Big boy room? I know every mom says this but, I want to shout it at the top of my lungs… “STOP GROWING UP GUY WILDER!.” It’s both painful and thrilling to see this little man learn and grow each day. He is still a baby in so many ways but the toddler years just seemed to have come up and “bit us right in the buttocks” (as Forest Gump says) We quote a lot of Forest Gump around here, ha ha!
I wanted to share Guys new “BIG BOY ROOM” with all of you to show you some of the special things we’ve done to make his room a place where he can learn, play, get wild, jump on his bed, and hopefully sleep! (mama needs a full 8 hours Guy, DON’T. YOU. FORGET. THAT.). With all the hustle and bustle of buying, renovating, and moving onto this ranch Guy has been such a trooper…I mean, does he really have a choice? He’s been along for the ride and loving it. It all must seem like a HUGE adventure from his tiny little vantage point. For example, when we moved into our home the bathrooms were in the process of being renovated and not fully functioning. We didn’t have running water to the house, so after a long day of work all three of us would take a bath in the kiddie pool in our backyard! TMI? maybe. But, our 28 acres sits on top of a mountain and no 5 star hotel bathroom could beat the view and the moment shared with our tiny little family. That’s a memory that will last a lifetime. I already look back and think, I can’t believe how far we’ve come on this renovation journey with Guy shuffling, wobbling, then walking, and now RUNNING along the way.…I poured my heart into his nursery at our old home and we kissed it goodbye before Guy even got a chance to enjoy it. So when it came time to decorate his new room I wanted to make sure it was bright, FUN, funky, and functional.
I’m so thrilled to have partnered up with “Beddy’s Beds” for Guy’s new Big Boy bed. If you don’t know about this product you are about to get your mind blown. GENIUS. JUST GENIUS! This company has solved the age old problem of messy beds. To think of all the kids out there who are getting their full allowance because of a clean room and made bed makes me a little envious of Millennial children. #1990childrenproblems is that even a thing? No more “stop jumping on the bed!” With one zip…TA-DA! BED MADE! Beddy’s Beds fits the mattress like a fitted sheet which means…clean room, happy mama, happy kid…so jump your heart out little Guy. I know a handful of adult men that could use this product in their lives (cough, cough, CHACK). I want to get one for our master bedroom too! They have so many different fun patterns to chose from. I chose the “DASH” pattern because I love mixing black and white with bright colors and mixing patterns. I just LOVE the way his bed turned out!!!
Of course with every project “CHACK” and I tackle there is always a memory filled day of him and I arguing back and forth about how to “do it the right way”, “that’s not how you work that tool” or “you don’t know what you are talking about!” Sounds like disfunction I’m sure, but for us…It’s how we function. There’s always tons and tons of laughter along the way…and this funky wooden door did not disappoint. “Chack” assured me that he didn’t need to use the chop saw. He would saw every piece by hand! He is such a manly man in that way, ya know? Needless to say after a few hours and 100 cuts later he came to his senses and realized if we went on like this Guy would be teetering on his high school graduation by the time each 45 degree angle was cut! (insert patient wife who knew that all along, I TOLD YOU SO CHACKSTER!) Well people! We FINISHED and she’s a BEAUT!
We made Guy a cozy little reading area with this hanging swing that was super affordable! His room has tons and tons of books! One of his favorites right now is “Big Foot” by Slumberkins. Slumberkins is a really cool company with a great mission to educate children on social-emotional skills through spending time and being intentional with your children. It’s a great tool for teaching and Guy’s book came with the most adorable “Big Foot Snuggler” for him to hold while we read. Namely sent Guy his adorable personalized blanket in a bright yellow and I just love it! It’s one of those things that we will keep forever Guy can pass it on to his kids one day (Sentimental Sally over here). They come in tons of fun colors and they are so soft! Guy’s yellow felt letter board is by “Felt like Sharing”…they have the CUTEST felt boards that my eyes ever did see…they come in every fun color you can imagine…perfect for any kids room or nursery.
We love the way everything came together! Another project down and one BILLION more to go! Thank you for following us as we renovate this ranch one square inch at a time! (Additional room details linked below)