Friday, April 30, 2010

Conrad's New Room

I am so excited about sharing this, because I love the way it turned out! When we moved into our new house, I just brought all the baby stuff (cars and trucks) from his old room with, and hung it in his new room. I got sick of that, and knew it was time for a change. I wanted to pick a theme that would hopefully grow with him.


My awesome girlfriend Kristen painted with me, and did most of the ceiling. Thanks Kristen!



I decided to do Conrad's room in retro robot and spaceship theme. I printed this pic off google images, and went from there...



I picked out the letters at The Wood Connection, and designed the robot and spaceship myself. Lucky for me, my cute neighbor friend works there, and let me do it right on the spot instead of waiting for 2 weeks. We all know how I like to wait for things!!! My friend thought the robot was so cute, that she wanted to start selling them. I haven't been back in to check though :) The shelf is from Robert's Crafts.



His solar system light rotates and lights up. He also has a cd to go with it that talks about the solar system. He loves to listen to it before he goes to bed every night. I got the pictures from Land of Nod, and had them framed locally. I also got the cute robot sheets from Land of Nod.


I made this headboard, and have a pic on the bottom of how it looked before it was finished. It cost a whole $22!!! I am so proud of myself! It was super easy, and Home Depot cut out all the wood. The side tables and lamp are from IKEA.



My super generous and fabulous neighbor cut out the metal for these cute wall decorations. He let me pick whatever design I wanted, and he cut them out. You can find him here if you are interested. I backed the robots with left over glitter paper from the wood letters, and the rocket is two pieces of sheet metal that we gorilla glued together after painting. I just LOVE them! Thanks BJ!


This is the bed before I painted it all the way. If you want the plans, please leave a comment with an e-mail address, and I will send you the measurements.

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28 comments:

Sonia said...

I love how wonderfully executed the spaceship theme! Great Job!

Cap Creations said...

Wow! It came out great! And what an awesome neighbor. Good job you should be proud!

kim said...

Very cute and colorful room. Great job on the headboard. I am sure your son loves it.

Andy Porter said...

What a COOL ROOM! I love that you did so much work yourself! I'm really impressed by the headboard and I love how you made his name-especially that robot! Who thinks of doing vintage robots?? Very unique and it turned out wonderfully!!

Thanks so much for linking up to the parade!!
XOXO,
Andy

finnwildon said...

Love love love Conrad's room!!! When you coming over to help me w/ the finishing details in my house? You are amazing!!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a great, fun, room! I love the artwork!

Michelle Johnson said...

Risa, I'm moving into my new house next month...Come decorate my house!! Wow! what a lucky kid. My son would absolutely love it! He's so into space stuff. You did an awesome job and I hope you don't mind if I lift a few ideas...possibly ;)

Jill Knotwell said...

Was this a Pottery Barn catalog page? So cute!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

I love the robot theme! How fun! We have 'cowboys' over here, but I love the robots too! Great job!

Lindsay said...

LOVE it you are so talented!!!!

The How-To Gal said...

So cute! I really want a little boy for this exact reason...I heart robots :)

Leanne said...

What a fun boys room. I love the robot theme and I bet Conrad does too. It looks amazing!

Michelle said...

Really really adorable! It's so nice to see a well thought out boys room featured! Seems like the blogosphere is filled to the brim with cute girls rooms.

Carol said...

Great job! Your son must love his new room. He'll have that as a great childhood memory- a really cool room made by his mom!

Carol said...

Great job! Your son must love his new room. He'll have a great childhood memory- a really cool room made by his mom!

Anj said...

How stinkin' cute!!! Love it!

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

How cute! Awesome job! I love the colors and the retro feel.
Glad Jen over at Tatertots & jello featured you. :)

Heidi said...

I love it! My baby son's room is done in vintage space/robots. I knew that's what I wanted to do before I even had kids, so I'm thankful that I finally had a boy so I could get my space room. :) I've bought some really neat vintage space-themed felt pennants off of eBay and I have an incredible vintage space-themed game board from the early 1950s that I bought at an antique store years ago (that's what prompted the theme).

I love those prints from Land of Nod--I'm going to go check them out!

Jennie said...

What a cute room! I LOVE the letters! It's all just so fun. Great job!

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Noelle said...

How fun to have such a well coordinated room! He must love it!

Kendra Goodrich said...

What a fun room! Love your blog by the way!

Maria Gridley said...

Hey thanks for stopping by my blog, and sharing your post!! I LOVE how you did the room! Very inspirational for me!! :) Im going to become a follower, youre so creative! :)

Ashley said...

Oh wow! That is all I can say. That is amazing. Now I have some great inspiration for my boys room. That giant spaceship is so fabulous. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your post with me.

Thanks!
Ashley
http://cuteasafox.blogspot.com

Kellie said...

can you tell me where you found the silver comforter? This room is so cute!

Baker Family said...

Hi Kellie,

It is actually two flat twin sheets I got from IKEA and sewed together. I slipped his regular comforter in it. I couldn't find that color ANYWHERE, so I had to figure out a different solution. Hope that helps!

<3

Risa

JHanna said...

can i get the plans for the headboard...my son is in need of one and i LOVE yours!! edwardsfamily[at]frontier[dot]com
thanks

natasha k said...

love this thank you for some inspiration :) can i please get the plans for the headboard
nkavli6@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd love the headboard plans!!
khrainbolt@sbcglobal.net

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