Monday, October 19, 2009

Bittersweet

Last weekend we took down Jack's crib. The same crib that we put up over six years ago for Addison and has been used ever since. It was so sad for me, but so exciting for him and I kept telling myself that is what it was really about. Seeing him grow and reach a new milestone. Not to mention he was over the moon that night.

I wanted the room to really feel like his. We painted it a nice shade of linen. The name is Pebbled Courtyard, by Behr and I made him a pillowcase and duvet cover out of some great fabric I got here.

The table and headboard were yard sale finds that I painted Cottage White (also by Behr) and distressed. I also added fabric to the headboard.

I found some vintage flashcards on Etsy and framed them.


The dresser was a $35.00 find. I liked it so much better than his old one so I grabbed it. I also put vinyl initials on the wall that I love. After I ordered them Frank told me you were supposed to put the last initial in the middle, not the first one. Oh well. I still love it.





I think he does too.
Sleep tight, my sweet.


28 comments:

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

The room looks great!! I wouldn't mind be a growing boy in that room!!!!

Great job. I love the flash cards too. Soooo creative!!!

Linda said...

Super cute! It is sad when you have to take down the crib. My daughter loved hers so much she stayed in it until she was 4! (Not quite sure how she slept in there, but she loved it.) The room looks really cute.

Simply Dandy said...

Precious room, not too sweet, not too kiddish, but perfect!

Christina Scovel said...

Just fantastic. How do you keep things so clean and neat???

Cristin said...

Fab new room!! Great style =)

NICO Designs said...

So precious! My daughter was also over the moon about sleeping in her big bed:)

How do you manage to keep the whites so white with kids?

stitching under oaks said...

looks like a room any boy would love...and one that will grow with him! nicely done! but I do understand your sadness....they grow up so fast!

Renee said...

What a great new room for him. He must be thrilled! :)

a friend to knit with said...

oh yes. i remember the day we took down the crib.... soooooo sad.
but that room is just about the cutest one, ever! i love how you framed the vintage flash cards! ALL of your touches look fabulous!

i painted my kitchen white....and thought of you. :)

Anonymous said...

Don't little kids like lots of bright colors?

mai nguyen said...

where did you get the vinyl letters? would love to order some for my kiddos.

Jessica said...

I just love this room-the dresser and those flash cards!!! I'm sure it was a great night sleep.

lucky knitter said...

It came out great! He looks so happy reading his book in his big boy bed! Very sweet. :)

The Elegant Thrifter said...

What a happy room...and a room that will happily transition for many years. Congratulations! Stan

MichelleB said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Thanks for the paint color - I think it will work perfectly for a room I want to do.

Shannon said...

I feel ya on the bittersweet part. Watching our babies grow so quickly is hard but seeing their joy in the process makes it all worth it. You did a great job on his room. I am sure he loves it!

QuiltedSimple said...

yes, it is bittersweet but exciting too. LOVE the flash cards and all the little touches!

Julie said...

What a great bedroom... and I hear you on being sad about taking down the crib!

tiennie said...

What a sweet room! Lucky Jack!

cathleen said...

Lovely and creative decorating, Katie, as always!!!!!

Knitterella said...

What a great room!

kim said...

What a perfect little boy's room. Those flash cards are awesome!

UK lass in US said...

It looks great - but wouldn't stay looking white for 5 minutes around my kids. I finally realised why my mum constantly told us to get our hands off the wall when I looked at my house and noticed that the walls look a lot less grimy above the 4 foot height mark...

Journeying Five said...

Oh it is so sweet and he looks so comfortable.

Lindsey @ Harpserville Home said...

Hi there! I just discovered your blog and I'm so glad I did! I love it! And I'm loving this room! It looks like something straight out of a magazine! Have a good day! :)

amandajean said...

i would love to have that room! it's so sophisticated and restful! dang, girl, you are an amazing decorator!!!

The Rice Family said...

Love this room! Looking forward to/dreading the day when we take our crib down...it's been in use since 2005, but we're hoping to have baby #5 (our caboose - then we're done) so it will be a while before we're done.
Just found your website through Flickr and think it's great.

Anonymous said...

I love this! It looks lighter than pebbled courtyard does on the swatch and other pictures I have seen. I want to do my bedroom in this color if it really looks like this color and not so pink as it does in other pictures. Kristina