Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Braden's Big Boy Room

I've had a few people ask me if I plan to keep the jungle theme in Braden's room. In light of his love of Thomas, I have decided to mainly do a Thomas room for him. I found the toddler bed on Kijiji a long time ago and snarfed it up because it was only $50, mattress included. My mom's friend bought him Thomas toddler bedding in the States for $30, that kind of thing is unheard of and unavailable in Canada - so I'm very thankful for friends of friends who travel to the States!

Today Braden was very excited to see that I had Thomas "steekers" (decals) for his walls above around his bed! So he helped me with that and really enjoyed it!
Braden's Big Boy Room
 Braden's Big Boy Room
Braden's Big Boy Room
Braden's Big Boy Room
Braden's Big Boy Room
Braden's Big Boy Room
I just ordered 2 Thomas valances off of Etsy, but instead of doing all Thomas, I'm doing a "mutt" room for him. I'm keeping his jungle decals on the wall and I will keep an "ode to his nursery" on that side of the room. Other than that, all my Zoofari nursery items will be gone! I ordered these prints off Etsy:
And even though Braden doesn't know of Star Wars yet, you have to start them young and how could I resist getting him these ADORABLE prints, also from Etsy? I've been coveting them for over a year!
I would have loved to get all 8, but I chose 4 because of the price. I chose Luke, Chewie, Yoda, & R2! I'm trying to find some Thomas prints, but it's just not really working out for me! The ones on Etsy are too expensive, maybe I'll have to just print some and frame them myself? But maybe the decals are enough? His room just seems so BIG without his crib in in, we have 10' walls so I feel the need to FILL his room....but maybe less is more? Once I take down the wooden animals off his wall it's going to seem so bare! The only thing I can think of his hanging this from the ceiling and putting his stuffies in it:
What do you think? I'm not sure...can't decide! Anywho here's a few more pictures from today of my "big boy".
Braden's Big Boy Room
Braden's Big Boy Room
Braden's Big Boy Room
Oh...and just this happened today:
Braden is having his first nap in his toddler bed as I blog this!!!
Sarah

10 comments:

  1. I love his room so far. I haven't been able to do decals because our walls are textured but my daughter would love them. The star wars prints makes me want a boy! Super cute :)

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    1. Oh thanks so much, Heather! I love decals because they are easily removable, well the Thomas ones anyway, the jungle ones are the more expensive vinyl. LOVE the Star Wars prints!

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  2. I liked this post because I STILL don't know what to do with Luke's room! I'm scared to put decals up because everyone tells me they rip the paint off. I literally have nothing on his walls & they look so bare. I'd like to do a border at the top of the walls... but I'm not sure what. I think if u also did a border it would make the walls seem less tall. Or a hammock type thing in one of the corners with stuffier in it. That's on my list if I can find one

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I think that wall paper borders are too "permanent" and I don't want to deal with the fuss and muss of taking it down one day, but it is a good idea to make the walls seem less tall, that's for sure! Luke is old enough he can probably pick what he wants now!

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  3. We never changed B's room...I probably should because it is pretty babyish...lol! Yay for him napping in the big boy bed!!

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    1. Hey, as long as he's not complaining you might as well wait until he's old enough to tell you what he wants!

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  4. OMG! I cannot let my husband see those star wars prints! He would want all eight for Colson's room! :oP

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  5. Love that your mixing it p in his room. must get those star wars prints for our playroom. Xander and daddy would love them!

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    1. Yeah I hope that it doesn't look silly having a bunch of different stuff, but we'll figure it out!

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