Another step further down the path that is organising and theming the babies‘ bedroom, we took a trip to Bunnings to pick up some fresh cube drawers for their cube storage unit.
They have had a black 9-cube storage unit for probably 18 months, now. We nabbed the last black one on sale for $50. It has held up fairly well, though it did come out of the move a little scratched (hidden well under Mr Camel, there).
Certainly, Mr Hammer could have made a cube storage unit easily enough, but with a long list of projects, I snatched this one up to save him time and get the babies’ room organised.
Originally, we let them pick the colour of the cube drawers. Little Miss Hammer chose light pink, and Little Master Hammer chose a deeper pink. Their bedroom at the time was not in any way co-ordinated, so we purchased a couple of drawers in these colours, as well as three black ones. You can see where Little Miss Hammer misspelled her name with permanent marker. Another ‘This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things‘ story, perhaps?
They each had a drawer for underwear. Miss Hammer had a drawer for Barbie dolls and her My Little Pony paraphernalia.
Little Master Hammer scored a drawer each for his Hot Wheels cars and another for his dinosaurs, spiders and rubber snake toys.
There was an un-drawered space for a few books, another for larger dollies, another for remote control cars and yet another special area for their Minion Fart Gun.
The whole thing looked messy, but it was working to keep their things in specific spots.
Still, the pink drawers were just not going to cut it for a green-and-brown natural themed bedroom (especially after Little Miss Hammer’s permanent marker writing frenzy).
So the unit needed a little makeover.
Everything that was in the unit is still in there, aside from the small selection of books from their ‘bedroom library’. They’re too heavy for a cube drawer to handle. They’ve been moved to a temporary home in their wardrobe until shelves are built to house them.
Now it looks much tidier.
Even though there wasn’t a huge deal of time and effort put into this little project, it makes a huge impact on the whole room, definitely bringing it closer to being a peaceful haven for the babies to play and sleep.
The green is probably a little more vibrant than we had planned in our mind’s eye. That’s all good. That was the only green Bunnings had in stock. Once the room is finished, if they really don’t blend, we’ll go on the hunt to find a different shade of green. I’m sure they’ll be fine, anyway.
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I was dubious about the durability of these fabric drawers, matched with the general destructive-ness of the chillens. They have actually held up really well.
Starting to look good? Do you love the cube storage idea, or do you hate it?