March 7, 2014

TT's Montessori Room / Shared Boy Room Update!

Just like with TT, this mama never figured out how to transition a sleeping baby from her arms to a crib, so at about 8 months, we drove up to my sister's house, finagled her half-taken apart Kura bunk bed onto the top of our car, and drove it home to use it.  We played with a few different set ups (including the queen under the Kura), but this set up works the best.  We bought a European Sleepworks children's mattress - and dash still has the organic natural latex bed that we bought for Turner.

Our boys are sharing their room and beautifully!

One morning TT and I went to the hardware store and came home with two curtain rods and plumbing parts.  After a giant rip appeared (most likely done by elves in the middle of the night - since I have NO IDEA how my kids would have access to something to rip a curtain) in the living room sheers, I replaced them, but we took the ripped sheers and created TT's tent.

Perfect for a cozy "alone" space for him, for time travel adventures, and peek-a-boo for our peek-a-boo addict.

We painted the bed with chalk board paint BEFORE we put it up and it has been a huge outlet for TT.  In fact, I didn't know he knew how to draw identifiable objects until we got the bed and he was drawing on this huge scale - now he spends a lot of time on paper, but, as you can see, the chalkboard bed gets a lot of use.
This is our time travel machine.
 The kids spend a lot of time under here - reading, playing, wrestling, cuddling.

Dash loves his sheepskin

And...wants to attack the camera

The curtains help "protect" TT from his nightmares and give him a way to play with toys too dangerous for the baby.

The boys clothes and toys are in the expedit all labeled (with pictures so they can find them themselves).
 We've had to really consolidate our stuff at this point - we're bursting out of the seams of our house.  It is time for a purge, but we keep purging and more and more stuff just keeps appearing...We've truly utilized every inch of this room without it feeling claustrophobic.



  1. Where did you get the yellow and white curtains. It makes the room look so sunny


    Yellow suzani Fabric

    I bought mine on etsy, cut it down, used iron on hem tape and then just hung them! They used to be full length, but the baby started hanging on them, so we cut them down a bit.

  3. How did you even get the queen size mattress underneath when you were playing around with layout - I'd expect the ladder would be in the way. This is the set up we're looking for so guests could also use the bottom bed when visiting.