Landon's Electric Blue "Big Boy" Room

Landon's Electric Blue "Big Boy" Room

Lauren Hufnagl
Mar 29, 2013

Name: Landon
Location: Glenview, Illinois (Chicago suburb)

My son recently upgraded from his baby nursery to his first "big boy" room. We renovated his room from an old teenage girls' room.

First we had some serious wallpaper to remove (two layers and lots of leftover glue, bless my soul) and some big holes in the wall to patch up. Then we primed and painted the room a sharp electric blue, touched up all of the white trim and baseboards, and painted the inside of the closet and shoe stand white. 

For whatever reason, the closet doors had been removed so, instead of getting new doors, I put up some colorful curtains. I knew I wanted to make this space bright, colorful, and reflective of his personality. We opted for a full-size bed instead of a toddler bed because we wanted it to be able to grow with him for many years. I also incorporated a lot of wooden cars, trucks, and trains throughout because those are his favorite toys. 

I'm really proud of the fact that a lot of items in his room are handmade by myself or women on Etsy and that we used a lot of local finds from nearby thrift stores and garage sales. Landon loves his new room almost as much as me!

Source List:

  • Bed & Dresser: Darvin Furniture
  • Rug:
  • Sun light fixture (old): IKEA
  • Closet curtains: Target
  • Globe: garage sale
  • Bedding: Target
  • Wooden train wall shelf: garage sale
  • Framed printables on train shelf: Pinterest
  • Framed printable on nightstand: Pinterest
  • Wooden cars: Dollar Spot @ Target (old)
  • Paint: Azurean, by Behr
  • Sailboat painting: TJ Maxx
  • Bunting banner: homemade with colored cardstock from Michaels, a hole punch, & white ribbon
  • Chevron table (dresser) runner: Etsy
  • Record bookends: Etsy
  • Table lamp: Target (base & shade)
  • White ceramic owl: Michaels (.59 cents clearance)
  • Suede extra large bean bag: (old) from Value City Furniture
  • Step stool: gifted but from Tiny Keepsakes
  • Bookcase trinkets: mostly everything on this bookcase was either gifted or thrifted. Except for the little white "L." That I got at Michaels for $1.00 and painted it white.

Thanks, Lisa! Readers, you can see more of Lisa at her blog, Mumma's Corner.

(Images: Lisa Bauman/Mumma's Corner)


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