Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Big Boy Room is a Hit

We finished Park's big boy room almost six months ago, but it recently occurred to me that those pics never made it to the blog. I must give some props to hubby because, minus the bunk beds, he built every single piece of furniture and shelving in the room. And honestly Chris should get some credit for the beds, as well, since they are actually his childhood bunks that he refurbished.

Perhaps my favorite feature of the room, one that I was unable to capture in pictures, is Park's new closet. Our house was designed with large walk-in closets in each bedroom. They are incredible, minus the fact that there is so much wasted space due to the lack of storage within them. After calling around to check pricing for having the closets throughout our house professionally customized, Chris decided that there was no reason to pay good money for something he could do himself.

Now, let's just say that there may have been some skepticism on the part of a certain wife who had concerns that hubby had never actually had any experience in closet design. But,that same wife wished she could have eaten her doubting words after seeing how well the project turned out.

Hello beautiful built-ins and exceptionally well-utilized closet space!

And despite the fact that I had originally wanted to stay away from a theme for the room, our little baseball obsessed offspring persuaded me otherwise. He could not have been more thrilled when he realized his name was actually going to be spelled out with baseballs. Truth be told, having the theme made pulling it all together a lot easier in the end.

But, judging from how many times he has jumped off the top bunk, perhaps we should have considered a parachute theme.

Why do I get the distinct feeling that after reading the above statement, Lolli is currently scouring the Internet in hopes of finding a safety net to purchase for Park's bedroom?

Poor woman never had boys.





7 comments:

Mom22Boyz said...

Absolutely adorable!! My baseball-loving boys would love that room!

Jeff and Lindsey said...

Totally cool room! You did a great job with it! Have you read Beth Moore's most recent post? I saw it and thought of you...
http://livingproofministries.blogspot.com/

KirkKrew said...

Such a cute room!! Is your hubby for hire? I could use a cute shelf for books just like that. :)

raenette said...

what a talented hubby you have. Love the room!

Michelle said...

I LOVE the baseballs spelling out his name!

demetria said...

I LUUUUUVVVVVV it!!! did he build that book holder thingie, too? wow! you should hire him out, girl! i love the baseball theme. park made a good choice! the parachute comment was HILARIOUS and i feel ya cause kaden is doing the same thing in our new house. we finally broke down and put up his top bunk (which had been in the attic of our old house). he thinks bunk beds are THE BOMB!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

A job well done! Adorable room!