Today’s post is dedicated to my amazing husband. He made some new furniture for the kids room and I just LOVE it!
It’s already been a little while that we felt the need for some storage cabinets for all the kids’ toys and because we both like our high chair so much, we decided to once again combine maple and white elements. We wanted some open shelves for books etc and a low cabinet that could double as a bench. We discussed a few different layout ideas and ended up with these two pieces that we placed on either side of the little monster’s crib:
The color of the frames and fronts is a very light shade of creme which matches the cover of the kids’ chairs, the tops and shelves are natural maple.
Paul started cutting the pieces about two weeks ago and finished spraying everything earlier this week. So we could bring them in and fill them just in time for the big monster’s birthday. And he was really excited and immediately started to rearrange all the toys, and again, and again… 😉
Now the room feels a lot more complete. Before, there were only the two beds, a changing table, a kids chair and some toy bags.
And, I’m not going to lie, I also really like the fact that we were able to reclaim some of the shelf space in our living room! 😉
Paul made these house shelves for my last birthday that we hung up above my sewing desk. He could not decide between two different designs at first though and simply made one of each. I hate to admit that one of them has been sitting in the basement until now, just because I could not decide on where to hang it… 😐
But now I finally found the perfect spot! I have been keeping a few diapers, wipes and spare outfits beside my bed for our nightly adventures with the little monster, because using our normal changing table in the kids room would mean disrupting the big monster’s sleep. So Paul mounted it to the wall beside my bed today and I filled it with all the mentioned goodies – plus some midnight snacks for mommy… 😉
And doesn’t the shelf look so nice with our co-sleeper?! Thanks again, Paul!
Paul made me a very special birthday present this year. He built some plywood houses for me!
Some time ago, we were thinking of making some house shelves for the kids room, but then he figured that I would certainly like them a lot more than the monster and he was so right!!
Paul let me chose the colors and I decided for a white interior and clear lacquer for the roof and sides. And after I found that I had some cute little cardboard boxes that just fit perfectly (magic!), the largest house also got an additional floor. So this weekend, the house shelves got sprayed and hung up over my desk. And aren’t they so beautiful?! 💛 Can’t wait to fill them with more sewing and crafts supplies!
A little bit of white paint, some simple and inexpensive bathroom shelves from Ikea (both the shelves and knobs are from their Enudden series) and – tadah – some cloud shelves for the kids room!
I drew the clouds on paper first, then transferred them to the wall outlining the contures with a thin pencil line. After filling the cloud shapes with a first layer of white paint, the grey wall still shone through in some spots, so I applied a second layer after a few hours. Then I just needed to attach the shelves…
Aren’t the curved edges and the delicate design of these shelves so perfect?! And I find, together with the birch trees that I painted on one of the other walls, they just add such a nice and cozy atmosphere to the room! Kinda proud of myself! 😛
And while the shelves are certainly not made to hold a whole library of kids books or other heavy stuff, I find it is a great way to display some favorite items.
I am also thinking of getting a few more of these knobs for our walk-in closet… Or maybe for the guest room that we just painted and that still needs some finishing touches…? Let’s see! 😉