Friday, May 14, 2010

Radio Flyer Big Boy Room

Will moved into his big boy room almost a year ago exactly to make room for his new sister (born in August). Since the extra bedroom was already painted taupe with a deep red accent wall (which we were not at all interested in re-painting!), we thought a Radio Flyer room would be perfect. You may remember my 1st blog post about his Radio Flyer 1st birthday party, so we already had lots of accessories to use. You might be thinking that is a really long bed--you're right, it's actually an extra long bed. The bed and dresser are hand-me-downs from my grandmother. It's nice to have free furniture still in good shape!

I used large pictures from Will's Radio Flyer birthday party along his bed wall. I found these red boxes at Target to hold toys and books. I found this last picture on Etsy--I couldn't resist! I loved the characteristic of a sketch drawing.

I bought this wooden wagon at a garage sale and decided it was a great home for his stuffed animals.

I couldn't find a bedspread I liked, so my father-in-law did some checking and found this wagon fabric online. Since I don't really sew (I can somewhat if I don't have to thread the machine), I asked my mom to help make a duvet cover. First, after finding 2 red flat sheets (let me tell you it's not easy to find just plain extra long flat sheets), we sewed on the wagon fabric to the top sheet. Then we sewed the 2 flat sheets together and left the end open. We used velcro so we could put the duvet cover inside. It works perfectly for his bed.

Will got a mini chair from Pottery Barn Kids one year for Christmas, so that fit nicely in his little corner. I used his wagon sweater from his 1st birthday to hang next to a wagon ball cap on coat hangers. Will received a little wagon as a gift, so I sat that on his dresser. Needless to say, he enjoys his little reading area, especially with his Radio Flyer book.

This is probably my most favorite spot in his room: his desk. My handy husband bought these shelves from IKEA and hung them in this corner to make a desk. I added some special touches with favorite pictures, a vintage wagon suitcase, a jar with his Lincoln Logs, another mini wagon with books and his piggy bank, and crayons--we keep those in his room under supervision so we don't end up with crazy colors all over his walls!

As you can see, this is a great little place just for him!

Thanks for coming to check out my little man's room! Have a great weekend!


Maria Babin May 14, 2010 at 6:17 AM  

LOVE the red! You'll have to come see my red kitchen makeover:
I've rarely seen red in a bedroom like that, but you did a fabulous job!

Debbiedoos May 14, 2010 at 6:51 AM  

How cute Amy! Fun and vibrant, he looks so happy reading his book in his big boy room!

jayayceeblog May 14, 2010 at 8:10 AM  

That is such a great room ... he is really lucky. You found such wonderful things to decorate with. Look how cute he is sitting at his little desk!!!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide May 14, 2010 at 8:19 AM  

Great room! Love the Radio Flyer theme.. all boy!

Alyssa May 14, 2010 at 11:06 AM  

I love the IKEA desks - I've been debating doing that exact same thing in Kate's room, if I can figure out how to move her dresser into the closet to make room for it.. Love the pic of Will reading his book.

Tiffany May 14, 2010 at 1:22 PM  

LOVE Will's room! One of my favorite themes ever! It's all so cute! And of course he makes it even cuter with his sweet little self! You should definitely share Abby's room sometime too! They are both perfect.

Thanks for sharing this awesome bedroom! I can't wait to decorate a big boy room someday!

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Pati @ A Crafty Escape May 14, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

LOVE it!

Becca Ross May 15, 2010 at 5:53 PM  

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Erin A May 15, 2010 at 6:50 PM  

Amy, what a great room!! You have done wonders with the Radio Flyer theme, the party and now the big boy room too? Adorable. I'm always taking a second look whenever I see those kinds of wagons now, they're great!

I love all of the little details, those shelves are so fun, and that etsy print is perfect! So cute, looks like he loves that desk too!

Patrice May 16, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

What great details! Love Radio Flyer! I'm with Erin on the print, it is absolutely perfect.

Jenn May 17, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
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Liz July 18, 2011 at 7:27 PM  

Great room! You did an awesome job w/ the Radio Flyer theme:-) I'm in the middle of planning my son's first birthday party and your site has been a huge help! Can I ask you which Etsy artist did you purchase the red wagon print from? I would love to get one too for my son's room to put next to some of his birthday party photos. Thanks for your help!! Cheers~ Liz

Mandy Hochstetler October 27, 2011 at 4:30 PM  

where did you find the wagon suitcase?

Mandy Hochstetler October 27, 2011 at 4:31 PM  

where did you find the radio flyer suitcase?

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