CLOSET TURNED READING NOOK
As soon as our eldest daughter found out we were moving she begged us to let her and her sister share a room. Seeing as our youngest would only be newly one when we moved we were a little reluctant to say yes. But once we moved and reminded ourselves of the layout of our new place we caved and said yes!
I was a little worried about the girls' sleeping schedules conflicting, but it's actually helped each of them become better sleepers. They are less affected by light, more used to loud noises and has made them even better at sleeping in unknown places (now if only it helped with sleeping in the car).
The home we bought was originally built in 1911. So it had many additions, making the layout very unique. It also has a ton of built ins for additional storage, which has been great! One thing we did with the girls room was to turn one of the closets into a reading nook. Our girls love to read! Their room had one double closet and an addition single closet that we turned into the nook!
This room was actually last on our list of rooms to fix but quickly shot up to number one when we came across a huge problem!
With winter comes the typical cold; running nose, watery eyes, cough.. you know. We all get our fair share of it, it comes and goes and we don't think much of it. Well these two poor girls would have a "cold" all night, making it hard to them to get any sleep, and then come morning it would disappear. After about three weeks of this I got annoyed, and a little worried.
Our eldest would cough so much it would cause her to vomit, this happened several times throughout these three weeks. Our youngest would cough so much it would wake her up, and she would have trouble falling back to sleep. So one night my husband and I said enough is enough and we put the girls in the spare room and up came the carpet! The old, shaggy, brown, who knows what was in that thing.. carpet!!
After a night of the girls sleeping in the spare room (which did not have shaggy brown carpet) their coughs were practically gone! This is where the mom guilt sank in and I felt super guilty for not making the connection between their cough and the carpet sooner. And boy were we thankful when we ripped up the carpet to find original hardwood! Great for our bank account and a bonus to unveil the original character of our home!
We still have a few minor this to touch up, but all in all we love this transformation! I had so much fun turning this space into a girly room that will grow with our girls. It was exhausting to paint in all the nooks and crannies of this room, and I will forever be in debt to my husband for painting most of it!
I loved turning this space into a real functional and fun space for our girls. We are on our way from house to home and I can't wait to share more of our transformations with you!