Yesterday, we told you all about our plans to make over our little boy's bedroom. Before we get to the big reveal, let's do a mini recap.
We moved into the Curbly House when our son was two weeks old. Because we were insane people who purchased, gutted, moved into, and attempted to furnish and decorate a whole house with a brand new baby, his room was left looking fairly generic.
But, like sands through the hourglass, days turned into years, and our boy grew from a wee sprout to a 2 1/2-year-old joyful little guy with lots of opinions and interests. Mainly, he loves things that go (specifically: trains), “guys” (little Playmobil figurines that he names), and creating mountain adventures for his playthings.
After putting together some mood boards, we set out to create a room that was centered on the theme of mountains. Let me digress for a moment and say that mountains are having their moment. Emily Henderson did them super-well for Oh Joy's nursery.
And, Pam Lostracco created this magical wall in her bedroom.
Mountains are the poster children for adventure, so we were excited to put our own twist on the trend. My favorite thing about our mountain mural is that we made it magnetic so that our little guy could play with his little guys on the wall. We used several coats (five, to be exact) of magnetic paint and to magnetize our wall. Then, we drilled holes into the backs of several Playmobil figurines and inset magnets using industrial strength craft adhesive. The magnets are securely locked in place, which is important because strong magnets and little children can be dangerous together.
We were incredibly lucky to partner with Land of Nod for this project (if you haven't seen it already, check our Curbly friends Al & Meghan's nursery makeover, also in partnership with Land of Nod). We love the charm, style, and quality Land of Nod weaves into their furniture, and we adore the playful aesthetic they embody.
With our mountain theme fresh in my mind, I created mood boards featuring some Land of Nod pieces we wanted to incorporate into the room's design. Namely, the Andersen bed and the Blue Patina rug. These two pieces really grounded the room making it easy to build character into the space and give it a layered feeling.
The final result is a space that reflects our growing boy; it suits him perfectly.
And, here's our resource list for those interested. All pieces are from Land of Nod, unless otherwise noted.
- Paint: Sherwin-Williams Alpaca
- Mountain Paint: Sherwin-Williams Pure White (to magnetize the wall, we used Rustoleum Magnetic Primer; you'll need at least 4 coats)
- Gold Caps on Mountains: Rustoleum Metallic Accents Paint in Soft Gold
- Bed: Andersen Full Bed
- Bedding: Widest Stripe Duvet Cover (Duvet) Thin Stripes Sheet Set (Sheets)
- Accent Pillow: Viking Head Throw Pillow
- Throw Pillows: Threshold Decorative Throw Pillow in Teal
- Rug: Patina Rug in Blue (8×10)
- Glider: Luca Glider (Heather Grey)
- Bookcase: Next Chapter Bookcase (Walnut & White)
- Pouf: Pull Up a Pouf (Grey Variegated)
- Book Ledges: Straight & Narrow Book Ledge
- Floor Lamp: Periscope Floor Lamp
- Whale Lamp: Thar She Glows Table Lamp
- Nightlight: Sleeping Under the Stars Globe Nightlight
- Storage Baskets: Half-Tone Floor Baskets (Yellow and Blue)
- Leather Luggage Box: Vintage – The Missouri Mouse, $27
- Metal Shelf with Drawers: Little Study Drawers
- Night Stand: Vintage Craigslist, $50
- Wolf Print: Sharon Montrose Photo
- Vintage Train Map: Vintage – The Missouri Mouse, $30
- Banner: Outdoors Banner (Backpacking)
- Paddle: Vintage – Hunt and Gather, $20
- Paper Mache Gazelle: Anthropologie, past season
- Mountain Oil Painting: Vintage – The Missouri Mouse, $24
- Furry Blanket: Just Fur You Blanket (no longer available, but this one is magic)
- Plaid Blanket: IKEA HERMINE Throw (Pink and Beige)
- Cordless Roman Shades: Green Mountain Vista Thermal Blackout Cordless Shade
- Teepee: Teepee to Call Your Own (Black Stripe)
- Rocking Horse: Rocking Stallion
- Chair: Homeroom Play Chair (Teal)
We partnered with Land of Nod to create this room makeover. All opinions, words, images are mine alone.