Kingston’s Big Boy Room

Kingston is really tall for his age! I have no idea why. šŸ™‚ So our toddler bed stage didn’t last too long. The poor kid was pretty cramped! When we decided it was time for a big boy bed I thought that was the perfect time to redecorate his room. We had already gotten rid of a lot of the really babyish stuff in his nursery, but the walls needed to be painted so bad. What in the world do kids do to their walls? It’s a total mystery. Anyway… The first step was negotiating with a 3-year-old about the paint color! His favorite color is green, so he was pretty bad at me when I told him we were going to paint his room gray. We compromised on a green bed. (And it honestly doesn’t go with the rest of the room, but he loves it. So who cares?!) I didn’t want it to be too “themey” but had been collecting a lot of stuff over the last few months that I thought he’d like. So when it was all put together, we ended up with a with a vintage/cars look. Perfect for a little boy who wants to be a car when he grows up!

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– The shelves are from Home Depot. I lightly sprayed them with a flat gray, so they wouldn’t have such a shiny look.
– The curtains and bedding are from H&M. And the pillow is an Etsy find. I’m still looking for a few more fun ones!
– I made the art piece above his bed. It’s just a decal (from Etsy) on a sheet of plywood. Kingston loves Anderson’s Mini Cooper, so this was a big hit!
– The arrow sign is from Target. It reminded us of the neon signs from the Cars movies. šŸ™‚ I found the old hubcap at an antique store and made the pom pom garland and the pennants on his bed.

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All of the old books and toys are from antique and thrift stores or were mine and my brother’s when we were kids. I’m so glad my Mom saved everything!

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My dad made a shelf out of an old Coke crate.

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And one more contribution from Grandpa & Grandma: a Chrysler grille.

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PS – Let’s be really clear… I cleaned up his room to take these pictures!

You can see other snippets of our home here, here, here, and here.