Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Gearing Up: Boys' Room Redo
We have big plans for the boys' little room. Their room is 7 feet wide and 14 feet long. I think my mom's closet is bigger than that, but my boys don't care at all. They love being roommates and love that their window faces our action packed street.
The time has come to give that room a major overhaul. Andrew is still in a toddler bed and his bed frame is falling apart. Plus we think Isaac might be ready to graduate from his crib. So, I have been schemeing for weeks on their new room and have things pretty well planned out.
The first thing on my list? Make these boys some quilts! The last two weekends I've been spending lots of time at home, fussing around my dining room table cutting fabric, sewing strips together and building two twin sized quilts. Andrew's OT has talked to me about a weighted blanket for him at night (remember his weighted vest?!? It's all about deep pressure, let me tell you!) and I spent some time researching and brainstorming ways to add weight to his quilt. People do all kinds of things. I saw lots of pockets with little bags of dried beans or rice that can be removed when it's time for the blanket to get washed. But I also kept hearing about these:
These are what give beanie babies their weight. They are small, heavy and completely washable. So, during the assembly of the quilt I included a layer of craft pellets. And it really makes a huge difference. They weight the quilts so that the quilts are snug around you. I'm super pleased with how they worked out! And I went ahead and added the pellets to both blankets. And they both seem to like them!
Phase one of room redo? Done and done!
Next up? Painting!