I gave you a peek into our daughter's room a few weeks ago. It was such a fun space to work on. But, the adorable son is feeling a bit left out.
Here's his room during construction:
It is small but plenty of room for a 5-year old.
I like the fact that both kids have full size beds so we can kick them out for overflow guests :)
However, while visiting Jacki's beach house this summer, both my children decided they wanted bunk beds in their rooms--arrrrgh! Thankfully, my husband and I are adept at
Originally he wanted one of these:
|What little boy wouldn't right??|
That bad boy is $2,000 at Pottery Barn Kids. Yikes!!! Definitely not in the budget-no matter how awesome it is. After some internet
obsessing research, I found this uber-awesome site, that gives you detailed, step-by-step instructions (shopping lists too!) on knocking off this piece and hundreds more.
Here's the one she made:
So my hubby was planning on breaking out the power tools. That all seemed like a great compromise (except for those overflow guests that would be scaling a ladder in the middle of the night). Then my lil' man found out that Daddy couldn't lay down with him in a twin size bunk bed. My son is IN LOVE with his Dad (ya know, I totally get it!) so that was a no brainer for him. A week at the beach in bunk beds is a treat, but night in and night out without Daddy "sleeping with you"...um, no thanks!
Back to the drawing board...
Here's where we are now:
I like the paint color (Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige) and the comforter and custom made valance that we used in our last house.
We added this dresser that I scored on Craigslist:
|That is, in fact bamboo sticking out of an owl's head.|
Is that quintessential little boy or what?
He has this chair from Pottery Barn Kids and uses it for reading.
Personally, I could take it or leave it but he wants it, and it's cute, so why not?
Here's a hand-me-down night stand that has GOT to go.
|He was so desperate to have a letter in his room, he stole my "S" paperweight from the office.|
I was thinking maybe a campaign night stand to match the dresser?
I actually already bought a campaign night stand on Craigslist, it just needs to be painted. That's a thought...
The aforementioned 5-year old would like to see his room painted "red, white and blue". His kindergarten class just finished their patriotic/American History chapter so I suspect that is the inspiration for this Americana decorating scheme. I'm here to tell you THAT is absolutely NOT going to happen. But, I'm thinking I can meet him halfway with a wide navy stripe painted around the room. And possibly a thinner red stripe on top of that.
Kind of like this (stripes, not colors):
Now here's where it gets tricky! It is a small room so I don't want an actual bed, just a headboard. What kind do you have for a boy? Let me assure you that pinterest has been ZERO help in this department.
Jacki's handy hubby designed this one for one of their boys:
|I didn't even remember the stripes in this room! Inspired!|
Awesome right? It even has lights built in it. But, it is still in service so no hand-me-downs this time:(
Of course Jacki has another headboard in mind for a different son.
Something like this:
|The Art of Upcycling|
So, I want to keep the bedding and add a thick stripe to the walls with a new nightstand. No clue what I'll do about a headboard... And, I definitely want a creative way to display his name since he's so into letters and spelling. And, I will have to negotiate the wall art. Daddy bought him a Minecraft poster that he REALLY wants to hang-ugh!!!
I'd love to hear your ideas. Do you have any suggestions for something creative yet not too expensive?
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