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Monday, January 24, 2011

My Happy Place!

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Welcome to little man's play room a/k/a my "happy place!"  At any time when Jax isn't at pre-school, you can find him in here creating, playing games, watching Nick, Jr., singing karaoke, jamming on his light up drums, *reading* books and knocking out puzzle after puzzle. 

And, while I LURVE this room ... I want to update it just a bit as my kiddo is turning 5 next month! ((*Heavy sigh*)) It doesn't really have a theme in here ... sports mixed in with beachy scenes ... mixed in with superheroes, etc. SOOO, I'm going to be making a few simple changes in here ... make it a bit more big boy-ish?? But, before I do, I thought I'd show you around a bit (click on pics to enlarge):

Above the sofa is a red bookshelf and honey stained shelf (both from PB Kids) and my most FAVORITE piece of art *ever* is sandwiched in between. I created and ordered Jax's "Warhol-like" print from allpopart.com a few years ago. He was about 1 1/2 when this picture was taken.  I'm going to be very sad when it comes time to *retire* it from this spot ... however, I'll find another place for it.


Like in our great room, I recently added a shag rug in here, too!  It's so soft on little piggies (and, not to mention ... hides all kinds of crumbled up cheez-its, goldfish, play-doh, etc., quite well)!  lol.


His bookcases are from Land of Nod.  They've taken a lot of wear and tear over the past few years, but have held up wonderfully.  I'd really like to wall mount a larger TV in here for him.  We'll see.


Spiderman got his backpack on and is trying to escape, leaving all of the other superheros behind in their designated blue bin:


Behind every sports lamp is the green Hulk, don'tcha know?:


Scribbled on part of the molding around the closet is a chart of Jax's growth ... he sure did "sprout" from October to January, wow!  I'm almost 5'3", and he comes up to my chest already.  Yikes ... he's going to be taller than me before he's 7:


A leggo creation:


Oversized wall pencil from PB Kids: 


And, while the changes I plan on making are quite minimal, there is one thing that not be removed as it will apply to him for years to come.  LOL:


Before you go, it's only fair that I share a funny picture of Jax ... he found the wig from my husband's Halloween costume ("The Situation" from Jersey Shore) and loved dancing around in it!  LOL.  


Thanks for stopping by.  I'm off to mingle.  Come on over to these talented and fabulous blogs!

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Becca



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23 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

That is one precious room! My nephews would all be in heaven. Love it Becca. **Smiles*

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

O.K. where have I been. I didn't know you had a five year old! He is so cute and his room is adorable. I don't know what you want to change.

red.neck chic said...

Oh - I LOVE THIS!!! The quote on the wall is fantastic! He won't outgrow it - I know this... mine is 16. LOL

;-D robelyn

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Very cute play room I cant wait to see what you do with it. It will be FAB Im sure! :)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Wow! That is an awesome room room already! I cannot wait to see the big boy changes. I love that painting of him too, very cool!

Erin said...

I love this room! Looks like a fun place to be and is way cute too. I love the quote on the wall. My son has this in his room too.

Vanessa@Southern In My Heart said...

Oh my goodness Becca! Our boys have the same PJ's! Target? :-) I so love that room and I cannot wait to see what you do with it. I'm looking for some inspiration as our playroom is in need of some "growing up"...but only a little...I'm not ready for it or my kiddos to grow all the way up! We are wanting to do a wall mounted TV in ours too. Can't wait to see what you have to show us next! Oh, and Jax is adorable with that perfect little mischief twinkle in his eye. :-)
Vanessa

Here On Crow Creek said...

Arent boys wonderful!! My son is 18 and Im still decorating his room(with his approval of course). lol

Liz said...

Hi Becca,
What a wonderful spcae, I love it! Jax is so lucky to have a mommy like you. I love the saying above the closet...ADORABLE!! It's pictures like this that make me wish I also had a boy. I love girl's, but a little guy would be so fun to have running around the house. The picture of Jax with the wig on is too cute.

I can't wait to see what you come up with.

XOXO ~Liz

P.S. Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my topiary post. Luv ya! =)

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

How adorable...the room and the boy;)! Love love love the painting!

Judy said...

My grandson is also a Jackson! Can you share where you got the "Boy" vinyl lettering...I think it would be great to use in "my" Jackson's room!

Hugs!
Judy

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh Becca, little boys ROCK let me say that first:) Secondly I love that art above the couch, that I would never change..it's fantastic and colorful.

melismama said...

Nice space to work with. I am sure you will make it great!

Mari said...

HELLO BECCA~WHAT A GREAT SPACE FOR YOUR LITTLE BEAUTIFUL BOY :)
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE SMALL CHANGES THAT WILL BE TAKING PLACE IN THE ROOM :)

XOX~MARI

Dear Sweet Home said...

Hey Becca! The room already looks great...so, I know it will turn out awesome! What a lucky little guy to have such a great play room! And, the quote...perfect! I may have to copy that for my little guys room!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a cute playroom Becca!Such a wonderful place for your son and you to hang out and play!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I remember the days when I had to modify the bedrooms as the kids grew. It is a little sad, but necessary! I am sure the new room will be just a nice and perfect for him!

the cape on the corner said...

i just love how bright and fun it is! absolutely seems like a happy place!

Traci said...

Becca, it's really a great room. I can't wait to see what sort of spin you put on it. BTW - LOVE the Boy sign!

Gail said...

Becca, now I can't wait to see what else you could possibly do with this playroom because it is already adorable.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

laxsupermom said...

What a fun space! Your little Jax is so adorable, too! I can't wait to see what you have in mind to update what's already an adorable space.

Theresa said...

I love his little playroom, it looks like a fun, comfortable place to be a kid. I love how you have a couch and tv in there for him, usually when I think of playrooms all I think of is wall to wall toys. I really do love how you have it set up. I just may have to refresh my playroom. The wheels in my head are already turning! Thank you so much for sharing, I can't wait to see the changes you are going to make!

Vanessa said...

Hey girl! Just comin' back by to say thanks for linking this already adorable room to the party this week. I can't wait to see what you end up doing to this perfectly adorable space! :-)
Vanessa