Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Boy Room





I feel like we've been in a mad dash to get things done before the summer hits. We plan on doing a lot of relaxing this summer so it's been catch up time on the house projects. One thing we wanted to get accomplished was our son's room.


I forgot to take official "before" pics until after the room was already emptied but trust me, it wasn't all that exciting. There was a toddler bed, a plastic toy box and a train table that he never played with and took up too much space.


Oh and there was also carpet which we took up and much to our surprise, the hardwood underneath was in great condition!


The walls, doors and trim were all painted the same color, a light brownish tan that was entirely too dark for the room.....







Here's a peek at how it is now. I'm not done decorating yet but it's coming along! He loves the wall we did in floor to ceiling chalkboard paint....








This shelf is huge and sits on one whole wall. I'm waiting on a large map that I ordered to hang above it.






He loves superheroes so the sheets are Spiderman and the sham is from Pottery Barn. I had it personalized because, with his unique name, it is impossible to find anything with his name on it. I still plan on ordering a navy star quilt from PB Kids when budget allows.


Wall sconce is also from PB Kids. I took some frames and made a collage of pictures and his artwork for above the dresser.


Wall color is called Mineral, it's from Behr's new paint and primer in one. The fabric bunting came from this store: Jump Up And Down .



His furniture was my moms when she was young. I'm so glad she held onto it, I think it's special that he has it now. I made the mistake of calling it an "antique." Oops, sorry Mom!






He loves his room and I was surprised at how fun it was to decorate a boys room. It can be hard to find inspiration whereas adorable girl rooms are overflowing.


I'll share some more photos when it's all done!


31 comments:

June said...

That is so cute!! I've decided to do chalkboard paint in my daughter's room this fall when she turns 5 along with painting her furniture a nice creamy white. :)

1 Funky Woman said...

I love this room. I love all the art on the wall and can't wait to see the map when it comes! Awesome job!

Amy R. said...

I love the chalkboard wall and that light above his bed! The floors are an awesome find too! I have got to get going on my son's room soon!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

I LOVE THE ROOM!!!!!!!!!! I AM ORDERING A LARGE MAP FOR MY KID'S PLAYROOM AND WAS CONSIDERING THE CHALKBOARD WALL, BUT AM NERVOUS BECAUSE WE HAVE CARPET AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT ALL THAT DUST!

Frau Sonnenschein said...

Hello,

the room is very lovely.
I love the colors and the photo's .

greatings from Conny

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What great room! He must love it.
It looks like it's from the pages of a Pottery Brn catalog (and I mean that as a big compliment). I look forward to seeing more!

Pine Tree Home said...

OOOH, I love maps. I think that will look so great on that wall. I like the neutral colors in the room. Great job.

Darlene said...

His room is FABULOUS and ALL boy!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that chalkboard wall!!! The map is going to look great above that long shelf. I bet he is enjoying his big boy room!

Theresa said...

What a cute room! I love the huge wall painted with chalkboard paint! Pictures are just so wonderful, love the flags too! Great addition!

Have a blessed day my friend!

Rue said...

Hi Michelle :)

Both rooms looks wonderful! The bathroom is perfection (seriously!) and your sons room is adorable. GREAT job :)

You opened a shop?? Congratulations!!

(((hugs)))
rue

tara said...

his room looks great! love the banner, and the light above his bed and the globes, so cool!!! And yeah for hardwood floors that need no work!!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That looks so great! Love the shelves & how you decorated them & love his artwork on display, too!!

LillySue said...

Looks awesome...It really makes kids feel special when you put effort into making their room nice. The chalkboard wall is a nice touch.
Blessings~LillySue

LuLu said...

I just love his room!!! I loved loved loved decorating my son's room. His sisters have a chalkboard and now he is old enough he is asking for one too! Love his wall,
xo,
LuLu

A Very Fine House {Katrina Chambers} said...

I really really like this room! I have 3 boys too and am always struggling with what to do :)

Anonymous said...

You're great with decorations Michelle! You should have your own decorating magazine.

LOL You getting ready for a great summer there, and I'm preparing for a long winter here. (At least the winters here are not even close to being as cold as there.)

chair up said...

I love his room, what a lucky boy!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment:-) I have been out of the loop a bit lately due to a wicked computer virus but all good now.
Angex

Raru said...

this room is so cute. love the chalkboard wall.
nice :)

xoxo,
raru

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

It's looking great! Can't wait to see the rest!

beth said...

I LOVE his room! And you know, I've been having just as much fun decorating my son's room as I do decorating my daughters rooms.
The chalkboard wall is so cool, and I know your boy is going to spend hours and hours putting artwork on his wall. Our three year old loves to draw on the walls, and of course we get mad at her for it. But with a chalkboard wall, it's okay to write on the walls. :)

xinex said...

It looks like a fun room already. Christine

Vintage Sassy said...

That is one cute boy's room! If they would have had chalkboard paint when my kids were little they would have had so much fun:)

xo
LeAnn

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What an awesome room! I would love to have a whole chalkboard wall! Hey you might have given me some inspiration for my kitchen. Oohh, just turned the volume up on your blog - still lovin' your tunes.

Sherri said...

What a wonderful job you did decorating your son's room! Very, very wonderful!

Krissy said...

I love your son's room. I had such a great time decorating my son's room, I keep thinking of fun things to do to it as he grows into it more. He is only 8 months now but we spend time in his room playing allot.

I found your blog about a month ago and want to tell you that it is just lovely :)

Claudia said...

It looks fabulous! Perfect for a little boy. I can't help but think I would have loved a chalkboard wall when I was a little one!

xo
Claudia

Torie Jayne said...

Oh! What a great room! Have a sweet day!

Favorite Home To Visit said...

Hi,
This is Ece from Turkey...Everything seems so lovely in your blog...I am sure you will love my blos as well...I wish you a week, full of sunshine, inspiration and beauty...

Vintage Simple said...

Oh, I love it - the chalkboard wall, the bunting, the fact that it's really rather gender-neutral. Beautiful.

xoox,
-maria

the tattered nest said...

I love your boy's room! especially the map! may I ask where you ordered it from? thanks! gail

Chandra Chinnis said...

I love this room. I am trying to finish my shared boys room. Where did you get your map?
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