Friday, April 27, 2012

Little Boy's Bedroom, the end of the nursery era

This is the centerpiece around which I'm planning a complete overhaul of our son's room. 

orange train decal

He is almost three and is ready for a big boy bed. It's possible that I haven't yet mentioned to you that before we lived here, with plenty of rooms (you can see the entire house tour here), we lived in a two bedroom rental where our son slept in our closet.

It was a big closet. 

With a window and everything.

But still a closet.

This blogger asked if I have a picture. Nope. I didn't want "evidence".

So when we moved we had almost nothing to furnish his new room with. We had the crib (from the closet) and the dresser (which used to live in his sister's room), and we bought an Expedit from Ikea and called it a day.

double sheeting a crib

Yes, I will most certainly be double sheeting his new bed to prevent accidents.

Then we added his name and some artwork that goes with the art in his sister's butterfly bedroom.

The wall over the dresser was blank, and after we took down our spring craft mantle, I was left with a few "boy" items that could potentially work in his room. So we purchased an orange train decal from Design with Vinyl, and the room is starting to take shape.

Good thing, since I just ordered that big boy bed and mattress. 

It's not quite as dramatic as the gigantic deer in the trees decal that we have in the loft, but clearly, he was happy with the result!

I'm hosting my first giveaway on the blog Monday, and I'm super excited about it, so make sure to come back next week to enter!


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Cassie Bustamante said...

so bittersweet isn't it? love the colors you are going with and can't wait to see it. i know it will be awesome!

Anonymous said...

Your little boy is too cute. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Colleen said...

Your son is adorable! I loved doing my little guy's big boy room but it was also bittersweet.

Shannon Fox said...

The artwork is darling. Love jungle animals =) So cute!!

Congrats on the give away!!

urban orchard interiors said...

Hi Jessica! So happy to have found your blog! Your house looks wonderful and I am so impressed with all you have done. Can't wait to check out more posts.


Unknown said...

Okay, so the next child will have a crib with the roller drawer. Awesome idea. I love the artwork and color of this room. I just love blue.
Off to read about that clock you pictured. :)

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

I love everything you do, so of course I'm dying to see!

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

I love everything you do, so of course I'm dying to see!

momto8 said...

looks great! my kids all have their own personalized with stuff I would never choose, like orange walls... enjoy you making those decisions now!!!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Loving the inspiration.

And may I offer a suggestion? Under that double sheeting add a nonporous (okay, plastic rain cap-like) mattress cover?



The Vintique Object said...

What a cute room! I absolutely love the art. Good luck with the transition to the big boy bed. Still laugh about putting the baby in the closet -- because I've sometimes considered doing the same.

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

So cute!! I've resisted moving my son out of his crib so far, because it's just so stinkin' sad to be done with that phase!

He turns 15 next month.

(Just kidding) :)

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Progress! Though of the bittersweet variety. :)
Love the orange and navy (we are an Auburn Tiger family after all)... can't wait to see it.
xo Heidi

thistlewoodfarm said...


I can't wait to see your new room (I think it looks absolutely adorable as it is!) And I will be here on Monday for the giveaway!


Unknown said...

I love this nursery! Such bright colors! It's so sad when they outgrow the nursery stage isn't it? I can't wait to see the new 'big boy' room! :) I'll also come back Monday to check out your giveaway! Have a great weekend! :)

Monika said...

This is so cute! I love the choice of colors and i love the clean look.

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

The room will look great! I can't wait to see it done! Love the color!

Ann said...

So colorful, he's all grown up!

Jen Lossing, Artistic Abode Designs said...

This is adorable. My son is almost 2 and ready for a big boy bed, even though I am not! His nursery is blue and orange as well. I just love this color combo for boys. Your son is adorable. I am sure he is just going to love it!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Don't worry - he'll never remember his closet days!

This fabulous room more than makes up for it anyway!


reFresh reStyle said...

He's so cute, I can't believe he had to live in a closet. Just kidding! Can't wait to see!

Unknown said...

I'm you're newest follower! I write about nursery designs and this room is darling! Feel free to follow me back at

Kelli said...

You have such a beautiful home so I can not wait to see the new room!
Your little guy is so cute!
Have a great Monday!!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I love those animal prints. I'm sure the time seems like it has just disappeared!

cheapcraftymama said...

That is so cute! I would love for you to share this (and any other rooms you decorated) at my May House Par-tay @ it just opened!!

Helen's Decor said...

What precious children's rooms you have. Love the train and of course the butterflies, too. I'm following you on Linky and hope you visit my butterfly this week and follow me, too. Thanks, Helen

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely! Such a perfect little boy's room.
Greetings from Australia♥

Unknown said...

Such a cute room! It's so fun making the switch from baby to "big boy"!

Tisha Clapp said...

I love the bright colors - looks like you're off to a great start! I can't wait to see the new bed. Thanks for linking up!
(My little Nora has that same pink & brown outfit on your baby in the background - one of my favorites!)

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