Thursday, March 14, 2013
The weekend before Westin's third birthday (a few weeks ago), his new bed was delivered! A local man built it and Westin told everyone "Steve was building his bed." He was so excited since we talked it up for weeks! I was very hesitant about the switch because he had never climbed out of his crib and he truly loved his crib. He would lay in there for an hour or so before he fell asleep or after he woke up. It was his safe place.
Thankfully though, he has treated his new bed just like his crib. He has never gotten out and will wait for us to come get him after he wakes up in the morning and after his naps. I hope this continues!
Now on to lots of pictures!
Don't mind the monitor cord or box fan...that's just life. :)
His bedding is the Madras quilt and sham from Pottery Barn Kids. The dinosaur sheets are from Target and the navy and white striped duvet and sham are from Target as well.
His crib bumpers were four seperate pieces. When he sleeps, I put one of the bumpers under his fitted sheet on the edge of the bed so he won't fall out. So far so good! Although he really doesn't move around much at all while he sleeps. Some of our friends have used a pool noodle under the fitted sheet as well.
We added a canvas and some frames to the big frame that was hanging over his crib. (I still need to find pictures for the middle frames.)
For the "drapes" I bought two queen duvets from target and hung them on clip rings. They are about 3" too short but for $14 a panel (on clearance), I can live with that. :)
These storage cubes are not the prettiest things but they have been great for us for toy management. The top three cubes hold books and the six canvas bins have toys in them that are categorized by type of toy. Such as, plastic animals, cars, transportation, misc. toys, etc. His larger toys are on the shelves in his closet.
Above is the view from his bed. The black cabinet holds his clothes (except button up shirts) and some puzzles and a few toys.
This is the wall you see when you first walk into his room. I still haven't filled those two bottom right pictures. :) He got to add his three year old hand print to the gallery a few weeks ago (top left).
His room isn't arranged how I would like it to be arranged, but at this stage we are trying to create the most play space. He loves his room and enjoys playing with all his toys in there. He is also so proud of his big boy bed and loves showing everyone who comes over.