After being in the house for two months, I finally got Ian’s bedroom painted and finished. We’re still missing a toy chest/shelf for him, but I heard a rumor that he was going to get one for Christmas, so he’ll have to deal with the boxes for a little bit longer.

While we were roaming the aisles of Lowe’s back when we first moved in, we came across this rug and thought it would be perfect for Ian. He ended up loving it, especially once we found more cars for him to run all over it. After looking at it for a bit, it dawned on me that I could use it as the focus piece for his room and starting designing the room around it.

We originally had a completely different green to go on the bottom half, one we actually used Lowe’s color match system to go with the trees on the rug, but it ended up being really watery and I had to take it back. I’m actually glad I did since I found spring leaves. The color goes really well with the sonic blue that is on the upper half of the walls. Between the two colors, it has a very cartoony feel to it. For the border, we had thought of doing a winding road, but I’m not that confident in my artistic skills so I went with doing just a straight road all the way around. The colors I used were city storm and tangy, and they really go well together.

We also have to thank Aunt Kay for giving us the bookshelf in Ian’s room. The shelf was originally white, but Ian and I (yes he did help) painted it using the sonic blue and spring leaves colors from his wall. We painted the shelves the green and the sides the blue and it works really well. It almost looks like the shelves are a part of the wall if you’re not looking at it to closely.

I’m really pleased with the way Ian’s room turned out. This is his first bedroom and he’ll never get another one, so I wanted it to be a little extra special since I have no idea what we’re going to be able to do in the future. For Ian’s nursery, when it was a part of our room, we had an African/jungle animal theme going and we really didn’t get to do too much since he was in with us for the first 16 months. Now for his toddler years, we’re moving towards a transportation theme and I’m really having fun setting it up for him. The last thing I really need to find (other than wall prints) is a bed set for him. I don’t want to do the cliche thing and get the Disney’s Cars bedset, but I do want to find some kind of car or transportation theme bedset. He’s still in the crib for a bit, so it has to fit his mattress, so I’m on the lookout for one. Any suggestions, let me know.

So what do you guys think?

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