Monday, November 18, 2013

The Kidlet's Room

So I know I've been promising an office reveal...but it's STILL not ready. *le sigh* I had the bright idea of covering the backs of my bookcases in fabric, and while I love how it's looking, it's taking me FOREVAH! And since I was thinking November was when I'd be showing off my new space, I'll show you my little man's room instead.

 
This striped wallpaper is the only wallpaper we didn't tear out of the house when we bought it. As soon as I saw it I knew it would look great in our one-day-kid's room. And as soon as I saw the Dr. Seuss's One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish clock on Amazon, I knew I had to buy it. Perhaps it has something to do with my affinity for Swedish Fish...?   

 
His bookshelves are made from vinyl gutters! I saw them on Pinterest and my father-in-law made them for me. I absolutely love how they turned out. Thanks, David!
 
 
I love this Dr. Seuss saying, and hope the kidlet takes it to heart. And in this picture you can see part of the Curious George balloon from his first bday party- that was back in March! The thing won't die!

 
When I found out we were having a boy, I went the same day to Target and bought the rug, canvas artwork, and green mirrors. I knew I didn't want to do a pastel nursery theme that I'd have to change in a few years, and so I just decided to keep it bright and colorful.  Hopefully it'll last him 'til he's sixteen. Ha, ha... Also, the blue stegosaurus? My mom crocheted that for me when I was a little girl. It meant so much to me to be able to pass it on to my own child.

 
I glued the buttons onto the lampshade(another Pinterest idea). The cup and plate are from two great literary classics- Guess How Much I Love You & Peter Rabbit. My husband painted the dresser for me, and I love the vibrant pop of color it brings to the room.
 
Well, I hope you all enjoyed seeing the kidlet's room. And one of these days it'll be the office- promise! =)
 

68 comments:

  1. Very cool. I just might have to steal that bookshelf idea of yours.

    I gave you a Shout-Out on my blog today. :)

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  2. Very cute. Love all the books and book references!

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  3. love Love LOVE the gutter bookshelves!!!!
    Also, Pinterest is awesome, right? I've made so many awesome home improvements from pins (not to mention delicious foods)

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    1. Pinterest is the best- I can lose hours on that place! And it's definitely a great place to find delish recipes.

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  4. That is a seriously awesome room! I love Pinterest for all the awesome ideas I get there, too :)

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  5. You are amazingly crafty! Of course my one year old just pulls the books off her shelf whenever I put them back up. *sigh*

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    1. Oh, yeah, the kidlet loves to go in there and wreak havoc w/his books. But it's fun to get to rearrange them all again! =)

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  6. Very fun. And the books are so much a part of the room as well. So cute.

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  7. Little G's* room is so perfectly wonderful that I'm not surprised you posted it. Magazine worthy!
    *P.S.
    I'm still mulling around with the "G" is for ... Guy? Gideon? Gabriel? Gandalf?
    {No need to answer. Always leave a tiny untied thread behind :)}

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! And my husband would've KILLED me if I'd tried to name our child Gandalf! Lol! =D

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  8. Adorable! I love all the book shelves. I also really love the button lamp, so cute!

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    1. Thanks! I'm trying to do a button lamp for my mother-in-law right now, but I picked out way too big of a lamp... I'm so over gluing buttons!

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  9. What a PERFECT room for your little boy. Bright, tidy, fun, with lots of books! Thanks for sharing (I have that same Peter Rabbit plate).
    Marcia

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    1. How neat! He has two Peter Rabbit books so far. Last year B&N had some of the cutest Peter Rabbit toys, like a pull along bunny on wheels that I wished I'd gotten now.

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  10. Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous room you've put together for your little boy! I just love the bookshelves, the button lamp shade, and well - just all of it!! And you have so many of my favorite PBs on those shelves =D

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    1. Thank you! I love his collection of books- and it just keeps growing and growing!

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  11. OMG! I love this space. It's worthy of Better Homes and Gardens. Bravo.

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    1. Aw, thanks, friend! That room- and my office the closer it gets to being done- always make me happy when I walk into them. Especially when the rest of the house is suffering from 'pile-up'. =/

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  12. Ooh, I love the way you're really encouraging reading with the book theme. That would have been my dream room as a kid. I loved reading!

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    1. We loved to read as kids, too, so I'm hoping to instill this in him as well. So far, he brings books up to me all the time to read!

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  13. I want to live in that room! lol Seriously, that's the coolest kids room ever!

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    1. Despite sounding completely egotistical here- me too! =)

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  15. You are great:) I want a room like this:)

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  16. Oh, what a lovely, fun, warm room! I LOVE the bookshelves, and the lampshade, and the clock, and all of the books, and and and and.... I just love it :)

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  17. Oh, I just love the way you have decorated his room! He is definitely going to be a reader and lover of books! Those bookshelves are amazing--they'd even look good in an older lady's room...hmmmm. :)

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    1. Go for it! After all, we're all children at heart, right? =)

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  18. Leandra, 'm teaching my 5-year old to read now. Your kidlet's- (I love the word) room looks wonderfully exciting, and I'm sure it'll create a child who likes to read. I thank God that my son never argues about reading practice. He even stops the computer game without a fight! Enjoy him, they are precious! Bye for now. Anthony

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    1. They are precious, aren't they? And if he grows up to not like reading, it won't be from lack of trying on my part! =) So far he's into it, thanks goodness!

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  19. I like the room. You put me to shame since it's so long since I've done any decorating. I agree that it's wonderful to pass things that have been made by someone in the family down to children. I'm sure your son will love the throw. I especially like crochet and patchwork.

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    1. I'm a bit jealous of people that can sew and crochet and knit. But it looks so hard- and I'm too lazy! =)

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  20. Love the room! I really like the crochet dino your mom made you, How amazing that you can pass it on to your child! Makes me wonder if the toys I've knit my daughter will someday cradle in the hands of grandkids!

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    1. I bet they will! Hang on to them when she decides she's too old for toys anymore. *smile*

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  21. Oh my gosh that is completely, totally gorgeous.

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  22. This is wonderful--I can see it as a feature in a parent magazine. When my boys were babies, their playroom had a "once upon a time" theme. It was very inspiring!

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    1. I love that theme! I've seen some great vinyl wall words featuring that saying. Plus, it's so completely magical- it's like the best writer's mantra ever! =)

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  23. Awesome room! We have two daughters and have had a blast with their rooms Sometimes they share, other times we have to split them up. They're back in the same room again with bunk beds.

    One day, they will be making all the decisions for how their rooms look. So we enjoy the time while we can when we all pitch in and redecorate about every two years or so.

    And thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

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    1. I enjoyed my years of the bunk beds- they're so campy and fun! Not looking forward to the day when I have to relinquish my grip on decorating rights... =)

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  24. Oh, and that's a very cool lamp shade! And your Captcha Word Verification is on. Might want to turn that off. Makes it easier to leave comments.

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  25. Your son is so lucky. Love his room and all those wonderful books! And the button lamp shade is a great idea. My son's name starts with a G, so I'm digging the framed letter over his crib too. Wishing your son many many happy hours reading and playing. (:

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    1. Isn't G such a nice, strong letter? And fun to write too! ;) Thanks for the wishes!

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  26. Wow that is a fabulous room, your little one is a lucky young man. I love the gutter idea for a bookcase it works really well.

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    1. Thanks! And I wonder who first looked at gutters and thought- those would make great bookshelves...

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  27. I love, love, love the room!!! From the cheerful colors, to the Dr.Seuss clock and books, clever gutter bookshelves, awesome crocheted dinosaur (Yay for your mom!), and adorable button lampshade. If I grew up in a room like this, I'd be so happy. It's wonderful! :-D

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    1. Aw, thank you! My first room that I remember having actually decorated was done by my mom and brother- he'd stayed home sick from school that day. They were so excited to show me. And my first-ungrateful- thought when I walked in was- I don't really like pink...But then I grew to love it, so go figure! =)

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  28. So, so, so adorable! And I'm totally jealous of all those awesome books. Heck, I'd take the room just for the books! :) All those stimulating colors will be so great for his growth and early development, and it sounds like you are going to be an awesome mother. I'm excited for you!

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    1. Thank you! I'm doing my best- some days better than others. =)

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  29. So cute and so tidy! I love the button lampshade! But...just wait until he starts toddling :-)

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    1. Oh, he toddles, believe you me! Every few days I have to go in and clean up the wreckage, lol!

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  30. Oh my goodness, this room is so CUTE! And it's a style he can grow in to also. The mini library is a brilliant idea.

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    1. Thank you! I started buying books as soon as I found out I was pregnant. He had close to a hundred before he ever saw the light of day. =D

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  31. Hi Leandra,
    Thanks for stopping by and visiting my site. I just followed you and look forward to viewing more of your posts. I love your little man's book shelves! ;)
    Cheers!
    -A

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  32. WOW!! I'm jealous. My little boys room uses similar colors but is not near as cool!! I love the bookshelves. And the Pennant banner.

    Oh yeah and Little Blue Truck is the cutest book. I used to read that to my son all the time!

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    1. My fav is where Little Blue is in the city. The buildings are done so good! And thanks!

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