We finally finished Nate’s room. It’s not fancy.
From his old room he shared with Madeleine came the drapes, banner, rock portrait, and nightstand (the white label on the drawer says “Pokemon Cards”).
I was a bit emotional as we put together his bed. I vividly remember the night we first put it together as his crib. We did it way earlier than we needed to because I was feeling all nest-y. Then it was a crib for Madeleine. Then a toddler bed. Then a crib again. Then a toddler bed again for Caroline. Now it’s come full circle. It made me feel all sentimental and a tad sad.
Then one night I was at the store and came across a Salt Lake Real Soccer blanket and decided it was perfect for the color scheme. Plus, Nate’s a big fan.
I’ve always been curious about knit jersey sheets so that’s what I bought. Overall, they’re really comfy and warm. They do collect hair and lint, though.
Now. This bedspread. This makes me sound really lame but I’ve been saving our holed jeans for, get this, 8 years in order to have enough scraps to make a bedspread. 8 YEARS! Why would I do that?? I don’t know… But I did. I won’t again.
When I told Nate the plan he wasn’t at all interested in having old jeans as his blanket, understandably. But once I finished he loved it. Inside I put an Ikea down alternative duvet so this blanket is heavy but comfy.
After seeing how well the cute painted stripes turned out in the girls’ room, I had lofty idealizations of what I’d do on Nate’s walls. I mocked up a bunch of ideas and Nate and I decided on a really cool grid.
But guess what? It didn’t happen. I bailed. Too much effort + not enough energy = me humbly begging Nate if I could back out. And guess what else? He didn’t care. Even a bit. What can I say? He’s a boy. Thank goodness.
So we hung back up the world map and called it good.
We got creative and made a fun little geometric mobile to hang in the corner.
He likes to hang pictures and posters all over his wall so I decided to hang up a few cork boards for him.
The cat is the perfect finishing touch for this tiny, not-terribly-impressive but nice-enough room.