Spencer’s Room Redo: The Plan

Remember when I shared my Biggest Goodwill Haul EVER?! The one where I found almost everything I needed to give Spencer’s room a big boy make over?

Well, that was 6 months ago and I have decided it’s time to get.it.done.already! So, I’m making a plan and I’m sticking to it. I’m going to work slowly over the next few weeks and give my not-so-baby boy a new room.

Some things I’ve since decided to do without, like the white lamp base (I’m thinking it might actually be better in Laurel’s room) and the orange snail chalkboard (it just doesn’t fit his personality now). But the end tables and the fabric are all going to be used.

For the last 6 months or so I’ve been collecting inspiration photos on my pinterest. Here are a few that I’ve been particularly inspired by…

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I love the colors in this baby boy nursery… the wall color, the cream and gray and the burnt orange… Love, love, love.

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Spencer has gone ga-ga over airplanes, and I was immediately drawn to these framed vintage prints.

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I think the layout of this room is interesting and the orange looks awesome with the gray. I also really love the airplane art over the daybed.

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These illustrated ABC cards would make awesome graphic art.

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And one day (maybe a little later) I’d love to build a door like this one for his closet.

Now that I’ve shared my inspiration, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty… the master plan/list of projects:

  1. Choose paint color and paint walls
  2. DIY headboard and bedding for twin bed
  3. Sew curtain panels
  4. Lots and lots of art to fill up the wall space: things like framed prints, a refashion for Robbie the Rhino, and a DIY chalkboard
  5. Upcyle an old changing table into something more useful, like toy storage or a car/train table
  6. Give a face lift to an old dresser and glider rocking chair
  7. Update existing brown throw rug
  8. Layer in lots of fun accessories

There are other, bigger projects that I’d like to do someday (like the sliding closet door), but for now I’d like to just work on the bones and build a good foundation. Which, theoretically speaking, should make it easier to do those bigger projects down the line.

So that’s the basic plan for Spencer’s room redo. I’m so excited to get started. He’s just so over being a baby and having baby things, that it’s time to get this show on the road. I’ll admit, I have so much going on that it’s going to be slow going, but at least it’s better than not going at all. Right??


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