There comes a certain time that you just realize it is time for your sweet baby to get his or her big boy/girl bed. That time came for B a few months back, and luckily for him, that meant he was also going to get a brand new “Big Boy Room.” And so, mommy got to work.
I started by painting crisp navy and white stripes on the top half of his walls. I then put board and batten in his room. Yes, I did it. Myself. With a hammer and nails and wood. I’m kind of proud.
I had a clear vision for his dresser. I painted it yellow, then added navy and white stripes to the top. I distressed it with a little sanding and dark wax.
For a very long time, I have debated over what to do with a very unique piece I once discovered in a tiny thrift shop. It is the back of a pew from a very old local church that was demolished. What is one to do with an old pew? Turn it into a bow-tie holder, of course.
Next, I turned an old pub table we had into a child-size table that I painted to look like a distressed Union Jack. It was just the right touch to bring an element of masculinity to the very preppy décor.
And…of course…a Southern Nest monogram. You all know I have to have my monogram. I put it up with no background at first and felt it needed more “oomph.” So, I mounted it on a perfectly sized circle I had cut. It turned out so jaw droppingly perfect, I am adding it to Southern Nest.
Here is the very proud big boy himself. (Carrying a sash from one of my dresses that he uses as a cowboy lasso, typical.)
I added his PBK sailboat mobile above his bed, and it was a perfect finishing touch.
Tiny sailboats are propped on the board and batten shelf.
There are so many projects that have gone into B’s room. I will be detailing them over the next few posts….I was just so antsy to share the finished product with you!
By Courtney Ronay of Southern Nest