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!