I wanted CJ to have a fun, colorful room. I tend to err on the side of boring and I tried to break out of my shell this time. I love polka dots but I was afraid they might be too girly. Big CJ stepped in and said, "Hey listen, he's 3. If you want polka dots, do polka dots, just be sure they aren't pink." Words of wisdom.
I fell in love with the whimsical-ness of these fabrics and I loved the stripes and polka dots together.
I wanted prints that we could change themes easily... I'd seen an adorable quilt at PotteryBarn that had race-cars on it, but I decided that perhaps we'd be better off with the bedding being a non-theme print, meaning when he decides he likes something other than trucks and cars we can just change out the throw pillows. The walls are a really subtle blue, Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams (my kitchen is also this color) and they actually photograph a tad lighter than they are. I made the duvet and used a full sheet from Target for the underside to cut my cost a bit (the polka dot fabric was a little pricey). I made the curtains out of inexpensive brown fabric from JoAnn Fabrics, just a simple square with red ribbon trim.
The print below is from B at Mod Memento; it's probably my favorite thing in the room. I love it so much because I feel like the words really capture CJ at this precious time in his life.. I covered the matte in some linen that I had left over from a different project (another tip I got from B's blog:) CJ's name is almost the exact color of the walls. Love it!
The print above is from Pretty Smitten. I loved it because my Nana used to sing that song to me and I've sung it to my sweet little guys a million times.
I used his old lamp, spray painted the stem brown, and covered the lampshade in leftover fabric. I also made the initial plaques above his bed. I painted the wooden plaques brown, then taped and painted stripes on the letters, and hot glued them on.
Well there you have it! Not earth-shattering I know, but a room that my little guy seems to be having fun with. Oops, I almost forgot-- I painted his bookcase red for some pizazz and also made a hanger with supplies from Michaels:)
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