Smaller Cooler 2009: Lyla Mae's Custom Mini Nursery

Smaller Cooler 2009: Lyla Mae's Custom Mini Nursery

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Janel Laban
May 20, 2009
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Name/Age: Lyla Mae, 3 weeks
Location: San Francisco, California
Family: Lyla Mae, Mom Leah and Dad Jared
Room Size: 20 square feet
Division: Baby

Tip for Living Small with Kids: Don't buy every baby item that is recommended by big stores and manufacturers! Keep it simple and keep it organized.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in putting together this room? The biggest challenge was actually building the room within our one bedroom condo. We had a wide hallway that was previously our office. We decided to divide the space and enclose half of it for our baby's "room." My husband framed in two walls along with many shelves and storage nooks, using the crib mattress size and location as a starting point.

Our most helpful resources were creativity, trial and error, and not being afraid to run a Skilsaw in the living room. :)

Some of my favorite features of the room are the sliding crib rail with lots of storage underneath the mattress, the fold down changing table that can be closed when we don't need it, and all the shelves where I can mix and match storage bins, supplies, books, and clothes.

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