This post is so long overdue! That crazy title description couldn't be any more confusing, but I feel like we included some of all of those elements in the room. My son's room has been 95% complete for a few months, but I never could seem to get around to thoroughly cleaning it enough to get it photographed. So, while he was away at camp last week I swarmed in and got it done! If you have a
When we purchased this house 7 years ago, we had a completely blank slate. This is the true "before" photo.
Awww, look at the little guy! We've done things here and there in the mean time, but this is the first time that his room has felt completely put together and "finished". The first major change was the rustic plank wall that we made from our old fence that was replaced.
All of my husband's old Hotwheels, a ball caught at a Ranger's game, and a set of his mallets are displayed on the thrift store filing cabinet nightstand.
This was my first upholstered headboard! I cheated and used the nailheads on a roll. It was really a fairly simple project. I'm planning to make 2 more for other rooms, so I considered this a practice run.
The large airplane art was another DIY project. I'll share more about it soon. I wanted to keep things simple on the wood wall, partly because it's too pretty to cover up and partly because the other walls are so busy.
Although this room is actually pretty small, we purchased the largest Ikea Expedit unit. My son likes to see his things all laid out, so this offered a nice solution of display space and storage, while keeping a fairly slim profile against the wall.
Souvenier game programs, favorite magazines, and more Lego catalogs than you would believe are contained in the magazine files. The USS Abby was named after our previous cat. Our favorite vacation spot hosts boat races in the river after the kids have constructed and decorated their ship. This one won first place in it's group! :) And, did you love Choose Your Own Adventure books as much as I did when you were a kid?
A long long time ago, I shared the tan baskets with DIY tags. At the time, I could only find 5 of that color, so eventually I added 5 Ikea fabric bins in with them, since we needed more to corral all of our
My dad made this chest when I was a baby. It's probably a big design faux pas to place it in front of the curtain panel, but this is the best furniture arrangement for the room, and we needed the full panels to block the light. I actually don't think it's too bad. Sorry about the weird glare, I could not figure out where it was coming from.
I snapped this photo on our recent trip to Baltimore of a ship in the harbor. The colors and "C" (for Caleb) couldn't have been more perfect!
The last time I showed you the gallery wall, it was in a very straight boxy arrangement. I just added the Lindsay Letters (now at Hobby Lobby!) canvas, so that prompted a re-do. I love this more random arrangement so much more, and it will easily accommodate a few more pieces here and there.
Lastly, the sconces! I was completely inspired by this tutorial from Nalle's House and followed her instructions to put these together. We decided to stain the brackets so they would blend in with the wall.
We plugged the sconces into these dimmers from Ikea, so he can turn them on individually. The kind people at Scotch sent me a few things to try out, and the hook and loop fasteners were perfect for attaching the dimmers to the back of his nightstand. Out of sight, but easily accessible and removable if needed.
The ceiling fan was original to the room and used often, but not long after we moved in I gave it some personality.
Plank wall - DIY from old fence panels
Sconces - Light from Target and Brackets from Ikea
Large B+W Airplane Art - DIY, post coming soon!
Headboard - DIY
Pillow fabric - Premier Prints "Gotcha" in Lipstick, Stripes from Ikea, B+W geometric, Hancock's remnants
Quilt - TJ Maxx // Red Duvet Cover - Ikea // Bedskirt - DIY with same Ikea fabric
Curtain Panels - Ikea with modifications // Industial Pipe Curtain Rod - DIY Home Depot
Red Lamp - thrifted and painted // Striped shade - thrifted and black ribbon added
Bookshelves - Ikea Expedit // Baskets - Tan, Aldi and Black, Ikea with DIY tags // Magazine files - Ikea
Initial Frame Trio - DIY with materials from Hobby Lobby
Chevron Rug - RugsUSA
Gallery Wall "Be Strong" Canvas - Hobby Lobby // Toy Photography - DIY // Striped Mats - DIY // Souvenir Patch Artwork - DIY