10.05.2011

My Boys' Room: The Reveal~

Hello, my lovelies!!  Today's the day!! I'm finally going to "reveal" the boys' room.  I hate to use the term "reveal" though, because I know I will end up tweaking things as time goes on.  But since it is basically in its' finished state, I figured I should finally share it with you all!

This post is going to be a bit picture-heavy.  I have a hard time editing out photos I love...plus that's what we all really love about blogs anyway, right?  So off we go...

I talked and talked about finding bunkbeds for the boys.  I love what we ended up with...espresso brown, substantial, and a steal because we bought the floor model from a warehouse store.  Again, I say, I love them.  Now we just have to get the matching trundle for Boy #3 so he can join his brothers in here.



On the other side of the room is the striped wall.  I am so in love with the bold stripes and the rich blue.  The expedit bookcase is perfect turned on its side to give the boys extra toy storage, and I adore the deer head... (more on that in a bit.)


Here's the green dresser.  I'm so glad I chose to paint it this wonderful shade of green!  It gives the room some real pep!!  And the "B" wall?  I couldn't be happier with how that turned out.


So on to the deer head...it's from Cardboard Safari.  I wanted something whimsical that "screamed" boy!  What better than a "mounted" cardboard deer head?  To give it some presence in the room -  and to give the room some rustic warmth -  we put it on a board we made from an upcycled palette that we got for free on the side of the road. 




I love the look of the globes against the striped wall...and my little boys are especially in love with the tiny, vintage piggy-bank versions which Boy #2 calls his "penny planets".  If you look closely, you can also see their special "rock collection" proudly displayed around the base of the lamp.  Of course, Boy #1's lego Hogwarts Express also finds a place of honor here.


Back to the bunkbeds...finding just the right bedding was a bit of a challenge.  I really wanted something neutral in color that looked like linen.  I lucked into these duvets at IKEA.  They are perfect!


The green pillow cases also came from IKEA and just happen to be the exact color of the dresser.  The sconce on the wall is another IKEA find.  And the cute bicycle pillows came from HomeGoods.



Here's that sweet green dresser and the "B" wall again.  The globe is vintage and was a gift from my mother.  "I love you to the moon and back" is the way Boy #2 and I say "I love you" to one another.  The sign was gifted to me by my lovely bloggy friend Leslie of  Glitter and Bliss.



Hope you enjoyed this little tour of my boys' room!! 

Have a great day~

52 comments:

Mom in High Heels said...

It's beautiful! I love the striped wall!
We have a 'B' wall in our living room (really, it's B's). Ours are all painted black. I love your version.
Indy has that same duvet on his bed. Very simple and neutral. He also has the Expedit shelves turned on their side. Brilliant for storage. I like your buckets. I may have to steal that idea.
We're getting ready to move (if the Army ever gs their act together) so I'm going to be decorating a room again! Yay! Actually 2 rooms as Han Solo will finally get his own nursery. I'm going to have to pin you for future reference. Thanks for sharing!
Oh, and the Hogwarts Express will be winging its way to our house this Christmas and I'm sure it to will take pride of place along with the Hogwarts Castle (also coming at Christmas).

The Little Red Shop said...

Great colors! Your boys must be super excited about their new digs.

: )

Julie M.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

This is soooo beautiful Wendy! And you KNOW I'm in love with that salvaged wood piece! :)

Love the typography, the strong colours, the whimsey. Awesome! But then your work always is. :)

Donna

Mandy said...

Really wonderful....I love love love the green dresser...I have gorgeous new white bunks for my boys...I was tho king baby with neutrals...pallet art...tho wad going to turn the pallet into a storage unit....I am very excited about that little plan...love the globes too...they are so expensive to buy here in Australia...have to trek to IKEA for 2. Chests of drawers so will check out their fiona covers too...loving this room and it has really inspired me to get off my butt and fix their room...thanks...xxx

modern jane said...

I love everything! The deer head on the pallet is my fave though:) Good work! They must love it!

Heidiopia said...

Cute, cute, cute! The globes are an awesome touch- and the cardboard trophy. :) Kudos!
Heidi @ Show Some Decor

genelle said...

The deer head on the repurposed pallet.. love!
The creativity is wonderful and I just might steal that idea :)

Thank you for sharing with us!!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Beautifully done! Lots of awesome colors and textures. I can't help but love that bicycle pillow, too. :)

Steph @ Birdhouse said...

Looks amazing!!! I love everything about it! Especially the strong hits of green and navy, and the masculine but playful feel.

Peggy said...

I love this room! Not only does it work for younger children but it will work all the into adulthood! Don't you just love Ikea for their duvets and affordability?!? I know we do... even if it does mean driving 3 hours one way. :)

Once again you did a wonderful job!

Ali Rockwell said...

Looks great!! What lucky boys!

I know how you feel about revealing the room even though you know you'll add a few more accents and little things like that. I am doing the same thing with my nursery 'reveal'! :)

sharon said...

love the green dresser! Great room.

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

I big puffy squishy heart the pallet board mounted dear head! That's awesome! I also am in love with the bicycle pillows... must. go. to. Home Goods to find me some!

Chi-Chi Studio Designs said...

Wow! It's fantastic! I especially love the green dresser and all the Bs above it...thanks for sharing!!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Their room is great! I have to say, the sign is adorable. Very sweet.
The deer head on the pallet...nice touch! And the bicycle pillows...swoon!

Lindsay said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous room. I LOVE the amount of detail that you put into it--the walls, wow! It's perfect!

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

Looks great! I love all the B's and the deer's head too :)

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Nice job. I love the bunkbeds and the color of that dresser.

A Thrifted Market said...

Beautiful room! I love the sign..I say this too my kids too!!

adventuresindinner said...

Love, love, love this room. So warm but friendly to kiddos. It's hard to get a room that is lovely but still will encourage the kiddos to call it their own.

Kat said...

DARLING room!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a great room! It's bright and bold and fun!

laxsupermom said...

Love this room! Love the bold stripes and the bright green dresser! Such a fun & vibrant room - perfect for a couple of boys! Thanks for sharing.

Stacy said...

I love it! You did such a great job!!! I am the same way. Always tweeking :)

Martina said...

Wow! This is amazing. I wish my son would let me decorate his room so I could channel some design awesomeness into that space... maybe someday...

Love the pops of green, and the bicycle covers are awesome!

great work :)

JENNY K. said...

Great room! I need to redo my sons room and upgrade to the big boy look from a nursery and I'm struggling with color choices and decor. This is really nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya Anurag said...

The room looks great!! Cannot wait for the 'Deer Head' post :)

mary kathryn @ mathews family happenings said...

oh wowza. I absolutely love everything about this room. It's all so stylish and yet, so personal as well- like the "I love you..." sign. My son and I say that as well, and what a lovely touch to be hanging on the wall. I'm a huge fan of that deer head as well- I just purchased the one from Z Gallerie for our master (although my hubs isn't as much of a fan of it as I am!) Thank you so much for sharing your spaces with us! So inspiring!

Lia Joy @ life is aMAYESing said...

I love it. All of it!! I especially fond of the blue and white striped wall!! Well done!

Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life said...

I love it! I have been trying to figure out what color to paint my son's dresser. It needs some TLC. I love the green you chose. Although that will not work with his bedding, I think a bold colored dresser just might be the way to go!

Amy @ Polka Dots and Stripes said...

It's perfect! I love all of it!

Pretty Unique Furniture said...

'i love you to the moon and back' aww now doesn't that just make the room something special :) and I am in love with that striped wall!!
Tina

Anna said...

Love love love!! Thanks for sharing!!

Rosa @ Flutter Flutter said...

This room is amazing!! Really love the stripes, and the animal head on rough wood is something I had thought about lately... so it's great to see that it looks so great!!! Good job!

Sarah said...

This room is fantastic! I can't imagine any boy (big or little) that wouldn't love this! (And that green dresser...to die for color on that piece!) Nice Work.

Jaimee said...

This room IS amazing!! I have three boys, and two of them share a room. It doesn't look nearly as fabulous as this one ; ) Love love LOVE the "B" wall and the quote painting. That book was the theme of the nursery for my firstborn. The deer head on the pallet boards, and the globes...two thumbs way up!
Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

Hi, Wendy

Love the room. Just lovely!

Vanessa

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

you rocked this room! love the deer head and want to know all about it!! perfect combination of rustic, bold and b-b-b-boy!

well done!

amy

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness! I love your boys room! I have three boys as well and I'm always looking for great inspiration! You did an amazing job!

Heidi @ Honeybear Lane said...

Looks so great Wendy!! I love everything you did. I love the striped walls, bike pillows, globes, green dresser, cardboard animal head, pallette mount...umm..yes everything!!! Great job!

PS do you remember me? We met once at the Blue Lemon this summer at a blogger thing!

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Love this room!! It's inspiring me to use our pallets to make something cool like you. I really think that the colors look great and you can never go wrong with a stripe wall!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

there is not one thing I don't love! beautiful room

Gwen said...

I am so crazy-in love with that striped wall! It looks nuts against that pallet and black cubby cabinet. We say that at our house to, but end up trying to one up each other and someone ends up lovin the other to pluto and back! The room is just amazing!

Mrs Lemon said...

It is everything a boys' room should be!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Room looks great! Love that cardboard deer head! One of our custom initial rugs in navy & lime would be perfect in that room! Check it out www.creativecarpetdesign.com

Katee said...

I LOVe this room! My boys share a room too but it is so overrun with toys. Do your boys keep toys in their room?

Any toy storange solutions?

Nan @ Playful Decor said...

Very nice Wendy! I don't know how I missed this when it came out. I love the green dresser! The dressers my boys have are white and I know I MUST paint them - but its scary to go bold! btw, I'd love for you to link this at Tuesday's Nursery next week. The party is for all ages of kids decor. Have a great weekend!

olive and love said...

Found this wonderful boys room from the inspired room. Great job! It can be challenging to integrate mom's style and the kids!

Carli said...

Love it! Love the striped wall, the dark wood, the metal bins, the pop of green!-EVERYTHING! Thanks for sharing

Nyd said...

I love this inspiring room! I'm working on my 7 year old son's room now, and this is terrific! Can I ask what is the name of the linen duvet cover set from Ikea?

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I absolutely love this room! Great job!!!

xoxo

Allison @ House of Hepworths

Inspire Me Heather said...

What a fabulous space! You've done a great job and I just love the colour scheme! I have this linked to my children's rooms post too today, for inspiration!