Shared Boys Space – The Land of Nod

February 27, 2014

shared boys space

Last week I told you about the shared boys space I recently did that was featured on the blog Honest to Nod for Land of Nod.

Today I thought I’d share some more photos of the…

SHARED BOYS SPACE!!!

To read about how the room came about you can read about it here.

The jumping off for the room began with this red desk.

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I found this desk while out thrifting awhile back and fell in love with it because it was sturdy as heck and I loved it’s lines.  I painted this baby red and put it in my loft office.  Although I LOVED this desk it wasn’t working for me.  The red was too red for my personal space. I put it on my FB page and I quickly learned I wasn’t the only fan of the desk. (Quickest piece of furniture sold ever!) I decided to sell it to Sarah (of the amazing Sarah-Beth Photography) for her boys room makeover.

Sarah’s boys room is super small.  It was also very orange.  So first thing first was getting the space painted!

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It went from orange to gray.  I chose Manhattan Mist by Behr Premium Plus Ultra which is their best paint and primer in one.

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I also decided to get more space the bunk bed should be moved to the other side of the room.  Moving the bed to the wall without a window also allowed the light to shine through the space more.

I’m old school and rarely use the computer when I do room planning.  No joke this is how I do it!

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After doing a floor plan I came up with a mood board that I do online with photoshop!  (I know I’m all over the place!)

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The biggest inspiration for the room hands down were the amazing photos of the boys so the canvas’s took center stage!

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Doesn’t that red desk look amazing in the boys room!  I love it so much better in this space, not only that but the smile on Ethan’s face when he saw his very own desk is why I love doing what I do!

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The blue lamp is from Hobby Lobby and so is the red bucket on the bottom of the book shelf.  I find storing books in buckets, baskets etc. is a great and easy way for books to stay in one place.

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The red and white striped basket is also from Hobby Lobby.  Seriously baskets and bins for kids rooms are the best.  Personally I just think it’s silly to organize to the nth degree in kids spaces, they play with their toys everyday and if you want to teach them to clean up the easiest way to do it is have them throw things in the basket when they’re done.

I found the desk chair at a garage sale and painted it off white and covered it in a red and white checkered fabric.

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The red lamp and I Can Go Anywhere print are also from Hobby Lobby.  The dresser is the boys dad’s dresser and I initially thought of either painting it or switching out the knobs but I’m so glad we decided to keep it as is.  I think it’s sentimental and I love a little wood in every room.

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Ethan the oldest is in the top bunk and loves his book light from Land of Nod.  The kid is a huge book worm.  No joke I seriously pulled like 20 books from his bed while I was putting the room together!!

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Chipboard initials were painted and individual book holders were painted and stenciled for both of the boys.  I think it’s important when kids share a room they still have their own private space and personalizing the bunk beds was how I did it.

The book holders are actually just unfinished CD holders I bought from Michaels, they were like $4.00 a piece!

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The bottom bunk is Maddox’s space.  Seriously this kid is beyond cute!  He wore the life preserver around his neck for most of the time while I was there!

shared boys space

I made the banner that was used on the Land of Nod pillow cork board and the cork board over Ethan’s bed just using some scrapbooking paper and twine.  Don’t you love their safe?!  I love little boys!!!

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Isn’t this Things container from Land of Nod cute!  It was quickly filled up with Legos!

And nothing new was bought for the bookcase.  I used their toys and their books.

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If you have any other questions about the space please feel free to ask!  Again, a super thanks to Land of Nod for helping me put this room together!  All the products I used from Land of Nod can be found here.

Funniest room I’ve done for a client yet!

The photography of the boys room was done by their mom Sarah Hill of Sarah-Beth Photography, seriously check out her website!  She is beyond good!

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    1. Looks awesome! She is a great photog! I’ve seen her work quite a bit living in carmel! I love that desk and your layout makes it so much more spacious! Well done!!

      Laura
      House Envy

    1. Katie, The boys had the beds before the makeover and they came from a furniture outlet store that’s gone out of business.

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