This post is a collaboration between Munchkin #StepDiaperPail and Latina Bloggers Connect. The words are my own.
We started kicking a few decor projects earlier this year, promising ourselves that we would do only one room at a time. However, the boys’ room had to be done. We have two little ones sharing a room and despite having two cribs, we are only using one and getting our big boy an actual big boy bed. Up until now, this room was just E’s with his father’s childhood dresser, a crib, and an old rocking chair that I am not really crazy about but it was functional so I’ve kept it. Eventually, E outgrew that dresser and we had to get extra storage in the closet. Once M was born, that extra storage was also outgrown so we upgraded to a dresser that now sits have empty and finally an organized closet.
My life saver, I mean, STEP diaper pail.
Right now, I have these cute little frames that I spray painted when we first moved in with prints I ordered off Etsy. It was my attempt at adding color. I would like to eventually change it to one really large and really fun piece but it still works for my babies.
I like having little lamps in here despite having bright overhead because it helps keep everything calm in the evenings when I am trying to put two mamas boys to bed. I also like having all my diapering supplies out in the open so, in order to avoid a mess, I’ve put everything into this basket that was given to me as a gift for E’s baby sprinkle. I have since given shower gifts in pretty storage baskets for this reason. Such a simple but amazing idea when you think of it.
Toy bin and the hand me down rocker that I dressed up.
Because my boys are sharing a room and space will be limited, I do not have a changing table. In fact, the only one who did was my daughter and it was on top of her dresser. We had E in a two bedroom condo and utilized a changing pad and our bed, eventually getting used to the simplicity. What we can’t get used to is putting a diaper in a plastic bag and tossing it outside every single time. We fought the idea of a diaper pail to save on space until we figure out how little room it actually takes and how much time it saves. In fact, because we spend so much time in the family room, we’ve put one there as well. We owe the new convenience to the STEP™ diaper pail. As we are trying to design a new traditional (if that is a thing) sort of home, the modern design of the STEP™ diaper pail fits right in and of course, no funky smells as everything gets trapped into this blessing of a system.
A reading nook for our toddler.
The wall is our pride and joy. When my husband finished installing the wood-look vinyl planks downstairs, we realized we had a few still left over so late last year, Señor Garza started installing the wall only to realize, we didn’t have enough and then that style was discontinued. Luckily, he was able to travel to 3 different stores to buy their leftovers just to finish. It was ‘technically’ our first non-traditional DIY that almost bit us in the behind. Please note that by our, I really meant his, I am just the creative director of this operation, El Mister has to do all the labor.
A second pail on the second floor where we spend most of our time.
We still have to paint all the trim and doors white, get more art, and of course this big boy bed so E can get out of my room. Sadly, he has taken residence in our bed. But I am geeked (yes, I am showing my age) at where this room is heading and all the fun projects I have for daddy!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Munchkin and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions and text are all mine.