Ship Shape Big Boy Room

I love this blog and her header just makes me smile.  
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”?!

Here are a few close ups

Mrs. Limestones photography is the best!

Isn’t this the cutest hermit crab?!

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!

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