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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Home Tour - Little Man's Room

All Aboard!  Next stop on the home tour...Little Man's train room!

Get ready for picture overload!!

I painted this letter for his door and trimmed it in ribbon.  I had an extra frame lying around so I ditched the back and the glass and mounted it to the door with command strips.

When you enter the room, there's a little reading area.

This chair was a family member's when she was little.  

We color matched the paint for this bookcase with the cubbies on the other side of the room.  The paint is from Sherwin Williams, but I can't think of the name of the color right now...

We have A LOT of books.  I guess that's what happens when your mom used to be a teacher!

This dresser is an antique that I absolutely love.  It adds so much warmth and character.  I'm a firm believer that every room in a house should have some antique element to it, even if it's just a side table.

It holds all of his clothes beautifully.  I'll show you how I organize his drawers in another post.  That sounded bad.  You know what I mean...

This burp cloth was the first monogrammed gift after Little J was born.  I love it so much I couldn't use it!  The burp cloth was a gift from my husband's aunt and the NYC was a gift from Little J's aunt, who lives in NYC.  We've got family all over this room!

My little guy loves to listen to music when he's going to bed.  It's not pretty, but it's real life folks.  The cubbies hold extra puzzles, blocks, etc.  Great for "room time" since someone decided to give up his nap...Hmmpf.

You're probably wondering at this point "what the heck kind of name is that?!?"  Don't worry, you're not alone.  It's a family name.  It's also a Bible name.  We pronounce it "Jayfit".  Or Japh, JJ, J-Buddy, etc.  

You'll get used to it!  And, yes, he knows how to spell it already!  Yay! Now we can focus on the last name.  Now, that's a doozy.

I painted the train sign art.  I was an art major in college (along with my education degree) so every once in a while the painting bug bites me.

Little J went through a phase where he liked to knock the paintings down when he first transitioned to a big boy bed.  If you look closely, you'll see a few scuff marks. Character, right?

My Mom and I stenciled the trains around 2 walls of the room.  It was a really fun project.  I created the stencil by hand and drew it on the wall.  Mom painted them in.  Yay teamwork!

Just found this awesome caddy at HomeGoods a few weeks ago!  The perfect shade of blue!  It's just the right place to store our library books.

Now, friends.  This is my absolute favorite part of Japh's room.  The rug.  Yes, that is a Pottery Barn Kids rug, but no, I did NOT pay $600 for it.

I found it on Craig's list, in mint condition, for...wait for it...$150.  But, I talked her down to $100.
Score. Of. A. Lifetime.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you like the space our little guy calls his own.  Kids' rooms are some of the most fun to design because the sky's the limit!

Cubbies: Target
Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids
Wall Letters: Babies 'R Us
Chair: Home Reserve
Chair Pillow: Pottery Barn Kids
Lamps: Target
Picture Frame: Hobby Lobby
Art: DIY
Door Letter: Michaels/DIY
Dresser & Rocking Chair: Vintage
Mirror: Target


  1. Thank you soooo much for sharing your son's room. I have been at my wits end trying to come up with wall decor for my 3yo son's new big boy train room and I absolutely LOVE what you did! I actually stumbled across your blog from pinterest last night, when I was looking for ideas and went out to Michael's at 8:30pm to purchase canvas that was on sale. I hope you don't mind but I completely stole your artwork idea :o I tried attaching a photo of my finished product but it won't let me. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Hally

    1. You are the sweetest. You are so welcome. This is exactly why I started my blog! It makes me so happy that you found a little bit of inspiration. I'd love to see your version. Email me the pics and I'll give you a shout out on the blog! Thanks so much for posting! :)


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