Landon’s Room Reveal

Finally! It’s time to reveal Landon’s bedroom. It only took, oh, three months. Hey, at least it’s done! Like I told you I am not a designer. But this room has my heart in it. When we visited this house before it was even ours he told us he wanted a “planet” room. He loves the solar system. Far be it for me to deny him what he wants. It’s his room after all, not mine.

Now, I know a lot of people wouldn’t go for this paint color. I wanted something unique and bold. My mistake? Buying paint from walmart to save money and skipping the primer. Ugh. These newbie mistakes led to a three-coat paint job that could still could use a fourth. But I gave up because I have had enough of orange fingernails! By the way, orange is very hard to photograph.

Anyway, I don’t really care that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. The only person I am trying to impress is my son. I wish I had a photo of the first time Landon saw his room. His eyes were as wide as saucers and he just gasped. He thinks it’s the best thing ever and tells everyone about his cool room when they come to our house. My favorite time is when all four of us crawl into his big bed and read stories and give each other night-night kisses.

Enjoy the tour!

view from the hallway

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His nightstand and the book corner (they’re in the basket)

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The solar system painting and ceiling decor

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Close up of the ceiling hanging solar system

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bedding and pillows

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star lamp

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another view of the room

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Close up of wall decor (going to put some photos of Landon here too)

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another side of the room

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photo display made out of an old mirror (details below)

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the amazing moon globe

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Polaroid frame collection

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you can write on them with a dry-erasable marker!

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So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed the tour! I’m breaking it down for you in case anyone wants to know where I got something. I have linked it to the specific item where possible.

List of Items:

Paint color: Pumpkin Patch by Glidden (recommend the color but not the brand)
Furniture: previously used by my parents and gifted to us!
Blue curtains: Target
Blue bed skirt: Target
Comforter: Target (it was on clearance and I can’t find it anymore)
Bolster pillow: Target
Star sheets and pillow cases: Land of Nod
Solar system painting: Target
Ceiling solar system: Land of Nod (glows in the dark)
Star Lamp: Target (also glows in the dark)
Neptune hanging: Esty seller Hop Skip Jump
Star light, star bright hanging: Hobby Lobby
Repurposed mirror frame: idea and directions found on this blog
Moon globe: thrifted and given to me by my lovely friend Suzanne (Landon LOVES it! Thank you!)
“Moon and back” block: thrifted
Polaroid frames: Bed Bath & Beyond (these are awesome & can be easily changed)
Photos in the frames: Space flashcards from the $1 spot at Target! Hurry! (I cut them to fit)

I should have just made a list of “what I didn’t get from Target” =)

I hope that helps someone. Stay tuned for more house stuff this week!

 

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  1. Kim says

    I love this! The details with ‘love you to the moon’ and ‘love you to neptune’ (was that on Pinterest??) are adorable. We haven’t added those to our kids’ rooms yet, and I’m so missing them. We’ve only gotten so far as paint and bedding. Then you know, money ran out! You did a fabulous job, Molly. And I see your heart there, completely.
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  2. says

    I love the paint color! If ya’ll lived in Florida you could slowly turn it into a Gator themed room. :)

    & I love, love, the mirror framed with pics. That is something I am going to have to try.

  3. says

    You are such a GREAT MOM for painting Landon’s room orange because he asked for it! And in the pictures it looks really well done.

    I LOVE the little Polaroid frames and the hanging solar system.
    Suzanne recently posted..29 Months

  4. says

    I love the orange planet room for a little boy! Don’t let anyone tell you different. The Polaroid frames are so cool and your old mirror photo collage looks perfect. Job well done dudette!

  5. says

    Shut. The. Front. Door….
    My son’s big boy room is painted the EXACT SAME COLOUR!!!
    People gasped when I told them what colour I was going to pain it.
    My husband even questioned my motives.
    But the paint?
    It’s glorious.
    We wanted a Detroit Tiger themed room so the walls are orange and everything else is shades of navy and white with a dash of light browns. It’s awesome. It’s not done yet.
    But I’m loving Landon’s room. See? Great minds think alike! Boom
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  6. says

    LOVE the bright orange! you are a BRAVE mama!! That mirror is a fantastic project!! You should link up with A Bowl Full of Lemons, or Tip Junkie!!
    Shan

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