Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Total Before and After

Several months ago,
we began turning Jackson's nursery into a
Big Boy Room!

I have shown you progress along the way,
but thought I would put together a post
and show you how it has changed with a complete


Here it is before Jackson arrived...

This was the brightest yellow paint known to man!

I remember Scott telling me...
after the 4 coats of yellow paint...
that he would be happy to repaint it
if I didn't like it...
cause he hated it...
but we left it on the walls knowing that it would be gone
in a couple of years.

The fact that his room gets all of the afternoon sunlight didn't help
with the blinding color~

But finally it was time for Jackson to move out of his baby bed
and into a big boy bed!

I started looking around for ideas
and found what I was looking for
at the Thrifty Decor Chick!

I had my inspiration and I was on a mission
to create a cute room for Jackson
and shamelessly copy her idea!

Sarah (the Thrifty Decor Chick) is always adding
beautiful molding and trim to her house
and making things look totally fabulous,
so I decided that some trim was in order for Jackson's new room.

So...instead of being all handy like Sarah,
I looked and Scott and said
"You can do this, Right?"
to which he cut his eyes at me
grumbled a little...
and then replied

Oh yeah...it's on!
So the project began!

We started by painting the walls
Bye Bye Yellow!!!

Then Scott started adding the
Board and Batten Treatment to the walls...

It was looking great!!

We also had the carpet replaced...
needless to say,
raising two boys in this room had left
a few carpet stains!

Scott repainted Austin's old furniture
to match the Navy Blue paint above Jackson's
Board and Batten...

Things were starting to come together...
It was time to add some accent colors and
brighten things up a bit...

I found a cute little pillow sham
with navy stitching around the outside...
I took it to my local embroidery shop and
added his monogram and
I was so excited with how
it turned out.

I found some curtains at K-Mart...
which is where the cute airplane sheets came from
that set the tone for the entire room...
you know...
from my idea I stole from

So pops of red were added
to spread around the room...

I found these Airplane prints on Etsy

I took them to Hobby Lobby and had
some mats cut to match
and then found these simple silver
frames (on sale for Half Price!)

They still need to actually be hung on the wall...
but they are mounted, framed and ready to go!

I also found this cute propeller clock
at Hobby Lobby...
and yep, you guessed it
Half Price!
I still have not decided if I am going to paint it to brighten
it up a bit or not...still thinking about that one!

I have a few more accessories that I am
painting to match and need to
either paint his lamps
or find new ones...

But there we have it...
Our little boy has moved on up
to a big boy room...
sniff sniff.
He is growing up so fast...

I thought I would put this little post together
(OK...so it was not so little)
and link up to

I'm also going to link up
to Toni at

I have gotten so many great decorating ideas
from her blog and so many ideas on how to
make my house what I want it to be
without breaking the bank!

We are loving Jackson's new room.
He's sleeping like a champ in his own bed,
and is loving his "E-Plane" room.

So, I'm off to check out the other before and afters
that have joined in the party...
you know,
to get more inspiration
and shamelessly copy some great ideas!

If you want to go back and see the progress along the way...
and the carpet Before and After
and adding the final touches.

Thanks for taking the time to take a look at our
little project and thanks to all of you in blogland
that take your time to
give us wonderful inspiration
on how to make our house a home...
I think Jackson is loving his new spot in our home,
just as much as we are loving him our lives.

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  1. Whew! Much better! I LOVE the white board and navy blue, it looks great! Very updated and crisp.

  2. If you don't mind, what brand of paint and what is the name of the navy paint you put on the furniture?

  3. The paint is Admiral Blue from Lowe's