Sunday, June 11, 2006

Nesting...Lauren Style

Our spare beddroom/office before


Maxfield's bedroom...after


Part of Lauren's nesting instinct for this pregnancy was making sure Maxfiled had a big kids room. As you can see the before pictures, everything was white. Now Max has a very colorful room done completely by Lauren, Okay I helped paint, but everything else was done by a pregnant women. The quilt, the window seat, the window treatment, the pillow on the window seat, the shelves being painted, the knick knack stuff on the shelves even the artwork on the walls was done by Lauren. I don't want to brag or anything but she is awesome.

Max started sleeping in his new room about a month ago. It took one night for him to adjust to his big kids bed. He selpt straight through the night without getting out of his bed once. He has done the same every night since then. We'll see what happens when the baby arrives.

25 comments:

mary said...

That looks like the cutest little boy's room ever!!! Wow! Can Lauren come down to West Palm and do Brenna's room sometime? (and we'll need you to come, too, Bill, to paint, of course)

mary (again) said...

One more thing, did she even paint the dresser? It all looks amazing.

WILLIAM said...

Oh yeah. I forgot Lauren Painted the dresser as well.

RzDrms said...

totally awesome! i hope the new baby blesses you all with its presence on father's day...what a spectacular gift that would be!

Suzanne said...

Looks fantastic! She can come redo my hose anytime!!

Sharkey said...

Wow--Lauren should become an interior designer. After seeing the kitchen and Max's room, I'd hire her in a heartbeat!

Sandy said...

Wow! way, way, way cool!

OddMix said...

Lauren Rocks! The room looks like an AWESOME big boy bedroom. How lucky Maxfield is.

ieatcrayonz said...

Did she build the bed, too?

jd said...

This looks great! Max must love his big kids room!

Anonymous said...

Max looks like he will sneak out that window in a couple of years to catch a smoke.

kimmyk said...

Good job Lauren!

It looks fantastic!

I can't wait to see the baby's room!

Melissa said...

That is one pimp-ass big boy's room.

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness, Lauren rocks! That is the cutest big boy's room i've seen in a while. I hope the little man likes it.

kalki said...

She is awesome. Way awesome.

Susie said...

The room looks great, and Lauren and the baby are very beautiful. I read backwards here (well, not exactly, you know what I mean), with a smile on my face all the time, until I learned a new phrase: fire helmet? I never . . .

By this time next week I think you will have welcomed your second son :)

momo9 said...

LAUREN, YOU ARE THE BEST! THE ROOM IS AWESOME. MAXFIELD IS SO LUCKY TO HAVE YOU AS A MOM. HE WILL HAVE THE GREATEST HALLOWEEN COSTUMES! YOU CAN DO ANYTHING! THE QUILT IS BEAUTIFUL! YOU ARE A GOOD MOM. MAX AND NEW BABY ARE SURE BLESSED. THANKS FOR MAKING MY BOY AND HIS BOYS HAPPY!

Tx Mom said...

She is awesome! The room looks amazing.

Circus Kelli said...

Wowzer. She IS awesome! :)

Yay to Maxfield for his big boy room/bed!

Lauren, if I send you pics of my kitchen, can you give me some ideas for it? I won't ask you to actually do the work... you know, until the new baby is a little older. I can wait. :)

Mainline Mom said...

Yeah Lauren rocks. I suck at that stuff. I have started thinking about moving Nate to a big boy room, but I can't even get the kid to nap in a big bed while I'm WITH him. Just don't know what to do. I think rails like that might help give him a clue he's supposed to stay in there, no jump around like a monkey.

P.S. Those shelves rock but you know Max is gonna climb up to the top someday. Good thing they're built-in, but it'll still scare the crap outta ya when he can't get back down.

stepblog said...

So nice! Great job Lauren. Love the quilt and the colors on the walls.

Anonymous said...

(Lauren's sister Lisa)...wow, it looks amazing! Great Job Sis!!!

Tammy said...

So, Lauren made the quilt? She is my hero.

Stacie said...

Do you loan her out???
Stacie

PitterPatter said...

I greatly admire the work your wife did on your son's new bedroom. As a first time mom expecting a little boy in November, each time I enter our office/spare room to get started on turning it into a nursery, I give up because I don't have a clue what to do with all the CRAP that is in there now. So, my question to you (and your amazing wife) is WHERE IN THE WORLD DID YOU PUT ALL THE STUFF THAT WAS IN THERE BEFORE?!?! I could get started if I could just answer that one queation!