Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My big cowboy

Remember how I posted here, here, here, here, and here about the cute stuff I was doing to decorate Zoodle's room in a cowboy theme? That was over a year ago, and...

...his room is still not done. When it comes down to it, I'm not into decorating. Zoodle was lucky that I got some inspiration and motivation, but once the motivation had dwindled, I moved on to other things. Zoodle's room has some cute elements, and lots of empty space on the walls. Poor Chickie's room is totally boring--her nursery at our last house was cute, but I've never gotten around to doing much in her room here!

But this week I had the perfect opportunity to introduce the most awesome element of his cowboy room--a quilt designed by my sister, and made by my mom. We've had it since he was an infant, but I asked my mom to make it to fit a full-sized bed, so we hadn't been able to use it.

Zoodle had been in his toddler bed (which was his crib with the front removed) for a couple of months. Recently, he's been having trouble going to sleep, and he's also been getting up in the middle of the night wanting to be in our bed...then back in his bed...then back in our bed. It's getting old.

I've tried laying with Zoodle in his toddler bed, but I'm sure you can imagine, that's not very comfortable. So we decided it was time to move up to a big bed--one that Mommy or Daddy can fit in, when Zoodle needs some extra help sleeping!

Zoodle's bed is actually the one Chickie's been using. It matches his dresser. The crib converts to a full-sized bed (with the back of the crib used as a headboard.) Chickie likes sleeping on the magic couch in her room anyway, so she's sleeping there until we get her bed frame and mattress later this week. The Engineer was a trooper yesterday, moving her bed into his room.


That sideways bed looks like an element of a surreal painting!

Finally, Zoodle's big boy bed was upright and covered by the adorable quilt from Grammy.


We've ordered a Dora comforter for Chickie's "new" bed. I've been meaning to get her a comforter for a couple of years, but as with most decorating things, I never got it done. She's been using an ugly old comforter from The Engineer's bachelor days and was very excited to choose something fun! I've also told her I'll make a Dora valance for her window, and do some decorative painting in her room.

At this rate, I might finish decorating both kids' rooms before too long...probably just in time for them to develop new interests!


Call Me Cate said...

I really hope the bed helps with the sleeping issues. Chickie's such a good big sister giving up her bed for her brother. That really IS a magic couch!

Eternal Lizdom said...


Teagan's room is done in butterflies and it's super easy to just keep adding butterflies to the walls. Nothing painted or permanent so it will be easy to switch out when the time comes. Zach's room has a space theme. We have glow in the dark stars and a painting of the planets we found at Target. Both kids have comforters that match their theme. I have plans brewing to make little light fixture chandeliers in each theme, too. Plans. No actions plan. Just little plans of maybe someday stuff.

Unknown said...

Awesome quilt! Hopefully having a bed you can snuggle with him until he goes to sleep will be helpful. We have done that with Ian, and it is working out really well. He goes to bed on his own now, but when he has troubles there is room for me to snuggle with him.

beckiwithani said...

I forgot I'd designed that quilt! Looks good!

Unknown said...

Wow!! What a big step!! I hope y'all are all able to get a good night's sleep now-even if it is in Zoodle's bed!! The quilt (and the lassos around the tops of the walls) are too cute!! You'll have to post finished pics!!

Mellodee said...

The quilt is awesome (and I don't use that word unless I mean it!) I am awful at sewing and crafty things, but I recently have been learning about and admiring handmade quilts. The fact that it was designed by your sister and made by your mother just makes it even more special! On top of that, it's just as cute as it can be!

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Cute!!! Great job, Beth. And trust me, I know what you mean about follow thru.. I am the worst, esp if it's stuff I'm not that 'into.' :) Gotta start working on 2 bedrooms myself!

forever folding laundry said...

Super cute! I love the cowboy theme. I know -- it seems like the final parts of decorating a room are the hardest. It's the perfect little boy room!