Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Our Winnipeg Jets Boys' Bedroom!

Okay, we are not technically finished the room, but it is close. There are a few important details to be filled in. For example, the closet is empty, and I mean completely empty. There are no shelves, no hanger racks...nothing. That's kind of a crucial piece of the room, so hopefully that will get done tonight. If not, certainly in the next few days or so. Another detail is that Micah's bed is not really fully in yet. They were sleeping last night when we finished up, so the beds were all in Micah's room, other than the bunk bed, which Mike assembled in their room last night. So, Micah's current bed is just a box spring and mattress on the floor, without the frame or headboard or footboard. That's no big deal either, though I do think we will fix that tonight too.

The biggest unresolved dilemma about their room is their dresser. It is still in the kitchen, but fitting it in the room is going to be an issue, which I did not anticipate. I mean, it WILL fit, but getting in and out of the room will be awkward at best. So we will probably have to buy a different dresser, a tall, upright one instead of a longer one that is lower. Even then, it will be somewhat crowded in there. But it looks good, and the boys are so thrilled with the whole room. Here are some pictures!

Here is the bunk bed that Mike has spent hours and hours and hours making! I love how it turned out, though there was a slight mishap with the length, and it is too long. That will be a project for fixing another day. (Excuse the mess outside the doorway. The vacuum was there and Micah's dresser is there temporarily too. Not for long though!)

Here is the view looking into their room. The lighting isn't awesome in most of these. I'm not the best photographer, unfortunately! But it gives you an idea. 

This is Micah's new bed. You can see it is just mattresses sitting on the floor. I'm wondering whether we need a bedskirt for his too! But that's for another day as well.

Standing between the two beds, looking at the closet door. See the decal we put on the wall? We have two, but we are not putting the other one up just yet. We will wait to see whether we leave the furniture arranged as it is or not, though we don't have a lot of options due to the size of the room.

Here's a closer up shot of the Jets decal. I think it looks pretty cool. 

And here is a shot of what it looks like between the two beds. Hopefully Micah will not be too tempted to hop out of bed and climb that ladder. These are really tall bunk beds, so it makes me very nervous when he goes up. Jamie will sleep in the bottom bunk and Cody on the top.

All in all, we are super happy about the way the room turned out, despite many glitches along the way. We are feeling like our boys are a tad bit spoiled now, and wondering when we get to redo our own room! I'll have to really think about that one. Maybe one day it will be our turn. I guess our next project will be to create some kind of nursery. I'd like to make that really special too. I guess I will post updates about that in the future. 

For the record, the boys have not officially moved into their room yet. We showed it to them this morning, and they are so excited they can hardly contain themselves. Right now, I have them locked out of there because I'm too nervous about Micah climbing to the top bunk, which he does, without someone in there to supervise him. Tonight they will likely move in, and we will have to remove the locking door knob and replace it with the original one. Then we'll move the locking one onto what will now be officially the nursery. Then I don't have to worry about all my baby stuff getting messed with all the time, which it does. 

I guess that's it for my update for now! This room is another step towards getting our room organized too, since we have been storing a lot of their stuff in our closet up until now. We also have a lot of baby stuff in there, so we will be able to move that into the baby's room too! Woo hoo! Technically, the boys' room is now the cleanest room in the house. How's that for irony? In fact, at this moment, it's the only clean room in the house. Let's see how long that lasts! 

P.S. My original goal was to move the boys in by May 1st, but when that did not happen, I set a secondary goal of May 15th. That's today! What timing!

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