Monday, January 31, 2011

a “new” room for Eli (and a post from me!)

Eli is almost 3.  A big boy.  Practically a giant!

We decided he was ready for a “big boy bed”.  Which meant it was also time to paint his room which was previously painted the way the prior owners wanted it. 

It was cute, but not the vision I had for Eli’s space.  Here are some before pictures (and yes, it was pretty much messy like this all the time). 

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And the after:

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And of course, one of them, ahem, “sleeping”. 

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I didn’t take enough pictures of the “after”! If you look close enough you can see that he has robot sheets.  We also hung up 3 robot pictures that look perfect in his room.  And I love the color! 

We took the closet doors off and his dresser is now in part of that space.  I want to paint the inside of the closet blue too – someday. 

Hannah has slept on the top bunk since the bed arrived (last Thursday).  So far we have had NO problems with Eli going to sleep or staying in bed.  He loves it! 

I was only a little sad about putting the crib away.  It has been the crib for Macy, Hannah, and Eli.  We are saving it for now, but only because I don’t know what else to do with it at this point NOT because we will need it again.  No way!  :) 

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29 comments:

Three Js said...

Wow, it looks great! I can't wait to come see it in person. And yes, that crib has held much precious cargo over the year, has it not? Better keep it just in case :) LOL!

Bliss said...

aww he really is a big boy now. Like those colors and we painted our closet blue in our old house and loved it. hid scuff marks and just looked good when the doors were open.

Sherrie said...

It looks great! I'm sure he's loving being a "big" boy now. Micah is still in our bed, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. :(

Connie said...

THat's a great bed!! I love those orange pillows!

Brian Miller said...

woot. congrats to the big boy...the new room looks great!

Katie Lane said...

"Practically a giant!" Haha. Love the blue and the robot sheets :)

blueviolet said...

Being a brand new big boy bed must have made him feel so special!!!

christy rose said...

I love Eli's bed!! It's almost time to move Jacob into a big bed too. He has been climbing out of his crib for some time now!! LOL

Life with Kaishon said...

It looks so nice. I love it! And I really love the kids happy smiles. They are just the best!

Annie said...

I love how it look. Love the blue (is my favorite color,ha)

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Oh, that is so hard, isn't it? Bittersweet. he does look cute, all "asleep" in the pic. The color is perfect too.

MamaJoss said...

Love the blue orange and robots -- VERY nice job! Yeah you really got me thinking that my daughter is almost ready for this change too -- sigh...how quickly they grow up on us :/ hehe - and love the pic of them "sleeping" - too cute :)

Kaci said...

I cried so hard when we switched Elly. Sigh.

Your kids are so darn cute!

Twincerely,Olga said...

looks wonderful!!! Wow! you did a great job and you did a post!!:)
where did you get those bunk beds?
I am thinking when we move the twins to a big bed those would b perfect!!

Helene said...

Wow, that is one awesome bunk bed!!! What a lucky boy!!! It looks so comfy and cozy!

hotpants™ said...

I want to get my son bunk beds, but if I do it's going to make his room look so small. It is small, but it'll just be worse.

hotpants™ said...

I want to get my son bunk beds, but if I do it's going to make his room look so small. It is small, but it'll just be worse.

Pinkie said...

I love that color, too! A big boy bed. Wow! They are growing up. Bean just points to her big girl bed and says "Daddy can sleep dere" and turns and gets up in our bed.

Trac~ said...

Love the new bed and room - it's SO NICE! And I love the color too! :)

Rachael said...

Awesome! I've heard that siblings in the same room often works out well, I'm thinking of actually putting both our boys in the same room once Danny starts sleeping through the night.

debi9kids said...

I LOVE the colors and his bed is AWESOME!

Anti-Supermom said...

Look at that big boy room, adorable. Congrats on successfully making the adjustment, both of you ;)

Christa said...

I LOVE those bunk beds! So nice and I love the stain on it!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I love his bunk beds!! Where did you get it?

Jenny said...

Love your colors. It is so hard seeing them grow up so fast. Sending a big hug your way.

Julie said...

I saw the big boy bed on facebook :) Glad he enjoys it enough to sleep in it :)

hmmm...not convinced by your last paragraph that you won't be using that crib again ;)

~wifemomnursejulie

Sandy said...

What a great bed! It looks so cozy!

HeatherOz said...

Aw, I love his new room! Making the transition to 'big kid' bed was always hard FOR ME!!! My kids did not stay in their beds and it made me crazy! I am glad to hear that Eli like it so much that he doesn't get out and play!

PAM said...

Never, say never...my friend.