Last week, TJ and I went out for some much needed  mother/son time.  What I’ve realized is that when you have multiple children, you have to give them individual time.  That way they don’t have to fight for attention.  Our day together consisted of a trip to my chiropractor (I think that terrified him) then we made a trip to IKEA. 

While at IKEA, we had lunch and we talked about how he feels being the oldest and having to share everything with his brothers.  That’s when he shared his feelings of having his own room.  First he said that Nick and Bren are best friends.  And I thought that was odd.  I told him that they are all friends and that they are brothers.  He said “yeah I know that, but they are BEST FRIENDS”.  He also said they are babies and that he wants his own ‘stuff’ away from them.  So, after a little more talking and eating, I decided to walk around IKEA with a new project in mind…. Giving my “baby” his own room!

I’ve already had a few images in mind of what I wanted their room to look like









Can you tell “I” love blue?!


The last image (above) was for their playroom.  But, now that TJ wants his own room, I’m going to try to use it as inspiration in Nick and Bren’s room because I’ve already purchased 5yrds of that striped fabric dangit!

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I’ll show you what we found at IKEA hopefully tomorrow after my before and after post of my dresser.  Oh, and he also picked out a room that he loves because it’s (in his own words) FANCY! I can’t wait to get started on his room.  Although it kinda makes me a little emotional thinking about him as a “BIG BOY”.  Well,  I guess it’s time.  He will be 6 this year for goodness sake!



**all images found in Google images.  If you know the source, please let me know!**


Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Love it, Max is six and really wanted me to work on his room! Such fun, love your tweet about a yard sale to fund the project. Yesterday I was thinking I need to sell a bunch of stuff (from Max's old room) on craigslist to fund MY next project! It is a great idea...recycling of sorts!

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

Yes, I love all the inspiration you've found....I'm happy that TJ is getting his own room. He needs that.

Tomingo said...

Great ideas you have in mind. Thats some of the what I am going through now. We are having our first home built and I am trying to figure out what I want to do what my 10 year old son. He's my baby boy...(he has two older sisters)...I want to give him a room that he can grow with and now be transformer or pokemon like...if that makes sense. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Chic said...

How great! It's going to be so much fun two create a room for your oldest - little boys rooms can have so much whimsy

My son can't wait for me to get start on his room, we going paint shopping this weekend!

LindsB said...

What a good mom you are for taking time out to spend a quality day with your son. And that striped fabric is delish, I cant wait to see what you do with it!

MzMannerz said...

Awww, what a sweet boy! I can't wait to see his room progress.

Emily A. Clark said...

I am really itching to makeover my 5-year-old's room and these inspiration pics are only making it worse. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Looks like you're off to a great start with the striped fabric. Hope you will post some updates of the room soon. Happy to be your newest follower!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Looks like you have lots of fun projects coming up !

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

I'm so excited for little TJ. Great that the two of you had time to bond even more. Maybe you can make another "date" and go shopping for his stuff.

You're off to a GREAT start with the inspiration photos!

Kiran said...

Love this post!