A Little Room for a Baby Bear

I’ll never forget the moment I found out I was pregnant with my Benjamin [aka Baby Bear]. I had been praying for another, longing so deeply for another child. Another precious blessing. A sibling for our oldest. I anxiously waited, counting down the days until I could finally take a test. I remember waking up at 4:00 in the morning on October 30th [the day I could officially test] I had to go to the bathroom so I figured what better time, and sure enough there it was a little plus sign. I was ecstatic and terrified all at once. Another baby, exactly what I’d been praying for, but 2 children, I felt like I was only just getting the hang of being a Mama to one. I remember laying in bed butterflies in my belly from the excitement. Oh how I loved him from that very moment.

Benjamin is such a boys boy, he’s rough and tumble, but still tender and sweet. A Mama’s boy through and through. He’s my little partner in crime. He’s been my shadow from day one, and you’ll never hear me complain about it. He’s only three so he doesn’t have huge opinions yet, at least not regarding his room decor, haha. I wanted to stay simple in here so that things could easily be added in down the road. No specific theme just little boy sweetness. Plus if I can ever get around to convincing my husband about another baby this will end up being the nursery so simple seemed to be the best idea.

For me, decorating and putting together spaces in our home is just one way I express love towards my people. Carefully and intentionally creating a room and home where we can find comfort, refuge, security. I believe its important to fill our homes with things we believe to be beautiful but still useful. So that each item has purpose. I try to practice this in all areas of our home.

 

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I love mixing old and new items into each space of our home. The bed was actually my Father In Laws when he was a young boy. The puppy dog belonged to my husband when he was little. The pennants and metal stool I thrifted locally and I love the vintage touch they add to the room. I scored that adorable canvas map from Land of Nod [here] and I think it’s the perfect finishing touch to this corner plus we can start practicing learning the states! The sheets and cotton blanket are from Target you can find the blanket [here]
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Years ago my husband started a sweet tradition for every Christmas the boys get a new tractor. Not only do they love playing with them but we hope that their collections will be something they hold on to and maybe even pass down to their own children. 

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He chose a picture from our last Disney Trip to be displayed on his dresser. Which is kind of funny because while we were there he cried anytime they came close to him, now he loves them and promises if we go back he won’t cry again, haha. Bless! 

Originally I was going to paint the room [walls and trim] the same color as Braedan’s room. You can read all about that [here]. But, in the end I decided to just do the same wall color with a different trim color. I’ve had a sample from Benjamin Moore for like 3 years called Revere Pewter, it’s basically the perfect greige tone, ever. So I had Sherwin Williams color match it for me because I wouldn’t have had enough from the sample. I love the color so much I think the rest of the house will be getting the same for the trim. I figure when you love something you may as well just run with it! 

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I found these ticking stripe curtains at Goodwill for a couple of dollars and I absolutely love them in this room. We’d like to add wood blinds to all the windows for adding privacy. We just haven’t been able to find the right ones just yet. 
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Whats sweeter than some toddler art. 

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I’m so thankful that my boys love books and reading as much as their Mama, so of course every room of our house seems to have a little reading corner. The only thing this corner is missing is a little shelf that I’m waiting for my husband to build for me. I think it’ll look so darling hanging above his little peg rack. I used an old crate to store a few of his favorite books and I thrifted that peg rack and hung some of his hats and his favorite hooded sweater. 

Thank you for stopping by today, friends! Blessings,

❤ Bree 

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