Friday, January 1, 2016

Roman's Room Re-Design

For Christmas this year, my parents repainted our 3 year old son's room to give it a more vibrant, boyish, preschool vibe. He had been hanging out in a plain, tan, builder-grade painted room for about 9 months now and that was just not cutting it. Not only was his room drab, but the paint was so poor quality, any time he rubbed against it with one of his toys, it would leave a mark and wiping it with a wash cloth took all of the paint off!

We went to Lowe's and got a few gallons of Olympic paint which promised itself to be washable and scrubbable! Perfect for little boys and their friends.

On the same day, our aunt came down and delivered a new cubby book shelf for both boys. Now their books can finally come out of boxes and we have space for some little toys.

Our house is full of these large windows, which lets in a fantastic amount of natural light, so we knew the room could handle such a bold, blue color.

When we moved into this house, my in-laws gave our boys new twin beds (little N's is in storage for a while) with solid wood headboards made from a barn built in 1901! Roman's has a slight red tint to it, which is perfect for this nautical themed room.

This corner is tons of fun. It didn't stay this clean for long.

To the left we have a bucket of Mega Bloks, which is used daily for R's personal creations. He is an expert ship and airplane builder. To the right are all of his little figures - Little People, Paw Patrol, dinosaurs, animals, you name it. The top blue bin holds balls, the middle red bin holds vehicles, and the bottom blue bin holds small stuffed toys.

All of the books in Roman's room are currently board books because he STILL tears pages out of paper books. We cannot leave nice books alone with him. All of our paper books hang out in little brother's room because N is still immobile and R doesn't venture in there too often.

You may have noticed this guy in many of the pictures. He is a one-of-a-kind piece made by my talented Dad. He is a true Mr. Fix It and a great wood worker.

You may have been wondering where we keep the important stuff, like clothes. Roman doesn't have a dresser because the one he had as a baby was in poor shape, so we decided to just give him more free space and cut out the temptation of emptying drawers every day by putting all of his clothes in the closet. A 3 drawer tub holds pajamas and pants, shirts hang up, and bins on the top shelf hold socks, underwear, belts, hats, and anything we are saving for the next size up. Photo bomb by the dump truck in the bottom left corner. *wink*

What is a little boy's room without a Melissa and Doug rug? Or a couple tubs of stuffed animals? Or a giant dump truck? R certainly wouldn't know. We are pondering what kind of decorations would look best in that corner. My thought is a giant framed poster.

We are so happy that he is able to enjoy this room redesign and feel confident that a color like this could be paired with many themes down the road when he decides to outgrow the pirate bed sheets.

To check out our baby's room, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by the blog! I'd love to hear what you think about R's new room.


  1. His cubbie shelf looks really good in there. His room turned out great.

    1. I think so too! It's so much easier to keep it looking nice with a shelf.