It wasn’t just the living room that got a little shuffled over the weekend. We decided to tackle a few things in both of the kids’ rooms, too. Their beds are actually stackable bunk beds, and we’ve been wanting to use them in Alden’s room as a loft bed, to make a little extra floor space. In order to do that, we’ve been searching for a new bed for Tula. The perfect one popped up on Craigslist so we seized the opportunity.
Tula now has the nicest bed in the family—a dark gray metal canopy bed from West Elm. I’m planning to make some sheer white curtains for the sides, and she’s really excited about the idea. With the tall canopy, we needed to move the bed away from the window, which seems much safer anyway.
Alden’s room isn’t really anything fancy. Mostly it’s his little domain where he stores [hoards] his buckets of cars, piles of drawings, and collections of plastic bugs. He’s always starting new “collections” and it’s really all I can do to keep it sort of organized in bins. His idea of decorating is lining up all of his Lego creations along his dresser right in front of the collage made from sticks and leaves, and I’m [mostly] fine with that. Since we created a little extra floor space for him, we were able to fit a small setup of Patrick’s old drums in the corner.
The rules? Drumming between breakfast and dinner only. I hope the neighbors don’t mind.
You can find more pictures of Tula’s Room (before the new bed) here, and a few of Alden’s room here.