Sunday, January 17, 2010

Getting the boy's room ready

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.

Love, Mom

26 comments:

  1. I love it! You guys did a great job of transforming those beds into something so cool! Getting excited for you all as it gets closer and closer to your "Gotcha Day!" :)

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  2. I love it! Great job. I am sure the boys will love it too.
    Blessings,
    Amy

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  3. I really love the room!! They should love it too, especially since you said one of them is into cars! I did our boys room similar in theme so we wouldn't have to change it and we have yet to have to change either room.....I just love what you did!! I love their names too...don't think I knew what ya'll had decided on. Miss talking!

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  4. I love the room! Great job! I love the way it has Daddy's fingerprints all over it.

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  5. Very cute and creative. Nice to see something so original (and resourceful)!

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  6. super cute.... you guys did a great job!

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  7. PERFECT!!! And I love the boys' names ... it makes it seem so real seeing these pictures.

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  8. It looks great!!!!!! S is in the garage making a bookshelf for little Bonner! Hopefully, we'll get a referral soon!

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  9. I love it, you two are amazingly creative!!!! I notice many Michigan plates, GOOD CHOICE ; ) I am praying for you over here on the other side of the world and praising God for you and your family~

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  10. How great! You did an amazing job with much creativity and little resources! It could be in a magazine!

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  11. I'm taking notes...what a great place for boys!!:)
    May the time fly by until you are all together!
    Love, Gillian

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  12. WOW!! I LOVE it!!! Seriously adorable room!! Their faces are going to light up when they see their space. Great job, Peters!!

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  13. I love the room. You guys are really taking to being the parents to boys! Great job!

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  14. Adorable. It looks like Chuck has been saving those things in hopes of sharing them with sons someday. :)

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  15. That is just adorable!! I love all the license plates...way to turn someone else's trash into a complete TREASURE!!! Those little guys will LOVE IT!!

    Jenn
    blog.jcooperphotography.com

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  16. it looks awesome...can't wait for the shower...so fun, kj

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  17. It looks great!!! I know that you all had a great time doing it... can't wait to see them in it :)

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  18. may be copying a few of your ides when we finally bring our two boys home, too. one day. sigh. until then, I will sing praises for your family!!! yay!!!

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  19. Hi Cris, I just saw on a craft site where they turned a hubcab into a clock, and I thought of you guys.

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  20. What a great room. It is just right for those sweet boys!! It has your touch! How exciting to be able to bring them home soon.

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  21. You guys did a wonderful job! It looks great!

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  22. The room is super cute! Love it!
    We got a court date today!! For 2/4!!

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  23. I am pretty behind on my blog reading and getting caught up tonight. I love this! You guys are so creative. I know the boys will love their new room. :)

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