Monday, June 25, 2012

Big Boy Room!!

Happy Monday Everyone!! I'm sad to see the weekend end but at least it means it's finally time to show you Con-Man's Big Boy Room! If you missed it you can read up what his room looked like before and on my inspiration for the room here and check out my Pinterest Board where I gathered and saved all my ideas.

Con-Man went to a little summer school last week so I finally had time to throw all his toys in his closet/ toy box  give his room a good clean up. I don't know about everyone else but every time I try to clean up after my son he pulls out other toys and makes a new mess right behind me. C'est la vie...

Anyway- in a rare moment of cleanliness here are pictures from Con-Man's Big Boy Room:

The comforter was the jumping off point for the color scheme. I saw it on the Land of Nod website and decided to DIY one myself. The pattern on the wall just came to me one day. I wanted a feature wall but didn't want anything to busy. We're renting our home so this will be easy to paint over when we leave.


I built the bed following plans from Anna White's website. You can read about my trials and tribulations here. The bed provides a lot of hidden storage; something we needed since I moved his old shelf into his future baby brother's room

We had the airplane already. It was a gift Connor got for Christmas. He loves to tell people he has an airplane on his ceiling. The bedside lamp is from Ikea.

I built the step stool as well from leftover scrap wood from his bed. It was quick and easy to make; but as you can see I still haven't decided which color to paint it yet.





The curtains are the same ones he had before. I made them from sheets. To refashion them I purchased some cheap orange sheets from Walmart and sewed them onto the bottom. 

I purchased the wall art from Neve Designs on Etsy.




The desk was the Hubs' from when he was little. I debated whether or not to paint it to go with the new decor. In the end I decided to leave it as it is to give a vintage feel to the room. Con-Man likes to sit here and color in his coloring books.

I made the crayons and chalk holders from stucco trays. I liked how they have an industrial look; it went well with the transportation theme of the room.

As you can see I left one wall of the exisiting chalk board paint. It was the only wall Con-Man ever drew on and I felt like all the black darkened the room.





The rustic wood wall art is made from salvaged pallets. Con-Man likes to tell people that he has Lighting McQueen on his wall!


I found the old stop sign at a vintage shop here in town. I love the bullet holes in it!

I built the bookshelves based on some Ikea spice racks I had seen online. Ikea never had them in stock so I had to DIY my own! 




I'd still like to get some bean bag chairs to put under his bookcases so we can sit and read with each other instead of sitting on the floor.

I tried to make the room bold and fun because that is Con's personality. He's outgoing and energetic and there's no denying his love of anything with wheels; especially cars. 

I'm hoping this room lasts him a few years. I think we'll be able to keep the duvet for a long time since it has a lot of colors in it; so we'll be able to change things up easily if need be.

Linking to The CSI Project!



27 comments:

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

Love the stripe! Great job!
laura@imntoatrophywife.com

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

It looks fabulous! I LOVE the accent wall and curtains! Great job!

Mally said...

Looks awesome. Great job.

MomsE said...

Work of art!!

Courtney said...

Oh it all looks fantastic Rachelle!! I absolutely love the orange cross on the wall - its just the right amount of 'something'!!
Give yourself a HUGE pat on the back for all your hard work, it's amazing!!!

Jonell said...

In the event your little guy isn't old enough to really 'get it' YOU must stop n the doorway wheny 'WOW ME!!" Rachell you did it. ESPECIALLY LUV THE CHALKBOARD WLL you left w th metal cups..my kind of 'feature'..AM FOLLOWING..from LIKE GRAMMA'S HOUSE BLOG...visit when you can"stay awhile".

Jonell

Mel said...

What a great space for a little man. Not too "overdone" or too stimulating.

A Lived in Home said...

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you did a fabulous job! the bed is awesome!

McKae @ Kaes Corner Design said...

It's looks fabulous! What great room for a little man. I love the chalk board, that will be so fun for him! I'm your newest follower!

Full Circle Creations said...

What a great room! Love the little details you put into it. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

Holly

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Liz - Imageremix said...

This whole room is fantastic, every single part of it. There are so many cool ideas here. Your son must just love the color and fun things you've made for him. Love the chalkboard section of the wall and the old desk. Is that an American Seating Co. desk? I've been wanting one of those forever. How fun for him to have that to color at. Found your post through Terrific Tuesdays. Stop in and see me at Quirky Vistas.

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - you were featured today!!
Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Nan @ Playful Decor said...

Rachelle - I LOVE this room!!!!! Fantastic!!!! I want to feature this on my blog - give me a quick "OK" and I'll let you know when I post it. btw, Many congrats on your pregnancy! YAY!

Carri said...

Rachelle,
This is adorable.... in a big boy way! *smiles* I love the bright colors and the whole color palette is just awesome together...

Thank you for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!

Carri
simplydonewright.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

I love the colors and the simpleness of it. I also really like the chalkboard wall. I have a really long hall in the basement that I really should do that too. Thanks so much for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays!
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

What a fun room! It reminds me a lot of my son's room that I redid last year, lots of fun colors, some wood art, and a chalk wall. We have gutter bookshelves in his room but I've seen the Ikea spice rack ones around and love them too.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love the visual impact and simplicity in this room. Thanks for linking up.

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

Great job Rachelle! I totally understand the better take a photo now before it gets messed up business. I bet he loves his new room. I revealed Owen's room on Monday as well. How funny!

Lizzie @ PrettyCityThings said...

Found you through Playful Decor - great job on the room. I am beyond impressed with all the DIY and that stop sign is freakin awesome! He's a lucky guy!

DIY Show Off said...

What a great room, Rachelle! I love the colors and fun accents! I bet

DIY Show Off said...

"I bet he loves spending time in his space!"

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

Some day I will learn how to use saws and such, and build one of Ana White's plans. The bed looks great, as well as your many other DIY projects in the room. There aren't enough boy rooms out there on blogs, so I was happy to come across yours today.

My "big boy" is now 15, and although he just asked for me help to rearrange some of the furniture in his room, he won't let me come near his room with a hammer and nails, because he thinks pretty much all wall art is ugly. Darn teenagers!

Kimberly said...

So cute!! I love the pallet sign, my son would go crazy for that! and the orange stripes on the wall! Great job on everything!!

Julie Anne said...

I love the orange!! Great ideas for the room! I'm sure he loves it!
visiting from CSI Project linkup!

Laurel said...

The pallet sign is awesome!! Visiting from CSI