Monday, February 20, 2012

Elements of "Little Man's" Room ...

Happy Monday ... hoping for better weather today than we had yesterday, for sure! 

I thought I'd share Jax's room today, even though this room is barely used.  When we transitioned his nursery into a *little boy* room (*sigh*) a few years ago, I knew I wanted to do it in a colorful sports theme. 

Handsome, classic sports bedding from PB Kids became my starting point, along with a white simple down comforter (from JCP):

That led to adding vibrant art (from Home Goods):

Soft sports balls cradled in a sports net (also from PB Kids):

Fun, vintage art (from Land of Nod):

and, a little spot to "READ" (book rack from PB holds just a few of his many books ... vinyl words made by a friend, and the NY bench a gift from his Aunt):

I then added little embellishments, like memories of Disney:

A fish tank that, okay, sits empty, waiting for "Otto" to come back visiting his friends in the ocean.  (Yes, I'm *that* Mom who still doesn't have the heart to tell her son that his fishie died ... a YEAR ago!):

Cute sports lamps from Target ... love the whistle pull:

Mailbox numbers from Lowe's (already with adhesive on the back) to embellish his dresser drawers:

A coat rack, placed low, to serve as an easy spot to hang little hats and medals:

And, of course, Jax had to add something, too ... his handcrafted T-Rex to scare away the "yucky monsters!"

All of these elements come together to create his *2x2* space.  Paint colors:  SW Blonde and SW Rain (accent wall).  Roman shade also from PB Kids:

Shelves from Lowe's:

Now, it's time that I give his playroom a tad bit of a makeover ... graduating from *little boy* to *big* little boy.  I'm going to retire the vibrant primary colors and use a softer palette of navy blue, tan and white.  Imagine my excitement to have recently found these at Good Will ... two 80" valances, matching pillow and three bedshams, complete with Dillard's tags ... ALL for only $11.  Score!  I can't wait to get started!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

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Heather's Stitches said... Reply To This Comment

Great Score at Goodwill! I Love that color scheme and can't wait to see the finished pics!

Debbiedoo's said... Reply To This Comment

It's going to be great. I just did my teenagers room, and I am officially finished until he is off to college. So many transitions little boys go through. Jack I suppose is next, although his room is not little kiddish except for the legos all over the place. Have fun Becca.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, his room is so cute and I love the precious pictures of him with the tiger make up on.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... Reply To This Comment

How cute, Becca! Wait until he's a teen and wants to do a more "grown up" room. Part of me hated doing that room makeover! I'm also doing a bedroom this month ~ my granddaughter's room in their new house. Just got the painting done and this week I'm picking up all those other little pretties to get it finished.

At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

I just love his room Becca and think adding those numbers to the dresser was so clever! I've been updating my son's room a bit but it always makes me a little sad to be growing up his spaces you know? :-( I can't wait to see what you end up doing with the playroom and I think you scored big time with those GW finds!

Deserae said... Reply To This Comment

What a cute all the colors! Can't wait to see the new room :o)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, what a great room! I have two girls so I didn't get the "boy" experience! I'm living vicariously through you. The fishie story cracked me up!! Only you!

Brooke said... Reply To This Comment

What a cute room!! I love how you decorated it! I also love where you're going with the new look. What an awesome find!!

CAS said... Reply To This Comment

Jax's room is wonderful, & you've done such a great job of pulling all his favorites together. That's an amazing score at GW! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Savvy Seasons said... Reply To This Comment

What a fabulous boys room. You have so many wonderful elements running through it. I love the dresser with the numbers on it. The artwork and the "read" zone is adorable. You've done a fantastic job! I can't wait to see the playroom. You certainly did score at Good Will. Have fun decorating and thanks for sharing, it's always an adventure. =)

xoxo ~Liz

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said... Reply To This Comment

What a cute bedroom Becca, it looks like a page right out of PB kids! Your son is a sweetie, LOVE the pics of him from Disney.

Linda@Coastal Charm said... Reply To This Comment

What a cute the roman shade and the bedding. I got my gift card...can't wait to go shopping...thanks again.


Pam - diy Design Fanatic said... Reply To This Comment

His room is so cute, especially the photos of him. Adorable! I love the numbers on the dresser!

Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

You really did score at GW! The colors are great and will look awesome in his room. I have to say his current decor is wonderful but I so understand the changes due to the age(s) as they grow. Can't wait to see the final!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said... Reply To This Comment

I love what you have done to your son's room...I am sure he loves it too!...I love the numbers you used for his dresser..great idea to use the mailbox numbers! Can't wait to see what you do to the playroom..great find!!