For over a month, my little boys (ages 18 months & 6 years) have been sharing a room.. a small room and it has been working…knock on wood.
Some of you may remember, I had much angst over how to rearrange our rooms to fit out needs and i had reservations about putting our six year old upstairs alone at the top of our steep stairs, secluded from the rest of the house and our master. So i began to think and pray about them sharing a room for sleeping. I even blogged about it here. And then I started the longgg process. We put all of his toys upstairs and eventually put both boys in the nursery. Of course we had to “de-baby” the room so big brother would be happy..this was sad because i had decorated thenursery for henry less than two years ago but drapes and other things went to fave clients and the changes began..
First the awnings came down….
then the chandelier had to go . . .
replaced with this from Barn Light Electric.
and of course the organic (my code word for flora) thomas paul and trellis fabrics had to go . . . replaced with COWBOYS, thomas paul ANIMAL fabric, and geometric sheets on both beds (out of one twin set from target i made a new cribskirt for henry and have a flat sheet for drew’s twin and cases for both, standard and mini)….and lots of soldiers, big brother’s artwork and various animals BOTH boys can enjoy!
and we love it ..just a crib and twin bed..tiny dresser for everyday clothes..other clothes are stored upstairs and jammies in the bathroom..wall color and rug stayed the same..tweaked crib bedding and added new drapes and light and voila!
Its working..for now. . . a year maybe two or until big brother is ready to be upstairs alone ALL NIGHT and mama has total peace about the move..overprotective yes but we are all sleeping well and that counts for something!
Still putting final touches on and hope to have more photos soon if interested (i will share more sources then)…thanks for looking and for sharing with me about your experiences with bunking children in the same room!