My kids have shared a bedroom for about 7 weeks now and they're still alive.
I'm still alive to tell you about it.
It's actually been a transition with minimal pain and sleepless nights (granted-- I haven't slept normally through the night in oh... 8 months now? It's that THIRD child that's wreaking havoc on my sleep schedule!!)
I figured I should give you all a little update. The kids are loving their shared room and have done really well with the transition.
And since it was actually sunny out (sort of) for a bit today I thought I'd whip out my camera and take a few pictures of the kids room. It's still "in progress" as there are a few things I need to put up on the walls yet, I've got something else in mind for window coverings, and there is some stuff Doug needs to build for the space (one day). But here's what it looks like today...
The bed's are somewhat matching but Eme gets a little pink on her side and some butterfly artwork..
And Caleb's got his more "manly" map up above his bed.
We'd still like to trip out the closet with some custom storage shelves/drawers... but we don't have the time for that right now! So we dragged up an old dresser from the basement for Caleb's clothes (used to be mine as a kid) and stashed Eme's stuff in the closet in another dresser.
Doug's gonna build a shallow depth table to fit between the two beds so the kids have a place for a few of their books and toys. It's a tricky space to fit a table since it can't be too deep, needs to be a decent height and has to be open since there's a baseboard heater under the window. So a custom one NEEDS to be made :) I was going to put a lamp on the table too, but knew that it would get broken. So, when I saw these wall mounted lights at Ikea I was sold. They save space, aren't easily broken, and the kids love them... sometimes in the middle of the night too :)
Eme's always ready for a photo op :)
The lighting was a bit weird when I took this picture but Eme's got some butterfly artwork going on-- one's vintage and the other is just a $5 poster (yup, this bedroom was done on the cheap!)
The matching Euro-sized pillows were a Home Sense find. They look cute and are practical too-- every night we put them both on the floor beside Eme's bed so that when she rolls out of bed (takes after her mama) she has some cushioning. We often find her curled up on one of those pillows on the floor :)
And that's the kid's shared room! Now... just gotta get to work on the baby's room!