With baby boy #3 on the way in just a few more more weeks we’ve been doing some shifting to get the new nursery ready including moving our other two boys in to the same room. Bunk beds from my husbands childhood made this fairly simple, but storage space was an issue. Their room is fairly small and the existing dresser, closet and nightstand were bursting at the seams with clothes, books, and toys. I was thrilled when Sauder contacted me to try out one of their pieces. It could not have come at a better time!
I jumped right in searching Sauder.com for a piece that would fit our needs. I love the wish list feature that allows you to keep track of pieces that you love when you fall in love with a whole slew like I did. I decided to to visit the style lab and take the “find Your Furniture Style” quiz to help me narrow things down and end up with a piece that really fit. My style was “transitional” and it recommended the Shoal Creek Collection. They were totally right. I love the clean lines with the fun hardware that comes with this collection. I ultimately chose the Shoal Creek 4 Drawer Chest in the Oiled Oak Finish. The vertical design was perfect to fit in the boys small room. Here’s a sneak peek…
When the box arrived I was impressed at the packaging. It had extra reinforcement on the corners to ensure the contents would not be damaged which I love. There’s nothing worse than having to send it back before you even get started!
We pulled out all the pieces and got to work. My husband loved the clarity of the instructions. He was an English major and is usually pained with the horrendous explanations inside instruction booklets, but this time he kept commenting on how well things were written and laid out. We never had questions or hesitations on how things should go. They were very clear and even comical (in a good way) as shown in the picture below.
Something that was a great help to us with so many tiny parts to keep track of was to take them all out and separate them into muffin tins. This made them easy to spot and grab without sifting through and possibly losing any.
We actually built this for family night one evening. It was really cute to see my oldest work together with his Dad to create something for his room. He loves learning to use tools and many of the steps were simple enough for him to help with while closely supervised of course. Even preggo mom got in on some of the action assembling a few drawers while Daddy read to the boys at bedtime.
The next morning we moved the chest in to their room and I could not wait to style it up to fit their paleontologist theme. With the simple addition of a plastic dinosaur, dinosaur book, oil lantern, and a piece of authentic dino poop (as found in the desert of Utah by a neighbors dino bone hunting grandpa) it was all set as the perfect addition and storage solution.
Now everyone’s clothes have a place and there’s even room for sizes transitioning from one boy to another!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.