There is one more room of our renovated 1940 colonial that I’ve never toured for you. I’ve shared bits and pieces here and there, but since their room in our next home is going to be completely different, I thought this room deserved one last hurrah before we put it to bed.
Let me start by saying, I love this room.
For a woman who is obsessed with neutrals – both my home and my closet are full of whites and wood tones – this room was my one major colorful outlet (and my excuse to leave a giant mess 😉 ).
It was one of those rooms that evolved over time. My oldest son was not even two when we moved in, and to say the room looked different would be an understatement.
We painted and added the wainscoting, then got two twin beds from my parents (the ones my brother and I used as a child!) as new baby brother claimed ownership of the crib.
I repurposed some yard art as a mobile.
Painted a rusty metal train.
And made some wonderful no-sew bunting.
It made for a very happy room. I love the mismatched bedding (the navy one was mine in college, and the quilt work one I found at HomeGoods) and the vintage table and desk as bedsides.
I think the most important thing for my boys (who are now 3 and 5) is a space to claim their own (they like having different bedding, for example) and some space to share. They build tinker toys non-stop on the rug. 😉
The little desk area that connects to their closet is a wonderful bonus.
I finished it off with a diy roman shade, and the boys love coloring here.
It’s been a wonderful space for our family, and we’re excited about creating a new one in our new home. As the only girl (with three brothers), I always got my own room, but there was always a part of me that wished for the kind of camaraderie my sons now share. I pray it continues always!
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