It’s hard to believe we started this project in April and finally finished it at the end of June. It took an entire month longer than I had budgeted for, but after the Hobby Lobby incident, I needed to take a step back from it and work on something less frustrating.
Now that our Hobby Lobby crisis is behind us and all of the repairs have been made, I am finally able to post the Big Boy Room Reveal!
season and I have been coveting it from the moment we decided on a vintage sports
theme. The room would not complete without it.
To the right of Taylor’s jersey are 2 display shelves that were originally black, but I spray painted them with Rust-o-leum’s Hammered Amber Bronze to give it a metal look. As you can see, my football player statue is back! I used Loc-Tite super glue to piece him back together.
My second favorite thing on this wall is the shoes hanging from a basketball. My brother and sister-in-law bought Noah his first pair of Jordan’s for his first birthday. He outgrew them as most growing kids do, but I love that I could re-purpose this special gift for his bedroom. The basketball from which they hang is actually a drawer pull that we screwed into the wall using a wall anchor.
On top of the drawers is Taylor’s high school football helmet that has been turned into a lamp (for those keeping count, the helmet is in the top 4 of my big boy room favorites). I had the hardest time finding the right lampshade for this helmet. Eventually, I will recover the lampshade, but am not sure with what yet.
The “N” is a 9″ paper mache letter from JoAnn’s. I spray painted it with Rust-o-leum’s Hammered Amber to give it a metal look to match the display shelves.
Last, but certainly not least, is the wall opposite his chest of drawers. This wall hosts his bookshelves, toy chest, and quite possibly, the coolest part of this room: framed, autographed Sports Illustrated magazines.
I have been hearing about these autographed Sports Illustrated’s since 2006 when Taylor and I started dating. Taylor’s dad spent years retrieving the autographs of each person on the cover of hundreds of Sports Illustrated magazines.
For Taylor’s 30th birthday, Taylor’s dad gifted this amazing collection
to him. While Taylor has greater plans (*cough*cough* man cave) for the
remaining framed, autographed magazines, he was kind enough (what a
good daddy!) to spare 12 (that was all I needed) for Noah’s room.
This is currently my favorite room in the house. I love that we were able to incorporate so many sentimental items from my husband’s life in a room for his firstborn son. Gosh, I hope this kid likes sports!
Now, about that nursery….