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Sneak Peak: Big Boy Room

October 26, 2012
by Kelly

I know that it’s been pretty darn quiet around here lately, and it probably seems like I’ve dropped of the face of the earth. But the truth is that between working on all our house projects, chasing my toddler around or trying to get him to nap, and doing my best to squeeze in precious sleep for myself whenever I can, I just haven’t found the time (or energy!) to blog. So I apologize. But I thought I’d pop in today to share a little sneak peak of the state of the Big Boy room—which our little man has been in for almost 3 weeks already!

In the space, we painted the walls with tone-on-tone stripes. Painted the ceiling. Painted out the illusion of crown molding. Installed new electrical and a ceiling fan. And installed new base and window trim.

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I had every intention of refinishing the campaign dresser I found to use in the little man’s big boy room. I even bought the paint. But lack of time and energy resulted in the decision to just use the dresser we had picked up awhile back from Ikea. I’d love it to be a slightly darker blue. And I’d love to change out the hardware. But for now, it works.

We pillaged a few things from the nursery to make the big boy room have a hint of familiarity to make the transition for the little man a bit easier. We took both the bookcase and the nightstand, along with all the books, toys and one of the lamps. I’m not sure we’ll keep those items in the room, but until I figure out alternatives, the nursery will be fine without.

There is still quite a bit to do. Touch ups to make. Trim to finish. Real window treatments to install. Art and accessories to select. And quite a few things other things yet to figure out and purchase. But the transformation from what it used to look like, is coming along. Here is a side-by-side comparison for you:

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And while I might not be ready to call the space done, I’m ecstatic that we finally have the little man in his big boy room and have the nursery is now freed up for his little brother’s impending arrival. The rest of the details will just have to happen as they happen. And I think I’m actually feeling okay about that. Or at least content in the fact that the little man seems to love his new room. And to be honest, the hubs and I kind of love it too. We might even be a bit jealous…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Phyllis permalink
    October 26, 2012 6:59 pm

    Kelly, it looks great! Love the stripes on the wall.

  2. October 29, 2012 8:01 am

    Beautiful!

  3. alex f. permalink
    November 14, 2012 9:09 am

    super good

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