It has taken me a while to get to this post, even though Sam's room has been completed for a month or so now. But I'm so excited to show it to you. Sam now has an official "big boy" room - I guess? - even though I still hesitate to call it that. But since he is out of his crib now I guess I have no choice, right? And would you believe this is the only room in the entire house that was painted this EXACT color shortly after we moved in (with no kids) and has STAYED this color ever since? Go me. (The color is Disney's Blue Balloon; and Home Depot can mix it for you even though they technically no longer carry the Disney paint. Walmart does have a Disney line of paint but I think they've changed the names of some of these colors.) So anyway, the walls stayed the same as did our basic color scheme of black, white, and primary colors. The picture to the right is what you'll see as you are walking in. I'm considering re-hanging his nursery curtains instead of the Ikea pendant ones, just to bring in more of the black and white scheme, but haven't decided yet.
And here is the rest of the room!
This was his old changing table (well, Mary Ella's actually) that we now use as just a dresser. I painted the knobs red. The canvases above the dresser used to spell out his name. I just painted over the letters with the royal blue paint and then added some robots (also painted.) They remind me of Johnny 5; if you've ever seen the movie "Short Circuit" you can appreciate that. Love that movie.
Here's his itty bitty bed. It's perfect for him. The bed was a $25 Craigslist find; it was light colored wood. I primed it with Zinsser primer (water based) and then painted it with a latex royal blue paint from Home Depot (can't remember exact color but I will add it if I can find the can.)
His friend Gage agrees that big boys beds are the bomb diggity. Here they are giving each other knuckles, or a 'boom' as Sam calls it.
Aren't they so cute??
I love this little corner of the room. I also plan on removing those tissue puffs.
And here you can see the doors that go to their bathroom and back to the hall. And another red shelf (shelves are all from the unfinished wood section at Hobby Lobby; just painted them with regular ol' acrylic paint.)
These robot drawings are by my nephew Brooks (in 2011) and Sambo.
Of course I drew Sam's and then helped him color it.
My awesome friend Tesney knew my obsession with robots and found these on clearance at her local Target after Christmas. They are technically Christmas ornaments but I felt like they would work in the room. And who doesn't love a robot bunting?
On the shelf are just a few keepsake items (i.e. breakables) and a few more robot friends.
And speaking of robot friends, I found every single robot you see in this room at a thrift store.
This is definitely one of my favorite pieces. I saw this print on Etsy in pastel colors (I guess for a nursery) and decided to recreate it using our color scheme. I love it because these are things we say with Sam and of course I love the Buzz Lightyear reference from Toy Story.
A few more robot friends on the shelves.
This red shelf with the ball feet is from Ikea and I love it.
I love how all the bedding worked together too.
I get a lot of questions about the green striped quilt. It was actually $10 at Christmas Tree Shops. A lucky find on a lucky day. It's a twin size I think so I just fold it up to fit his little bed.
Yellow fabric and the personalized robot pillow are both from Etsy.
The striped sheet is from Ikea and the fitted robot sheet is from Etsy.
His little table.
Thanks for waiting so long for this reveal! Sam loves his room and wants to show everyone when they stop by!
Hope I didn't overload you with robots. I'm usually not a huge theme person but something about these little guys just gets me. They are all so different and cute. And since our daddy works for a robotics company we are kinda partial to them. :)