|Xavier loves his new book nook!|
Our house is not big enough for Xavier to have his own playroom. I really did not mind him playing in the living room because it was much easier to keep an eye on him. However, now that he is two and a half he is more independent and wants to play by himself more and explore more and be away from me even more. So that desire to explore mixed with the mountain of toys that were starting to take over our living room made me decide that it was time he have a big boy room.
|The wall where the crib was before make over.|
|The same wall now as a toddler room. Notice the book nook is to the left and toys to the right.|
|Too many toys that did not fit on shelves. Plus the shelves were too high for Xavier to reach anything on them.|
|We added free standing shelves on the left, then moved the wall shelves to fit bins for toys.|
|Wall when this was a nursery.|
|Big boy bed!|
Finally, we ended up with a tiny corner that I did not know what to do with for a little while. As you can see in the pictures it is bare. We decided to make it a reading nook for Xavier. We put his couch, a little throw rug, a bucket of books, some stuffed animals, his record player and bookshelves in the nook. The bookshelves are rain gutters that we had custom cut to our measurements to make sure that they fit properly. Xavier loves being able to reach all his books now and look at them on his couch whenever he wants.
|Xavier's book nook!|
|Xavier's musical play instruments. Keyboard complete with mixer, guitar and drums!|