I finally finished kenzie's room a few days ago, making it the first room in our new place that is completely done. Which we are choosing to celebrate rather than dwell on the fact that we have been living here for almost three months.
Although kenz had a room at our old apartment, it was part nursery and part guest room. That worked great, and I wouldn't be surprised if her current room turned into that sometime in the future. In fact, david and I almost impulsively purchased a bunk bed a few weeks ago to put in her room. Because bunk beds! Every guest's dream accommodations!
I figured I better snap a few photos while things are looking all clean and put together because kenz isn't quite mobile enough to mess up her room. The days are numbered, I am sure.
We didn't paint because we would have to paint the walls back to this color whenever we move. In other words, lazy. But I kind of like the white walls and how much of a bright space this room is turning out to be. I'll let you know where items are from below each photo because that seems to be the thing to do in these tour posts. But I'm warning you, it is basically ikea.
The dresser is from ikea (I told you!) that david and I stained and painted the knobs. The polka dot changing pad was made by my mom (this will also be a theme). The artwork I either drew, painted, or made out of cards. The fur rug in front of the crib is ikea. I had to stop myself from buying ten of these. Thank goodness for a husband with some senses. Her curtains are from Target Threshold collection. Actually, one panel is from a thrift store and the other is from target. WIN.
This globe is one I mounted onto a small stack of books as a gift for david back in our dating years. My dad did all the work and I took all the credit. ching!
Her crib is ikea that I painted white, the name bunting is a product of my mama, and the chevron hamper is walmart. I know, I was surprised too! TANGENT: is it ever okay to use bumpers in a crib or is that always a death trap? because our most recent problem is kenz getting her chubby legs wedged in between her crib spokes. It is the saddest and most hilarious thing to walk in on.
This canvas was made by my mom (all of a sudden I feel like I should mention this post is not being sponsored by my mom, although, that is a thought...mother? ).
What? Is that my eleven month child peacefully reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to herself in her reading chair? hahaha NO. She is entirely posed for this photo and two seconds after this reached her arms waayyy forward and almost fell off the front of the chair. Mom points. Also, this chair is primarily used for me to nurse kenz to sleep at night, so just picture that. Why I don't have an adult sized rocker is sort of beyond me. Kenzie's little reclining chair was given to us from friends. Ohh and the fantastic measuring board was a Christmas gift from my aunt. And the bookshelf is a five dollar yard sale find. FIVE DOLLARS FOOLS.
So there it is! Kenzie's very own room, soon to be guest room, soon to be shared by her eleven other siblings. Sorry, kid, you can only be spoiled for so long.