Monday, June 4, 2012

Big Boy Room

Nate, my curious but extremely cautious boy, never attempted to climb out of his crib. Because of this, we kept him in his crib until he was over 3 years old. At the start of this year, we began talking  to him about his moving into a "big boy" bed (skipping the toddler bed step). He was all for it and, as we began shopping for a twin bed, I began envisioning what his room would evolve into. I wanted something simple, colorful, and fun. That's it. I think we succeeded.





I knew I wanted our college pennants somewhere in Nate's room (UCLA is mine; OBU and Princeton are for Lee) and they were suppose to be all the same size. I was originally mad at myself for accidentally ordering a small size of the OBU one but now I like the  mismatched look of everything. The framed #4 is a wooden 4 attached to this frame via velcro so I can change the number at every birthday. I'm most proud of the vintage football illustration because I pulled it out of Lee's ESPN magazine....gotta love free artwork! "Everyday I love you more" was also free from papercoterie.com


Reading and puzzle corner -- nothing new here. Already had the bookcases and the chair is from here


I thought I was so clever buying a few shirts from the Salvation Army to create my pennant banner. Honestly, it would have been cheaper to buy a couple fat quarters of fabric. Clothing, even used, isn't cheaper. Lesson learned. Little sewing on this one -- I cut out the triangles and left the edges raw.



Nate demonstrates how he can fit inside one of the Ikea boxes under his bed. Reminds me of Flat Stanley!

7 comments:

Jen said...

Love it! I also really like that last picture...if you hadn't pointed out that he was in the box, I might not have noticed! But when you did, I kind of jumped back from my computer screen :)

Eric Walker said...

Haha...that was funny. Good thing you didn't start with that last picture.

Jennifer said...

No kidding....that picture kind of startled me also.
Love his big boy room, especially the banner. I want to make one now!

Nikki said...

It does look kinda creepy after reading the comments. What can I say - the boy loves boxes. He's definitely not claustrophobic!

Anonymous said...

I guess ya just have to know him! I laughed out loud for a good 2 minutes! Nate's Gramma

Ashley Tremaine said...

Love this room....especially the pennants!! You did an awesome job. And the last picture is a hoot...my son has a couple of boxes under his bed that look like those that are filled with LEGOs...but if he could he would be hiding in his as well!! :)

Natasha said...

My son has the same rug from IKEA in his playroom. Your Nate looks like quite the character!