We have been working hard around the house to make our preparations for the boys. We moved the girls room around and got their room all done and looking cute last weekend and this weekend we worked on the boy's room. We were in need of 2 twin beds for the boys. A friend found some free bunk beds on Craig's List and Chuck zipped on over and picked them up. It was a first come, gets them, kind of a thing. He unloaded them into the garage and he had his doubts if we could make them work. They were covered in stickers and marker scribbles. I, however was determined to make them work. They were FREE and you can't get better than that. First job...get rid of the honey stain and figure out how to cover up the horse.
First I scraped off the stickers and then Chuck sanded them down. They were looking better already.
It took a few nights just to get them prepped for painting. We decided to use paint to cover up any musty smell that might have been lingering.
My idea for their room was to make some kind of an "L" bed. I wanted one bed to be about on the floor (kind of like a trundle) so our little one won't fall out. I think he is going to out grow a crib all too soon, so we decided to go for twin beds for both of them. I found some bedding on sale at Target and we decided to go with a "garage" kind of theme. Chuck has collected old license plates for years and we thought they were perfect to cover up the horses.
We added old hubcaps above the window and put their names on the wall.
I just have to say...this room is so cute. I wanted something that would grow with them and not be too babyish. I just love it.
Chuck had this old speed limit sign in his office and I nabbed it. It is HUGE and looks so cool.
You can see the lower bed tucks under the upper bed and gives plenty of room for our little one. We adjusted the beds so if we ever want to make them bunks or standard side by side twins, we can change them easily.
This room has a little nook off of it. It gets great afternoon light and is bright and cheery. We didn't have time to paint the whole room, so we decided to hang a homemade piece of art on the wall to add some color.Here is a view of the room from the nook side. It feels like such a great space for these boys to grow up in. I hope they love it and feel like it is home. I think the girls like it so much, they kind of wish it was their room. Except for it being a BOY room, they love it. =)
Dear Sweet Peas,
We had so much fun working in your room and getting it ready for you. I spent a LOT of time praying in there for you guys. I look forward to the day that you feel like it is home, and that you long to be nowhere else.