I’m playing a bit of catch up when it comes to blogging, but I would like to start with the boys shared nursery. As soon as we found out we were having another boy we decided to put both kids in the same room. The nursery needed a bit of an update to accommodate 2 kids. First, we had to transition Harrison out of the crib. We decided to put a twin mattress on the floor and he actually adjusted to it really well. Now he loves his big boy bed.
We also needed more storage. I picked up an ugly yellow dresser for $10 at a garage sale last year. I had some leftover blue paint from our office makeover and decided to do an ombre look. I started with a dark blue paint and added a bit of white each time I started a new drawer. As long as you stir it in really well and save a sample for touchups, it’s a really easy process. Not bad for $10!
We had put Harrison’s name above the crib when we moved into this house, but we needed to add a new name to the wall. Instead of putting names above their beds (because they wouldn’t be centered on the wall), we put them in the gallery wall we already had. We rearranged and added some new details to the wall. We weren’t 100% sure of Micah’s name, but we thought putting it on the wall might be a good way to try it out, and it stuck!
I made a mobile, recovered a chair, made a crib skirt, curtains, etc in preparation for Harrison and it just didn’t feel right not to make something extra special for Micah. I decided to make him a mobile that matched our northwoods theme.
I bought some gold rings at a garage sale a few years ago and a mobile seemed like the perfect way to use one. With some feathers I collected when the chickens were molting and a bit of fabric I made a simple but fun mobile for Micah and it hangs above his crib.
Along with the furniture and finishes we already had, I think the nursery turned out to be a pretty nice room they can grow together in.
Micah currently sleeps in a bassinet in our room but will be joining Harrison before too long. Stay tuned for more updates soon!