I thought I would do a post about an ever changing room for a baby to a toddler to a child, and then to a shared bedroom. When I first made the nursery for Ruby, I wanted to make the room adaptable as she wasn't going to stay a baby forever. I am not into mainstream children's characters, and wanted to used handmade and secondhand finds that would be able to grow with Ruby and not look babyish when she's 3.
Here is her room before she was born. The chest of draws my Dad was throwing out and we painted, the armchair was an old one of my Nanna's and I made a cover for it and the cot was second hand. I made a quilt, bunting, cot bumpers and small toys.
I moved the room around a bit when she was a toddler. Still using the same furniture, but the armchair went downstairs. I bought some cute different postcards and cards and some different things to decorate the walls. I made a cloud with her name hanging from it. And I bought a small table from an op shop for pretend play, which she has loved.
We then took the sides off her cot when she was two and a half. Ruby then loved that she had a big bed and she was able to go and sit on her bed and play.
We then added more play things to her room like her kitchen my Dad made. We love cardboard boxes and use them heaps for play, here she had a little house for her and her dolls.
handmade covered frames with postcards in them to brighten up the other wall.
new quilt and crochet giraffe, and my crocheted blanket ready for the baby.
So that is my little room tour of the evolution of Ruby's room from before she was born to before the new baby is born. I love the colour and handmade feel of the room. I really love it when she starts telling people "Mummy made that and that and that....". The baby will start out in our room and will start sharing with Ruby around the 3-4 month mark, so she will still have her own room for a few more months yet.
There will probably be more changes over the next year, and we may even move so they wont have to share, but for now this is the room they have and I love it.
Em xx ♥♥♥