Hello hello! I am back today with an update on Little Brother’s bedroom and his epic American Flag Gallery Wall. OK, so maybe epic is extreme, but it sure does make a fun statement! I originally shared my vision and mood board early last year (ahem, yes I am referring to January 2018) for Sweet B’s Bedroom and failed to ever pop back in with any sort of update. But I finally got busy in here and have been enjoying pulling Sweet B’s room together. He will be FIVE this summer so it is the perfect time to make his room feel like a big boy’s room.
To remind you, here is the space we started with. This is right after we took the crib out and also took out the double bed that was in here to move in to Sweet P’s room. I assure you he didn’t sleep on the floor very long, but this is certainly pretty dreadful! 🙂 His room is not very large and one of the walls has a closet door and one has this long wall of windows- so there isn’t tons of space to work with.
Here is a progress shot that shows the new beds and how we moved some rugs around and added some flag art. It has looked like this for the past year or so. Better, but still a pretty sad existence for a fun and active four year old wouldn’t you say?
I am thrilled to report that after a few work sessions here and there, we have made some progress and the room is starting to show some personality!
And when I say personality- I mean it truly reflects one of Little Brother’s favorite things- AMERICAN FLAGS. If you have ever driven in the car with Sweet B, you know that he loves to spot American flags. Every time he sees one, you are certain to hear him say “check”.
Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check.
I really don’t remember when this flag spotting habit started, but it has now become an entire family tradition. Any time we are in the car, whoever spots a flag just says “check” and it has become a fun competition on road trips.
So, what started as one piece of American Flag art for his room, has now become an entire gallery wall. And don’t you just love that large vintage American Flag?
I also rearranged the pair of beds to go on the other wall. This is such a better layout and gives him the maximum amount of space between beds to play. The Storm Trooper comforters are second hand and I found the pair of checked duvets at an estate sale for $5.
The dresser is old and something I picked up along the way for the guest room in our old house. I’d love to find a replacement for it but for now, it will do. The Coke crate was a Scott’s Antique Market purchase.
My parents also have a pair of antique twin beds that would look darling in here. They were actually my mothers and her twin sister when they were little… and then my Sissy and I had them when we were little. I am still considering using these, but they need some repair work and I am concerned that the foot boards will eat into the space of the room. Would love if I could find a way to use them though.
For now, I am just happy that this room brings a smile to Little Brother’s face and I know I will continue to make updates over time.
The American Flag gallery wall was fun to put together, and of course, when we tire of it- it will be easy to update with other pictures.
Here is the list of things I was hoping to tackle in here, so let’s see where we are:
- Pair of new twin beds: DONE- we purchased these
- Bedding: DONE (Star Wars Storm Trooper)
- Update the rug: DONE
- New nightstand: DONE- actually using a dresser
- Sconce lighting over the beds- TBD
- New Ceiling Light
- New curtains
- Art for walls: DONE
- Paint the walls: DONE- walls are Sherwin Williams Repose Gray
- Style the bookshelf: DONE
Sleep tight Little Brother!