I’m back with another fun room makeover! This time we transition Lori’s nursery into a woodsy themed room for her son (remember his camp playroom? And Lori’s bedroom oasis?). Buffalo check is my current favorite, so I was jazzed when I saw that Lori had already purchase some plaid items for the room. I took that theme and ran with it! My favorite part of the room is the chalkboard wall and live edge desk. You should have seen how excited Liam was when we told him he could draw on the wall!
I have become quite the hoarder of live edge pieces of wood, and this one worked perfectly as a little desk. I sanded down the sharp corners and covered with 2 coats of a fast-drying polyurethane, then drilled shelf brackets into the studs and the bottom of the wood.
I debated painting the whole wall or just doing 3/4, and am super happy we left a little space and added the mountain range decals, it adds a little more fun to the room, no? Lori found this crazy cute tree book holder that created the perfect reading corner next to the oversized bead bag.
We upgraded Liam from a crib to bunkbeds (the ladder is in hiding until he is ready to safety climb)! I am in love with the blue, it’s the perfect shade!
I found some line drawings of a lantern and other woodsy things, and the plan was to get a projector, but they ended up being simple enough to freehand (the magic of chalk is that you can mess up as much as you want, and wipe it away!) Hope you like the room as much as Liam did!
SHOP THE ROOM:
Target Kids Industrial Chairs + Buffalo Plaid Sheets + Travel Wall Decals
Go Play Outside Print
Urban Outfitters Printed Rug
Art.com Bull Elk in Snow
Land of Nod Buffalo Check Bean Bag Chair
Babyletto Spuce Tree Bookcase
Donco Kids Blue Bunk bed
I gave you a look at my guest room makeover a few posts back and promised I would share all the details on my DIY Map Dresser and DIY Board & Batten. If you missed it, check out my post on the DIY Map Dresser here. And without further delay; here are all the details for my guest room DIY Board & Batten.
Instead of just painting my guest room, I wanted to add texture and character to the space and you know I am always up for trying something new. Originally I started with using stick-on vertical wood planks, but the height and angles of the guest room walls proved very overwhelming for that idea. If you follow me on Instagram stories, you may remember my real talk about this change of plan (trial and error is the name of the game in the DIY world). The walls were damaged from peeling off the wood, so I needed to spend a little more time patching up and re-painting. After peeling off the loose ends, I used Ready Patch from Home Depot over the damaged areas. Then I sanded the patches until smooth before painting. After this little extra elbow-grease, I could move on with a new and improved vision! Bring on the Board and Batten.
I started by painting the bottom portion of the wall Hostaleaf by Behr. I never thought I would put green on any wall in my home, but I have become super drawn to its warm woodsy vibe. This is the second room I have used a green shade (remember the woodsy boys room post?) and probably won’t be the last. Hostaleaf by Behr is especially rich in tone and provides a great backdrop for the decor in the room which stands out from the dark shade.
After painting the bottom portion of the wall, I nailed the wood boards to the wall along the stud lines. Once the seams and holes were filled and caulked, I painted all the boards green to match the wall. The finished look is very polished and cozy! This was the perfect small space to try this DIY project.
Read on for the full list of supplies and step by step instructions for DIY Board and Batten!
GET THE LOOK | 1. World Market Rug 2. Amazon Stufed Leather Pouf 3. Etsy Cactus Print 4. Striped Sun Dress 5. Word Market Faux Fur Throw
GET THE LOOK 6. West Elm Table Top Planter 7. Mint Dipped Basket 8. Ikea Utility Cart 9. Target Ceramic Elephant 10. West Elm Lamb Pillow
Yay! I am so excited for this week because I finally get share the nursery design I did a couple weeks ago! If you follow along on ISPYDIY snapchat, you got a little sneak peek, and before I posted the final photos, I wanted to share a couple mood boards I made for the makeover. The Mom has amazing taste so she started by pinning few of her favorite nurseries, see the board here, and then I pulled out some of my favorite parts of each. I wanted a lot of the elements to be one-of-a-kind, so spent time at the antique store searching the aisle for the perfect (but not too pink) items for the room. We also did some DIY projects that I am absoulutly in love with. Before the reveal, here are just a few of my favorite buys. Stay tuned to see how it turns out tomorrow!
INSPIRATION VIA | 1. 100 Layers Cake Aztec Nursery 2. Hendrix & Harlow Pouf 3. Stories Nursery 4. The Little Kidz Closet Basket 5. Style Me Pretty Cart 6. Apartment Therapy Changing Table