My soon-to-be six year old no longer lives in a room of baby giraffes!
I went digging in my photos to find some from way back when and found these gems: (gotta love a flash and point and shoot camera. OUCH).
(Those dark brown curtains lasted about a week before I went with a lighter version but can’t seem to find any pics of those!)
Then the makeover began!
It was a lovely state in here while I painted over the Sherwin Williams Ivoire to SW Light French Grey…
And then we had just a sad little bed, and bare windows…
I made a headboard.
I fixed up that nightstand.
We (ok, my husband!) framed out the closet, the windows, and added shades.
I made a Superhero sign.
The hubs framed out a huge rectangle of chalkboard paint and I made a fun banner.
Some other little odds and ends and heeeere we are!
(I love that the letters that hung above his crib are still in here, above his closet now!)
I bought the superhero sheets and bedspread forever ago (both from Target), and luckily my boy still loves them. If he’s anything like his father, this superhero obsession ain’t going nowhere. 😉 (Batman mug from Marshall’s, desk lamp was a yard sale find, bean bag chair and rattan trunk from Target)
A friend of ours gave us a big box of comic books, so I thought it’d be cute and easy to make a clipboard wall – and my son can switch them out whenever he wants, which is kinda cool. (The metal N above his bed is from Hobby Lobby, grey lamp and grey pillow from Target, red and white striped pillow from Burlington, mini clock from a yard sale)
I had these IKEA spice racks that used to hold books in our playroom, but were just collecting dust now. I decided they’d be perfect to house some of his favorite books!
Speaking of IKEA, that’s also where I found this grey and white striped rug. Oh yeah, and for ONLY FIFTEEN DOLLARS?!! What the what?!
I picked up a few other fun accessories, like the EXIT arrow sign and the clock above his Superhero sign. (both from Hobby Lobby)
The mirror was an old black one my mom gave me – I painted it and sanded it to make it look old. And the hooks were from Marshall’s, but the hooks were brown and the wood was almost unfinished looking. The size was so perfect though, so I bought it, threw on some darker stain and painted the hooks black and now it works. Perfect for his robe (and capes – a superhero’s always gotta have some capes ready, am I right?).
I fell in love with this rustic metal container thing and had to have it – again, Hobby Lobby did not disappoint. It’s perfect on his desk for random stuff – like small toys, remote control cars, etc. That, and this adorable red truck were HUGE scores for his dresser top. (also from Hobby Lobby)
He was beyond obsessed with cars a couple years ago, (I would get him from his nap and there’d be 80 in his crib – no joke!), so I wanted to pay homage to those precious years by filling his matchbox cars inside the glass lamp. (from Marshall’s)
Other awesome finds were this…uh, book holder? Not sure what to call it! But it’s chippy and rustic and fabulous (and perfect for holding books!)
(from Hobby Lobby)
And I thought these knobs were too cute to pass up for his closet doors…
(from Hobby Lobby)
He’s still into his stuffed animals, so I found this burlap lined cutie at HomeGoods that’s just right for containing the madness:
I think that about wraps up the tour! The only thing we didn’t get to (YET!) is ripping out those awful 1960s baseboards and adding crown molding. You don’t even know how those baseboards pain me…but we’ll get to them sooner rather than later, I HOPE! If you have any questions that I didn’t answer, leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Hope you like it…I sure do. But what I love more is that even though the room has changed from these days…
…some things never will. 😉