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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. Love this Nautical Theme!!! I will definitely have to save this one in case we have a boy of our own one day! :)
    Visiting from “Happy Hour”

  2. SOOO cute! I love it! My husband always wanted a nautical room if we had a boy. ;-) The locker and crates hanging are fabulous. Another great room makeover!! :-)

  3. Just darling. You inspired me to finally finish Gage’s room so I’ll be posting this week. I actually went from nautical to baseball as per requested by my child but I still love the nautical. When they get older they start to form opinions…..

  4. Completely obsessed, Kelly! It’s such a beautiful room ehhmm I mean cool :)

    1. Hi Marty, sorry I missed your party – my computer was down last week, I’ll try to stop by this week! Thanks :)

  5. Kelly this is AMAZING!!! Seriously one of my all-time favorite kids rooms ever! It is definitely a space that he can grow into and you did such an incredible job. Well done!

  6. I love it! Can’t wait for my little guy to get out of the crib as well. Oh and the hat rack rocks! Great job, thanks for sharing

  7. His room is adorable!!! I am working on a very, very similar style for my little guy. Wondering where you found the floor lamp? Great job and great pictures, thanks for taking the time to share!

  8. Your little guy is so fortunate to have a mom who puts so much love into creating such a wonderful room for him! So many great details. It’s really fantastic, Kelly!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

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