Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Construction!



I am finally updating a little! This is all about the new bedroom that we built for Colby in our basement. The basement was finished as one large living room when we bought the house. And for the most part it has gone pretty much unused. When we found out that we were having another baby, we decided to turn the front portion of that large room into a bedroom for Colby. Curt did all of the construction himself and I am so proud! He did a great job and Colby loves his new cars and trucks room!

His bed is actually a set of bunkbeds that we converted into a loft. Colby was a little unsure of climbing a ladder to get in and out of bed, so Curt built him a set of stairs that also have a bookshelf built in underneath.



The toy box below the window was made by my grandfather. He made it for my mom when she was a little girl. It has wheels and a handle like a wagon. I love it!



The mirror hanging on the wall is from his old room. It came with his old dresser and I painted it and added his name. Lucky for me, the original colors I used matched perfectly with the new decor.



The closet was originally a storage closet under the stairs. We just added a new door and some shelving. Colby now has the only walk-in closet in the house.



In this next picture you can see out into the part of the basement that still functions as a living room. It is so much more usable now and the kids love playing down there. That is great for me...almost all of their toys are now downstairs!



This picture hangs above his bed. My grandma made this for me when I was little and it hung in my bedroom for years.



My grandpa that made the toybox also made these trucks. He was so talented and I love that some of his things have a great place to be displayed in our house. Colby loves them too!



We did not start all of this construction until after the holidays. I am still not sure how we got everything done before Macy was born. We really enjoyed doing all of the work and now have a huge list of things we like to do to the rest of the house!

6 comments:

Julie Dispennett said...

I love it!! You guys did a GREAT job!

K. said...

Curt is a good Daddy, tell him! You guys have been bu-sy! So happy that you're enjoying life in your home with your expanded family. Your decorating is so cute and practical..inspires me to know you do it yourself. Great job!

Tabitha said...

You know I love the room! :) And I LOVE the new pictures you added to the left of the blog! So cute!! See you soon!

Jessica said...

I love how it all turned out! Such family history in a little guys room. Kevin is talking about making a loft so we can fit 3 girls in one room. We'll see how long before he mentions it again. :)

Larissa said...

it all turned out so well, and I love your choice of colors. you need to update your profile on the top right to include your littlest little!

Stacie B said...

The room looks great Olivia!!! I hope I get to see it in person when we come to visit! Love you!