I’ve been mentioning in the past few posts that Grayson has moved into his “big boy” room and I’m finally revealing his room today!
Here are the before pictures…
Nice and cave like right?
Grayson’s room is small so my first instinct was to make the most of the available space by using creative storage and bringing in texture and pattern without overwhelming the space.
I painted the ceiling a bright white and carried over the Allen + Roth grasscloth wallpaper I used in the stairwell and the play hallway. I painted the trim Valspar’s Polar White in semi-gloss. I also tiled the exterior wall with terra-cotta tiles to add subtle interest, I also painted this wall with Polar White. I decided to make Grayson’s door into a dutch door (we didn’t hang the top half of the door) we love that it acts as a perfect and WAY cuter baby gate.
The top shelf of Grayson’s built-in features his Great Grandpa’s vintage radio and wooden toy car my sweet friend Emily gave Grayson for his first birthday. The hunt scene prints are PERFECT, they were a thrift store find- Thanks to Miss D’Anne! I love silhouettes and this one of Grayson is just adorable.
I constructed a built-in to house Grayson’s toys and hung picture ledges painted in Polar White to display Grayson’s collection of bed time stories.
I was adamant that Grayson have a big comfy man chair. I found this one at a thrift store, the lady at the thrift store told me it had belonged to a doctor in the area and his wife was making him get rid of it after 20 years, apparently she was buying him a new one and I was happy to take this one off their hands. I found an authentic tartan Scottish blanket scarf on ebay and it serves as a great throw. The brown corduroy pillow is Ralph Lauren, I picked it up at Marshall’s for $5 and the hunting party themed pillow was an Etsy find.
The dresser in Grayson’s room was mine when I was little, I painted it up and changed the pulls. I love that the dresser has a built in closet, it gives us the option to hang clothes up even though Grayson’s room lacks a closet. I made the curtains myself from fabric I picked up at IKEA. The chair is a vintage chair from around 1920 found in a children’s sunday school room. I love the vintage paint so I coated the entire chair in a clear polycrylic to seal in any harmful chemicals. The brass duck head bookends were a cheap thrift store find. The jute rug is from World Market, I waited for a 50% off rug sale and snagged the rug for $30.
Grayson’s toddler bed was a really fun project for me. I bought a standard toddler bed like this one here at a kids consignment sale. I discarded the headboard and footboard ( the legs were attached to the head/footboard so I bought new ones at lowes) made a plank headboard by attaching four 1×6’s and used a jigsaw to cut out the shape of the headboard. I sanded, stained and sealed the legs, base and headboard of the bed. I chalk painted the rails red and used stain to antique them.
Grayson’s bedding is Ralph Lauren, from their college collection. It’s older but here’s a similar version. I cut the comforter down to modify it for Grayson’s bed. I made the chevron pillow to add some color. I made the round framed monogram from a cheap faux wood thrift store frame and scrap fabric. I used gel stain, white paint and dark wax to make the frame look like pickled wood.
Thank you for dropping by and taking a peak at my sweet boy’s new room!