Ta-da! The two cribs fit perfectly on the long wall. Of course, I wish Finley's crib was white and that Sol would let me repaint the walls lighter... but we'll survive.
We kept them both in cribs since they are smaller than getting Finley a big bed, and he's already demolished the inside of his crib with his brace. We'll move him to a big bed eventually, but considering how well the room move has gone, we're probably still a ways off.
You can see their name prints at the head of each of their bed--and they each have their very own basket of stuffed animals and window to pull the curtains on!
It started out great, Finley was ecstatic to sleep in the same room as Braden. We established some bedtime rules: lay down, be quiet, and close your eyes. Finn can repeat them to you verbatim. Can he follow them? Probably. Does he? Nope.
The room has two Ikea Expedit shelves and we're using the Hemnes dresser as a changing table. The shelves are awesome--assembling the dresser was NOT. There's a wet bag hanging on the end of the dresser for Braden's cloth diapers.
We have a Lorex video monitor surveillancing each crib so we can keep an eye on their shenanigans--you can see the camera mounted on the shelf in the middle.He also became obsessed with the helicopters that frequently fly over our house to the hospital down the street. He would pull back the curtains and break the mini blinds and scream and yell and scream more about the helicopters. Once he got so mad he managed to get OUT of his crib with his brace on and crawl to the door. Heartbreaking. And maddening.
These prints are available in our Etsy shop--they were the best ones I could think of for brothers! I obviously think I'm hilarious. The prints are in the Ikea Ribba frames.
Braden's room was slightly giraffe themed and Finley's room was overwhelmingly monkey themed--both guys get a place of honor on the dresser.
How long do you think all these toys stay in their proper place? Not. Very. Long.I'm confident we'll get the hang of it--and it's too late now to turn back. We sold the guest bed and are beyond thrilled to have Finley's room back for OUR stuff. And even more thrilled that most of the toys are not in the main room of our house. We're beginning to feel like we live in a grown up house and not a day care!