The boys’ rooms have come a long way since we moved in, but they’re not quite “finished.” Though, is any room really ever finished? Probably not! This is what Brody’s room looked like when we moved in. Essentially, we had painted walls (Sherwin Williams Moody Blue), a bed (bedding from Pottery Barn) without a headboard and his dresser. Wow… thrilling.
A few weeks ago, Trevor had some free time and was finally able to make Brody’s headboard. We had tons of pallets lying around after construction, so my handy husband deconstructed those and used them for this headboard. He sanded down the individual boards and made a basic headboard. Then, he stained them with a walnut wood stain. Voila! Brody’s bed looks much more substantial, now. We hung his “B” that was in his nursery right over the headboard. This wall will likely get more “stuff” as we move along, I’d love to do some wall-mounted lighting on either side of his bed, but we’ll see where we land. We just moved the rocking chair out last week (tear!), and I stuck an extra side table we had in it’s place. I’d love to get something more interesting there one day, but for now, it works. We also did some quick drop cloth curtains. We chose not to hang blinds on the front of our house, and we have curtains in all of those spaces.
My favorite, favorite part of this room is the wall over his dresser. I went with an outdoorsy look in this room because Brody is a major BOY. And when I say “boy,” what I really mean is that he’s a miniature version of his outdoorsy father, so it fit perfectly.
He loves to show people his room and shows everyone his moose head (from Cardboard Safari)
His fish (from Hobby Lobby)
and his big arrow (also Hobby Lobby). Not sure why those three are his faves, but they are. I love this little moose head hook I found at TJ Maxx.
I freehanded the moose silhouette and just put it on top of some scrapbook paper. I did something similar in his nursery with safari animals.
My favorite part is the “Be Brave” canvas. This is kind of an interesting piece because when I first saw this canvas by Lindsay Letters online, I NEEDED IT. I mean, seriously, it was perfect. However, it was too expensive. So, I faked it. I made this one myself. I pulled up a picture of the canvas and freehanded it with a pencil onto a white canvas, then painted over the pencil with navy paint.
Of course, a couple months after I went through this process, this canvas appeared at Hobby Lobby for much cheaper than the original canvas price. This is pretty much what happens in my life, and I am pretending I never heard that for sanity’s sake. BUT, I do love how it turned out.
The boys’ rooms are not huge. We planned on keeping toys in a common play room as opposed to filling every square inch of the room with stuff. The layouts are also a little odd with the bathroom doors and large double closet doors (on the wall closest to the foot of the bed) creating not much wall space for the furniture. This is what the whole dresser wall looks like:
I used the same book slings I made when I was pregnant with Brody for this small part of the wall. The art over the slings says “Count Your Blessings” and then “Every good and perfect gift is from above” from the Bible. That little door is the pocket door into Knox and Brody’s shared bathroom.
That’s it for now, but we’re happy with our progress! Have y’all done any decorating lately? I love getting things feeling more “done” and homey around here!