The slow evolution of my (not so) baby boy’s room – by B

A Japanese paper monkey keeps watch

A Japanese paper monkey keeps watch

In the spirit of never having anything finished, here’s a post about my smallest person’s room, nearly two years after his arrival in the world (so many more ideas, but no time/money).  I’ve come to the conclusion that kids’ rooms are always evolving changing to meet their developing needs, which takes the pressure off things needing to be ‘done’.

You might notice that these photos are not all recent – the cot is at it’s highest tiny baby level, and there is still a changing mat in use.  The cot is currently held together with cable ties as two kids climbing/shaking/playing and No More Nails has ceased to work in fixing the bars!

A very hastily painted canvas from The Works, chairs from the second hand shop, Ikea Lack table, and a very familiar Ercol armchair.

A very hastily painted canvas from The Works, chairs from the second hand shop, Ikea Lack table, a very familiar Ercol armchair, and three pictures cobbled together from paper scraps.

The junk cupboard of yore :), Russian cows from Spain, and a virtually indestructible ikea light

The junk cupboard of yore :), Russian cows from Spain, and a virtually indestructible Ikea plastic light

Bookshelves from Ikea Ribba Picture ledges that are all over Pinterest for a good reason - they're fab!

Bookshelves from Ikea Ribba Picture ledges that are all over Pinterest for a good reason – they’re fab!

A mobile made from an embroidery hoop and thread, felt balls and craft foam (bold shapes for little eyes). Velvet changing mat cover from The Little Baby Company. And solar system poster from Ben Newman.

A mobile made from an embroidery hoop and thread, felt balls and craft foam (bold shapes for little eyes). Velvet changing mat cover from The Little Baby Company. And solar system poster from Ben Newman.

Hand me down cot from big sis, and paper bunting made by me when heavily pregnant

Hand me down cot from big sis, and paper bunting made by me when heavily pregnant

When he arrived, we used furniture we already had plus a few home made bits to make it economical (and personal).

We’ve since added bookshelves (my first go with the drill)  and we’re gonna need some toy storage soon. His clothes and nappies are in the wonderful victorian built in wardrobe (not wide enough for grown ups) with the addition of a cheap as chips Ikea shower curtain tension rod for a hanging rail.

Next Ikea trip might involve a trip to the rug department for something bright and washable…

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2 responses to “The slow evolution of my (not so) baby boy’s room – by B

  1. I love the mobile you made. I had plans of making a space/planet themed one made from ping pong balls and copper spray but never got round to it!

    • B

      If you’re anything like me there’s still time – a planet mobile will be good for years. I have all sorts of unstarted/unfinished projects for the kids (though they’re probably more for me than them, it’s just an excuse to do bright colourful stuff). x

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