I can't believe that my little dude is already sleeping in his new, big boy room. I was so excited for him that I didn't really have a chance to process what a huge milestone it was. That is, until I peeked into his old, half-empty nursery that very first night. Where did my little, chubby-cheeked ninja baby go!?!?!?
Over the past few months I've been slowly moving things out of the spare room (it's official - I'm a hoarder) in order to move some of Cooper's stuff in. To make it a smooth transition I moved some of his familiar furniture with him into his new room. Here's what I hauled over.
His bookcase (minus the baskets because they're corralling toys in our sunroom):
His armchair for story time as well as his dresser for clothes:
I also brought in a kids table and chair set that I painted many moons ago (when I painted my house with fluorescent yellow paint by accident)(this picture still scares me):
The table and chair set will be getting a simple makeover to avoid stripe overload. I love me some stripes, but I don't want to go too crazy with striped walls as well.
I explained in a recent post that I'm working with the horizontal stripes that were already in the room. That decision has it's pros and cons. It's a lot less work if I don't have to sand and repaint an entire room. To be honest though, I'm kind of over the paint colours. Let's just say that if I were starting from scratch I would probably choose a different wall colour. I still like it, I just don't love it as much as I did way back when.
After making a bland and boring design board thingie I decided that I would need to liven up the room a little bit.
Bland and boring design board thingie:
I decided that I would try to incorporate a few accent colours. This was so hard. You know me. I like the colour white.
The colours I started with included:
Simply White - Benjamin Moore
Old Prairie - Benjamin Moore
Camouflage - Benjamin Moore
Kendall Charcoal - Benjamin Moore
After a lot of deliberation (and anxiety)(things like this stress me out)(I'm weird like that) I finally decided on the addition of two accent colours.
Here they are altogether.... dun dun dun......
Westcott Navy - Benjamin Moore
Palladian Blue - Benjamin Moore
Here's my new plan for the room incorporating a little bit of navy and light blue:
I am loving the look of everything together in the above picture, I just hope it will look nice together real life. Eeeeeek!
What do you think? Love it or hate it? Any suggestions? I'm all ears! :)