When my little explorer moved from a crib to a big boy bed, I took this opportunity to redesign his room to fit his personality. This project was so much fun!! My guy loves to play outside, and since I am slightly obsessed with Colorado and the mountains, I themed his room around the wilderness. And I have to say, I couldn’t be happier with the outcome! Not only is this room fun, playful, and screams “Easton”, but my husband built a few pieces in it, giving it that personal touch.
The focus of this room is the amazing cabin bed my husband built for our son. It took about a whole weekend to built & stain, but all the effort was worth the outcome! He loves it and uses the windows as a great jumping off point. I found the plans online for the bed, but we altered the design some and used our own stains. I am working on a DIY post for this now and should have it up soon!
The shelves were another great easy and cheap DIY my husband pulled together. We basically followed the format here at A Piece of Rainbow, but created the dimensions we wanted for the wood planks (ours are longer). I used the Miniwax “New American” stain first, and then did a second code of a gray wood stain. I like doing two different types of stains as it brings more dimension to the wood, giving it a more naturally aged look in my opinion.
Here are the details on the rest of the room:
Teepee: I ordered this plain white one from amazon as it was the largest and cheapest option. I sewed pom pom trim on the from to give it some character, and then dyed it using a gray dye. (Make sure it is charcoal color. I tried using the lighter gray first and it looked purple)
Plush campire set: Land of Nod
Wall decor: The two square pieces hanging beside the bed are from Hobby Lobby. So are the arrows that are below them. The two pieces of the dresses are homemade. I am working on a DIY post for this as well and will have it shortly!
Arrow Hat hanger: Target