|A happy boy in his new bedroom, playing with hand made wooden pirates.|
Our little Conor turned two last Thursday. He, actually, hasn’t been a baby for quite a while. He really thinks he is 5 trapped in a toddler’s body. For some time he hasn’t been happy in his crib; wanting to sleep in his 5 year old brother’s bed or nap on the couch. We decided it was time to transition him to a big boy bed. We spent this weekend redoing his bedroom.
Here is what Conor’s room looked like when we first moved in:
|Before: cream walls with cracking paint.|
|After: Conor’s new room!|
The ‘guest room’ which became Conor’s room had plain cream walls. This was the first room we painted in the house (the first room I’d ever painted) and we opted for Pale Powder by Farrow and Ball. It is a beautiful sea glass green with hints of gray and blue. It really goes with any color and is so restful.
Since Conor’s room is so tiny, we decided to get him a day bed from Ikea. It is fantastic! It is a twin bed with three storage drawers underneath and can also pull out to become a king size bed, perfect in case Conor is sick and we need to go and sleep with him. Also, great if John wants to have a slumber party in Conor’s room! My husband is so great at building things! Putting together this day bed was a labor of love – 5 hours, dripping with sweat and a broken back later the bed was assembled.
|Step 1 of daybed done – 35 to go!|
We paired the day bed with Pottery Barn Kids‘ shark bedding, assorted Ikea pillows and a hand made pillow I picked up in Hingham. I also found some great wooden beach swallows down at Flowers and Festivities in the Scituate Harbor and fell in love with them! I thought they would be whimsical hanging above the daybed. I really wanted to get a large branch of driftwood to hang them from, but thought better of it. Didn’t want Conor to get knocked on the noggin by driftwood!
|Wooden Swallow from Flowers and Festivities|
|The bird flying above Conor’s bed|