I talked here about the DIY upholstered bed. I didn’t share details on the duvet cover, but it was a really simple project – I took a plain white set that we already had, and added grosgrain ribbon using iron-on hemming tape. That kept it in place, then I sewed the edges on my machine because I preferred the look and I’m hoping it will hold up better to frequent washing.
The gallery wall combined DIY transportation art and some family photos. The photos badly need updating – they’re really not great photos but they were the only ones we had of S with each set of grandparents since we live far from both.
I picked up the print below in Kingsand, Cornwall, where I spent a lot of summer holidays growing up. It’s a little fishing village and it’s just as colourful in real life. S likes the boat!
We found the name train on our last trip to England (Bazzy is short for Sebastian).
Colorful lanterns brighten up the concrete ceiling, and they’re battery powered, so they could work as soft night lights.
Undoubtedly my favorite piece of art in the room is the original acrylic by my little man! The frame opens up so you can switch out the picture and it stores something like 50 sheets of paper. We bought ours from The Color Wheel Studio, where S takes art classes, but you can also find them here.
This is our reading nook. I hate that the chair is so obviously recognizable as an Ikea staple, but it’s comfy and I like the lines on it. I was going to get a slipcover for it, but when the rest of the room was done, I decided I liked the solid charcoal grey as it was.
I wanted transparent toy bins so S could easily tell what was where. I labelled them using chalkboard contact paper, and drew pictures so he would be able to clean up easily. It worked as well as you could expect for a two-year-old!
S loves the decals that run along a ridge on the wall. They’re high, but he can see them from the bed, and he knows exactly what each vehicle is called and loves to recite their names and count them.
Vintage Thomas the Tank Engine books that used to belong to my brothers are propped up by puppy bookends that S picked out himself (kudos to him on his colour coordinating ability).