It is always a great feeling when you can check another item off the to do list. Getting our son's big boy bedroom has actually been done for quite awhile, but to be totally honest it has probably not been picked up since the last time Noma & Dopa were here! So now it is a few months later, but the room has been cleaned to perfection, plus waiting allowed me to get all those extra finishing touches complete! So here it is, Jonas' big boy bedroom!
This project, I pretty much stuck with the mission, which is pretty rare, if you don't remember the ideas I grabbed off of pinterest check out our previous design planning post here.
Starting with the big boy bed, I found that old door idea after I had already picked up the bed and nightstand at a yard sale. Which is really too bad since I have a door in the garage waiting for me to think of something to do with it... Anyway, I actually got the dresser from a yard sale as well and simply gave them all a little love and a new paint job and they were good to go!
I know I tell you all time and time again, if you have not been blessed with a mother or grandmother that can sew, you need to learn or go to your local senior center and start making friends at quilting hour. I am lucky enough to have a mom that can whip up just about anything I can imagine, but even with my half-ass sewing skills, to make a simple slipcover for your toddler guardrail is easy as pie! Check out the tutorial, sewing 101! You can do it mom! you can!
I found this dresser idea on pinterest and just loved it! Mostly because our booboos are learning two languages, english and german, and I thought this was a great way to integrate both languages into his daily life. Plus it looks adorable. Only downfall about this, and yes mom you were right, is don't bother with the chalk if you want it to look nice! If you have a toddler you know why! I had to rewrite that thing 10 times just to get a picture, every time I turned around the little bugger was either writing or erasing. So if I ever get around to it, I will be redoing in paint marker since chalkboard dresser in toddlerland pretty much just equals another thing he is allowed to write all over.
The crate shelves are pretty self explanatory. Pick 'em up at Michael's, paint them, and screw them to the wall. But be sure to remember that file folder base! I skipped that part and the books are constantly falling through the bottom. Oops, will fix that I swear! I am constantly nagging the hubs to read directions beforehand, and this one came back to bite me! lol. I should have read it first! So there is your warning! Don't forget to create a base so the books don't fall through!
Lastly on my to do plan, the Magnet board! Love the one from our planning post, which is another super cute DIY idea, but since I have the skills to make custom shape frames I was very excited to take it up a notch and design something new! You can find more info specifically about the magnet board here, we sell them in the shop now too, check that out here!
I added this cute frame wall above the nightstand which I just love, I used all the frames from his nursery, plus I added some Snap Point Picture Frames of course, and a cute letter "J" cutout. I bought the leaf from IKEA too and was hoping to come up with a cute way to display it over reading nook in the corner, but it just looked too IKEA for me and since the hubs has more plans for that corner it just became a little over the bed accent. That is until I can come up with a better idea!