Brian’s latest thing to say when I am agonizing over a silly decision is that it is a “first-world problem.” He says this to help me keep our problems and dilemmas in perspective. Though I do roll my eyes a bit at his response when I ask for his opinion, I do appreciate our first-world problems. Because transitioning Bunny’s room to a toddler room is definitely a first-world problem. I am so grateful for problems like these.
Anyway, with Nagini arriving, we decided to move Bunny’s room farther down the hallway. We have three bedrooms in a row in our hallway with our master suite taking the other side. Bunny’s room was in the middle room. While it worked out well for the most part, it wasn’t so great when we had overnight guests because there is a bathroom that sits between the first and second bedroom. Sometimes those toilet flushes or showers would wake Bunny up in the middle of the night. We decided to move Bunny’s room to the farthest back room. Nagini will then have the first bedroom. I like the idea because that way they will have a bathroom and a room between them and hopefully when one or the other is screaming and wailing it won’t interrupt her sister! We made the transition over the winter holiday with Bunny’s room. I like the colors and everything about her old room, so my first dilemma was dealing with curtains.
I simply could not choose what kind of curtains to use. Because I have a love for modern and vintage, I wanted to create a charming toddler room. The first thing design dilemma is what curtains to use (since her current ones are now in the playroom).
After buying two different curtain sets and hating them both, I had a stroke of brilliance right before bed on Sunday. Back in 2011 on our family vacation in Florida, the three of us spent our last day thrifting. I found a king-size vintage sheet that I was going to use for a future quilt. Well, the colors match Bunny’s decor exactly.
You would think that as a quilter I would know how to make curtains out of a sheet. You would think. For some reason my brain cannot wrap around sewing a straight line, so thankfully my mom came over yesterday to help and she cut and ironed the sheet and pinned where I needed to sew.
Yes, my sewing nook is a hot mess. I have too many things going on in our house right now.
Anyway, after a little time and stitching, I am happy to say that Bunny’s room now has curtains that I love! I knew hoarding fabric for the last year and a half would have a point. I reminded Brian of this when he came home from work to admire it.
The room is now coming along nicely. We have a rug that we have been keeping outside to off-gas, more art and prints to hang, and of course transitioning Bunny out of the crib and into her toddler bed (on Brian’s to-do list). Oh, and installing her closet.
I am looking forward to finishing at least one room. Right now we have almost all our rooms in chaos. Our master bedroom, Bunny’s room, Nagini’s room, the playroom, and the spare bedroom.
These are good problems to have. I am grateful. Though I wish I could see some of the floor again. 🙂