Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Samuel's room before ...

Sam made his big-boy transition many years ago in this room from his crib to the infamous firetruck toddler bed.

Who knew that little bed would hold such a special place in a boy's heart? He actually choked up talking about it a few weeks ago as we were bunking the beds for him and Benjamin.


He is a little dramatic.

Plus the whole crib-to-toddler-to-twin bed process was a little longer than necessary but at the time I thought he was my last baby!

Hat-tip to the ways of the Lord.

So Samuel's room has looked like this since he was about 3 years old. The giant wall unit was built by Chris' dad back in the olden days when we used to wait on the television to "warm up". It was passed to us during the beginning of our marriage and we used it as our "entertainment center" for a very long time.

Too long.

When Samuel was born we lived in a much smaller house with three bedrooms and itsy-bitsy closets. The girls shared a room with a teensy-weensy-itsy-bitsy closet just a little bit wider than the door opening. I used a double hanging rack and managed to fit almost all of their clothes in there but the off-season things (mine and theirs) were put in the third bedroom closet (which was Samuel's). Since that left him without a closet, I made these curtain thingys to hide the make-shift closets (behind the red curtains) that Chris made with wooden dowels. It was really the perfect size for baby clothes! The bottom shelves I used for toys and the top two shelves I put baskets and racks for pj's, socks, shoes, etc.

Even after we moved into this house with much nicer closets, I kept this in Samuel's room to hide extra blankets and things you would store in a dresser. I planned on moving it out when we bunked the boys but we don't have a spot for it anywhere else and we can't get rid of it.

It has too many memories being the "center of entertainment" during the early years.

Plus it is a very well-built piece and obviously can serve in so many different ways. So with that in mind, I have given Chris my rough draft plans and we'll see how it turns out!

Just thought I would document the big brother's room before Benjamin moved in.

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Christina said...

I took pictures of our old house for a blog open house, a couple of years ago. Now that we've moved I'm so glad I did! Sam's room is so cute. I can't wait to see the updated version. Will Clara move into the nursery?

Kim said...

I know, I have some pics of our previous house (some that the kids took messing around) and it is like being transported back in time!

Yes, Clara is on the move ;) She is actually sleeping in that bed now (train bedding and all) but I have everything I need to start that project ... except for time :(

I have to start painting this week. Chris is picking a white crib for me ... the oak one is 15 years old and has seen it's last days (which breaks my sentimental heart all over again!) Still, I am glad to have white for her, which is something I have wanted for a long time :)

Thanks for the sweet words. I think the boys room will be cute when I am finished ... or I hope at least!

Hope your school year has begun smoothly!

Sophia said...

So sweet, and so clean! I really need a lesson in cleaning from you.