Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Kenaz's New Bedroom

Roof shingles are used when building a house, and everything I have built in the last week only got done because of me having shingles.  Building rooms and preparing walls for my KidKraft homes are something I can do from my bed, which is where I feel most comfortable right now.   This is the second room I worked on.  The first room I worked on is a bedroom for Nicole.  We will see that one possibly tomorrow.  The room below still needs curtains, new bedding, wall shelves, a cute little rug, and lots of toddler accessories.  I'm just really happy to have gotten this far.  Kenaz has only been waiting three years for a bedroom.  It's also nice to get the Ikea set out of the box and into play mode.

After Antoinette picked Kenaz up from preschool, she returned home with the hope of getting him to take a quick nap.  Without that nap, the rest of the evening would be a challenge.

"Don't you want to lay down for a few minutes?"  (Antoinette)
"No.  I want to sit in my chair."  (Kenaz)

Kenaz sits in his chair, swinging his little legs.

Kenaz is probably wondering where his crayons are.  Antoinette decides to take a different approach.

She climbs into his bed and pretends she is talking to his dinosaur.
"What's that Dino?  You want to take a nap with Kenaz?  I don't know.  I will have to ask him.  Hold on a minute.  (pause)  Kenaz, Dino was wondering if you would take a little nap with him.  He told me he's very tired but he needs his buddy."  (Antoinette)
"Mommy, you should read him a book."  (Kenaz)
"Would you and Dino like to hear one of my famous stories?"  (Antoinette)
Kenaz hesitates, but with a little coaxing, Antoinette gets him to take off his shoes and lay down with Dino.

Halfway through the story and Kenaz is fast asleep.

Antoinette keeps telling the story until she is sure he is not going to wake up.  She quietly leaves his room 

Pleasant dreams, Kenaz.  

I'm looking forward to putting the finishing touches on his little room.

15 comments:

  1. That room is adorable! What do you make your rooms out of? Do you modify the KidKraft walls or is it something removable? I'd like to start making some rooms for my dolls, but they need to be fold-able for storage purposes. I don't have space for a dollhouse.

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    1. Erin - Thanks! These rooms I'm building from my bed are made of cardboard. Easier to transport. For the KidKraft walls, I'm wallpapering heavy cardstock so I can change the wall designs when needed. No permanent changes to these houses. Good luck with your future dollhouse.

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    2. Thank you so much! That's a great idea, I have a ton of cardboard!

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  2. Vanessa, that room is adorable! I love it! It can only get cuter.

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    1. Georgia Girl - Thanks! I can't wait to see it finished. All the little extras make the room.

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  3. Three years worth the wait, lol! It looks fantastic.

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    1. Muff - Thanks. He loves his new little "big boy" room.

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  4. Aww cute room. Could you do a tutorial on how to make the room please xx

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    1. Sylvania - Thanks. I really wish I enjoyed doing tutorials, but I don't. It's not because I don't want to share, I just have so many other things I would rather do that bring me joy. Tutorials stress me out. But this room and the one I posted today, are just made from cardboard boxes I had in my garage. The size of this box is 14 x 13 x 9.5. The wallpaper is just scrapbook paper, and the flooring is illustration board. I chose illustration board because I happened to have the perfect orange color sitting on my shelf. I would have used wood grain contact paper if I didn't have the illustration board. For the window, I just cut out the size I wanted with an x-acto knife, taped a piece of clear packaging on the window and then cut a piece of woodsy scrapbook paper for the scenery. You can also get scenery for windows out of magazines. Most doll dio rooms are done in a similar manner. I would suggest MyFroggyStuff is you need an actual tutorial for a bedroom.

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  5. Kenaz's room is adorable. I know it will be even better once it's finished and the details are added, including his missing crayons. :-)

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    1. Jaye - Thanks. Yes, I need to make him some crayons.

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  6. Great job on Kenaz' room. It's perfect! Funny how he tries to outsmart Mom by telling her to read Dino a story.

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    1. DBG - Thanks. I always had him in mind when I bought this set. Can't wait to finish his little room. Now his sisters want to redo their room.

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  7. Antoinette is a smart mom ;-)

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    1. D7ana - Moms have to be crafty at times.

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