Yesterday, I told you that my oldest (TJ) wanted his own room. And while we were at IKEA, I decided to do a little looking around to see if I found anything that would inspire me. I’m usually into the nautical rooms or the “pottery barn” looking rooms. You know the ones, worn, lived in, all American boy type rooms. They tend to have a weathered look (rustic I guess). The boldest color in the room tend to be red. Got the picture now?! There is no surprise that I gravitated towards things that were red, white, and blue. That was my color scheme and I was also thinking yellow because that’s his favorite color. Here are a few things that caught my eye:
This headboard was a steal at $199. Although I could make it myself with plywood, foam, batting, and fabric for much less, having it already made for me is priceless!
This is the HEMNES dresser and for $149 it totally could work. Again, I could find one on craigslist or Goodwill , and I probably will. That’s one thing I don’t like about IKEA, putting there stuff together. But, I guess that’s how you get the savings!
Here are a few other things that I thought were good pieces
These are the pendants that were giving new life by Janell for her son’s room
Here is the room that TJ said he wanted his room to look like
After handing him a few catalogs when we got home, he quickly pointed out this one (from Serena & Lily) stating that it was “fancy”. It’s funny because he likes yellow. I never would have thought that he would have chosen a room without it. But then he pointed out that it does indeed have yellow in the room. Do you see it?!
I guess I have my hands full on this one! I can’t wait to start. In the mean time, I will be taking a week off for a little R&R, but don’t worry, I have the most amazing group of women taking over my blog! I can’t wait for you to see what they have for you next week!
I’m still working on the before and after of the dresser. I may just post it to my other blog Swoon Worthy Boutique. I’ll keep you posted!
Have a great weekend!