Cribs Be Gone

Ohhh…remember waaaaay back when…4 years ago when I posted this about our new baby’s nursery?  I was 8 months pregnant and didn’t know the gender of my sweet little baby but I had a room ready.  When we found out it was a girl, we added some girl touches…then 16 short months later, we had our boy and moved the girl to the room next door, took down all of the girl touches and added some boy touches.  Now…we have a big girl and a big boy.  At one point, we had two cribs but now we have none.  Kensington (the over-achiever that she is) moved into a big girl bed when she was only 19 months old but sweet Smith stayed in his crib a little (ok, a lot) longer.  Well, last weekend, he begged and we finally decided to take down the chandelier and upgrade his room into a big boy room.  Bye-bye crib…hello big boy stuff.
This is where the crib used to be…now we have some great organizers for all of his boy stuff and his dad’s Big XII Championship jersey framed. 

We have some boy accessories (come on…you know Lovie wasn’t going to let us not have accessories…that’s what happens when your grandma is a fabulous interior designer!).

We kept the window treatments but upgraded with a Fenway Park sign I bought in Boston.

We took down some baby stuff on the wall and added some subway art.

Since Mama got the Fenway Park sign, Daddy got the Yankee pillow to go with his new bedding.
But of course, there are Red Sox logos on the MLB sheets :).

Big boy bed!

We have one of Daddy’s Detroit Lion footballs and some golf stuff on his shelf.  Remember Smith’s First Par-Tee?
Or what about Smith’s Ski Lodge?

And since we’re discussing rooms today, I thought I’d share Kensington’s room too.  This is where my big girl sleeps.

The shelf in her room…remember Kensington’s Cider Mill?

Boy…my kids are growing up fast.  I used to be a mom of two babies, now I’m a mom of two big kids.  I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  Love them!


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  • Lauren August 7, 2012 at 2:07 am

    I love the new rooms! We are currently making Parker's room into a big boy sports themed room. I love the organizer is Smith's room, where did you get that? We need something just like it! Also looking for a fun distressed looking book case for his room in red maybe…any ideas on where to look? We are coming to Dallas in two weeks and will be driving, so I can haul back any good finds!

  • Slightly Askew Designs August 7, 2012 at 2:16 am

    This kind of breaks my heart! For some reason I just feel like Smith should always be "the baby". He's turning into such a sweet and handsome little man though – and I guess he can't sleep in the crib forever. 🙂 His room looks perfect!

  • Mix and Match Mama August 7, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Hey Lauren! I got the organizer at IKEA :).

  • Aubs August 7, 2012 at 5:11 am

    fun! i love seeing kids room decor ~ its always neat to get ideas!

    kensington's room is so sweet and girly!! i cannot imagine decorating for a girl ~ with 3 boys i'm so far removed from all things girly! maybe one day….;)

  • Anonymous August 7, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I love IKEA… but then again i'm Swedish/Svensk :/

  • Ali G August 7, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Love their rooms! Its great they can grow into them & enjoy them for many years! Really enjoyed the birthday links as well. I am planning my son's 1st Birthday party(gosh time flies!) Loved the signs for each year, what a great idea!

  • Maureen W. (Maryland) August 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Shay, thank you for generously sharing this personal glimpse into your children's rooms. What I love most about them is they way they mesh with the fabric of your house; they are your children's bedrooms without being "kids' rooms" if you know what I mean. I also love the way the details tell the story of what is important to your family: family togetherness, parties, travel, culture, food, sports. My favorite vignette is the one from Smith's room with the Heisman replica and Union Jack frame. One simple image tells so much of his story and incorporates sophisticated accessories. My approach to accepting the inevitable way that children grow up is going to be to celebrate each phase of their lives, and live in the moment, so that I can move with joy from one phase to the next. XOXO

  • Mix and Match Mama August 7, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Ah! Thank you so much Maureen! I'm so glad we've become friends :). XOXO

  • Jess :) August 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I LOVE both rooms!!! The way they're both personalized to represent Kensington's and Smith's individual personalities is incredible!! 🙂 I especially adore the PINK in K's room! Girl after my own heart!

  • Rikki August 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    The sweetest of family memories is captured in a baby's room. It is natural for them to move into more mature rooms later on, but how I love the beginning of their little lives and how it tugs at your heart as it passes by too quickly. Beautifully done Shay.