Sunday, October 25, 2015

5 Boys, 1 Bedroom

After many requests by the kids, and after much musing and planning by the grown-ups, we have moved all the boys into a shared bedroom.

I think this may be my favorite home project we've completed. Not only do I like the way it turned out, but I also LOVE the camaraderie that it reflects in the kids. As I sit and rock Peter before naps, I like to remember how God has blessed our family with brother-love.

Of course the kids still bicker and sometimes even fight, but they CHOSE to share a room! Wow! After all the prayers that God would place a deep love in their hearts for each other, this is a precious and clear answer.

I don't know how long it would have taken us to pull off this project without my parents. Last time they were here, Dad spent his whole trip working on the beds. The boys helped a pretty good bit--sanding and varnishing the boards. I found my ideas for the beds on pinterest HERE and my paint colors HERE (I used Gray Owl for the walls, and Amherst Gray for the bookcase.) ((Not that from these crappy pictures anyone would ever say, "Hey! I love that! I wish I knew what color that was?" It's more like: At least this way I have some record of the colors for moi.))

Are you wondering where their clothes go? Yes, we have all 5 boys' clothes in one closet. I love it.

And this is where I change Peter. I love it, too. :)

I don't quite have this all "decorated" yet (actually, the only room in the house that is completely decorated is a cubby hole of a half bath that my mom helped me with). But I do like the way the paint turned out.

We let each kid pick their own colors for their sliding cabinet doors. Trevor chose blue and grey, Zack was very, very, very happy with the red and blue. I hope Peter likes it, too, once he's old enough to leave the crib and share the double bed with Zack! William picked blue and orange (benjamin moore citrus orange) and Samuel went with grey and orange. I think they turned out so cool.

Lastly, here's some bedroom-makeover-in-progress pictures. I'm just going to throw them out there for you to enjoy.:) (Yes, there's lots of pictures of Zack here. He's been my right hand man--always eager to help.