Big Boy's Room Makeover

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As we slowly get settled into the new house, we are turning our attention to at least starting some of the "smaller" projects. Like most parents out there, that means we are making sure the kids are settled and happy first. The easiest room to tackle is probably going to be Jack's room because it already comes complete with chair rail molding and crown molding. Granted the walls need some serious patching before painting, but outside of giving everything a nice fresh coat of paint (including doors) and adding some new door hardware, we have most of what The Squishy needs for his big boy room makeover.

In the old house, his room was probably one of my favorite rooms that we updated. I still would have loved to paint his ceiling and have added some crown molding, but even without that, his room was light and bright and clean and incorporated a lot of nautical items from my family (the life-jacket, the fishing rods hanging over his dresser, the small wooden oar, etc). And frankly, I think it turned out pretty good even though I incorporated some pretty cheap updates (his valences were cut and made from one navy curtain, I made the pictures in PowerPoint, etc).

As you can see on our home projects page, here's what The Squishy's room looks like as of today (there are more pictures on the other page). It's definitely a bit darker then his previous room and even a bit smaller, but big enough to still fit his double bed, dresser and his shelves (which you can't see in the picture below).

Since I loved his old room so much, I really want to stick with the navy blue/orange nautical theme. I think its perfect for a little boy, but also gives him something that he can grow into. Plus, my family pretty much grew up on the water, so it always reminds me of when I was little. I'm planning on using a lot of the same decor too, like his "Work Like A Captain" and "Play Like a Pirate" pictures, his life-jacket, etc.

I had been eying up this Pottery Barn Kids curtains literally since we found out we were having a boy, but I could never really justify the cost. I finally decided though to bite the bullet after three years of stalking them online and figured since we have so many other things that we are reusing, I'd be saving a bunch of money elsewhere. So you don't even know how excited I am to have those babies sitting in the dining room just waiting to be hung.

Since we are pretty big fans of Sherwin Williams paint, and more specifically, their sales that they have all the time, we are heading there this weekend to hit up their big anniversary sale and score some serious paint since this house pretty much needs it on every single surface. We had just missed a sale a few weeks ago but this one was going to be even better, so it sped up the process a bit of us deciding on what to paint.

I think we have narrowed it down to keeping things simple and clean for The Squishy, so we are thinking about just brightening up his room with some crisp white paint. We used Behr's "Frost" pretty much everywhere in our old house, so we are trying to find something similar to that. I've always loved pictures of the wood-planked walls so I'm debating on whether to try something like that in his room as well (but probably a little later down the line). To see how things would all work out, I (very poorly) created a little Inspiration Board for his new big boy room makeover. What do you think?

We hope to get painting shortly and actually have a couple days off of work coming up so we are hoping to knock out The Squishy's and Emma's painting in the next couple of weeks. We will keep you updated on our progress!

1 comment :

  1. Love it. I also think doing the wall behind his bed in wood would look awesome!! GiGi


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