We're back from our vacation to Cape Cod! It went by way too fast and I am planning to post some photos from our trip a little later once I have time to narrow all the pics down to just a "few" for the blog. If you've read my blog before, you'll know that by a "few" I mean a hundred or so. :)
So today's post isn't about our vacation, but one of my summer projects: the pilots' shared room. When we got home from our trip I had an email that Little Pilot's nursery was being featured at Apartment Therapy (yay!). I submitted the space to them many months ago and had assumed it hadn't made the cut. As I went to check out the post, I was reminded that I had wrote that Little Pilot's nursery was one of my favourite spaces in our home. I was a little sad to realize that it wasn't true anymore. The room has sadly been neglected since the arrival of Co-pilot. We really haven't done anything to update the space since we made it a shared room. We basically added a yard sale toddler bed and did nothing else. We didn't even move the shelves or pictures around (the mirror and chalkboard "s") have been taken down. I guess this unexpected Apartment Therapy feature gave me the motivation to get to work on (or at least start planning) this room.
Here's the room as it stands right now:
The crib was a gift from my mom and has to stay even though it is probably too big for this tiny room. I don't love the dark wood. It isn't really my style, but I am hoping to make it work since painting it will probably devalue it for resale. Oh, and I'm not sure why I still have a woolen baby suit hanging there in July. :)
Little Pilot's toddler bed is this natural colour that is fighting with the dark stain on the crib. The shape is similar to the crib and a coat of paint may remedy the mismatch. I am also thinking of getting this toddler bed since it is the same width as the crib and I could possibly fit both end-to-end along the striped wall. The change table isn't being used much anymore and we really need a dresser to help store the mounds of clothes that generally litter the room's floor (maybe on the opposite wall?). The shade on the lamp has got to go too.
I think this "door" wall of the room will stay as is since the bookshelf is so functional and fits perfectly there. That means I only have two walls to work with for furniture placement that both are made a little shorter by the the doors that swing onto them (entry door and closet door).
So there you have it! A little "before" tour of the shared room. Once I figure out:
1) the bed situation,
2) layout and
3) clothes storage,
I can get to the fun decorating part. I'm finding the room is looking a little grey and would love to add a little more bright coloured accents to the room, but don't worry, it will still have a lot of white (because white is right after all). :)
If you would like to share any of your fabulous ideas to help me figure out my furniture/layout dilemmas I would be so delighted!
Here's one Cape Cod pic just for fun:
I couldn't resist! :)