Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Boys room re-do (nat)

As soon as we found out we were having another boy I started planning out what I wanted to do to make the nursery into a cute boys room. So without major changes (wall treatments or re-painting etc.) I re-vamped the room to make it work for 2 boys. After about a million projects I think I am satisfied. Probably a few more things will be thrown in along the way but for now I'm happy. When we bought the house this room was painted a dark army green, it looks lighter than it was in the photo. So thanks to the help of my dad it has a totally new look!

Details of the different projects are below.
To the left- changing table, pics, diaper shelf etc. This changing table is just a dresser we begged off of my husband's grandma when we were snooping in the basement! It was painted white and mustard yellow. With our first, I just repainted it and painted the knobs- gotta love it when things are free!

To the right- rocking chair, shelf, reading/toy area
This rocking chair I picked up with our first too at DI (local consignment shop) i think it was like 20 bucks. I touched up the white paint and made new covers for the seat cushions that you can un-zip, remove, and wash. I still need to make a pillow for this chair and a pillow sham for the bed... hmm someday. Oh and I used to have these letters above the bed done in really cute scrap booking paper and ribbon but i can't find a picture of them anywhere. I haven't put up new letters yet, I'm waiting til we pick a name for baby #2!

Now here are some of the projects close up- I had a lot of fun with these pictures. I love the look of pictures stretched on canvas but it is soooo expensive. So I got creative and bought 3 canvases at joann's (at 40% off) and then had pictures printed out on computer paper at kinkos (like 1.50) then I used good ole' mod podge to wrap the pics onto the canvas, just kind of like you are wrapping a present. Not perfect but definitely worth the price tag. I think it turned out pretty cute. These pictures are what inspired a lot of the room. Add some cheap square frames from the dollar bins at target, scrap booking paper, and vinyl lettering- voila

I tried to do the mod podge streaky to make it have more of that canvas/rustic effect. Hard to tell in a picture but you get the idea.

Onto the sewing projects- I made the duvet cover. Couldn't find anything I liked in the stores at the price I like to pay so I made one. Just used an inexpensive sheet on the back, and two coordinating fabrics for the front, added some buttons to close it all up. The great thing is since I change my mind so much now all I have to do is make a new cover instead of buy a whole new set when I get sick of this one. Oh yeah and if you look back at the first couple pics I made the window treatment too. It keeps the heat in and the light out perfectly at nap/nightime and is just rolled up during the day. Here's a tutorial if you are interested in making a similar window treatment for yourself!

I re-did this shelf awhile ago but it had like stars and moons cut out on the back which I got sick of so I took some cardboard, covered it in fabric, and put it on the 3 back sections. Perfect size for housing diapers

Finally, stuff on the shelf. Found these boxes super cheap at Michaels, covered them in scrap booking paper etc. Not the greatest close up but whatever.

The great vintage car my mom bought me for my birthday and a cute pottery barn plane I got at the after christmas sale since it's actually an ornament.


Jodee Luke said...

I love all the stuff above Carson's bed. What a cute idea!

Marnie said...

That's a great idea for getting that stretched photo look on canvas. They turned out great.

Kat and Steve said...

I LOVE the canvas pictures. They actually look like kind of an expensive project, you'd never know they cost so little to make! Is this why you wanted a picture of Blake? (which I never did take for you...sorry! I will if you remind me).