The nursery Beau’s Room
When we found out we were having Beau we were not prepared at all. I had just finished giving Tom a high five as we got Johnny to prep making all 4 children at the same school at once and we were pumped. A few short months into the school year I started to feel a bit funny…..mmm unexplained weight gain, massive boobs and a mouth that had a constant taste of metal I had a hunch, I purchased a heap of pregnancy tests just to be sure, and after my third positive test I conceded that yes I was pregnant, apprehensive and excited, I think it took us quite a while to get our heads around the news. With a 6 year gap between babies we had only just finished giving all the baby things away, and so we started again, but this time we didn’t feel it necessary to buy new things. For the first year and a half Beau slept in our walk in Robe in a portacot - oblivious to the clothes around him happy as happy - then we decided to move him to his own room. Knowing that we are going to do a renovation shortly meant that we knew this space was only temporary so I didn’t want to pour money into it. The room is literally at the end of the house, a tiny half room that was full of junk. The clean up began and we began our search for furniture. We were gifted a cot and I did a scout around the other kids rooms and in the top of the wardrobes and I found a heap of pre-loved beauties.
The result was an up-cycled room that is full with funny little characters that Beau loves. Simple wall mounted bookshelves house his most precious toys , a Pony Rider Wall hanging covers what can only be described as a dull wall, and a muted colour palette, of White, Grey and Mustard tones with strategically hanging stars and wool animal heads transforms this tiny little room, into a space full of friends and fun.
Image: Willow Creative