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:

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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!

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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!

img00150-20100512-1331[1] (2)TJ like the yellow better! You can see him playing in the drawer of the white one. I think he liked how easily they rolled out:-)

Here are a few other things that I thought were good pieces

img00151-20100512-1340[1] (2) This fabric could totally work for a headboard…

img00158-20100512-1355[1] (2) These are the pendants that were giving new life by Janell for her son’s room

img00159-20100512-1356[1] (2) You may think these are a little feminine, but I think painted orange, they could be a nice graphic addition to TJ’s room!

IMG00160-20100512-1358[1] (2) Oh, I just love these! And for $40, not only would the work in a kitchen, but what about a nautical room?!

IMG00161-20100512-1400[1] (2) I really don’t know what this poster represents. I just like it!

IMG00163-20100512-1402[1] (2) But, this one could work for the room. I will be returning to get it now that I know what direction I’m headed in!

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!


Mrs. Chic said...

I agree, I like boys rooms that are well lived in and happy a great place for a boy to play and grow.

Looking forward to seeing the direction your sons room goes in!!

My son keeps asking me to hury up and start his room :)

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I am in love with all your ideas. I'm currently debating what to do myself. I have to put together a room that will work for a 17 yr old and 1 yr old. YIKES doesn't even beging to describe it.

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

he picked a good room. You are going to have fun with that one.

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Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

Love all the choices you have going. I soooo wish we had an IKEA near me. I like the inspiration room TJ has selected. Should be a fun Mom and Son project. Can't wait to see what you have for us next week. Enjoy your weekend!

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

Looks like his room is really coming together. I can't wait to see the end result. I'm sure that it's going to be a fun room.

MzMannerz said...

I love your ideas. I have to caution you against the Hemnes line, though. We bought one for our children's nursery and two years later, it is not in tip top shape after being moved from one room to another (a dresser should be able to withstand that!). I'd look for a Craigslist version that can withstand a bit more wear and tear and not require glue and whatnot after a couple of years, like ours.

Can't wait to see more.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I think it is great he likes "fancy" rooms!! The idea to paint the light fixture orange...brilliant. If you don't do it fast I may beat you to it! :)

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

this should be pretty easy. i love that he has an opinion and that the two of you are connecting on something that you enjoy!

he's lucky to have a mama that can whip together a "fancy" room!

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

I am having trouble with my two boy's rooms now. LOL They change their mind every other day. I love some of your ideas. I am so glad you share them.