Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Aidan's New Room

One of the things I really tried to finish before baby Connor arrived was Aidan's big boy room. I wanted him to get adjusted to his new sleeping quarters before he became overwhelmed by the arrival of his baby brother.

We started off trying to convert him to his new "big boy bed", but he was not too thrilled about that idea. He knows it's his new bed and he loves to play on it, but sleeping in his bed at naptime or bedtime has not gone very well so far.

So, we decided that it'd be best if we just moved h is crib into the room so he could get used to sleeping in a new place. I was worried that it would seem pretty cramped, but all of the furniture fits wonderfully. And he still has lots of room to play!

His room came together nicely.  Aidan painted this canvas himself at one of the craft playdates we had with our Mom's group.

I made these cute pictures with vinyl decals I found on clearance at Michaels. I used my Silhouette for the wording and the background images that I put the animals on. I also found the frames at Michaels- only $5 apiece on sale! Woot!

These adorable pictures were made last Fall using Aidan's footprint (for the caterpillar) and handprint (for the lion). The company, called Piggies and Paws, does a fabulous job! In fact, over the weekend we had them use Aidan's handprint to make an elephant for his new room. I can't wait to see the final result!

You may remember his alphabet banner from the tutorial I gave here. I love the pop of color it gives to the room and the fact that it helps tie everything together.

Aidan really loves his big boy room. Hopefully we'll be able to get him switched over to his new bed soon.



  1. You have such a flair for design! I like that you have the crib in there as a simple transition mechanism, especially since he's still so young. I'm guessing Connor is in a bassinet in your room for now?

  2. Love the big boy room! You are definitely very crafty!

  3. Love it! I love the painting he did himself and everything else. ;) Keep me posted on how he does with his big boy bed as you keep transitioning him ... I think N will be in her crib for awhile. ;)


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