Tuesday, July 15, 2014

the boys’ rooms

I have been so excited to share this post with you all! It’s been a long time coming. We moved into this house last July, and we painted Ephraim’s room in October. As for decorating, it has taken me this long because of all of the little projects I had in my head for this room, and the lack of time I had to work on them. Plus, Ephraim hadn’t actually been sleeping in his room yet! I’m super thrilled about how it looks now. Take a peek! :)

This is how it looked before the former owners moved out.
They had two young boys, but hadn’t updated the pink clouds and rainbows from the ‘80s!

This photo was taken right before Steve sanded and refinished all the floors in the house. You’ll definitely see a difference in future photos.

It took Steve a lot of time to get all the wallpaper off. He used liquid fabric softener mixed with hot water. 

Since Nolan’s room is so blue, I wanted Ephraim’s room to be something totally different. I chose a gray/white/lime green color scheme.

It was just happenstance that the baby furniture we have is cherry wood, and everything goes GREAT with all the dark wood we have in our bedrooms. Steve updated the outlets, switch, and covers to white.

It’s been really nice having a changing table on both first and second floors. We have two that are identical—the second one we found next to the dumpster at our old apartment! I spray-painted some embroidery hoops, then put fabric in them to match the fabrics already in the room.


Nolan did a number on the crib rails with his teeth when he was a baby. I covered them with fabric to hide the marks and prevent new ones.

For the mobile, we spray-painted some sticks and attached poms with yarn.

Not that his room was all DIY, but I sewed this crib sheet when Nolan was a baby.

We picked up this old dresser from my in-laws. I wish I had a better picture of it, but it was orangey and had mismatched handles.  Steve sanded it and finished it with a red mahogany stain.

Find this free print HERE (in 6 other colors, too)!


I posted Nolan’s room in January– If you want to see the whole before and after, that’s here.

When we moved in.

His room is pretty bare because he can’t have any toys at naptime or nighttime or he’d never sleep :)

Print by me.
Guitar by Daddy.

His footprints when he was eight months old (E will put his on there too), 2nd birthday party invite, puppy painted by Hannah, and his first ever photo :)

      Linking up with Andrea for her “Come On In” series!
See the other rooms we’ve done! 

Thanks for stopping by! Next month, we’re doing playrooms/offices. I have my work cut out for me! :)

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  1. I L.O.V.E. your floors!!! I am always amazed at what your husband does around your house!!! E's nursery is sweet and serene and the color scheme is perfection. Thanks so much for linking up! :)

  2. Such cute rooms! I used that same fabric as you did in Ephraim’s room for curtains for my sons closet, I love that fun animal print!

  3. What sweet rooms! I like how Nolan and Ephraim's rooms are both so colorful but different from each other. I am very impressed by your DIY skills!

  4. I love both rooms! I really like the blue and lime green accents in both rooms! Awesome job on all the DIY's! Super cute :)

  5. I love both of their rooms! So cheery and great pops of color! Gosh your house reminds me so much of the house I grew up in. I would love to own a house like that. Maybe someday!

  6. I love the embroidery hoops! What a great idea!

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