Sunday, October 11, 2009

Walker's Cowboy Room...

I got an e-mail last week asking about Walker's bedroom. It occurred to me that I had never posted about it, so here you go Heidi!

As with most other rooms in this house, Walker's room was floor to ceiling wallpaper.
Gorgeous right? I had a hard time deciding whether or not to take this fantastic paper down, and pigs fly!! Lonnie's grandma and I worked for days to scrape that ugly wallpaper down inch.by.inch. Just getting it painted was a HUGE improvement. We used Benjamin Moore's Quincy Tan. A great color I used throughout other rooms in the house.

I had done Walker's nursery in a vintage cowboy pattern, so transitioning it into a "big boy" room was super easy. We moved the crib and baby furniture into Connor's room and replaced Walker's with Attic Heirlooms by Broyhill. The bunkbeds are by another company but were the only ones I could find that matched the Attic Heirlooms but had storage drawers underneath. When we bought this furniture we were in our other house. Moving it here was a little tricky. I then tried arranging it several ways, but ultimately, this was the only way everything would fit.
This is looking in the door from the hall. He still has a bedrail, but he rarely sleeps in this bed. I could probably get rid of it. The bedding is from Target. It is a cowboy print quilt.

To the left. Valances are from Lowe's.
His closet and toy chest sit on the same wall as the door. I chose to leave the doors off the closet so that we would have a place for the train table. It was the perfect size and the boys love to play there. It also forces me to keep his closet tidy.

Here are some of the picture arrangements in the room.
This boot is from TJ MAXX and it happened to have Walker's name on it. It is probably one of my favorite things in the room.
This is a little shelf I got from Micheal's and painted red. Those are some old cowboy boots Walker wore for Halloween and the picture is one of my favorites of Lon and Walker goofing around in Walker's child-size cowboy hats. I simply added scrapbook letters that said Cowboy to the mat on the inside of the frame.
I made these little stars for his nursery 5 years ago and they have just sort of stuck around, but I still like them in his room.
These prints were all bought online via e-bay, and then I got frames from Hobby Lobby and framed them myself. The bottom left is a pic of the boys at Dixie Stampede.
Walker's bedside table was from a clearance sale at a furniture store a few years ago. It was less than $50 and is a really nice piece. The basket on top holds his library books so they don't get misplaced and it was from Habitat for Humanity for $1.
There you have it. I hope I answered all of your questions Heidi and if I missed something just let me know.

6 comments:

Kelli said...

Mandi, I love his room. You did such a great job pulling together all of the pieces. The stars that your painted are really cute. thanks for sharing.

Stacie said...

Just thinking about how long it took to get rid of that wallpaper makes me tired, but it was totally worth it. Super cute!

Angie said...

This is such a cute and fun room! I just love the colors and I know your son has so much fun in there!

cmluvs2stamp said...

You did a fantastic job! Thanks for sharing your great ideas and your two little inspirations,lol.

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Oh man, waaaaay to cute! If we ever have a little boy, we want to name him Colt and do his room in a vintage cowboy theme. I love love love this room. It's so cute!

Heidicoo said...

I.Love.This.
What a great room! hmmm... what are my favorites? Love the door-less closet, the valances (Lowes - eh? *mentally filing*), all the cute wall signs, and bedding. um pretty much everything! I guess it would have been quicker to say that, huh?

2 things:
Where did you get the cute sheriff star frame?
What kind of letters are those on the Walker and Lon picture?

I'll try to get some pictures of my boys room and e-mail you (if you want to see *blush). I haven't finished the curtains or painted the room yet (yes, we've been here 10 years - slacker). You've definitely inspired me to pull this look together! Thank you so much!

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