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March 19, 2012

So back in February I mentioned that I was redoing my grandsons room and I am finally finished. :o)

When we puchased this home our grandson wasn't leaving <---(really? sheesh I can't spell today) LIVING with us at the time. But since he was going to be spending his summers with us, I let him pick out the decor. He saw the Noah's ark print at Kirkland's; that print started the whole animal theme to the room. Which was a good choice since this was also the guest room when he wasn't visiting. Unfortunately, this is the only picture I have of the room, all the others are on my pc that crashed.



Here is the room after they moved in: If you look in the bottom image you may see something familiar.....yes the entertainment cabinet that is now in the man cave used to be in his room. The little round table next to the futon will show up with a brand new look in a later post.




Now onto the present.
We pulled up all the carpeting and laid the Brazilian Cherry flooring ($175.00).  One wall was painted "Mountain Slate Blue" and the rest were left "Golden Crust".

Here is the room now: This room get plenty of sunshine during the day. It is perfect for a child.

The chair has changed since I took the photo. The shelf was in our room, the train was a Christmas present from a friend about 4 years ago. DH made the headboard back when he went from a crib to a big boy bed. The train night light was a giving to Devyn by my father and the rattle snake statue was a present from his uncle, this is the only piece of animal decor left in his room.


The pillow on the bed was made from a tablecloth and a graphic from The Graphics Fairy. The teddy bear 'Teddy' has been with my grandson since he was 6 months and boy does he look like it.........he has been washed so many times he is going bald! Personally, I think every little boy needs a 'Teddy'


The valance was made from the same tablecloth (can be seen in the first photo above). The subway art poster and the train photo was found at Hobby Lobby. The train prints are actually post cards that my father gave to my grandson. At the foot of his bed are Bugsy and Bogart. Since there cage is so big and has wheels we keep them on the floor. There is a towel placed under the cage so the food they kick out of the cage stays there and not all over the room. The refurbished dresser/hutch, which you can read about here holds several train books/encyclopedias, an antique lantern and the railroad lantern my grandfather used. His Wii/games, Harry Potter books (he is a big fan and so am I), a little cd player (he loves music) and other personal items. The four small drawer hold controllers for the gaming system, movies, etc. Each basket has a label (lego's, cars, trains, etc) so he can put his toys back in there proper place. Larger toys are in storage container hidden under the bed. Wondering where his pj's, socks, etc are? In the closet. On the other side is a basket holding several stuffed animals and toys that my grandson sleeps with every night. And since baseball practice started Saturday, his glove, bat,etc is propped up in the corner next to the basket.


Behind the door is a "Transformer" name poster and a mirror turned into a chalkboard/chore list. I painted the frame the same color blue as the wall.


Here is the room again:

Hope you enjoyed. 





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18 comments

  1. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! very very nice touches you added to the room!

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  2. What a beautiful room....love the Mountain slate blue color. I'm going to write this color down. I think it's what I want for my master bath. Love the black furniture....all of the colors work so well together!

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  3. looks fabulous!! love the color..but my all time favorite thing about this room is the chore list!!!

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  4. Looks great. I really like the shelf over the bed. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Hi Tina, I really like the room, it looks really inviting. Those baskets in the entertainment center look so nice and neat. I like the use of your blue accents.

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  6. Hi tina...those floors are amazing! thank you so much for sharing at the newbie party.http://debbie-debbiedoos.com/

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  7. Thanks for sharing this cool room redo!!

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  8. Hi Tina,
    I know he has to be over the moon with it! Perfect for a "big boy". Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us. (Did you say flooring for 175.00?!) Great!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  9. Great makeover, Tina! I love the decor. The floors are gorgeous and so is the wall color!

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  10. Hi Tina, I love the bedroom reveal. That shelf is so pretty and perfect to display that charming train!

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  11. Nice makeover...I'm sure your grandson is going to enjoy it! Thanks for sharing a at the Rock 'N Share!

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  12. Very sweet room!!
    Love the trains. You have inspired me to paint my sons grass green hutch black. :D

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  13. I love the color scheme you chose -- the floors with the linens and that wall color are perfect!

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  14. Perfect for a boy!! I love all the details you put into the room. And your flooring is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

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  15. What a great room! Love everything about it ... Especially that wall shelving unit with the TV tucked inside.

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  16. Looks great! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  17. Hello Tina, this is so charming! I can't wait to have grandchildren! I love the contrast of the blue with the flooring. The pillow, bald teddy and headboard are so sweet - just love it all! Lovingly thought out! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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