This post has been a long time coming, but here is the Big Boy Room reveal - finally! (If you'd like more info on sources and the budgets, check out the breakdown here.)
Looking towards the door, you can see the alphabet print I talked about here, the growth chart I found on Etsy here and the monogram button art I made here.
The alphabet print is hung at toddler eye-level, and the subtle stripes on the wall in high-gloss white give it balance and stop is looking too low.here about the DIY upholstered bed. I didn't share details on the duvet cover, but it was a really simple project - I took a plain white set that we already had, and added grosgrain ribbon using iron-on hemming tape. That kept it in place, then I sewed the edges on my machine because I preferred the look and I'm hoping it will hold up better to frequent washing.
The gallery wall combined DIY transportation art (more details way back in one of my first ever posts here) and some family photos. The photos badly need updating - they're really not great photos but they were the only ones we had of S with each set of grandparents since we live far from both.
The Color Wheel Studio, where S takes art classes, but you can also find them here.
I used a trusty Expedit as the primary storage for the Little Man's toys. It works well as a garage for his trucks, and also houses a few clothes (in the drawers), a metal bin for books and plastic storage for smaller toys. The rest of his toys and clothes are in the closet.
Here is the design board I was working with (more details here):
This was the room just after we moved in:
We ended up with a brighter, happier space, much more suited to our little man:
I really love how the room turned out, but it does make me a bit sad. S was so excited to have a big boy room, and he never actually got to sleep in it. :( We finished it just before E was born. It housed guests on and off for almost two months, and then we found out we were moving so it didn't seem worth the upheaval to move him just for a few weeks. Still, he did have fun playing in it, and we're going to recreate it now we're starting to get settled in our new digs.
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