Thursday, March 8, 2012

Homey's Gettin' the Boot

K will be two next month, but he's still crashing in our room. His crib is right next to our bed and he sleeps much better there than with us. So, the time has come to send the little guy packing to his own room across the hall.

For the past few months he's been sleeping much more soundly if we aren't in the same room. As a result, I've spent numerous nights either on the sofa or in K's playroom on a futon. I'm over it.

There are a few reasons the move hasn't happened sooner - we need a heater/cooler for the room, we are going to the US for a month starting next week (!) and it seems big changes aren't a good idea to do in tandem with others, and the current curtains are worthless in terms of keeping the morning light out of the room.

This is looking at the curtains. You don't really get how bright it is in that room until you see this photo:

I kid you not. This photo was taken with the curtains closed at 7:30 in the morning. Clearly, it looks mid-day at 7 in the morning here. The LAST thing I need is K waking up early because of the sun.

So we bought some adorable "sun-blocking" curtains to alleviate the situation.

I forgot to close the door so you can't tell exactly, but these are way better!

This is what the curtains look like in normal light.

Judging by the amount of times K randomly ran to the room (notice the train in the photo above), pointed, smiled and made his "elephant sound," I think he's pretty stoked on them.

This was, by far, the biggest sewing project I've ever done. It wasn't particularly difficult - a bunch of straight lines - but took quite a while due to the sheer size of the curtains an also all the measuring that had to be done. It also weighed a heap, so I had to sew on the floor.

When I started at my usual spot (the dining room table), the fabric kept stretching. It was becoming quite the mess. So, to the floor it was!

The room still has quite a bit of work to be done to make it a cute, comfortable room for the little guy. But, the curtains were a huge issue. Y will move the crib into the room while we are gone, so the night we get back homeboy's on his own. It will be mid-April, so no need for heating or cooling yet. We will probably wait for the summer sales before buying that bad boy.

Get ready for some room boy-ifying soon after we get back from our holiday!!

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