Boys Bedroom Update


We’ve been shuffling bedrooms around the past few weeks. It’s been a little tricky to find an arrangement that would make everyone happy and allow us to have the space we need.

Edith’s bedroom for the past year was actually our living room. Which was a little awkward when folks dropped by for a quick visit.  We either had to stand around in the entry or invite them to sit on the loveseat placed in the corner of our kitchen/dining room. It was far from ideal, but we didn’t have any other options in this somewhat weirdly designed house. (more on our Fixer Upper here)

We settled on having the boys share a room upstairs and moving Edith to her own space (which used to be Ethan’s room) downstairs.  In order to help everyone feel okay about that, we needed to spend some time fixing up the boys’ room. You can see how this room used to look (and here).

Jason designed and built some really amazing bunk beds. We stained them Classic Gray and I love the simple look he came up with.  They each have a shelf for books or treasures and room for a reading light that will come in the future.

Jason also hung a rope ladder  as the way to climb up to the top bunk.  It doubles as a fun swinging/climbing/hanging feature for our boys to play on. Which is especially awesome for our little one with Sensory Processing Disorder.

When Photowall contacted me about trying out one of their wall murals, I was so excited to find something that would work for this room.  I fell in love with this tree print and ordered it right away.  Jason and I hung the mural together one Saturday afternoon.  Neither of us have ever hung wallpaper before, but it was really pretty easy.  The instructions are clear, the kit came with everything we needed and I am over the moon happy with the result.  It makes me happy every time I walk by this room.

If you look closely, you’ll see that we still have a little paint touch-up to do, but other than that this project is complete.  And I think it makes a pretty awesome space for our boys.

ps– We will be adding one more really neat feature to the room after Christmas.  A certain someone is going to get this sensory swing as a gift.  (Shhhh…don’t tell) So my super-hero of a husband will have to go up into the attic one more time to anchor it, but I think it will be worth it.  Says the girl who’s never had to go up into the attic for any reason.  (He hates it up there.)

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 I received the mural for free to include in this post, but the opinions shared are my own.

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