For the last couple of months, the boys have been asking to share a room. They were sleeping in each other’s room for some time after the most recent hurricane, and decided they liked that better than staying in their own rooms. We weighed out the pro’s and cons of moving them in together- they do get along really well, Nolan’s room was plenty big enough for 2 kids, we could have a designated guest room and Chris could have his office to himself. So, we decided to go ahead and make the transition. And, in true Smith fashion, we took this project on riiiiiight before Christmas. Because there’s not enough going on that time of year!
Here’s what the boys’ rooms looked like before the big change…
This was Nolan’s room when it was still “Nolan’s room.” It is a nice sized room so it made sense that they would go into that space.
Here was Brady’s room, which has turned into our guest room.
We decided to stick with the boys’ full sized mattresses that were not that old, and got the boys a full over full bunk bed. They LOVE it. We are using Brady’s old dresser and bookshelf and Nolan’s old dresser is now in the guest room. There was a lot of re-arranging during this process figuring out what would fit where. We also painted both spaces and added a cool feature wall in the boys’ room. Here’s the work in progress pics…
Here is how the boys’ room looks now!
So far the boys are really loving sharing a room. I get such a kick out of hearing their little conversations at night…pretending to be Star Wars characters, acting out football games, and recounting the day’s events. Who knows how long they’ll love living together, but for now, it’s adorable!
And, Chris is loving having an office to himself. He just purchased a new desk and is planning to install hardwood floors and make it his own man cave. (Little known fact, Chris HATES the phrase “man cave.” So naturally I call his office a man cave every chance I get.) Enjoy your new man cave, honey!
We also did a quick paint job on Brady’s old room and turned it into a guest space. Btw, so sorry to our guests we had over Christmas who were surely breathing in brand new paint fumes as we finished painting it 2 days before Christmas. Aaaahh!
Brady’s room is now the guest room-
And Nolan’s room is now the mini man cave-
Stay tuned to see how long the boys want to share a room. Lord willing, I will not be spending next Christmas break putting it all back how it was!
2 thoughts on “The Mini Man Cave”
I love this! My boys love sharing a room (and have been now for the past year and a half). As I’m sure you have realized, bunk beds are a BEAR to change sheets/make beds. We invested in Bedey’s (special sheet/blanket set that are kind of like a sleeping bag so you don’t have to tuck the blanket under the top rails). However, it is a good workout if you are needing to burn some extra calories 😂😂😂. Hope we can visit some time and take advantage of that awesome looking guest room! Great work Smith’s!!!!
Girl, making the top bunk is officially my cardio workout for the week. I have got to look up the Bedey’s! Please do come visit-we’d love to have y’all!