Harrison’s Big Boy Room – Before


 

We have lived in this house for nearly 3 years now! It’s hard to believe it has been that long. Harrison was just 8 months old when we moved in. We didn’t have much time between closing on the house and moving in, so his room never got much as far as paint and finishes. We painted an orange stripe on the wall and added his name. Over time, we have decorated his room (mostly in a woodland theme). When Micah was a baby and moved out of our room, the boys shared a room. All of the baby supplies were in there and the recliner/rocker too.

 

 

Micah had some major issues with reflux and didn’t sleep through the night or night wean until he was a year old. The disruption to Harrison’s sleep wasn’t working, so we moved Micah into his own room (also not finished at the moment).  With him we moved the cube shelves, crib, a dresser, and some of the wall decor. Suddenly, Harrison’s room is looking close to empty.

 

 

Recently, Harrison has been coming into our room in the early morning (5am). I have been encouraging him to stay in his own room, but he keeps telling me he doesn’t like it. I know he is just saying that because he wants to be with us. After some talk, we decided it was time to change his room to a “big boy” room and let him help design it. The paint is showing some wear after 3 years. The company that sold us the house had the entire place painted brown before we moved in and didn’t leave a sample for touch ups. We are hoping if Harrison has a chance to help design and paint, he will love his new room.

 

 

I want to keep the dresser, curtains, and comforter, so blue needs to match. Harrison recently got a great antique Jenny Lind bed, so that will definitely stay. We are going to drop the woodland theme, and the gallery wall has been lopsided since we removed Micah’s name, so that will be changed too.

 

 

Harrison has requested a green room with trains. We always have projects going on, and I have extra green paint from a previous project. I also have a gallon of gray paint leftover from our first house, so that will go on the other 3 walls. I think green would be too much in the whole room. We definitely need more book storage, so that will be a goal of mine too.

 

 

I have decided from browsing Pinterest that a “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” or “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” theme will fit exactly what Harrison wants. I’m hoping to fill the room and walls with maps, vehicles, and signs. I have already started the process and I am so excited about how it is turning out so far. Stay tuned for the reveal and follow along on Instagram for sneak peeks!

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