He’s three (and a half) years old. And as his shirt explains, he still lives with his parents … and this is his room.
Just like his sister’s nursery, this room used to serve a different purpose—as a guest room/office with a full-sized bed and a desk. But before we bought the house another young boy lived in this room, and when we moved in it looked like this …
I didn’t bother painting it right away because I’m lazy I was hopeful that someday soon we would turn it into a nursery for our first child. We lived with a lime green office for a little while, and thankfully we were blessed with our baby boy a little over a year after we moved in.
I don’t have any decent photos of this room before it went from a nursery to a little boy room. #bloggerfail. Just imagine a crib instead of the bed, less toys and more diaper paraphernalia. 🙂
You may be wondering why we went with a full-size bed instead of a twin or toddler size bed. Well, basically I’m lazy we already had a full-size mattress so it seemed silly to go out and buy a twin just because that’s what’s usually found in a kid’s room. In my opinion, the con of the bigger bed (less floor space) is greatly outweighed by the pro (more space for cuddling and reading books at bedtime).
The Chicago Cubs banner was a piece that David found in a local sports memorabilia shop. We’re trying to raise him up right. Go Cubs!
Two of my favorite spots in the room are the frame grouping and shelf (above) and the book corner (below).
These days using an Ikea picture ledge for kids book storage is commonplace, but I added some custom touches with the shadow box (see Lily’s version here) and a garage sale rocking chair that I painted blue.
The most recent addition to Jacob’s room is his favorite part—his new quilt made by my talented mother. He loves it.
And because I know you’re just dying to know … the nightstand and dresser are from my childhood bedroom set. Hey, if it ain’t broke … or in this case … if it’s free, why not.
Lastly, those toys I mentioned before, well they’re in the closet, which is a little, um, raw at this point. I didn’t really want to show this part of the room, but I’m trying to keep it real. The two sliding closet doors came off years ago because I just can’t stand those things. But I’m still scratching my head over how to best organize this area.
But let’s not focus on that mess. Look at how cute Bruiser is! Elmo can’t seem to take his eyes off him.
Yep, he’s pretty darn cute, but he’s no match for Jacob.