No, I haven’t forgot! A few of the DIY tutorials are STILL on their way from the Biggest’s Curious Little Gentleman Big Boy Room like this fun DIY Scrabble Letter Light Frame I’m sharing with you today! I was so easily consumed by the Fall One Room Challenge, the holidays and then you know… life, but I’ve got a big ol’ checklist of follow-up posts and I assure you, you’ll see these projects come trickling in! Continue reading
Phew! Now that the Fall ORC has concluded, I can finally come up for some air! Right now is most certainly the calm before the storm around here. The calm being the couple of weeks I’m trying to lay low, catch up on sleep, get organized around the house after a 6-week dining room makeover that created a tornado-like aftermath in every other room in our home and then enjoy Thanksgiving next week with family. The storm being… the holidays! I mean that only in a way that a fellow blogger might understand. But looking back at pre-blog life, I would say the holidays can get a little cray cray anyways!
Well, today I’m taking a few minutes to post one of the promised follow-up posts from both the Curious Little Gentleman Big Boy Room. I realize I owe you probably close to 10 for the biggest’s room and most recently my One Room Challenge Dining Room Reveal and while I’ll work to get them out to you soon, I am going to have to put a few holiday posts in the mix as well. It’s just that time of year now, don’t you agree?! Continue reading
It pains me to even call it a big boy room. But it is and he is. He is four going on fourteen and I can’t slow him down. I can, however, only allow his bedroom space to age little-by-little. Today, I’m so excited to finally share our biggest’s new room. The space I coined the Curious Little Gentleman Big Boy Room when I first designed it here. My inspiration and design evolved into a bright, bold and graphic space that isn’t “too” grown-up, but rather, has qualities that teeter between toddler and a growing, changing, curious & inquisitive little man space. Continue reading
And just like that it’s mid-September! My goal was to have the biggest’s Curious Little Gentleman Big Boy Room Wrapped up sometime this month and by the looks of my list, I don’t think I’m doing too bad! I’ve said this before, but when it’s quiet on the blog, there is a good chance that it is BUSY behind the scenes. I’ve been cranking on this room and am loving the direction it’s rolling in.
I love that he likes his new room and is excited to actually go in there for quiet time and bedtime. Two times of the day that I would prefer to not battle with my 4 year old! The other thing I love about this space is how I was able to work in a few pieces from his nursery, like his curtains and dresser. Granted, I’m giving them a quick update, but I’m using what I have and saving a ton of money!
It’s bright. It’s bold. And there’s a ton of pattern play.
Here, I’ll let you take a look at my updated checklist and see for yourself… Continue reading
Kid rooms are my one of my favorite types of spaces to work on. Anything goes! Color, texture, pattern…cutesy, quirky, crazy – you name it! Long before we moved into our new house in June, I knew the biggest’s room was going to be next in line for some sprucing. I hadn’t laid a finger on his nursery since I first created it for him in 2012, the year he was born. Not a finger. Nope, not one. Not a new picture frame, throw pillow, not even one new thing entered through that door. It was the only room in the old house that remained completely untouched in the 4 years we lived there. Not only was changing up the decor a bit overdue, but so was getting him out of his crib / toddler bed. He’s a pretty tall little boy and he had to literally start tucking his legs up to sleep comfortably in his bed. I know, bad mom, but we didn’t want to buy a bed until we moved in. We wanted to be sure space allowed for the right-sized bed. In other words, we didn’t want to splurge on a California king if only a twin would fit. Not that we were ever planning to buy a bed that big, but you catch my drift! Continue reading