Friday, April 23, 2010

All American Boys Room

Good morning!  I thought I'd share my sons rooms.  He had trucks before and was really into Bob the Builder so it was time for a change.  I didn't want him to go super heros or transformers.  He's into Star Wars right now.  I knew it would change by the minute.  He loves cars so he decided on racing.  I got him plain bedding that we can reverse.  Also, I accented it with sports memorabilia.  He loves sports too.  He has the Wallies as they are called.  You can find these at home improvement stores and bigger chain stores or order them online.  They peel off super easy and yes we've tried it- my son changed his mind a few times.

This is a shot from the entrance of the room.  We bought his furniture and her furniture at the same time when he was about 2 and ready for a big bed.  We used rails on the side for awhile.  We got good quality for both of them.  We wanted it to last as long as possible.

We used the pillow as an inspiration point.  I bought the bedding at the Base Exchange BX (kinda a military walmart) in a set.  The pillow was a find at Marshall's and the basketball lamp my inlaws found at a garage sale.

These are pictures that I had from my dad's and his father's coaching of basketball.  I simply put them in a black frame. My Dad was a huge basketball fan so if he was still living I'm sure he would have taught my son all that he knew about the game. This is a way for them to have a connection through their love of sports.  My son was named after him also his middle name is Louis.

I put some of his favorite pictures in red frames.  His favorite color is red.  (his mom approves!) LOL!

close up of the Wallies

This is his toy shelf.  He needs a desk too. We still have some things that need to be weeded out but this is pretty much it.  I would rather allow my kids to use their imagination than get them lots of stuff they don't play with.  This may not look like a lot to most people but he has a few drawers on the side of his bed and just a few things in his closet.  The play room has a closet with art supplies, games and a shelf for books.  My husband and I decided a long time ago that spoiling them was not something we thought was going to help them in life.

Hope you have enjoyed this tour!

I'll be back with a recipe and give away coming next week!



  1. The perfect boys room. I bet he loves it!

  2. Yep this room screams little boy. Nicely done Carey. I'm sure your son will enjoy his room for years to come.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. A great boy's bedroom. My sons never had a theme in their room, the shared 2 to a room, my daughter's room was always girly though. Way to go not to spoil them with a bunch of toys too, when my kids were young I would rotate the toys, pack some away and then after a few months bring them out and put the others away. With 5 kids they learned to share! I bet your son loves his room and it is so neat and tidy!
    Wishing you a great day, Martha

  4. What a wonderfully decorated boys room...I like that it's not all gopped up...very clean yet says BOY!


  5. Great boy room! I agree on not spoiling my kids...too bad Grandma is not on the same page.
    Have a great weekend!

  6. Love that you used Granpa's pictures! Looks great.