March 25, 2010

I'm the Sheriff Around Here!

I thought you might enjoy a little peek into our house.  I think it's super fun when a blogger shows rooms in the house.  It's just fun to get ideas and see how other people decorate.  So with that in mind, here's a little tour of our cowboy room.  I'll give you a little info on each item in case you want to create something like it.

THE BED:  The main feature in this room is the bed.  I had this idea and my parents helped make it a reality.  I drew out the shapes on MDF (particle board) and my dad cut it out and roughed it up to make it look old.  My mom painted on lines like wood and I stained it.  I wanted it to look kind of cartoon-like.  The bedding is from Target and I made the bedskirt and hankerchief pillow.


We made a little sign with the extra scrap.  My husband's nickname is "Buck" and Rex happens to be a miniature version on him, so the sign says "'Lil Buck."


THE FRAMES:  I had these in his nursery as a baby, so I changed up the color to use them again in here.  Originally I bought unfinished frames and glued on these letters.

THE BARREL:  This is a laundry hamper and was my husband's as a child.


THE PLAQUE: Once again, MDF roughed up, painted, and stained. We hung up this little rifle that was also my husband's childhood toy. I bought little star-shaped knobs and hung cowboy items on them.


This little rocking horse is what started the whole cowboy-theme idea.  It was a present from his grandparents and I loved it.  This is his "cowboy stare."  Intimidating, huh?  Really tough cowboys have satin blankies, too....in case you didn't know.


THE SIGN:  My sister made this sweet sign and it happened to match the room well.  Plus, I love having something meaningful in his room.


THE PAINTING:  I painted this to look like Rex.  I used the horse from Toy Story 2 as a model.

THE BOOKSHELF:  I scored this bookshelf for $20 on clearance at Wal-mart.  I got the bins from Target. 


The "Wanted" sign on top is my favorite. We took a mean-looking picture of daddy to put in it.


THE WINDOWS: I made the curtains to match the bedskirt and strung up some cowboy hat lights we found at Target.


THE WALLS:  We totally lucked out here.  The walls were painted like mountains when we moved in.  I thought it would be perfect to use this room for the cowboy room.


That's about it!  Hope you feel inspired!  I love piecing rooms together bit by bit.  That's the way this one came together.  I think I'm still going to make some vinyl lettering to go above his bed that will say, "I'm the sheriff around here."

I've got a really fun "Feature Friday" for tomorrow, so be sure to stop by.  I also have some stuff I'm really excited to show you next week.  Thanks for all your kind comments.  They make my day!

(Oh, and Baden still has the helmet, but I took it off to give him a haircut and take the pictures yesterday.  He'll have it a few more months.  Thanks for asking.) 

Linking up here:

The DIY Show Off

41 comments:

~april said...

How extraordinarily creative! Every little detail is so fun and clever! Rex is a blessed little boy!

The No Money Mama said...

Wow! This room looks amazing. What a lucky little buccaroo!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

This is A.MAZ.ING! That bed blew me away! My husband has been arguing with me about getting our son a new loft bed... I sent him your picture and said, I could ask you to MAKE this. And he agreed to buying the new bed. LOL. ;)

Thanks for sharing. Love all the little details.

Miss Tiff said...

the bed is adorable!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

What a dream room for the lil man! A room you could spend hours playing and imaginating in! Great job!

Mandi said...

Ok I am totally in love with you. Ok maybe that's a little too far, but seriously-- holy crap. Amazing. Your ideas are just freakin' awesome. We should be BFF. Seriously. ;)

whitey said...

this is way to cute love it all!

hcrjfrandall said...

Oh my gosh, so adorable!!! I love to decorate and it's always fun to see what other's do with their rooms! Super job!!!

Swasey family said...

I absolutley LOVE this room.SOO cute!!!You are amazing I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago, a can't get enough of it!I love when blogs show there house off it helps to inspire us!Thank you for sharing!!

Kris said...

That room is AWESOME!

Sheila said...

I'm SO jealous!! That room is absolutely 100% adorable!!!
You need to come play at my house with me and help me make it cute! LOL! :)

Tasha said...

Okay. Amazing. That bed is apsolutly FABULOUS. Your little guy must just love it. Thanks for sharing this room. I just love it.

Letti said...

That bed is so cute. I love this bedroom. I need to send this link to my family in Texas it would be a perfect room there.

Debbie said...

I showed this post to my 8-year-old son. He's not quite as much into cowboys as he used to be, but when he saw this, he said, "I wish I had a bedroom like that!" Great job decorating! You're very creative!

Jessi said...

Is there anything you can't do?!? You are amazing, and your boys are very lucky!

Jaime @ Our Journey said...

Wow!!! His room is ADORABLE!!! Really nice job ... I love all the details!!

Cami said...

I adore this room! If I ever get a boy I am totally going to copy this! In fact, I adore all your projects! Thanks for the inspiration.
Cami

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I could stare at this room forever - I love all the attention to details. You did an amazing job.

Nancy's Couture said...

This room is amazing!!!

Katie said...

What an adorable room! Is it always that clean? Please say no...you are amazing and it's putting me to shame!!! :)

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

ok...WOW~!! That bed is fantastic! In fact, so is the whole room :) You're so utterly creative and talented! So happy to find your lovely blog :)

Lynette said...

I love this cowboy room! You did totally score with the mountain walls...awesome! I love all your small cowboy details...great job!

Rose said...

Found this through the Shabby Nest Linky party. This room is AMAZING!!! Well done, mama!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Oh. my. goodness. I seriously love children's rooms...and this is one of the cutest theme rooms I've seen!! You did a phenomenal bed. My jaw is still hanging open over that bed!!

Nikki@kreativeknack.com said...

What an awesome room! I absolutely ♥ that coat rack...with the gun and stars... wow! Good job momma!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Saw your post on Shabby Nest and had to stop by and tell you how much I LOVE the room. I just did a cowboy room for my boys, too. It was so much fun! We even have the same Target sheets! :)

Megan said...

That is a GREAT room! You did an amazing job with the bed! I have two little cowboys and I think I'll borrow some of your ideas for inspiration as I decorate their room. Thanks!!!

Sarah said...

Honestly, are you just the craftiest momma ever?! I'm so super impressed with everything from the bed to the painting. One word, FABULOUS!!!
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

Jamee said...

I love this idea and featured it on my blog today jameehomemaker.blogspot.com

Jason and Jill said...

Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I've got prizes :)
-Jill
http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

Jennifer Juniper said...

My oldest son had a cowboy room when he was younger and it is still one of my favorite rooms I've ever done. You did a great job and I can't believe how realistic the grain looks on that MDF bed! Good job mom!

liz taylor said...

Awesome! I seriously LOVE that bed!!! Great job.

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

I'm featuring you :) Stop by and grab the featured button if you would like. THanks for sharing!
-Jill

kim said...

that room is adorable, and ya'll did an awesome job on that bed!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Oh my goodness!!! What a lucky little boy!! That picture of Daddy is the absolute best!!!

Swedie said...

I love the bed! Cute idea and well executed.

inday_adin said...

I am loving the theme of the room! That bed! Oh that bed is amazing! My goodness you did great. :) I am sure inspired. :)Thanks for sharing!

Adin B

Amy@Sassy Scarlett said...

What an awesome room! The painting you did is adorable and his bed is amazing, Im so impressed!

decoguy said...

wow your son is very lucky! he has such a loving mother. i love the room its fun and creative, i love the bed frame, was it made by yourself or was it bought?

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

My parents and I made the bed. Thanks for your kind comment!

Cheri

vivi9 said...

Omg !!! Love, Love, Love !!!!!!!! All it so fun. Thanck for sharing, you rock :)

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