The Big Reveal

I’ve been going on and on about this Big Boy Room for my youngest son Kristian and the time has now come to reveal the finished product. I went with a nautical/beach theme. I spent much time on the details of the room, which was pretty time consuming. I made the choice to make majority of the accessories that would decorate the room…thank you Pinterest. This way I was able to customize the colors and create new pieces of “artwork” that would contribute to the personal aspect of the room. So, without further adieu….



These pictures have given you an overall idea of the look of the room. Now, let’s take a detailed tour…


Of course we began with the paint. It all started with the neck breaking task of painting the ceiling, because it was a “sky” for the nursery…worse idea ever! I decided to try my hand at stripes and it turned out pretty nice, if I may say so myself. (I found the greatest technique of painting stripes on textured walls that I will soon share with you.) We went with Smokey Blue (grayish blue) and Breaker (a mix of blue and gray with white). With the help of my wonderful hubby we added a chair rail around the perimeter of the room.


As you walk in the door this is your first view, the bed. I went with a red, white, and blue color scheme throughout the room with some color pops here and there. This seemed to be great timing since the Fourth of July was a couple of weeks back and I found quite a few things on clearance. For instance, the throw pillow….$4.99 at Ross….SCORE! As far as the paddle collage on the wall…I can’t take credit for that. I found that idea on Pinterest, but of course I put my own twist on it by adding the ship steering wheel. ¬†Then above the bed head you will notice a wooden letter ‘K’. I kinda of went crazy with stripes after painting the walls so I did the same on the letter and added a little embellishment to it.


I chose to go with red curtains because I wanted them to stand out. You will see below that I didn’t go the traditional route with the tie backs. I bought some nylon rope from ¬†Lowes along with a pair of cleats and “anchored” them to the wall as a boat would be. Clever, right? Another idea from Pinterest. I then spruced up the window a little more with a burlap banner, which I will have tutorial on soon.


We then turn to the right. Here you will find the “nook” equipped with a big beanbag an all.


If you take a closer look you will notice the frames on the wall, the nautical flags above the closet, and the lanterns hung from the ceiling in the corner….all made by ME! Of course, tutorials will be coming soon. Below you will get a more detailed look at each piece. Some of them are easy to figure out on your own.



Lastly, we probably have the most important side of the room….the TV wall, enhanced with canvas paintings, corner shelves with all sorts of decor, and the cutest wall hooks ever! Take a closer look…


There you have it…the Big Boy Room! This is pretty much how I spent majority of my Summer Vacation, and after looking at the finished product it was well spent. My Little Man loves it! He stays in there for long lengths of time and consistently tells me how much he loves his new room.

P.S. Remember to be on the look out for all of the tutorials here and on Pinterest.

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One Response to The Big Reveal

  1. Erika says:

    I… LOVE…THE… ROOM! You did an amazing job! :)