When we found out we were pregnant with our third we wanted the boys to be roommates ASAP. Here are our reasons for them sharing a room: 1. They were ecstatic about the idea. Sterling much rather sleep in the same room as Boone than have a whole room to himself. 2. We want to keep a guest bedroom available upstairs vs take up all 4 bedrooms and kick our guests to the basement. And having a designated toy room (combined with the guest bedroom) vs. having all their toys in their room is completely awesome. I never have to clean bedrooms! - just a really messy toy room but I can shut the door to that room! 3. Sharing a room makes for good teaching moments (stay in bed and turn off voices) and makes for disciplined sleep 4. It makes for a good relationship between these brothers. They pray together at night, giggle, tell each other stories and read books together. It's all sorts of preciousness to me. I told myself that I would makeover their room to almost completion before I started on our new baby's nursery even after finding out gender. I'm glad we got started early on the boys' room because I am chomping at the bit to start our daughters room. I've never gotten to decorate a little girls room before. SO.EXCITED. I have way too many ideas floating in my head...I need to get them out! You should see the lists I have. Justin looks at the said lists and says "wow, that's quite the list." I love that he will do every single project with me. Man, do I love that man! Okay back to the room makeover. I let Sterling look at some pictures of little boy room ideas and he really liked the idea of two big boy beds with pictures of the brothers above the headboards along with some cowboy theme intertwined. Perfect. Here are some of the projects we have been working on and though the room is not in total completion, it's about 90% of the way there.
Here are antlers from Eastern Oregon. These are some of my brother in laws catches from this year. Love that we can decorate using items from family and from the land. They were pretty fresh so I soaked them in a bleach water mix for a few days. The wood in the picture is what Sterling's bed is made out of. Best part? Totally free. We went to Lowe's looking for pallets and found piles of this stuff. We pressure washed it and let it dry out for a few days.
And voila! A set of antlers for each boy. Their antlers match their builds. Sterling's on the left is tall and lanky and Boone's on the right are shorter and wider. :)
I took an old lampshade and my hot glue gun....