Shared Boys’ Room/Nursery reveal

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

Creating a comfortable and organized shared bedroom/nursery for my boys, was top priority when planning this space. It has not been easy keeping my almost 6 year old out of this room as I worked on it.  Every time I attempted to photograph it, there would be what looked like a tornado of toys splattered across the room.

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

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 DIY projects in this pic include:   the paper mobile, I made with my Cricut Expressions 2 machine, wall art (which is temporary and something I totally just threw together), pillows, Monogram wall art, crib skirt, and I painted the dresser.

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

We started this room years ago in this theme—-there’s something about red, white and blue that just says little boys to me, Love it!

The lower half of the walls are treated with Allen and Roth bead board paint-able wallpaper, which was really easy to put up and has help up pretty well over the years.

Although Cayden has graciously accepted the fact that his baby brother will be joining him soon, he was rather irritated with my constant cleaning and kicking him out as I prepped the space.  Sorry kiddo, that’s what happens when you have a nesting mama!

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

 My guy loves cranking out art pieces rapidly!  So, I hot glued some clothes pins to a painted 1×4 piece of scrap wood and screwed it to the wall to display his work, awards and the silver bucket that holds the chalk.

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

  I had to utilize several bins and baskets for organization as this is such a small space.  In fact Cayden’s bed is on risers to provide extra storage space under his bed.

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

 I love wooden toys and how they lend a classic feel to the space.

The “Let’s hear it for the BOYS” sign started out as string art, but I am so IMPATIENT decided to go in a different direction and hand painted it, which took a very, very long time, but I like how it came out.  That song was one of my favorites growing up, I can just picture Kevin Bacon dancing in Footloose, every time I read that sign, lol.

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

The Strong, Brave, Wise wall art here, is just fabric, actually an old sheet stretched over canvas, with cricut letters hot-glued to it (crookedly, lol)  but I needed something quick to fill the wall.

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

 The light fixture was a steal for $30 at Lowes, the lamp was only $8 at Christmas tree shop, I just added gross grain red ribbon to the shade.  The rug is from Ikea, which is super soft, but collects lint like no tomorrow, not sure if I would recommend it.

He’s had the table and chair set for a while and can use repainting, but due to the snow that we’ve been getting in Rhode Island, that is a project that’ll have to wait until spring.

 I bought some cheap white panels at Walmart, which may be replaced, they don’t seem to fall right and are very stiff, or I may eventually add some coordinating material to add length and weight to them.

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

 Fun Fact:  NOT ONE of my 3 children have slept in their cribs, I’m really hopeful for #4!

 The striped sheets and duvet are from Target, the throw pillow fabric is from Hobby lobby.  I usually purchase a yard to make 2 pillows, and then use scrap fabrics or extra sheets as backing fabric, which I did here.

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

Shared Boys' Room/Nursery reveal

Needless to say, my little guy is very cozy in his new space, hope he feels the same way once his brother is born!  Thanks so much for visiting!




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  1. Brandi
    February 10, 2015 / 1:54 am

    Such a happy space for your babies! I love the colors, perfect for boys. You did a lot of great DIY projects. Such a creative way to store the baby's toiletries. Is that paint on the ceiling. I'm viewing from my phone, so it was hard to tell. It looks really neat, like it's floating.

  2. Melanie
    May 15, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    What color was the top part of the boys bedroom you completed.

    • Jen
      March 23, 2017 / 1:49 am

      Yes! I'd like to know too!

    • Carli A
      October 15, 2017 / 12:16 pm

      Hello! The paint colo was a clearance paint, so unfortunately I'm not sure of the color, sorry

  3. Jess
    July 4, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    I love this room. I am not very creative but there are some simple great ideas for the nursery I'm working on. Where did you get the stars? The framed C and K are really cute. How did you do those with the Chevron? No sewing required I hope. Lol.

  4. Danelle Foster
    November 30, 2015 / 2:35 am

    Hi Carli, just found your blog (super cute!). Wondering if you would mind sharing the paint color in your shared boys' room? It looks like a great grey color? Thank you very much!

  5. Mikamooka Mook
    December 14, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    Wonderful job! What color gray is that?

  6. Linda Terry
    December 19, 2015 / 5:22 pm

    Carli, you did an amazing job with your boys room! Like Brandi said, the storage above the changing table is so clever! Great job!

  7. Anonymous
    June 25, 2016 / 12:38 am

    I love their room! Great work!! Can you tell me what color the gray is that is on the top part of their walls? Thanks!

    • Carli A
      June 28, 2016 / 1:32 am

      Thank you so much! Unfortunately the paint I used for the walls was an "oops" paint ao I'm not sure of the color 😕

  8. Melissa Smith Carroll
    April 7, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Carli, are you able to tell us where you got the sheet set and throw pillows for the twin bed? Thanks!

    • Carli A
      April 8, 2017 / 12:07 am

      Hi Melissa! The sheets and duvet are from Target-Rugby Stripe, I believe. the throw pillows were sits with fabric from Hobby Lobby 😊

  9. Jaidaddy
    December 30, 2017 / 2:28 am

    Love everything about this room and how it all came together

  10. Mary
    December 9, 2020 / 10:50 pm

    Love the room! Where did you purchase the white twin bed?

    • madebycarli
      December 10, 2020 / 10:53 pm

      Hello! Thank you!! The bed is from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. You can find the link at the bottom of the post 🙂

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