Toddler Lake Bedroom | Storyboard
We are truckin' along on the small renovations and styling of our "lake" house. My goal was to have both kid's rooms complete, by fall, and the kitchen well under way. Well, it has been hard to get the rooms painted with little fingers everywhere, so we are making more progress on our kitchen than anything right now. First up on the blog chopping block is Abram's room. I had started transforming his room into a toddler room at our first house, and decided to go a bit further in this house. The "lake life" was a huge jumping-off point; he loves anything that moves and getting dirty outside. I am keeping the bed we bought to replace his crib, his teepee, and some of the art and decor (he still loves the planes over his bed). We are moving his shelves into Julip's room, and his dresser was always a cheap "stand-in" until we could afford a dresser that the drawers weren't falling out of.
The ceilings are only 8' so finding an appropriate light will be a challenge. I love the idea of a trunk for all of his random toys/train tracks, etc. The carpet in the room is blue...BLUE! At first I flipped out, then I decided to work with it (it was the inspiration). I have started painting the walls Benjamin Moore's White Dove to freshen everything up, and will add a mixture of pattern and color to break up the nautical vibe and keep the room toddler appropriate.
There is a dormer window in both kid's rooms. I initially thought I would add an easy window seat to both to shorten the length and give the kids a place to sit and read. Unfortunately, there are ac vents at the base trim under both windows. In Abram's room I'm now thinking about some type of floating window seat, and either a rope shelf or industrial shelf, depending on how lazy we get when it comes to building something.
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