It's been over a year since I shared photos of Lucy's room. I photographed it in detail in August 2013 when I was still pregnant. Recently we have made some big changes, so I thought I would share a few photos today. We had it pretty well organized and kept it the same for a long time. Just recently I felt like I needed more space in her room, since she is getting big and running around.
The biggest change we made was removing the big craft table from the center of the room. I find that I'm not doing as much scrapbooking anymore, and even when I do, I tend to grab a few things and craft on my dining room table. The best time to do a project is when Lucy is sleeping, so it really doesn't work to share a baby room and craft room! I kept my Expedit pretty much the same, just baby proofed it a bit by moving certain things up higher. It isn't as pretty now because it is full of stuff, but it is working for now.
Another big change is that we moved the changing table out of the center of the room and in front of the Expedit just a bit. This is definitely not a long term solution, and doesn't exactly look amazing. I found that there were not a whole lot of options since the heater vent runs accross one side, and we have a closet on the other. Now that the changing table is in view, I used a crib sheet to form a make shift curtain which covers up the not-so-pretty supplies we have stored there.
I have really loved using these baskets as storage for Lucy's diapers and clothing. One of them holds all of her supplies for diapering, such as lotions, wipes and diaper creme. The others hold her onesies/T-shirts and her PJs.
We still keep Matt's bike as well as a lot of non-baby supplies in her room. For now, we have a crib mattress that kind of blocks the bike and keeps Lucy out of the closet. We were gifted this nice mattress for our second baby, so it's just kind of hanging out right now. It's nice to use the mattress as a safe barrier, and it also doubles as a place to line up some of her toys.
I love having Lucy's stuffed animals and several toys in her bedroom. Not only does this get them out of the living room, but it gives my girl a new place to play. Already she is loving running back and forth between the living room and her play-room. Since her room is mostly baby-proof, I can leave her there for a few minutes while I am doing chores or other things. It's awesome! For so long, her room has only been used for changing and sleeping. Now it's an actual room that she can play in!
Thanks for taking a look! These photos aren't perfect because I had a little girl following me around and playing with all her toys as I photographed. They are very "real life" and that's pretty much the best it gets around here.