May 27, 2011

Boys Room Big Reveal

It's done, it's done, it's done!!!  I have finished decorating the first room in our house.... my 4-year old's bedroom.  I incorporated a lot of what we had from from our previous house in VA, purchased a few things and made just about everything else in the room.  He loves it (and so do I)...

Bedroom After

When we purchased the house, the room was originally painted in a turquoise-y color, my son was NOT a fan....

Before

To start the decorating, I searched for inspiration and fabric, then I created a mood board.  For the most part, I followed the mood board, but sometimes when I'm decorating, spontaneous finds or creative thoughts change the room for the better.  My goal was to personalize my son's room to reflect his interests, make it comfy, and most importantly keep from spending a fortune.  This was the mood board...

Boys Room Board

As soon as I came across those dinosaur sheets, the rest of the room design fell into place.... I couldn't wait to style the room.  The room was painted Grant Beige, I ordered the dinosaur sheets, made a duvet cover out of linen fabric (purchased at an amazing price), and made the striped pillow from sheets found at Target.  The nailhead-trimmed pillow and the geometric-patterned throw were being stored in my hall closet and I thought this was the perfect room to make them part of the bedding...

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Above the bed, I created a gallery wall and I couldn't be happier.... I love the eclectic look (more on arranging the photos here and more gallery pictures here).

Wall Gallery

Bedroom After

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Wall Gallery

The curtain fabric is called Lexington Olive, from Tonic Living.  I was so excited when it arrived, I sewed two floor-to-ceiling curtain panels to help give some color to the window side of the room.  To darken the room for sleepy-time, there's a hidden roller shade behind the fabric covered board, created here.  I love the horizontal stripes on the curtains...

Curtains

Curtains

For the furniture, I decided to use pieces that were handed down to me from my brother.... it was his furniture growing up, so I kept it 'as is' (just in case he wants it back one day).

boy1

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I debated for a while about refinishing the desk to keep the furniture from looking too matchy-matchy (as seen on the mood board), but in the end I kept it the same.  To add some interest to the desk area, I changed up a few things we had around the house.... I covered bulletin boards with drop cloths and nailheads, recovered the lamp shade in a large scale polka dot, and added a metallic-look to the letter M.

Bedroom After

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M

For the lighting, I swapped out a boob light for a hanging light.... the Ottava from Ikea.  This was my first electrical job and I'm no experienced pro, but I am looking forward to my next light hanging project!  I love this look.... I think it's kinda unexpected...

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And here's a few more extras in the room....

boy6

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Bedroom After

And most importantly, the before and after shot...

Before

Bedroom After

And one last wide view....

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For those interested, here's the sourcing info:
Wall Paint:  Benjamin Moore Grant Beige
Sheets:  Pottery Barn Kids Dinosaur Sheeting
Linen Duvet Cover:  Fabric from Joann Fabrics
Geometric Throw:  Home Goods
Striped Pillow:  Fabric, Circo sheets from Target
Studded Pillow:  West Elm
Curtains:  Fabric, Lexington Olive from Tonic Living
Blue Nightstand/Stool:  Marius from Ikea
Hanging Light Fixture:  Ottava from Ikea
Lamp:  Clip Led Lamp from Target
Lamp Shade:  Fabric, Dandie Cotton Chocolate/Linen from Buy Fabrics
Bulletin Boards:  The Board Dudes from Target
Bulletin Board Fabric:  Canvas Drop Cloths from Home Depot
Bulletin Board Nailheads:  Black High Dome Upholstery Nails from DIY Upholstery Supply
Horse Print:  Pioneer Woman
Everything else:  hand-me-downs, garage sales, 2nd hand stores, and handmade...

Hope you have a great weekend!!!

Linking up to Remodelaholic, It's A Hodge Podge Life, Simple Home Life, House of Hepworths, Fingerprints on the FridgeBetween Naps on the PorchThrifty Decor ChickSomewhat SimpleChic On A Shoestring DecoratingI Heart Naptime, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Funky Junk Interiors, Sumo's Sweet Stuff and Brooklyn Limestone.

25 comments:

  1. Wow!!! The room looks incredible! I really love the colors you used and the wall art and those striped curtains, I'd love for you to share this at my link party!

    Simply Creations Link Party #9

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  2. Thanks for the invite!!! All linked up :)

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  3. Great redo! Love all the colors and how you aranged everything!

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  4. I absolutely love this room it looks great. I am glad I found your blog.

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  5. Love everything in this room! Your art wall looks great!

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  6. Hopping over from Thrifty Decor Chick. I love this room! I am a sucker for a gallery wall...this wall totally makes the room. And I love those striped curtains.

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  7. You're son's room lokos great! Thanks for introducing me to Tonic Living. They have the most amazing fabrics! i've been looking for retro/fun/graphic prints for a while and just couldn't find what I was looking for.

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  8. Tonic Living is amazing.... so many fun prints (great prices too)!!!

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  9. You did a great job! I'm sure this look will last for many years. Thanks for the links on the items you used!

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  10. really wonderful job! the dinosaur bedsheets rock, I can see why your son loves them. The way you put the room together is so inspired - looks like a great place for a child to call his own. Kudos!!

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  11. Just found your blog! The frame wall looks smashing! I know your little boy loves his room!

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  12. Love the room! My son is 7 now and already wants his room to look more grown up. You have some great ideas here. I love how it turned out!

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  13. This room is fabulous for sure and you did a great job! I linked it to my childrens rooms post too today, well done!

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  14. @Heather - Thanks for the mention!!!

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  15. What an amazing job you've done! I just love picture walls and yours is wonderful. I found your blog via Heather at Inspire Me Heather :) Nicolex

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  16. Love it! It turned out super cute but not cute if that makes any sense!:)

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  17. Perfect sense! Thanks for the cute comment :)

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  18. Boys are somewhat choosy in picking up the design for thir room. They prefer the things that pleased their eyes and the things that they used to play.

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