Tuesday, November 26, 2013

a big boy room for Everett

Everett moved into his big boy room LAST August. Yeah, like a year and a half ago. I had Graham soon after and his room went on the back burner. Both boys were sick and contagious this week, so I was finally able to complete the last few projects. I made the Emerson quote sign and strung the garland and called this bad boy done.

Starting out, I knew that I wanted the room to be a light gray with navy and white and pops of red added in. I didn't want anything too theme-y but I did want to include lots of dog things since Everett loves them. Any and all dogs: he wants to pet them, say hello, and is constantly playing with ours. So, that was my jumping off point. I brainstormed a lot and made a Pinterest board devoted to his big boy room.

The biggest project by far (and the cause for the delay) was the dog sign on the wall. In the end though, it's also my favorite part of his room. I love when something I envision actually becomes a reality. The other awesome piece is the chevron quilt that my mom made. It's perfect!

It took a year and a half, but I love this room. I love the personal stuff like my favorite picture of Everett and I when he was little and his bed that I painted white. It's a bed that I slept in growing up and so did my sisters and so did my dad. I love the chevron, polka dots, dogs, and initials. I love the signs I made, because I made them for Everett. I love the quilt and curtain that my mom made. And best of all, I love that Everett loves it just as much as I do.

Source list:
Bed- family hand me down
dresser- Ikea
chair- Pottery Barn Kids
lamps- Homegoods
toy/book baskets- Target
number art- Homegoods
dog hooks- Ikea
dog bank- Amazon
scripture art - etsy (Fancy that design house)
dog sign/emerson quote sign - DIY
polka dot pillow - CB2
red letters- Michaels (spray painted)
red garland - DIY (wool balls from the felt pod)


Joye Neff and Nicky "BG #38330" said...

Love Everette's room. What a very special bed for him, too.

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Meg G said...

I love it, Kristen! What a good, creative job! Xo

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

you did super :) it's so beautiful and cleannnnnn! I love those big baskets. Perfection.

Sharon M. said...

Hi Kristen! Coming over from Deme's blog. I love Everette's room! The color combo is what I'm going to be using in my daughter's room (when I ever get around to redoing it). I especially love the dog silhouette. So cute!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This dog sign is amazing. Stopping over from Ten June's. Totally pinning it. My son's room is in navy/grey with a pop of red. It's such a classic combo and everything you did in here is so well-done.