Wednesday, November 29, 2017

carson’s big boy room

i know i’ve shared it before; when i found out i was pregnant with another boy i had big dreams of bunking them and creating a very blue, very boy space for my growing littles.  putting the cart before the horse a bit but it made me so unbelievably happy!

it’s still my plan but that’s not what this post is about.

since we moved i’ve been slowly making our house a home.  there are so many things i’d like to do to give it our own personal touch and…character.  i’m taking it one room at a time and doing my best not to overwhelm my husband who is doing a great job of finishing our basement in all of his quote-end-quote spare time.  i started working on carson’s room while we were in the apartment a few weeks before we moved.  i pinned ideas like crazy and poured over the perfect blue color for the feature wall.  now that the new baby is here and visitors have come and gone we’ve moved in his toddler bed and his room reveal is ready!!

i wanted to create a space that would grow with him.  not too big and not too small, just right.  ;o) i wanted to keep the walls clean and his toys as organized as possible.  the key would be the furniture.  the challenge would be getting something at a reasonable pricepoint.  after finding his toddler bed frame at a second hand store last fall {which was FREE since it was bought with my banked credit!!} i knew i had the perfect base for planning the rest.

the details

a deep blue – i wanted a bold color for his room that would scream boy!  i settled on denim by sherwin williams.  it was perfect for anchoring the space and matched the geometric rug i had purchased at home goods perfectly!

perhaps the best deal is his bed!  it was free!!!  and by free i mean i bought it with co-signed earnings for a little over $50.  it’s was in nearly perfect condition and is an ikea twin sized model.  since bunk beds are the future i didn’t want to spend a fortune on a transitional bed and this was perfect!  we just ordered these bumpers and will be transitioning him starting next week.  wish us luck!!

since i decided early on to forgo a dresser.  in the room itself i wanted to find an industrial inspired bookshelf.  i love mixing textures {think woods, metals, clean white} and found this one on wayfair.  the wood grain shelving was perfect! problem was it was over $500 at the time.  it was out of the question!  so naturally i turned to my husband and begged him to create the bookshelf but to make the frame from welded steel instead.  it turned out better than i could have imagined and i love it so much more than what i found!  serious props to him for being so amazing!!  it may be the most sturdy piece of {anchored} furniture in our home.

without a dresser i needed a solution for clothes storage.  once the boys are bunked we’ll furniture shop again so i repurposed the toy shelf that was in his nursery with bins for his clothes.  it tucked into his closet and houses his shoes on top, clothes, diapers and a few toys – leaving the closet shelving for storage…and stuffed animals.


the bins to keep his toys organized came from target as was the frame for my favorite picture of the three of us, the pillows on his bed and the lamp are from pottery barn.  i made his alphabet boards  last year and the large ‘C’ was brought over from the nursery {tatum has one too}. again i kept the walls clean for the most part.

all of the curtains in our home are from ikea and may be the best deal on the planet!  our blinds are custom from allen interiors – cordless, rattan and perfection!

i absolutely love how the space turned out.  it will grow with him well and it already so full.  it’s somewhat modern minimalist while being functional and as boy-proof as you can get.

now to the next space…. which are you dying to see us do??!  i’m torn between the entry/laundry and the kitchen – help me decide!!


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