2.03.2009

Meet the boys.....

I realized, after a reader emailed me a bit ago about her love of my kiddo's names, that i have yet to show you the boys room. I was at a complete loss when it came down to decorating a boys room, understandably, because I am a girly girl {and it took alot out of me to not just hang a chandelier in here}. I also love, let me say it again.....love........Ikea. The bunkbeds are from there, as are the book racks above their beds, and some of the furniture. We had a limit on what we could spend on the boys room, and nothing sounded better than a $300 set of darling bunkbeds. The walls were painted, and then I went to town, better known as Ikea...






I found this old Stop sign at a yard sale a few years ago and along with the clocks {Ikea}, we now have the



"stop time" wall.




I found these letters at Hobby Lobby, and spray painted them a dark blue. "Strong", that is what I strive for my boys to be, not only in character, but in faith and just being who they are. I got the letter idea from my friend Meg over at "Whatever", she has a playroom that is magazine worthy!












My boys. Mason and Fin. Almost 8, and almost 4. I even negotiated the other day with Fin, asking him if he could be 3 forever, just for me. Please, i begged.


Nope, he said, I'm going to be 4, then I'm going to be 5, and when i turn 5 mommy, I'm getting a dog.




.....love this HERE over at Shabby Nest.






39 comments:

jen from windy ridge said...

AWESOME! I am getting all kinds of ideas from you;)

I am prob going to have to name baby Fin if it is a boy so get used to it. We are Finnish after all. Acutally more Swedish, perhaps I will name him Swede. Actually now that I think of it, if I am using that whole concept, it would probably be more appropriate to name him Mutt. Hmmm..

please sir said...

So neat - the boy rooms are great!!!

the wild raspberry said...

love the basket book holder. what a great idea.
chas

Tara said...

Kasey...you know I feel 'bout the name Fin! :) i also NEED that stop sign, so every 10 seconds when I am at home telling my punk to STOP climbing on the furniture, or spitting on the floor and scratching the wood floor with his tools... I can just point at that sign, and save my voice! it has to be irritating..! Lovely room...I am sure those boys are as sweet as pie like you! Would you get that dog already...taht has to be torture for everyone!

paige said...

i love their names & could they be any cuter?
love what you did with your "little men" room!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love the IKEA book baskets! Those are too cool!!! (You should link to my Taming Kid Clutter Linky Party tomorrow - shameless plug) But honestly, that is such a cute idea...I'm going to have to steal, er, uh, borrow it. :-)

C Maisy said...

As i've mentioned to you before my little man is now asking for bunk beds....thanks to a lovely afternoon at your home.
I have an odd feeling we could be off to Ikea to get bunk beds. I will have to let you know how it turns out.
Once again...thanks for sharing you life with us. Especially my new boyfriend, Finn :)

littlebyrd said...

I LOVE it! There are some good ideas for me to use (steal) for Oliver's room. He loves clocks and he loves signs. I love bunk beds. My sister and I had them and I thought it was the best thing ever!
When is Fins birthday? I didn't realize Oliver and he were so close in age. Oliver is 4 in July.

Vana said...

Love their room, Kasey! If i told you I have repainted and redecorated Nikolas' room about 4 times, would you believe me? He will be 4 in May. They are close in age...wow i had no idea. How does a playdate sound?:)

The Steel Magnolia House said...

LOVE your blog too!! Thanks so much for the sweet comment...come back! :)
xx
Kara
Love this song!!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

There room is adorable...I had no doubt it would be, I mean look at their mother! You have fabulous taste and precious kids!

LuLu said...

Great, great boys room, love it. The book racks are way cool!! Love Ikea such a clever store!!!So glad you shared their room.
LuLu

Leah C said...

What an awesome room for your adorable boys! Just love that "stop time" concept:) Love their names, too...a bit partial to the name Fin; I think I've almost persuaded my daughter to name my future grandbaby Fin(n)!

meg duerksen said...

it looks great!
i love that word...what a wonderful word to be before them to strive to be.
lovely. thanks for the props. :)

blue moss said...

love your blog....
your boys room is so great! love it
michelle

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Love it. I, too, would be lost trying to decorate a boy's room. (But secretly, if I could have a baby boy...right now even at my age, I WOULD!), but you did great!
As usual, I'm struck by more in the blog post than the "top notes" of the decor talk and I'm touched by Fin's straightforward reply to your plea to stay three (mine is 18 and I ask her if we can just go back to 8 years old...). "Nope. I'm gonna be 5 then I'm getting a dog." Wow. The little dude already has the next couple of years of his life planned. Can he counsel me? ;) Just kidding! :)
Thanks so much, Kasey!
-Ruth

Jules from "The Roost" said...

LOVE your site! I just found it. Your boys room looks awesome! Love the STRONG! :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hey Kasey!
Thanks for linking to the party! I'm so glad you did! And I didn't tell you yesterday...but I love the "stop time" wall...very cute!

Cheryl said...

Darling room!

Meredith said...

great boys room!!!! love it! The stop sign is great.

Melissa said...

Great room! I'm just starting my son's room and it's been hard getting inspiration. Love the book racks on the wall near the bunk beds. Perfect for what we need. Thanks for sharing

Shelley a.k.a. Momma said...

Love this room! I have boys and I love "strong." That is a good word choice!

Leanne said...

I'm not especially girly-girly. I think God is either going to give me all boys or all girls. And I know there will be some some sort of life lesson in the decision! I'm a nanny to a brother and sister pair. They sure are cute but soooo different. Ha!

I am also a fan of Ikea... but who isn't I ask?!?!! You did a GREAT job with the boys' room. :)

I booked a post from Apartment Therapy about this bed from Ikea. She painted this metal bed frame in a lovely shade of yellow.

My Three Girls (The A girls) said...

very cute.

we have some common loves:

Ikea and Meg from "whatever"

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

i absolutely love what you did with the boy's room! after a VERY girlie girl...I am having a VERY hard time decorating my son's "big boy" room, but found this to be a great inspiration!

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Wonderful!! What would we do without Ikea?

RN and OSHP said...

THe book holders are great! My daughter is always getting up asking for a different book.

citysage said...

What a perfect room for your perfect boys! I love the clocks on the wall---and those book racks are inspired. After all, the worst thing about being on the top bunk is having to get down to grab stuff. So smart!

Brenna LaPray said...

Love the room. Such cute pictures of the boys on the wall.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I love the dog plan--that is adorable!

~ Sarah

Wendy said...

My girls have bunk beds too, I was thinking of a shelf but I like the book holders better. Thanks for sharing!

Bethie - Chic Junque said...

The room turned out adorable! Super cute! Love it!

Debbie at Cheaper by the bakers dozen said...

With three sets of bunk beds in my boys room I NEED those wall baskets. I am 5 hours from an IKEA, but the way I figure it, if I leave now I could be there before they open tomorrow.

(IKEA is addictive!)

And STRONG - that's what I want my boys to be. All 7 of them :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Love the word strong, it means so much! I also love your baskets.

ness lockyer said...

Our youngests name is Mason, he is 2 1/2 and our eldest, Declan is 4 1/2. we have been wanting to take there room to the next stage and you have given me some great ideas.
Thanks,
Ness xx

Astrid said...

I love this room! So many neat ideas. It reminds me that it's time for another Ikea trip!

KC said...

I love this boys' room. I have 3 boys and they share a room. I showed my 8 year old these pics and he like the letters spelling out "STRONG." He wants me to spell out "ROCK ON." Whatever....

-Kim

jenjen said...

Could your blog be any cuter? I think not! Everything I have seen is so beautiful - including your boys room. I love the wire book hangers on the wall. Very different and cool.

Jen

Queen B. said...

oK, i NEED THOSE IKEA BOOK BASKETS...NOW
i JUST NEED TO KNOW THAT PAINT COLOR !! DO YOU MIND SHARING WHAT COLOR IT IS ?