My hubby and I discussed and decided that Baby Gass wouldn't need the crib for at least 4-5 months so we would ride out the little jail cell (heehee) for as long as possible for our 2.5 year old, Miles.
The room started out a nice shade of puke pink so we slapped on a good solid grey that could grow with the boys. We let the little booboo "help" which really got him excited about his new room.
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We also didn't want to break the bank... so my handy husband took a nice, (FREE) hand me down dresser and made it into a SUPER bad ass, rustic, distressed baseball themed piece. Probably my favorite part of the room.
Ultimately we wanted a bunk bed in Miles room so my husband found a free set of plans on pinterest and BUILT, yes BUILT the twin bed himself for about $130. And, the cool part is it can be modified later to become the top bunk. It also weighs about a million pounds and is solid as a beast so crazy little wild boys won't be able to destroy it (muahahaha, we win).
Plans here (in case you have a nack for crafting like my better half... up to me we would have bought some flimsy toddler bed from Wally-Mart). Thank Heavens because LOOK how amazing the bed came out?! He did add some the side rails too (per mommy's instructions). ;)
Bedding came from Target.
We then re-painted the ceiling fan which TOTALLY saved $100. Win. Most of the decorations are from Hobby Lobby when they had the 50%-off metal signs and decor (which they do like EVERY OTHER WEEK), amazing.
The closet. I am in LOVE with this closet. I mean organization for days. Exactly what my Type-A dreams are made of.
We got the bookshelf and drawers from Wal-Mart which are neatly hiding a trillion little toys, cars, blocks, and boy things that were driving me crazy! I am using the red plastic crates to organize hats, swim-wear etc. Most exciting part is that I have SO MUCH MORE STORAGE in this closet. Ready to fill that closet up with cute-ness, asap.
So, the Big Boy Room was complete and Miles was SOOOOOOOOO excited! Especially about all of his super-heros on the wall. One night he straight up tells me, "My want to seep in my bid boy bed." I'm like, whaaaaaaa? Well, tucked that boy in tight, told him if he got out he'd have to sleep in his crib and the rest was history. He has slept in his new room every night since and only asks for 100 things before falling asleep.
Bow my nose.
I need more wader.
Poop and pee!
Mama, lay down.
Stay wifff me
Say more prayers
Whers Hudo? (his pug, actually pronounced H-U-G-O).
I need tow-mater (his toy car)
... and the list goes on and on. ;) But, I am so blessed to have such a sweet boy and am thrilled he loves his new big boy room as much as mommy and daddy do. Lets hope he loves his new little brother just as much!
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