March 21, 2016

Jeremiah's Toddler Bedroom

How is it possible that Jeremiah has turned 3 years old already? And we are now expecting baby #3 in less than 2 weeks. Eeek!

As a result, Jeremiah is getting booted out of the nursery he shares with Emma and into his own room (which will also continue to function as a guest room) so that Emma and Baby 3 can share the nursery together. 

As a guest room, this tiny bedroom (10'X9') had very little in it except the furniture - bed, dresser, desk. Old curtains hung on the windows (only one panel per window too). No art or pictures were on the wall. The paint color was light and neutral but had a slightly greenish tint to it. So, I was starting with bare bones in here when it came time to create Jeremiah's new room.

I wanted to create a cute boy-ish room for Jeremiah that was still sophisticated enough for him to grow into and for guests to feel comfortable. And as usual, I had a very small budget (aroun $150) and wanted to use mostly what I already had on hand.

We started by emptying the few furniture items out of the room and Joey gave the walls 2 coats of paint  in a neutral color (with no green tint like before).

From there, I went to work adding new curtains and some new bedding, hanging art and pictures, and stocking the wall shelf with memorabilia and little boy stuff (most of it was on the shelf above his bed in the nursery).

Jeremiah is very excited about his new room. He loves the dinosaur string art and the arrow on the wall! He already took one nap in here. The black-out curtains are awesome for that!

His clothes were already stored in this room. So, he was already used to getting dressed in here, but his official move-in date with be when we get home from the hospital with baby 3!

Happy sleeping, Jeremiah!

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  1. Just a thought from an old mama. Would it be easier on him to move him before Baby 3 comes so he doesn't feel as displaced, or associate the move with that new creature that is taking his room? And make it a really big deal that is not associated with Baby 3. You may already have figured this out. As I said, just a thought. :)

    1. Great thoughts, Kristine!

      I actually thought about this myself briefly. However, my parents are going to be staying in the room (hence, it doubles as a guest room) when the baby actually arrives while they take care of Jeremiah and Emma while I'm in the hospital. So, Jeremiah will need to sleep in his current bed in the nursery until we return home anyway. Also, thankfully, Jeremiah has always been super great at transitions and flexible with sleeping anywhere! He "knows" this is his big boy room as we've been referring to it as such for a little while. So, I really don't have concerns in this area at this point. :)

  2. Exactly what I wanted to say! Word for word!

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