Nautical Big Boy Room Reveal
The day has finally come! Little man’s nautical big boy room is done. So, quick like a bunny, I snapped photos while it
was is in pristine condition before it becomes messy, smelly little boy land littered with dump trucks, and race cars.
I kept the nautical vibe his room had before, but now he has an exciting big boy bed with fun bedding instead of a boring old crib.
Coincidentally, after a fall out of the aforementioned exciting big boy bed last week, complete with a trip to the ER and a mild concussion, this mom is missing the safety of the boring old crib…except for the fact that he could climb out of the crib, making it sooo not safe either…
Basically, the kid needs to stop giving me a heart attack. I almost gave the entire room a bubble wrapped makeover…don’t worry – thanks to Pinterest and a few strategically placed pool noodles tucked under his sheets – he is now snug as a bug in a rug.
Remember my hand carved wall art? I hung it over here in his little reading nook.
I wanted some extra storage and a place to display his favorite books, so I hung these crates on the wall (just screwed them into the studs). And, yes, his dinosaur rain boots are stinking adorable, and I want a pair for myself.
I love this locker I found at one of my favorite vintage stores and gave it a little spray paint makeover. Right now, it holds diapers, wipes and socks, but some day when we conquer the potty training thing it will hold his clothes.
Little man likes to accessorize so he needed a place to hang his hat collection. Although, the only hat he will wear is his beloved “moto -cyca” baseball cap…
Love this kid :)
I will be sharing a few DIY projects from his room later in the week, but I’ll quick share some of my shopping sources –
Comforter, plaid pillow -Pottery Barn Kids
Wall flags, life guard pillow, striped pillow case – Land of Nod
Bed – Ikea (although more on that soon, it wasn’t originally navy)
You can see the DIY tutorial on his rope lamp here.
I better get back to bubble wrapping, or look into sticking him into one of those bubble boy contraptions…maybe just trade in the baseball hat for a football helmet?
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Super cute decor! You did a fabulous job!
Thank you so much Latrecia!!
Thanks so much!!
You are so stinkin’ creative!! Love it!!! Hugs! Claire
Oh please, back at you!
Amazing as always!!!! I love everything you do Kelly! The nautical theme is super cute and I love the wall!
Thanks so much Taryn, that means a lot coming from you!!
Hi s new room is FABULOUS and will grow with him (I know this…I’m almost “finished” raising two guys of my own). ..The idea of pool noodles under the sheets is also PERFECT! I’m storing that one away until there are some “small children” in my life in the FAR distant future (since I’m still raising my “men”). xo
Thanks Kimberly, I can’t take credit I saw it on Pinterest, but I couldn’t find the original source to share – hate when that happens!
It looks great, very stylish and sweet but totally “boy” too. We had a major head smack last week too, no concussion (well…I don’t think…), but good gracious there was a lot of blood. Esp love the hat rack!
These kids need to quit giving us gray hairs…for real :)
Adorable room! Love it!
Thanks so much Deanna, he loves being in his big boy bed :)
OH I LOVE this!! and that whale wall art is killer! Such a great nautical room!!
cute cute. I love it. Is that a PB jute trimmed pillow that you stenciled with stars?
Good eye Laura, DIY coming soon…well soonish, I have to get my act together!
*clap clap clap!!!!!* LOVE IT!
Fist bump :) thanks Jennifer!
It looks A M A Z I N G ….XO
Thanks sweet friend, loving seeing all your beautiful artwork lately :)
wow, this belongs in a magazine..beautiful pictures
Wow, thanks so much Christine, I have really been working on my photography!
Love the room!! Did you use MDF board for the wall? I’m trying to figure out how to do a wall like that in our guest room
Yes Molly it’s MDF! If you click on the link in the post where I talk about his old room, I share the info on his plank wall.
LOVE the room! I’ve been moving things around in the house and I find your blog so…..inspiring. you are one talented young lady!
Thanks so much, you totally made my day :)
I thought this was great Kelly! So much so that I featured it on my fb page. It looks fabulous. I love everything you have done!!
Thanks for sharing Courtney :)
Love it! So cute and boyish! :)
What a great nautical themed room! Love every aspect! He’s one lucky boy!
Thanks Leslie! I have so much fun with kids rooms.
Love the room makeover !!!
Thanks Bev! Glad I finally finished everything :)
Could you explain your comment re: the pool noodles under the sheet for safety . . . we are dealing with similar issues with a toddler climbing our of the crib, and we are well on our way to converting to a “big girl bed!” The room is amazing!
Hi sure, I can’t take credit it for it – it was on Pinterest but I couldn’t find the original source so I couldn’t share it – take one of the thicker pool noodles and stick it under the fitted sheet. It forms a nice little barrier on the edge of the bed!
I did this over 5 years ago for my oldest and I had seen the idea in a magazine. It is the BEST thing ever and it really works! Both my kids slept in new big beds with this and we did not have any fall outs! Family and friends have used it as well. Good Luck and I hope you have no more trips to the ED (at least for this!)
so far so good :)
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