Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Without Further Ado...The Lil' man's Bedroom!

Man alive am I glad to be posting this...it means I am finished (for now anyway).  I have been a little side-tracked with wedding showers and family reunions, but here it is....The mini man cave!


First of all I have to let you in on the drama that got me to this point.  After I found the striped pillows, I was thinking nautical...so after purchasing and then returning 2 quilts, 2 comforters, 1 set of window treatments, 2 sheet sets, some nik-naks from Hobby Lobby and losing my wallet (which someone turned in YAY!), I finally found some sheets (above) and a comforter.  Wow that was exhausting to write and even more so to actually do!!!


After all that I didn't even use the pillows on the bed. Pitiful, I know.  But, I like them better here!



Before, I get ahead of myself,  I wanted to show you the before.  It did have a crib, which I sold recently and other nursery stuff...you get the picture.



and here is the bed that is technically mine, but has been at my mother's for a long time, like 12 years ;).  I thought it would fit nicely in E's bedroom, but as you can see, not so much. So, plan B or more like D or E kicked in and we pulled the old switcheroo with my daughter's bed because her bedroom is a little bit bigger (more on that later).  OK! Moving on...

And AFTER....


 I changed the "chalkboard wall" to this color blue, which wasn't smart on part because I didn't even have the bedding yet, but all worked out anyway.



I already had the stars, just painted them.  And as you can see, although I have been to Home Depot many times this week, I STILL have forgotten to get the plug cover that has been on the list...don't worry not a live wire!!





This little guy is here for sentimental reasons (sniff, sniff)



Found these little tags at HL for .99 cents ;) (i added the paint)


Also Hobby Lobby finds... I want some more of the wooden boat things (waiting for 50% off)





I was letting my husband know that I was trying to think of a way to cut out some oars for the wall, when he informed me that they had some "real" ones at Wal-Mart for 10$...shows you how much I hang out in the sporting goods section.  So, he picked these up for me...Thanks a million BABE!



And of course I had to sneak this little guy in, shhhhhh, our secret ;)  I LOVE SOCK MONKEYS!!



NEEDLESS TO SAY, there are a few finishing touches that need to be added.... on my wish list, is hardwood floors and a big navy and white striped rug, but for now its finished!!! Oh ya and a 4x6 picture of the little guy, hehe! OK I will leave you with one more picture!



And with this, I am off to get ready. Little E has a performance at church...should be interesting ;)

-K

33 comments:

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Looks amazing! All the little details add up to make a fantastic room - great job!

Hannie.. said...

TOO cute! can't wait to c it!

Simply Stafford said...

I LOVE IT! when you get ready to re-do again feel free to pass this stuff my way! i have (somewhere) j's grandpas navy hat and have been thinking nautical for masons room when he is ready to ditch the crib. it all looks great and i'm glad you're done, just in time for school ;)

Lori said...

Wonderful, grown up boys room. I smiled when hubs got out of the job of making oars, he is very observant that they had them a WM. My fav the basket dresser and the sock monkey of course.

Debbie said...

I'd like to reach right in here and give you a high five! All of that decision making and hard work paid off. I totally give the little man cave the two thumbs up!

Love the colors AND theme. Love the oars on the wall. (I wouldn't have known that about WM either)

(And I'm glad you were able to sneak in the sock puppet...)

Mom2One said...

Super cute! =) It's clean and classic. Perfect for a growing lil' man!

Cathy said...

What a fantastic bedroom! It looks just like a model home! You are very talented. I love the nautical theme! Great job!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Goodness... his room is SO cute! Love all the details... the stripes, the oars... it's all just adorable!

Denise Marie said...

love it!! I feel like I saw his nursery last year? You did an excellent job!

Cindy said...

WoW!! Your little guys room looks SUPER CUTE!! It's a room that could last him several years, too, because it isn't babyish at all. I love it, you have done such a great job on it. I love the bedding and the oars especially!
Hugs, Cindy S

Miri said...

Terrific colors! Love the blue chalkboard wall!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Really fun! My favorite colors...

Mine for the Making said...

Very cool! Love the wall color. Love the stars. But most of all I love the oars as wall art!! Looks great!

Visiting from the Shabby Chic Cottage :)

Kara

Sassy Sites! said...

CUTE!! I love your blog, so adorable! I love the wall color!! I'm a follower now! Stop by Sassy Sites and say hi! ;)

Jamie said...

what a fun room! I love the map painting on the wall!!!

Kim said...

AWESOME!!! you gave me some ideas for our nautical bathroom. thanks for sharing!!!

Ellie said...

Love it! I think it's the perfect balance of little boy/big boy and the right dose of a theme without being themey! Come do my boys' room? :)

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What an adorable room! Love it!!

No Ordinary Me said...

Wowza, what a great room. Love it all.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Beautiful room! Love the colors, detail! You have a great taste :)
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Gros bisous
Frenchy

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

First of all, I love the reference to "Mini Man Cave"...sweet...and 2nd---LOVE the re-do. The colors and everything on the walls...it's perfect!!

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brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...

wow!! so cute!! i love the ores {spel?) and the baskets from HL how did you pull that off?!?

visiting from my romantic home
brandi-http://blakadomesticgoddess.blogspot.com

Life in Rehab said...

Okay, the room is just adorable, but this was worth the trip just for the tip on the oars! Thanks, and great job!

Sweet Nest said...

Love it! Great decorating! :)

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Visiting from New Friend Friday! I am a new follower. The room turned out great...the sock monkey is adorable.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Wow! You did a super job. Looks like a magazine. Love the wall color and the bedding.
Annette

Yahee's Place said...

Ugh! I totally LOVE this bedroom. It reminds me so much of my son's (your is bigger though). I love the colors you've chosen and the "not over the top" nautical theme. Nice job!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

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MJ said...

Love the room! Do you mind sharing where you found the quilt? I'm looking for something similar for my little boy's room and have been having a rather difficult time finding it! Thanks! :)

A very blessed lady! said...

I found both the sheets and comforter at TJ Maxx! Thanks and good luck...decorating for boys seems to be a difficult task ;)

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

Your room turned out fabulous! It's truly adorable. Nice job!

LaKeta said...

The room looks amazing! You did such a great job with all of it...and I love that you kept the sock monkey....

The comforter was a great find...TJ MAXX!!!! I love that place!

Take care,

LaKeta

1luckeegirl.blogspot.com

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

So glad you linked this up!