Making (More) Room for Baby.

After deciding to have the baby room with us for a little while after he's born, we thought it would also be a good idea to set up a little changing area within our room so we wouldn't have to go far for those middle-of-the-night diaper swaps.

We wanted the area to be fun and playful for the little guy, but didn't want it to feel out of place in our more grown-up feeling bedroom. I also kept in mind that this was only a temporary set-up, so I didn't make any drastic changes or spend a ton of money since little man will be moving out of our room in a few months anyway.

With the help of an awesome 1960s metal airplane wall hanging found on Etsy, some handmade puffy clouds and a few other details, I think we created a cute little space without going overboard.

I also took some time to load up the dresser drawers with the tiniest, sweetest baby boy clothes around and used some shoeboxes to organize socks, booties, hats, mittens and burp cloths in one of the drawers. Who knows how long it will stay organized like this, but it's a nice way to start out.

{1. Vintage Metal Airplane Wall Hanging, Etsy. Similar here or here :: 2. Lamp base and shade, IKEA. :: 3. Changing pad cover, Land of Nod :: 4. Map of Sweden, free from Tretorn when you buy shoes! :: 5. Puffy clouds, DIY, felt stuffed with cotton balls. Here's an awesome tutorial which shows pretty much exactly what I did. :: 6. Mouse Caddy, 3 Sprouts :: 7. Dresser, garage sale in WI, refinished}

And another box checked on the baby to-do list.