Wednesday, June 22, 2011

For the love of dinosaurs

Lil D is only 4 and his room has just undergone it's 3rd makeover...
I think we are done (for now:)
His nursery was painted light blue on top and chocolate brown on the bottom and we added a chair rail at the height of the window. I made the blue and brown valance. My mom made the large cushion for the window seat. His bedding was monkey themed, so we had monkeys around the room.


When Lil D turned 2 we moved him into a big boy bed. We bought the headboard off of craig's list for about $20. The dresser we already had. You can see their makeovers here.
I took down the monkey stuff and we added some cars. The main colors of his nursery were blue and brown...so we added some lime green and orange. I found the bedding at Target.


2 years later...and it was time for another update. Mostly I needed to get rid of the shelving on the walls. Mr. Active was bound to knock them off at some point. So I removed everything from the walls, patched the holes and gave the blue a new coat of paint.

Then we added dinosaurs...'cause Dino Dan has brainwashed my child...and taught him A LOT!

The main changes are just in the decor...details are listed below.










Details:

-The first change was removing the closet doors and hanging curtains (from Target), which allowed more space at the end of his bed where we added change #2...a bookshelf...(also from Target). Then bins are from Home Depot.

-I bought the magnet board at The Wood Connection and hung it with green grosgrain ribbon. I bought some little toy dinos at Joanns and glued magnets to them so he could hang "his stuff" as he requested.

-I cut out the vinyl dinosaurs using this cricut cartridge. Lil D HAD to pick out the colors and which dinosaurs we would cut out...he had a lot of opinions about this part. Lucky for me the colors he chose are the colors of his room:)

-The dinosaur pics I took at Utah's Hogle zoo...they are part of their "Zoorassic" summer exhibit. Lil D HATED them in person, but LOVES the pictures of them. They are 12X12 (printed at Costco) and mounted to white foam board. I wanted to just see the pics and I wanted to mount them without putting holes in my walls so I used some reusable sticky mounting squares.

-The picture wall. I bought the white frames from a thrift store (they weren't white) and painted them white. I bought the shadow box frame at Joanns (which holds his blessing outfit, including the slippers made by my mom) and I bought the other frame from Roberts Arts and Crafts. It is actually for school pics from 1st grade on up...but I used it for the monthly pics I took of Lil D his first year of life. The letters for his name I made shortly after he was born (from The Wood Connection) and I mounted them using the 3M velcro strips.

Other items that were made previously, but we are still using:



***his room got new baseboards and carpet like the rest of the house. I also bought a black out cellular shade from Lowes...it works great!

We are loving the new look and all those silly dinosaurs!




4 comments:

AJ said...

You are so clever with all your smart ideas! it looks great!

Tauja Catchings said...

Great job on the room re-do! I absolutely love your color choices,bedding & window seat-what a lucky kid!

Plus, I had to laugh at the number of times you've already done your little guy's room-I'm the same way!

I'm one of your newest followers!

Jamie @ It's a Morris Thing said...

I love it, the dinosaur pictures and vinyl are great.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Great job! Lovin' the blue and brown.

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