The Ultimate {BOYS} Room

This is Chan’s room. The room that has changed the most since we moved in 2 1/2 years ago. It doesn’t have a particular style, it’s very eclectic. We just choose things and colors that we liked . . . there are cars, globes, trucks, trains, a solar system, a jukebox, a basketball hoop, vintage inspired tin sign and pillows, industrial shelving and lighting and a modern rug. Ever piece of furniture in his room is either thrifted or from Ikea. The dresser, which by the way is amazing, came from a flea market for $20. The orange metal shelf is from Goodwill, I think I paid about $25 for that. The desk and chair, also from Goodwill. The car ramp, attached to the bed, was made by my husband for Chandler’s third birthday party. The cool mid century modern inspired wall art is also from Goodwill, but I think they were originally from Target. The loft bed, black & white rug and wall mounted book shelves are from Ikea.

Chan to Mars Blog - Ultimate Boys RoomChan to Mars Blog - The Ultimate Pre-school Boy's bedroom - automobiles, sports, solar system, etc.

I bought the khaki curtains years ago, for Chan’s baby nursery, then when we moved into this home we painted the latitude & longitude of our home on them in red paint and hung them with galvanized pipe. The shelf above Chan’s bed came from Kirklands. The black ceiling light is from Lowes, we got it in the clearance section for $20 because it was missing one of the bolt covers to attach it to the ceiling, at the time it was 50% off, but now you can get it online for $19.99. The paint in the room was here when we moved in, I did not feel like painting over the whole room so instead I got two samples of paint for $3 each and painted some vertical stripes on the wall to break up some of the beige. Also, we have a vinyl decal above Chan’s bed, behind that shelf that looked adorable when his crib was in here, but when we rearranged and hung the shelf we didn’t want to take it down for fear that it would rip the drywall and we’d have to patch and paint . . . so, there it stays, behind a shelf, ha! Unfortunately, the upstairs of our home still has popcorn ceilings, but it doesn’t bother me enough to go through all the trouble to remove it right now. Maybe when the kids get a bit older we can take on that task.

Chan to Mars Blog - The Ultimate Pre-school Boy's bedroom - automobiles, sports, solar system, etc. Chan to Mars Blog - The Ultimate Pre-school Boy's bedroom - automobiles, sports, solar system, etc.

Chan got the solar system, moon and the light up globe on his dresser for birthday presents. He picked out the black globe at Earthbound Trading. The sheet set is from K-Mart, the body pillow cover is from Target. The decorative pillows with vintage cars are from Knollwood Lane. The houndstooth bean bag cover is from Pottery Barn, and we filled it with LoveSac foam. The quilt is from Chan’s great grandmother.

Chan to Mars Blog - The Ultimate Pre-school Boy's bedroom - automobiles, sports, solar system, etc.

When my husband set out to build the Ikea bed, I did not know that you could put the ladder on different sides of the bed, so I didn’t clarify to him that I wanted the closed side of the bed to go against the wall. Needless, to say, a year and a half later and it still isn’t fixed! Within the next year we plan to make it the bottom area into another bed, so maybe I can get him to take it apart and rebuild it then, maybe.

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