We’ve been exploring our new neighborhood. The boys recently discovered a huge pile of dirt. We’ve been having fun digging into the ground and looking around to find earth’s smallest treasures.
Welcome to Landon & Brigham’s playroom!
As you can see it’s still not entirely finished. I want to make a cute cushion for the big toy box to create a neat little reading nook. I also tried to buy red tie-up curtains the other day but they looked awful. I’ve decided that we need red Roman shades instead. It has a big walk-in closet, which we use to store DVDs and soon-to-be my craft and sewing stuff.
So what do you think? I know I could have painted but I didn’t want to paint again. Simple as that. Maybe someday, eh?
Don’t forget to check out Landon’s room reveal too!
When we finally moved to our new house Brigham’s room was going to be the first one I tackled. I tapped my fingers waiting for some sort of inspiration. But every time I thought about it I came up completely confused. So I decorated Landon’s room first because, well, he was able to tell me what he wanted. Much easier. I think the main reason I kept getting stuck is because this isn’t a nursery and it’s not a big boy room either. It’s an in between room. It can’t be too babyish but it still includes a crib. See, my problems are big and important.
Then the other day I got an email from my favorite kid store ever, Land of Nod. It included a new piece of artwork. A ship with the word “ahoy” on it. And the idea for Brigham’s room was born.
Yes, there will be a theme. Pirates/Ships/Nautical/Sea/Americana/whatever-you-want-to-call-it. There will be red and navy and white and the walls will be a cool shade of gray as if Brigham were out to sea on an overcast day. See what I mean? The decorating clouds parted and I was pinning the crap out of awesome stuff. I am so excited now. I hope it doesn’t take three months to finish his room like the last one did!
I adore these prints too from esty seller Jennasue Design Co.
She also makes this one, which is just so cute I might cry. And also true since we live in Missouri.
Other Decor Ideas:
I want one of these to put above Brigham’s dresser. I can’t remember what they’re called (anyone? bueller?). I found one on Craigslist that was perfect but the lady wanted me to buy an old dresser with it. COME ON, woman! But she wouldn’t budge. No worries, I will find one.
I swear I am going to pull my never-used sewing machine out of its box and go to town. I want to make pillows and a crib skirt and curtains. I feel like I’m being unrealistic. But I’m on a strict budget for this room. So I have to be crafty or it won’t get done.
I’d like to make some pillow covers . . . it can’t be that difficult, right?
For bedding, I haven’t really settled on it yet. I don’t want to spend a large amount of money on crib bedding because he’ll probably transition to a toddler bed in a year (don’t get me started. I am mad at time). So if you have any ideas throw ‘em out.
I do kind of like this though. Especially the crib skirt. Only with my baby on the floor and not that baby. It’s from Pottery Barn Kids but how hard can it be to make a crib skirt? I mean, if you’re not me.
The best part of the whole room? I mean, besides the little boy who will sleep in it? Is this chair. I fell in love with it on pinterest. I think it would look perfect in his room. But I can’t afford a chair upholstered in Ralph Lauren fabric. Sorry, Ralph.
So let me introduce you to the best thing I’ve ever found on Craiglist . . .
This chair was free. Yep, free. He had it listed for $10 but when I called he told me that it would be setting outside his house and to take it if I liked it. Holy cow! I know it looks rough. That’s because it is. But like so many other bloggers I am going to turn someone’s trash into my treasure! It has really good bones. Now I just need to sand, repaint and figure out how to tear out those hideous cushions and make new ones. I want to upholster them with something similar to the striped canvas material pictured above. I think this youtube tutorial might help me.
So what do you guys think? I think it’s really cute. Seriously, if you have any other ideas put them in the comments. I would really love to hear what you think. But I think Brigham will love to sail off to bed in his new room =)