Because I imagine with 3 boys, I’d have a hard time making “home” my style…girly. lol But she has an amazing style and I love her DIY projects. The latest ‘love’ is her son’s room, which makes me wish I had a boy, especially during the teenage girl drama stage.
Check out what she did, including the awesome light fixture and clever headboard and all of those darling nautical details! She has an amazing way of stretching the budget and gets a big bang for her buck.
The “Big Boy” room is complete (for now)! I can not tell you how much I’ve enjoyed working on this space for my oldest son!
As you know, the inspiration for this room came from Serena and Lily’s Ronan Collection. Of course I didn’t want to copy the space, but there were a few key elements that had to be brought in from the ispiration. Here is my version of the Serena and Lily room!
The shipping palettes were a must in the design of the space! I think that is what made the Serena and Lily room so unique! I got such a kick out of my husbands response when I called him outside to help me unload them from the truck:-)
This light fixture turned out really nice, if I may say so myself! It’s the Melodi pendant light from Ikea. I have a tutorial coming up later this week on how I “hacked it”!
Here is the fixture with the light off (above). I think it ties in nicely with the nautical themed room!
Do you notice the closet?! You can’t have a nautical themed room without stripes! Taking note from the inspiration room again, I knew that I had to bring in the stripes. But, the price tag of the duvet didn’t work with the amount I had to spend on one;-) So with $20 and a little sweat, I think that the look was acheived and you can’t tell this was my first attempt at painting stripes (can you?)!
I haven’t decided if I want the storage cubes to remain in the closet or on this wall below
(I need a chair for that corner!)
By taking the toy storage out of the closet, he can use the closet as a little ‘nook’ to read or to play with his Legos
Seriously, what sailor doesn’t need a place to read “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”?!
Great room, isn’t it? It’s like waking up to vacation every day!
She has a post listing her sources too.
And I love that she shares her DIY disaster but doesn’t give up. Happens to us all, right?
You’ll have to visit her to see what I mean along the cutest little desk makeover.
And her entire blog full of inspiring DIY projects.
Thanks for sharing your amazing style and genius DIY ideas, Lakeitha!
Coming soon – in order to fix the feed, the DIY Show Off will soon have a new look. Unsuccessful attempts have pushed me to switch to my own domain. Thanks for your patience and sticking with it while I work out the bugs. 🙂
Hi Roeshel! I hope you're having a great summer!
What a sweet room for her lil' skipper!
Love her blog and this room just came together so well, love the light fixture!! Great texture, very creative! Janell
Love the closet reading nook!
Thank You so much, Roeshel for featuring my sons room! You're the best:-)
This little boys room is so adorable and inspiring since I'm working on my little guys room right now! Heading over to check out her blog:)
Love it! Love the stripes. Too cute!
very cute room & blog.. thanks for sharing!
wanted to say thank you so very much for the virtual hug & words of support & empathy. a warm and thoughtful response means so much, especially when you're not expecting it! God bless you!! -Tracie
what a cute big boy room. I love that she chose lime green for the wall color. Most people pick blue or red for nautical themed rooms and the green is a refreshing change.
I am crazy for the colors you went with here. Very preppy and appropriate for this age.
This room is awesome! Love the wall color and the headboard and the pendant light! Those stripes are so cool, very unexpected:)
Roeshel- you are the best!!! Thanks for your super sweet note! I miss you:) I feel so bad I haven't been on the nest at all the last few months. Have you? Lol at the dining room – I know, its hard..once you get something new you want to update the room to go with it – exciting!
Can't believe we only have 2 weeks left until our due date! Basically this little bugger could come at any time – aaaaahhhhhh! So happy and nervous all at the same time. Thanks so much for thinking of us:)
What is the paint color???
HI Michelle – this is a really old blog post and a feature. You can try visiting the original blog if it still exists and ask her (there is a link in the post). Similar colors I’d recommend: Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy for the blue or for the green: ValSpar Gilded Pesto. Hope that helps! Good luck!