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Colorful Toddler Room


With our second baby due soon, it was time to move our 2 year old out of his crib and into a big boy bed. So, I decided it was time for a whole new big boy room too!! 

Design Inspiration

Project Nursery & Pinterest were the two main places I found inspiration and ideas. I wanted it to be a colorful, inviting place to play.

Decorating Style

Colorful, eclectic, diy, functional

Project Details

DIY projects:

THE BED was my husband's when he was little so we painted it "Firmament" from Valspar (Lowe's)

CURTAINS:  I used cheap ($2.99/yd + 40% off coupon) navy & white fabric from Hobby Lobby and pieced them together using Ultrabond iron-on strips (no sewing!!) and I added blackout (also from Hobby Lobby), curtain tie-backs were made using strips of fabric which I cut slits in the ends of and used a cup hook to hang them on the wall (easy!).

DRESSER: It was also my husband's. We left the top the original wood and painted the rest of it Valspar's "Sleek Gray" , the jute knobs are from Hobby Lobby and drawer pulls are original, spray painted with Krylon's Oil Rubbed Bronze. 

BROTHER CANVAS: I loved this quote I had seen many times on Pinterest. I used a canvas that I had on hand, painted it with navy acrylic paint and used some foam stamps with white acrylic paint for the quote.

LARGE PHOTOS: I had 20x24 photos printed and then mounted them on foam board from Hobby Lobby using spray adhesive. I mounted them on the wall using 3M velcro adhesive strips.

CHEVRON PILLOW: made with fabric from Hobby Lobby

Other resources:

Alphabet Wall Cards:

Yellow metal "M": 405 Imports in Norman ,OK

Green/gray quilt and striped pillow: Kohl's

Orange/burlap honeycomb lamp: Hobby Lobby (use a 40% off coupon)

Kids table & chairs: IKEA

Chalkboard, frames, old fan, books, etc are from garage sales & thrift stores.



Favorite Items

It's hard to narrow down because I have several favorites...his bed, the yellow M, the alphabet cards, the big photos....


Just go for it! If I saw something I liked or wanted to make, I just went for it and it fit great into the room. Don't stress about everything having to match. The more character, the better. :) 

Xpertize Muzik

Sunday 16th of February 2014

I love the organizer storage selves! Where did you get it?

Florence Amber

Tuesday 19th of June 2012

That's such a darling little bed! Really adore the colorful details. The lamp looks really nice, too.


Sunday 10th of June 2012

I just love this room, it's so full of love. I love the pictures there and how you pinned up the drawings and colorings up there. The room is so bright and cheery, and I'm very sure Miller would love this!