Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Boy's Adventure Room

For Pumpkin's 5th birthday, we decorated in his room with a sort of outdoor, camping, adventure theme. We set up the room as a surprise for the morning of his birthday.

The centerpiece of this room is this teepee tent I had made here on Etsy. I asked her for this custom design and she did a wonderful job making it. He loves it.

The wall hangings of boys playing baseball are actually from my husband's room as a little boy that he saved.

The lamp is a telescope lamp base and matching natural shade from Target. This bronze Saint Francis statue (which I actually originally order from House of Fontanini, but I can not find there naymore) seemed perfect for the room. I ordered this wall decal of a little boy fishing, but had it made in chocolate brown and enlarged as much as possible.

The green polka dot elephant piggy bank is a baby gift from Tiffany & Co.

For a reading night light I attached this vintage camping lantern to his bed with a carabiner. It has a dimmer switch, and he loves to read by it at night as it gives off the perfect amount of light. I love going up into his room after he has fallen asleep and turning it off for him as he fell asleep with a book or Lego creation in hand with the lantern still on. This toy chest (Cameron Cubby & Drawer Base in white) does not go with his bedroom furniture but I got it on a floor sale at Pottery Barn Kids. The brown rattan baskets are from Target and are great for storing his toys. We also hung a few old model airplanes I found on ebay from the ceiling. I want to get some more but I wanted to make sure these weren't too much for the room first.
This big map I have had since I was in high school and have been carrying from place to place. It's funny to look at because it is a Cold War era map so the political geography in Eastern Europe and Asia is so different now. Originally the frame was black but we changed it to a chocolate brown to go with the room. This big stuffed bear along with the teepee were his actual birthday presents. he said he wanted a reading pillow like his sister, so I thought this giant stuffed 63" bear I got on ebay would be a perfect place to snuggle in and read a book. The bear came new from China and I can't even explain how they stuffed it into the box it came in. The furniture in the room we have had for a few years is Stanley Young America. This collection is no longer made, but we have the double twin bunk bed with captain's storage drawers underneath, a tall dresser, and 3 drawer night stand.

The bedding consists of solid sky blue twin sheet set and a solid brown duvet with a basic down comforter, all of which are from Target.

The accent pillow is a monogrammed baptism pillow from his godmother.

There is also a name puzzle stool he loves that we received as a gift.

The Mary statue is from our local dollar store.

The miniature Notre Dame gold football helmet is a gift with former ND quarterback Jimmy Clausen's signature on it.

I had so much fun designing his room. I have a few other ideas I didn't get to before his birthday. The smile on his little face when he first saw his room on the morning of his birthday was priceless.

1 comments:

MH said...

Looks wonderful! Love the teepee!!

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