Finn’s DIY Domain

updated May 4, 2019
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Name: Finn
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

When we moved cross-country for the third time, we knew that Finn HAD to have some serious attention paid to his own space. The poor guy has watched us remodel bathrooms, a kitchen and his sister’s room; but he was never the star of the show.

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My husband wanted to theme the dickens out of Finn’s room, but I was pretty stringent on sticking with something that could easily grow and evolve with the little guy. Just about everything goes with gray, and that is exactly where we started.

The bed was built by my husband, and we made sure to use one of our passions – rock climbing, as one of the inspirations. There is a small rock wall in place of a traditional ladder and the railing is one of our retired climbing ropes. Underneath his bed, there is tons of space for toys, books and a comfy spot to read. We even immortalized our family in Lego form for fun artwork inside his nook. A pair of mini curtains gives him the option to have a cave of his own, but they also double as stage curtains when he feels a little more dramatic.

My favorite project was his pin-map. It is cut out of 3/4” plywood and has a big, chunky nail popped in for each place we’ve visited and lived. Much of the room is decorated with DIY projects; his felt-taxidermy rhino head, the bedding, the tree print and window treatments are all things that kept me up late in the night, cursing my sewing machine or glue gun.

What makes me the very happiest is seeing how much Finny enjoys his own space. His things are all front and center; there is very little that is just sitting around “for show.” His room turned out to be something that all of us can be proud of!

Source List:

  • Wall Colors: Cement Wall by Martha Stewart and Intellectual by Behr
  • Dresser: Baby Mod line from Walmart
  • Rug, Green and White Pillow Sham, Mini Chairs and Lego Table: IKEA

Thanks, Lisa! Readers say hello to Lisa at her blog, Another Big Bite.