sawyer's room

Our bedroom switch is mostly complete, with the exception of extra lamps, shelves, etc. that no longer have a home. I don't want to get rid of them because they could come in handy, but for now we don't have anywhere to put them. I am working at a snail's pace on our room mostly because I have reached the point where I have to sew. More specifically, sew curtains. I have sewn one set and I am dreading sewing the other set because I pretty much hated making the first set. I'll get there, but I have to drag my feet first. It's just how I work. If you want to see a sneak peek of what is going on in the master bedroom, click here. Or you can check out my bed skirt and jewelry display. It's all I've got for now. You can also keep an eye on my instagram account for other peeks into what I am working on.  My handle is allisonmaestri.

Onto Sawyer's room. You may remember that it used to look like this back when it was our room. Crazy crowded.

We cleared out our huge bed and all of our junk and began transforming it into Sawyer's room. I didn't repaint, change the curtains, or do any other projects in here. He is at an age where an investment in room decor/design is kind of pointless. In a couple of years he might care more, so a bedroom makeover for him in way on the back burner. As long as there is a home for his trains/cars/monster trucks he is happy.

 It's really hard to get a picture of the whole space due to the room's teeny tiny size, so I broke out my fish eye lens so you can better see what everything looks like. 

It is the perfect space for him. He has a few toys in his room, but most of them are kept in his downstairs playroom. I know I say this with every single post I write about our room switch, but I am so happy we did it. It's been so good for all of us. 

In June I am going to be attempting to finish our room. Still on the agenda: finish the curtains (ugh), make a headboard, finish our bedding, add accessories and pretty storage, and get some art up on the walls. Have you ever made a headboard? I'd love for you to share pictures or tips or the tutorial you used. Leave a link in the comments - I'd love to check it out. 



  1. It looks great! And his stuff seems to fit in that space a lot better than yours did ;-) And I agree on the decorating . . . might as well wait until he has an opinion. I'm going to cast my vote for TRAIN ROOM! TRAINS! TRAAAAIIIINS!

    Unrelated to bedroom makeovers: may I say how happy I am to see that Sawyer sleeps in a crib? I was at a mommy and kid playgroup (I'm really learning to hate those) where everyone was surprised that Forrest still sleeps in a crib instead of a 'big boy bed.' Uh. He's 1 1/2. Why would I give him the option of a bed he can climb out of at this point? My favorite part was where everyone was going around saying what age they put their kids in real beds ("20 months!" "18 months!" One lady said 12 months. 12 months!) and then someone finally admitted that their kid ("He's been in his big boy bed since 21 months . . . Forrest is really still in a crib?!") still gets out of bed and comes into their room 2+ times a night. Then almost everyone finally admitted that none of their children stayed in their beds. HA! THAT is why he is in a crib, friends, and will stay there until he's like 5 years old. Because he's trapped and sleeps all night long. Why mess with a good thing? (That was quite the tangent! Sorry. Just made me so happy to see his crib up there!)

    1. We are totally on the same page.. we have said from the beginning that Sawyer will stay in his crib until he learns how to get out of it. Lucky for us, he never really tried to get out. He sleeps all night long, and most of the time when he does get up, he is caged and can't get out so he just puts himself back to sleep. I can say this with a lot of confidence - Sawyer will not have a permanent place in our bed. Nope. Sorry. I can't do mommy and me groups - mostly because I work, which earns me a permanent spot on the bad mom blacklist - but also because I can't handle the comparison game. You are brave for going to those! Who cares if your kid is still in a crib? You do worse mental damage dressing him up like a girl ;) HA!

    2. Go big or go home--I've doomed him to therapy as it is, so darn it all, I'm going to give him something good to talk about while he's lying on that therapy couch! And I'm not THAT brave for going to playgroups . . . they have one per week in my neighborhood, we have lived here for one year, and I've been to a grand total of three activities out of the 52. And out of those three, the first made me decide never to go back, and the 2nd and 3rd I only went to because one of the few moms I like was hosting, so I figured I'd be supportive. Maybe I just have a bad attitude, but they do feel super-competitive, and I always come home feeling bad about myself and (even worse!) bad about Forrest for not always being up to the same level as some of the other kids. Until I can learn to fix my attitude and not feel badly about myself, my parenting, and my child, I figure it's better for everyone if I just stay home. So, unless you're a wonderwoman who is so secure in herself and her choices that you are immune to mommy competitiveness, you're probably not missing much :-)

  2. His room looks great, Allison. Oh and I agree with you both, raising children is not a competition for crying out loud.

  3. Sawyer's room turned out great! I think that is the perfect sized space for a little boy! The colors and curtains work great with the furniture you have in there. Good luck with your sewing! :)

  4. I like this a lot! It kinda reminds me of a banana..lol


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