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Our boys love everything beach.  Every so often throughout the cold winter months, I will hear the voice of my 5 year old sweetly ask, “can we go to the beach, pwwwwweeeease?”

To bring a piece of the shore back home with us, we decided to create a nautical boys room for our preschooler. Although it doesn’t stop the littles from asking to go down the shore, it does bring a little bit of “by the sea” life into our suburban home and gives us a comfy little boys room to tuck the little ones into each night.

Enjoy!

The boys removing all the staples after carpet was pulled up.

The boys removing all the staples after carpet was pulled up (My 3 -year-old is wearing my paddock boats;-).

 

AFTER

I created a sail with our preschoolers age on it ( I hope he doesn't want a 6 next year!)

I created a sail with our preschoolers age on it ( I hope he won’t want a 6 next year). I  used rope and boat cleats to attached it to the wall.

We found this great bed with a trundle on Craigslist.  The flooring is made to look like weathered wood.

We found this great bed with a trundle on Craigslist. The flooring is made to look like weathered wood.

I created a mural of the island where we vacation.  I drew all of our favorite places on the island.  I plan to add more favorites through the years.

I created a blueprint mural of the island where we vacation. I drew all of our favorite places on the wall and plan to add more favorites through the years.

Our boys' rooms would not be complete without a biblical verse.

Our boys’ rooms would not be complete without a biblical verse.

Our IKEA dresser is made new again with boat cleats for pulls.

Our IKEA dresser is made new again with boat cleats for pulls.

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So many rooms, so little time! In the middle of our busy lives we have been renovating one of the boy’s rooms. One of the most fun parts of this job is drooling over all the inspiration I find online.  Since the room is almost complete, (but not yet camera ready) I wanted to share with you some of the creative ways others have carved out a little oasis for the little ones in their homes. I hope you have as much fun as I did looking over these inspirational kids rooms.

I would love for you to share rooms that have inspired you and check out any recently renovated kids rooms.  Lets encourage each other and discuss! xoxo

Sophistocated way to decorate a boy's room who loves sports

Sophisticated way to decorate a room  for a boy who loves sports

How easy it is to group yard sale airplanes to create a focal wall

 

Love the focal wall mural

Love the focal wall mural

Stripes!  They are so easy to do. And if you get bored after a while, just paint over them!

Stripes! Another simple project to add interest to your room. And if you get bored, just paint over them!

This playroom is gender friendly and so much fun! Can't you just see the warm breezes blowing through your child's hair as they swing in this whimsical playground?  Great basement idea for us northerners inside when its too cold to venture outside.

This gender friendly playroom makes me smile every time! Can’t you just see the warm breezes blowing through your child’s hair as they swing in this whimsical playground? Great playroom idea for us northerners.  When its too cold to venture outside, come swing in the basement tree! What makes it work?  Lots of warm light and light wood tones (and the beam made into the tree, of course!)

 

 

Boat rooms are one of my favorites for boys.  You can have so much fun with this theme. Just keep it sophisticated, like this one from Pottery Barn.

Nautical themes are one of my favorites for a boy’s room. You can have so much fun with this theme. Just keep it sophisticated, like this one from Pottery Barn.

This is a fun wall art installation for any age.  Love the white on white.  The wooden numbers add so much depth than if they were just painted on the wall.

This is a unique and simple wall art installation for any age. Love the white on white. The wooden numbers add so much depth than if the numbers were just painted on the wall.

Love this camp theme.  So much fun and not to difficult to replicate.

Love this camp theme. Creates a individual space and is not to difficult to replicate.

Yes, another boat room!  I love the wood wall and mural.

Yes, another boat room! I love the wood wall and mural.

What a fun way to add shelving to your boys (or girls!) room.

What a fun way to add shelving to your boys (or girls!) room.

How cool is this airplane installation?

How cool is this airplane installation?

For the seafarer in our home.  Check out the drapery.

For the seafarer in your home. Check out the layers of drapery.

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We were so excited, but quickly realized our house was not up to our standards for our new arrival.

Each of our 5 bedrooms and the bath on the second floor had non-existent lighting, faulty wiring and no insulation.  We chose a room for the nursery and started removing the cracking plaster and lathe to make way for an updated, functional and warm place.

Walls ripped down to the studs.

The small closet was too narrow for a standard size hanger to properly hang on the clothing rod.  We removed the old closet and framed a new standard 72” wide closet.

New closet framed in.

I reluctantly made peace with the idea of restoring the original hardwood flooring. The planks were cut up so many times through the years, it made it impossible to salvage on our limited budget.  Gregg used it as a sturdy sub floor for hand scraped wide plank engineered hardwood we found on sale online.

We are having a boy!  I gathered inspiration from all of the baby boy nurseries my sleep deprived eyes could find.

Here are my favorites:

Love the colors, and their accent wall is beautiful!

RH baby and child’s nursery, love chocolate and pale blue

Love the darker blue with the espresso furniture. However, the floors we chose may make this blue room too dark.  I felt these colors work best in a light carpeted room.

Up went the pale blue paint on the new walls and the creamy white trim surrounded the new windows.

Uncle Mike and Greg lend a helping hand.
Greg and dad making the difficult cuts for the crown molding.

With the help of my dad, Gregg replaced the rattling, drafty windows with semi-custom (of course nothing is a standard size!) Pella windows.

My dad adding planks to the scaffolding to climb to windows on second floor.

We kept the radiator intact and gave it a new coat of paint in a Rustoleum matte silver.

Shows the hardwood flooring in Connor’s new room.

The night before I delivered our bundle of joy, Gregg was laying the last of the flooring in Connor’s new room.

Wall words over crib

The bare walls over the crib were the first you see as you enter the room but I was concerned about hanging art where a climbing toddler could pull it off the wall.  I found a great way to decorate the corner with a little inspirational quote in custom vinyl wall letters.

Our family

We brought home our bundle of joy a week later than expected (maybe he was waiting for his room to finish!).  The best part is we get to share our lives and our home with this wonderful little man.

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