Friday, March 28, 2014

Big Boy Room Reveal


Like all renovations this project took twice as long as I thought it would.  An ice storm resulting in 5 days without power didn't help matters.  By the end we were each taking shifts with the kids and the room, tagging in when the other person when they've had enough.  About 20 minutes before midnight the night before Brady's birthday we finally finished.

Brady had been sleeping in his little brother's room during the renovation so he hadn't seen the room yet.  We transferred a sleeping boy into his new room, hoping that he didn't wake up completely disoriented and scared.  That sounds like a great new HGTV show.  "Scare the Shazam Out of Your Kid."  Luckily he loved it!

This is now my favorite room in the house.  I kind of want to sleep in there.

We DIY'ed the wainscoting.  Remind me next time how hard that is...mmm k?

I've got plans for this corner of the room.  For now his crib/changing table will do.

I painted paper mache letters of his name using a left over test pot of orange.

I had been looking for black out, cordless roman shades for a while but the only place I could find them  with all those qualities were Pottery Barn and since after shipping and taxes I was looking at close to $600 they were a no go.  Then I found them, brand new, still in the packaging from eBay for $200.  I've had good luck doing that in the past.  You can search by 'new' and then as long as the seller ratings are good you can get name brand items for a fraction of the cost.

These are the vintage looking Etsy prints of his Disney favorites in Ikea frames.  I'm really happy with how they turned out.

Bedding from Ikea.  Can't beat $29.99.

Sconces flanking the bed for stories at bedtime.  I built the bed the same way I built the baby's big boy bed a couple months ago.  The only difference is that this time I used an old door from a prior renovation.  It is upholstered in Gray Duck cloth.

So there you have it.  The big boy bedroom that more than just one boy loves.  Now the oldest wants a new room for his birthday.  Sigh.

Paint: Wall - Benjamin Moore Hale Navy / Wainscoting - Benjamin Moore Simply White
Bedding: Ikea Odestrand
Art: Etsy Posterinspired
Sconces: Pottery Barn Mini Sconce
Orange Striped Baskets: Land of Nod
Roman Shades: Pottery Barn black out shades from eBay.

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  1. Saw this room on Better After and loved the colors. I clicked over to see where you got the bedding- Bless Ikea! Great job.

    1. How did we survive before Ikea Swedish Meatballs and rock bottom prices on awesome décor? Thanks!

  2. Just saw you featured on Better After - what an amazing room! Fantastic job :) New follower here!

    1. Thanks so much! I'm trying to work up the motivation to start another room :)

  3. Wonderful and amazing makeover! I love how you styled the room and the board and batten. What a cool place to sleep and play for your little guy! :D

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