Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Max's Room - Almost Finished and a Sneak-Peak at Emme's Room

Max has been sleeping in his own room for about a week now.  If you're having trouble getting your toddler to sleep alone in his or her own room, all you have to do is.....actually, I have no idea...Bryan has been sleeping with him every night.  Sorry if I gave you a little glimmer of hope that you may ever be able to sleep alone with your spouse in the next decade.

I've actually been feeling a little bit of mommy overload lately....and am severely in need of some alone time.  Even taking a 10 minute shower without Emme screaming or Max pounding on the door sounds like a day at the spa to me.  Emme's nickname since birth has been "screech owl" because when she's mad, she doesn't scream, holler, cry...she screeches - shrieks.

 Between Emme's screeching and my constant "no"s to Max's death-defying stunts or attacks on his sister -- I imagine the neighbors have considered putting children services on speed dial at least a couple times.

Enough venting...I know how blessed and lucky I am, it's just been a rough couple days.  On to Max's room...if you'll remember Part 1 of his room redo -

There's the before picture....It's been a while since I've seen those pretty curtains....oh, how I miss them.

 I've since added a bed:

It's all about taking baby steps.  Still not a fan of the blue carpet that's throughout most of our house...not even a little bit, and it's going to be a while before it changes.

I bought this chest of drawers before Max was born to use as a changing table (we're tall people).  It was stained a lovely orange color...so I primed it, painted it black and then white before distressing it.  I wanted to get new knobs, but I was about 9 mos pregnant, so I just used the original hardware, which I painted black and dry brushed with some white. The drawers are very temperamental, so it may be getting the boot soon.

We're planning to add some more toy storage, and I want to get a different lamp than the one that's on the chest.  There's no overhead lighting, so until we have that done, we are in short supply of lamps around here. I want to paint the step stool beside his bed.  I'm also planning to put some pictures on the walls from our trips to the zoo...after cars, animals are a fave around here (except for Scarlet, the black pug, Max enjoys tormenting her to no end)

Now, onto a peak at Emme's room....at this rate, she'll be going to college before I finish it...remember, baby steps.

Here's my original inspiration and here are some of the details I've almost finished:

I don't sew...so I did this using hot glue, which I'm learning might rival duct tape for its vast number of uses.  Of course, more to come on her room....I know you'll lose sleep in anticipation of this!

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take care -


Judy said...

I just love Max's room. That's the coolest way I've ever seen a kid's name on a wall. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will link up this post to my Fall into Fall party. The link opens at 8pm EST tonight.

jamie said...

Oh my gosh I love the name spelled out with the road! That is such a cute idea! And yes our daughters are about the same age. Hope she's doing ok with that tooth!!!

Maple & Magnolia said...

My oldest son had bedding verrrrryy similar to this when he was two till he turned 5. He's 17 now. Sniff. You did a great job...love the walls and the pennant banner.

Jenny@ Simcoe Street said...

I absolutely love this!!


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Oh, this is SO cute! I'm another huge fan of the road! What a cute and clever idea.

Decor To Adore said...

This is adorable room. The road on the wall reminds me of a painted race track strip my cousin had on his walls in the 70's. Too cute!

Thank you SO very much for linking up!

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