Hi guys! As promised here is the source list for the 'Big Boy' room design:


Room Color: Scotland Isle 410D-5 by Behr paint from Home Depot

Closet Colors: Taking Sail W045 and Blue Admiral BHG120 both by Dutch Boy Paints

*Drapery Fabric*

Waverly Cross Section found here


Duvet- Target

Duvet insert- Target


Bed skirt-Target

*Shipping Palettes*



Lamps- Target

Ceiling light- IKEA




Goodwill and Michaels

*Art and Photography*
The photography is by the talented Mrs. Limestone you can purchase her work here

This cute little crab in the hat is from Poor Dog Farm's etsy store. This shop has some of the cutest animals in hats! Love 'em!

The large clipper ships are from an estate sale (I've seen them on ebay for $10-$20 each. I paid $12 for all 4!)

Also, if you look at the closet photo, you'll see a boat painting and it's from the talented Bayles Designs on etsy found here and is an original water color.

Once again, I'm very thankful for your comments on the outcome of the my sons room and I'd like to say thanks to everyone who chimed in! I calculated everything purchased and added $50 and my total for the room redesign came to $490.54. Now, of course that's not including the pain, sweat, and frustration at times which would then bring the total to $4,803,174.83!!! But, my sons reaction to the room made it priceless! If I forgot to include something that you noticed in the space please let me know and I'll let you know where I found it. I do have one more thing that I'm adding to the room...Wanna see?

That's just the before pic! I'll give you a hint on the color...

Have a Terrific Weekend Everyone!



Hi guys! I just wanted to let you know that I'm blogging over at Bellys Button today! So head over and check me out and say hello to Chedva!

Here's a hint on what I'm talking about over there

Do you even remember that space?!




Hi everyone! Thank You so much for your comments on my sons room yesterday!
A few of you wanted to know the steps I took to cover the light fixture used in the room

I started with the MELODI pendant light from IKEA:

Originally, I planned to use mod podge to cover it with some vintage maps that I have

But, I really didn't want to do that to my maps! So while at Wal-Mart, I was walking down the craft isle, and I saw a roll of twine. And a light bulb went off! I instantly thought of the rope on boats and the old boats I saw when we were on vacation. Suddenly, I got the idea to wrap the light fixture with the twine!

I used twine

and hot glue and glue gun

I suggest you use a low temperature glue gun, but I don't have one so of course I burned all of my fingers!

Then all you have to do is glue the twine to the fixture

Keep going and make sure you glue the twine as close togather as you can

This is how I applied the glue as I went around the fixture. I tried to make sure it was as close as possible!

This is how it will look once your done

I like it with the light off or on! But, I really love how you see the lines of twine when the light is turned on

So, will any of you attempt this project for your own space? I'd love to hear about your plans! Oh, and what about using mod podge to cover it with some type of paper or fabric?

Have a great day!

I'm linking up to The DIY Show Off!




The "Big Boy" room is complete (for now)! I can not tell you how much I've enjoyed working on this space for my oldest son!
As you know, the inspiration for this room came from Serena and Lily's Ronan Collection shown below

Of course I didn't want to copy the space, but there were a few key elements that had to be brought in from the ispiration. Here is my version of the Serena and Lily room!

The shipping palettes were a must in the design of the space! I think that is what made the Serena and Lily room so unique! I got such a kick out of my husbands response when I called him outside to help me unload them from the truck:-)

This light fixture turned out really nice, if I may say so myself! It's the Melodi pendant light from Ikea. I have a tutorial coming up later this week on how I "hacked it"!

Here is the fixture with the light off (above). I think it ties in nicely with the nautical themed room!

Do you notice the closet?! You can't have a nautical themed room without stripes! Taking note from the inspiration room again, I knew that I had to bring in the stripes. But, the price tag of the duvet didn't work with the amount I had to spend on one;-) So with $20 and a little sweat, I think that the look was acheived and you can't tell this was my first attempt at painting stripes (can you?)!

I haven't decided if I want the storage cubes to remain in the closet or on this wall below

(I need a chair for that corner!)

By taking the toy storage out of the closet, he can use the closet as a little 'nook' to read or to play with his Legos

Seriously, what sailor doesn't need a place to read "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish"?!

Here are a few close ups

Mrs. Limestones photography is the best!

Isn't this the cutest hermit crab?!

I hope you enjoyed following along as I completed this room! I really had a great time reading all of your comments on the space on both the blog and Twitter!

I will post a source list for the room later in the week, but if you have any questions now, I will be so glad to answer them! And if a nautical theme wasn't up your ally, maybe a car inspired room will because I have two car loving boys that can't wait for me to start on their room!

I'm linking this to Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party!

Im linking this to The DIY Show Off!