There is a running joke in my family that I lack human emotion. I am not known for being affectionate or sentimental so I know that part of this post will come as a shock to some of my friends and family.
As you may have guessed from the title of this post we are redoing Callum’s room. He wanted a nautical theme so we have painted his room blue, ordered some vinyl decals for the walls and he got a new bed, bedding and curtains. He is so excited about having a room that is not in shambles.
I thought this would be easy. It’s just a coat of paint and some new furniture. I was so wrong.
I spent several hours pouring over wall paper designs, which duvet cover was best and different styles of beds, I just wasn’t prepared for the emotion that came with actually implementing this plan.
A few weeks ago we sold Callum’s bunk beds. I never thought I would be so sentimental over beds that I really despised. Have you ever tried making the top bunk or trying to clean it after a child has thrown up? It is awful. I thought I would be happy to see these beds go.
Then I remembered everything that these beds represent. Not only was this Callum’s first big boy bed it was also the place where Sofie finally slept through the night.
Sofie was six when we got these beds. The first night we got them she wanted to sleep with Callum. We were fine with it figuring that Callum might enjoy the company. Turns out it was Sofie that needed Callum. For six years Sofie did not slept through the night. She had constant nightmares and was a sleepwalker. It was awful! Then we got these beds and it was like a gift from God. She finally slept. She finally felt safe and secure.
These beds were a huge milestone for Sofie and Callum and I was surprisingly sad to see them leave. I actually needed a hug from Chris.
At this point I know my mom is running to get my step father to tell him that I have a feeling.
Sofie slept with Callum off and on for two years. Callum was her security blanket. She needed him and he was happy to be there for her. I feel so blessed that my children have so much love for each other and that at such a young age they knew how important they were to each other.
Okay, enough of the sentimental stuff.
His room is almost complete except for the decals which are en route from Israel.
His bed came from Ikea and was $299.00. We sold his bunk beds for $200.00 so we only paid $99.00
It is a trundle bed with drawers on the front. Having an extra bed is a necessity for sleepovers and for poor Sofie. When we have relatives stay with us she gets the boot from her room and sleeps with Callum.
His curtains and bedding came from West Elm.
Everything was on sale so the grand total was $147.00
The decals are from Etsy and they were $45.00
The paint is a very light blue from Sherwin Williams. I had a 30% off coupon and it was still $60.00! It was worth it though. It covered the green paint in one coat.
We also got a desk for Callum for $30.oo on Kijiji.
Grand total for everything…$321.00.
This is a bedroom that he can grow up with and I won’t have to paint or redecorate for several years.
Stay tuned.. the reveal will be coming later this week.