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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.

A living room with a bed and a window


Nautical Boy Bedding - www.thelilypadcottage.com

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…

Big Boy Nautical Room - thelilypadcottage

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.

Reading Nook - www.thelilypadcottage.com

Remember my hand carved wall art? I hung it over here in his little reading nook.

Crate Shelves - www.thelilypadcottage.com

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.

Big Boy Room

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.

Nautical Hat Rack - thelilypadcottage

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…

A small child sitting on a bed

Love this kid :)

Throw pillows

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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  1. 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

    1. 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!

  2. 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

    1. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. Kelly,

    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!

    1. 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!

      1. 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!)

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