It's Things I Love Thursday from one of my favorite blogs, The Diaper Diaries. And I love my son's room. I've said it before but while I'm not artistic I am creative. Nothing gives the creative side of my brain more pleasure than carrying out a children's bedroom theme to the fullest. My 6 year old son's room has a nautical theme. We live 30 minutes from Lake Michigan and we no longer own a boat but hey, it's a boy's room, right?!
So here are my favorite things in the room...
My son, like any boy, loves keys and key chains so we hung up this key rack. My garage sale queen sister found this port hole. I used windshield glue to insert a mirror that I picked up at the craft store near us. It does open and someday I'll paint something behind it.
I found this buoy lamp in a store near the shores of Lake Michigan. Perfect!
The nautical flags came from Pottery Barn. I'm too cheap to shop there regularly, but I love to look at their catalogs for ideas and paint colors. I have no idea if this spells something in flag language...or whatever you call that. I like to pretend that it says, "Mother of the Year Award".
I stole the idea of an oar growth chart from Pottery Barn. I bought the oar at Meijer. I used my husbands numerical punch set to indent the numbers into the wood. I then used a wood burner from a woodsy friend of mine to darken the numbers and add the dashes. Viola....growth chart for under $20!
This painting has no frame but I still love it. Actually I think I love it more because it doesn't have a frame. I considered adding ribbon to cover up the canvas fasteners but I like it looking raw and aged. It was a happy accident that the boat matched the painting...anoerher hand-me-down from the deal queen sister of mine.
I really do love these things...some day I'll get around to showing you what I did in my 2 year old daughter's room. Ohhhh, I love that too!