Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Big-Kid Room

Harrison's Room
It’s actually been MONTHS since we re did Harrison’s room.  After we moved we had to combine Harrison’s room with the toys from the guest room/playroom/TV room. Not to mention the toys big Brother brought over to the house before he went off to college.
It quickly become obvious that just moving the furniture from Harrison’s nursery wasn’t going to cut it in the new space. We had to let some of it go to move forward in a new environment.

I searched for a good couple months. Finally, I landed on the Ikea Expedit shelves as the perfect resolution to my space issues. Shelving that could grow with Harrison.

So off we went to Ikea to get the new furniture – only to find out they were changing manufacturers and would have the units for two – three months!

Let me tell you, we have three Ikeas within a 50 mile radius – I tracked them all and I became very well acquainted with Craigslist to no avail.
Finally, they were back in stock and I drug the hubby to the nearest Ikea as fast as humanly possible. 
I didn’t get the walls painted yet, but we love the outcome of Harrison’s room.
Harrison loves the outcome of his room.
Bedroom Redux
In the picture above, you can see the clear bins that hold all of Harrison’s Legos. I love these; most of the time he only dumps one small bin at a time as opposed to dumping a giant tub all over the floor.
Bedroom Redux
We swapped out the smaller unit in the closet with the vintage chest of drawers. It works much better next to the bed and still fits the pails that hold miscellaneous toys.Bedroom Redux
As he cleaned his room the other day to prepare for a play date, he stood back to take it all in. Suddenly he jumped up on the bed and announced, “There’s room here for another person! Hey, Can I have a sleepover! I’m ready for a sleep over now!

The question is: Am I ready for a sleep over.

Oh, and notice how good he looks in those jeans… just sayin’.


Jen said...

I am so envious of your organizational skills. His big boy room is absolutely perfect. I think my favorite part is that map wall. So cool.

carrie said...

it is the perfect big boy room!

Arizaphale said...

Great looking room. God bless IKEA! I also really LOVE that quilt!!!

Heather M. said...

oh my gosh, his room is PERFECT!!! I'm so pinning this! ;)

Golightly said...

Thanks Heather!
Arizaphale, I found the quilt at a children's resale store when Harrison was a newborn! Love it.