Hello! I hope you’ve had a great week! This week I’m excited to share my youngest son’s “big boy” room makeover reveal! My son is almost three years old and was ready to move from his crib to a big boy bed! Can you tell he is proud of his new big boy room (or maybe he is just wondering if Mom is ever going to stop taking pictures of his room)?:-)
As a reminder below was his bedroom as a nursery.
And here is a photo of the bedroom before we moved in.
And here is the now!
The bed was free from a friend who was moving and didn’t want to take it. It sat in my basement for a couple of years until we were ready to use it.
It had some screws showing and was kind of plain so I decided dress it up with some DIY faux drawer fronts.
I think it gives it a much more “expensive” look.
The knitted blanket at the end the bed was made by my sweet, talented Mom who made it for my son when he was a baby. She used this tutorial to make it!
I fell in love with the navy and white checked duvet cover which was on sale at Pottery Barn Kids for $63. You can find it here if interested. I also had to get a duvet insert which I bought here because it got such good reviews. We’ve loved it too! (affiliate links).
The sailboat, compass, plant, and striped pillow were all from Homegoods/Marshalls. The whale art above is a DIY (tutorial found Here).
The wall art above is something I whipped up in photoshop elements (frames are from Homegoods).
And the light fixture below is a DIY too which cost me $10 max! It was inspired by a light fixture from Shades of Light costing $159. The tutorial to come!
I put beadboard wallpaper up horizontally in his nursery (tutorial found, Here). I think it helps his small room feel a bit larger. I added a small piece of wood trim at the bottom of the wallpaper to give it more definition.
I kept the same paint color (Benjamin Moore Horizon) on the walls from the nursery.
I added wood trim around the window (as seen above). And I also bought this exact woven wood roman shade. The website says it is $65 but it was $55 in the store. They cut the width down for me to fit my window size free of charge (which is why they say it is “custom”). I made sure it was light filtering so that it could be nice and dark when he naps (anything to keep the naps going)!!:-)
The dresser was a $40 Craigslist snag I bought for the nursery. It had white plastic drawer pulls but I DIY-ed them up for extra style in his “big boy” room. Tutorial to come.
The lamp, tortoise shell shadow box, and tray were all from Homegoods at great prices!
And the hall tree didn’t use to look so fresh and modern! It was wooden. I painted it Benjamin Moore Old Navy (before and afters and tutorial Here).
It’s amazing what some paint and updated hardware can do!
As I mentioned in a previous post my friend, Erin, who is taking a design course with me helped a lot on this makeover. She did a lot of the space planning and shopping for decor items. She definitely has an eye for design!!
I think my son’s favorite part of his new room is easy access to his favorite books!:-)
If you like his bedroom makeover I would love to hear what your favorite part is!! I hope you have a great weekend and as always thank you so much for being here!!:-)
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