Friday, November 06, 2015

A Toddler Room with Vintage Trucks and an Airplane, Oh My!

My 6-year-old is no longer a toddler but he's still enjoying the room we made for him when he was 3! This was one of my favorite room makeovers. It was even featured on apartment therapy a few years ago. It's a small room so we made the most we could with the space. I love the bold fun colors and especially love decorating with vintage toys that my father gave to my on. A trip to ikea and some browsing pinterest for chalkboard ideas (all post more about that later) made this room a pretty simple one to put together.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Wall

My favorite part of our new master bedroom addition is definitely the Ikea Pax Wardrobe wall. At first we considered a walk-in closet for the 18X18 room, but ended up going for more floor space by doing one wall with nothing but custom storage space, something this house desperately lacks.  Ikea has a great website where you can build-your wardrobe from their free online software then print out the plans and items needed and take to the store to purchase.

After measuring the space we determined that 5 ikea pax wardrobe frames (39 1/4 X 22 7/8 X 93 1/8") would fit the space, however, we ended up using 3 of those and 4 smaller frames 19 5/5 w frames. We picked the Hemnes doors, komplement shelves and wire baskets. We borrowed a truck and picked and drove the 2 hours to our nearest ikea.

Here's the basic process we used to get that built-in closet look. Photos aren't great with iphone.