Monday, July 11, 2011

Upgraded to Big Boy {Room Reveal}

Mmmmkay, I'm officially back from vacation! After needing two days of recovery plus the weekend, I'd like to say that I'm finally caught up on life as much as normal {not saying much} and am putting the pieces back together. It's amazing what traveling across country with an 18 month old, 3 hours time change, and being 32 weeks pregnant can do for needed recovery time! Thanks for sticking around!!

E's big boy room is officially done! Okay, I still have some pictures I want to hang, but the stores I've stopped at for frames have been out of stock. And I'm still on the hunt in my storage boxes for some clear fishing string to hang his airplane. Minor details that I'm too impatient to wait for.  :)

This weekend we did the last bit of hanging and have finally moved onto the nurs-office room. Which reminds me, I still need to finish that visual plan! We've been gathering all our crap old treasures for our up-coming neighborhood garage sale so it's finally put a fire under our butts to get going! That and we only have like 2 months before we have a new baby!

I didn't really do proper 'before' pictures {DIY fail} since I never really did a nursery reveal, but here are a few that I have.

A quick reminder of what my vision was for the room, at the very start...way back in like, March:
I'm still quite amazed that we stuck so closely to the inspiration board. I'm a huge fan of these now because as you know, I'm hugely indecisive. Making this really helped set the vision, and gave me the confidence when making hard decisions with so many good choices! Think the only major digression was making navy a dominate colors.

So, without further ado, here's Ezra's big boy room in all its glory!

We hung his fabric covered letter with Velcro squares. And hung a lamp from the ceiling.

My striped project proved to be the perfect nightstand for Ezra's bedside. For now, the drawer holds some puzzles and musical instruments. I'm sure he'll be storing his little treasures in there in no time.
 
I love that this room gets SO much natural light, but my camera is lame so this is the best I could get of his window wall...ick!

That's the airplane that will be hung over his locker. The top also holds his sound machine that we still use.

 A few prints that I fell in love with and that incorporate his current obsession as well as the color scheme.

We hung the 'read' over the gutter shelves and I put his recently acquired fireman hat there for now. Ezra totally fell in love with his little table set the moment we put it up. He actually likes sitting there to flip through books and points to the other chair for us to sit.

Another print by the same artist as well as some mood lighting. When I saw this delightful little orange ball lamp at Ikea, I just couldn't pass it up!

And there you have it. A little toddler room that can hopefully spur on the love of reading and a vivid, playful imagination.

Sources
Wall Paint: Martha Stewart's Sharky Gray {seriously, want to paint my whole house in this color now.}
Window seat: DIY
Baskets for storage in window seat: Ikea
Fabric for window pillows: Joanns, Antique thrift store, and Walmart pillow cases
Toddler Bed: DIY, fabric: Joanns
Bedding: DIY; fabric: antique thrift store
Bed pillow fabric: Walmart pillow case, Joanns
Chinese Lantern: CostPlus
Fabric Covered Letters: DIY
Rug: Ikea
Nightstand: DIY, garage sale find
Hanging Tent: DIY
Locker: DIY
Airplane: Ross
Gutter bookshelves: DIY
Table and chairs: Ikea
Orange Lamp: Ikea
READ sign: DIY
 Book print: Etsy
Bike print: Etsy
Moon, Bee Happy & Happy Day prints: found for free online...still looking for those links...
Frames: Walmart

Holy Moly, Batman!! That's a heck of a lot of D-I-Y letters. I totally didn't realize all that we have accomplished. No wonder this has been in the works for several months now! But I can say that we are both super proud and astonished by all that we did together. I honestly never knew we had it in us! We really didn't start this whole fun 'doing-it-yourself' hobby until almost a year and a half ago when W redid a free locker on the side of our road. So, if we can do it, so can YOU!

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10 comments:

Ashley@EisyMorgan said...

You have inspired me!! I was wondering if we could transition Ashton to the big boy bed and now I have more assurance. This is ADORABLE! Great job!

Mel said...

Amazing! I can't wait to see it in august!

radn@HouseonAshwelllane said...

Beautiful room! Love the locker storage!

BluBabesCreate said...

The sad thing is......i wanna live in this room! Beautiful job! Come over and see some crafts and amazing reupholstery.

Jenney said...

too cute! He'll love it and have so many happy memories in there!

Stef said...

Jess! You guys did an amazing job! This needs to be added to a magazine! Wow. I'm super impressed. I love the reading corner - so cute!

Ashley said...

Just found your blog and I LOVE this room! I'm currently working on ideas for my boys' room, so this gave me lots of ideas! Thanks!

Amy @ www.kiwi-chic.blogspot.com said...

Just saw this blog for the first time today - I like your style and the little pop of orange on the lamp rocks my boat. Thanks for sharing :)

Emily @ NewlyWife said...

Looks great, as always!

gretchen said...

So cute! glad you shared it w/ details. loved the book shelves, what a great idea, you almost sound like a school teacher :)

my favorite part, not hard to imagine, is the orange and white beadspread. I LOVE orange and navy together so good call, grey is a great option too but navy gives depth and contrast. LOVE it!!

maybe you'll have to come help me with my boys' room once your life settles down.