Even though we still have a crib up in our house, it's clear that my babies are growing up. I can still remember the day we finished Blake's nursery and I posted a bunch of these pictures on my blog. I was so happy with how it turned out.
I spent MANY hours in that rocking chair and changed many diapers on that changing table. I loved the blue on Blake's walls and the little airplanes flying above. It was the perfect nursery to me...bright and cheery.
But my baby boy is growing up. He still loves his cars, trucks, trains and planes, so I decided to keep most of his theme the same when we moved him into his new room. I am still in love with the gas pump bookshelf my Dad made and I still love the transportation pictures that hang all over his room. I wasn't ready to give all that up. But...it was clear we needed to make a few changes.
For one thing...I was over those blue walls. OVER them. Also, I no longer needed a rocking chair for late night feeding sessions so we moved that out and brought in a play table. I went more neutral with the walls, but added some trim and a strip of blue for some color (and by "I" I mean my Dad and Eric :-).
There is just no way to get a good picture of his new room, but you get the idea. This still doesn't feel like a major room change since Blake is still in his crib (and will remain there until he crawls out or can't fit in it anymore). I think the fun pictures will come down the road when we finally graduate to his big boy bed. Nana is already planning to make a quilt :-)
I have to say, now that the room change has been made, I am SO HAPPY I decided to do this. I love having the kids across from each other and I think they like it too. They have been spending lots of time playing in each other's rooms and when Addie got a little jealous about Blake getting a "new" room, I decided to finally get her the new duvet I have been eyeing up at Pottery Barn Kids FORVER!! I think it really makes her room :-)
Tinkerbell and Rapunzel are digging it too :-)
So...now that I have both kiddies situated and happy in their rooms, it's time to start planning MY ROOM! My office/craft room that is. I have too many ideas floating around but I need to start nailing some things down. This is where the real fun begins :-)