And to solve our major storage issue, we installed two Billy Bookcases from Ikea, both with height extensions, to corral and organize all the toys. The ultimate plan is to make these into 'built ins'. But in the meantime, they're perfectly functional with the addition of storage bins and baskets that store and hide all of P & K's toys.
One final thing to note, the rug can be found here. Color is Swedish blue. We had it in their nursery and kept it in this space. It's cotton and has held up well to all of our wear and tear! I highly recommend a significant rug pad underneath (we bought and love this one), as this rug is by no means plush. But I love that it's lightweight and can easily be washed and hung outside, tackling all those stains that are unavoidable with babies and toddlers!
So, there you have it. The current state of P & K's room. There's still walls to be painted, a new light to be installed, the bunk design to finish and execute and another wall that needs to be designed (thinking making it a multi use space, displaying / hanging dress up clothes, while also making it a wall to display their art). So, while this is no way a completed space, I'm so happy it's finally a cheerful, functional bedroom for my growing toddlers!
And on one final note...I'd like to address (and thank!) all the outpouring of love and support from my last post. I'd be lying if I said the past two years have not been hard. In searching for some measure of peace, I've taken the past few months (and frankly, last year) away from the internet and away from creating. I miss this little space I've created here and I look forward to sharing more of our simple life with you! So, thanks for sticking around and thank you to the many many many of you who took the time to reach out through email and comments and messages the past few months. It truly means more to me than you know! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you!