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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Home Tour Tuesday --- Noah's Safe Haven

Oh, I was SO excited when I first saw that this weeks Home Tour Tuesday was showing off our children's rooms. I am so proud of my baby's room!! There was a lot of blood and sweat put into this room!! The other thing that makes this weeks tour so much better is the fact that 2 years ago right now, this room was all ready for the arrival of my sweet Noah - linens on the bed, stuffed animals in the bed, everything put into the proper place, diapers stashed, clothes washed and hung, and even had the hospital bag sitting in the crib so it was easy to grab!! Let me tell you -- it is far from that now!! HAHA! Noah's clothes are washed SO often that (and I even hate to admit it) but they rarely make it hanging anymore before he is wearing them again. Ok, now that sounds like my child has no clothes and he has TONS of clothes, but, seriously!! Am I the only mother who does not have all of the time in the world to hang every piece of clothing my child has?? Well -- that could be another post for another day!!

So, back to it -- here is my sweet baby boy's room! I hope you enjoy it!!!
**Disclosure - please excuse the mess. I was 8 months pregnant during the construction of the room!!! And the "completed" pictures were taking with my phone - so please excuse the quality!!!**

This is the finished product
I wanted to make sure that my baby's room was nice and bright and happy and cheerful!
I am pretty sure that I accomplished that!

His room is inside the master bedroom. So before his room was complete, it looked like...

...extra attic storage. And believe me, it was filled with "junk".
Well, not really "junk" but it had tons of wedding stuff left in there, suitcases, old clothes!

This is the view from inside our bedroom.
*Notice that there is 1 single door!

Keith and GrandDanny (my FIL) even had to put plywood down to walk on the floor.

View inside back towards my bedroom.
Again... single door...

and now....

(well... no doors yet!)
GrandDanny had the bestest idea with the french doors!!
Some neighbors, who are good friends and have the same floor plan
were building a nursery in their attic storage the same time that we were.
We looked at their construction and liked a few of their ideas and did not like
a few of their ideas. They did not do the french doors but it makes all the difference
in the world. The room is such a small space to begin with and the french doors open it SO much!

Yay for blue walls!!!

The view back to my bedroom
*again - ignore the mess. think - 8 months pregnant AND construction in my bedroom!!!



I wanted to make sure Keith used every inch of valuable space!
Including the little "inlet" where the chair is!

Our Reading Corner
-or as Noah says "I wead"
(Notice all of the books on the floor!
I want to remove the chair and make a bench on the wall
so that we have a perfect reading spot!!)

His CHUCKLES Clown Light
I know -- judge me for putting a "scary" clown light in my
infants nursery. My GrandDaddy put this light in my
nursery when I was a baby -- it was very important
to me to have it in Noah's room. AND it will be in the
room for any upcoming children that we may have - which is no time soon!

His name (obviously) above his changing table.
Yes, the ribbon on the "H" did look a lot better
but that was before 2 year old hands played with it!

And this would be..........

But I am so proud of my little closet area.

I was SO determined to have a little place where I could hang up clothes.
I had a vision for the little cubby and it took forever for me to describe my vision to the boys.
Fortunately for me, my GrandDanny finally figured out what I was attempting to describe
and they were able to create it for me.

I will say ... when the room was completed and I was 9 months preggers trying to hang baby clothes in the closet - yeah.... that was a sight to see. My belly barely fit in there. It was funny though!!

It is very deep so I actually have lots of hidden storage in there.

When we either get ready to sell the house or finish with the nursery (sniff, sniff) we will make it into a reading area or home office. I'm not sure what we will do with my little "closet" but I am sure I can come up with something.

We LOVE our added area in our house. I knew there was NO way that I could have my bedroom upstairs and my infants downstairs. NO WAY! I could not imagine my little buddy sleeping anywhere else than right there. And his room turned out so much better than I ever imagined it would!

I am so thankful and grateful for a wonderful husband, father and father-in-law who put many hours of work (and blood and sweat) into creating the most perfect room for my baby boy!!

Now it's your turn!! Link up with Daphne and Shannon and show us your children's rooms!!! 



  1. Wow! I love that room! What a great idea to turn the attic into a nursery! I'm sure it made for convenient late night feedings. That reading nook is adorable too! Thanks for sharing!

    Brandy @ Jumping Jack

  2. So smart to use that space as a nursery and something I would never have thought of. I think it turned out perfect and so cozy!

  3. How awesome! What a great nice to have your little man close by!

    I hang hardly anything ~ Brennan has a sport jacket, vest and a couple of sweaters hung...tees, jeans and sweatshirts go in a drawer! Hanging stuff is for girls ;-p

  4. What a transformation! Amazing job.

    Now following from
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  5. Wow, what a great job! It looks amazing!

    Love the blues and reds!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us today, Randi!

    Hugs, Shannon

  6. Hey Randi!

    Thanks for linking up...... what a precious room idea!

    I love it. It is so cozy. You are too creative girl.

    Hope you play along next week :)

  7. WOW! What an amazing nursery! I love it