With baby boy #3 soon to arrive, we decided it was time to move Parker into his new "big boy" bedroom. He doesn't love change so I was worried about how the move was going to go. To get the new room ready, we did a whole DIY project to install panel moulding and brighten it up with white paint. Papa (my stepdad) helped and Parker and Papa have a super special bond, so Parker's been so proud of his new room saying, "Papa worked so hard on it". It's really sweet. The before and after pictures as well as a high level how-to is below.
I also wanted to share the design board I pulled together for his room, as well as some of the inspiration that I used to get here. I'm pretty obsessed with the CAIT & KIDS line by Caitlin Wilson and wish I could splurge on so many of those items, but I'll just admire them for now. :) My next project is going to be to re-upholster an old headboard we had in storage with navy blue Belgian linen, and then I want to make a baby blue or chambray sash with his monogram on it that can be removed if we wish. So funny, I had always wanted to put a FREE sign on that old headboard because it was so ugly, but I'm happy I never did because I'm looking forward to this project!
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Below are the designs that inspired me - and although the final design isn't going to look a ton like these, they got me inspired and I think they are beautiful and wanted to share!
Here are some before and afters of the space that we transformed, previously our guest room/Todd's office. When we originally remodeled our home a few years ago we had each level painted one color and the level that Walt and Parker are on was painted in Benjamin Moore Museum Piece. It's a beautiful color, but I didn't like how dark it was in their rooms. I painted Walt's a very soft blue (BM First Snowfall) and Parker's we did Chantilly Lace. Lightening up the walls really made the spaces seem much brighter and bigger. There was also an electrical box in Parker's new room that really stood out against the paint color that I wanted to try and hide - and I'm really happy with how much more it blends in now with the white.
To start, I just put painters tape up and eyeballed approximately where and how I wanted each of the panels. This was great because it allowed me to play with things and change things really easily.
I still need to take some nice shots of the space, but here are some iPhone pictures from right after we finished!
Can't wait to see it all come together with the furniture and decor soon!
Hi, welcome to my blog! I started my blog as a way to channel my creativity and document our life happenings. From the pretty, styled shots to the real, raw experiences, too, like our journey to start our family. I love to share about my faith, my personal style for interior decorating, holidays and entertaining & for our little guys. too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your support. XO, Lindsay