Our bedroom is nice and big. The majority of the room is about 19’x13′, but our bed currently sits back in a 10′ wide nook. Hopefully the diagram below will give you a better visual.
I whipped this out real quick using the room planner on Better Homes and Gardens website. Right now, this is working just barely, thanks to a $20 dresser that I picked up at the ReStore. I have done nothing with the dresser yet, besides stuff some of Chris’s clothes in it. All of the rest of his clothes are still hanging in the closet in the nursery.
Which is starting to be a problem for a couple reasons. First being, sometimes Chris needs clothes when Greta is sleeping–and Greta has started sleeping a lot better now (we love that part). So, that’s where this dresser purchase came in. Chris put a stash of shirts, pants and *ahem* other necessities in the drawers to tie him over in those instances. We pretend he is “staying at my place.” However, this still doesn’t fix the problem of Greta’s clothes now busting out of her two drawers. Half of that problem is her taking them out herself , but we honestly have trouble stuffing them all in there these days giving her easier access to opening them. Yeesh! When she was newborn, everything was so little–two drawers seemed like PLENTY of room. And now we are thinking, that one day when we have another little baby (not and announcement….NOT an announcement people!), his/her clothes are going to have to go somewhere in the nursery too. So, we need to address all of these issues…which I love–is that weird?
Chris and I both feel like the easiest solution would be for Greta’s clothes to go in his current closet. Which leaves his clothes (and he just received a lot more) homeless, which means we need to rearrange our room somehow to accommodate a wardrobe? Shelves? Another dresser? But where do we put it?! As you can see, all of the empty space is taken up by that elliptical (which we promise to start using any day now). We have played with the idea of moving our bed up, and putting a wardrobe behind the bed with a curtain panel disguising it, but the problem arises with the 10′ wide nook already crowded by our bed and lamps would allow zero access to the wardrobe.
I bet you were hoping this post would end with a solution, and some awesome after pics, but we got nothing right now. Just a problem…which again, I thrive on. Any ideas are welcomed–and you can definitely look forward to some sort of solution soon…we hope!