A Colorful Travel and Adventure Themed Boy's Room

I started working on this room three years ago when my first son was born.  I painted the walls gray, bought a new white crib from Target and picked out some fun colorful fabrics online.   I sewed oval bunting, basket liners, a crib skirt and curtains to match.

colorful bunting boys room
colorful bunting boys room

I found a French Provincial style dresser at a yard sale for 20 bucks and painted it white with blue accents. I also painted a thrift store frame blue and designed a scripture printable to put in it.

About six months in, I found the map of America wall art at Target.  I thought all the bright colors would look right at home in the room. I also found a few framed Winnie the Pooh pages at our local thrift store.  I painted the frames orange, in keeping with the colorful theme.

About a year ago, I started keeping my eyes peeled for a nice antique globe.  I thought all the colors would look nice on a night stand by the crib.  I kept the idea in my head long before I found the right night stand and the right globe.  Everything in my home seems to come together veeeeerry slowly.

colorful adventure boys room
colorful adventure boys room

After I added the globe I noticed a travel theme was beginning to emerge.

I added the chalkboard night stand, which I blogged about in this post. I scribbled on an arrow and the word adventure to point to that wanderlust vibe I am trying to create.

alkboard nigt stand
alkboard nigt stand

About a month ago I started thinking about replacing the green and gray curtains, that I had originally made for the room, with the ever so trendy buffalo check.  I actually read this post by Hymns and Verses where she writes about making curtains from a tablecloth.  What a super cheap and easy way to make them!  I usually pay way more per yard for quality fabric. I ordered this tablecloth on Amazon and these metal curtain rings.  I seriously just cut them in half, finished the cut edge and hemmed the bottom.  It took maybe 20 minutes.  I love the way they look in the room.

colorful adventure boy room
colorful adventure boy room

I recently pulled out a vintage suitcase, which I had been hoarding in a closet for the past five years, and put it on top of his bookshelf.  Last week, while my sister and I were out antiquing, I found a smaller vintage suitcase for four bucks.  I think it looks nice sitting on top of the larger suitcase.

colorful travel boy room
colorful travel boy room

My mom found the pallet wood world map wall art on Pick Your Plum.  I think it fits perfectly.  One day we will actually hang it on the wall.

I made the rustic buck head silhouette, which I blogged about in this post, from scrap wood my husband had in the garage.

At some point, over the years, I found the deer string art on Clearance at Target.  For some reason, at the time, I thought I was buying it for my living room.  I didn't know where it was going but I knew I had to have it!  It didn't work in the living room, so I threw it in the boys' room and it eventually made its way to a gallery wall.

colorful adventure travel themed room
colorful adventure travel themed room

I love the way this room is turning out so far.  Just like every other room in my house, this space is a work in progress. I'm sure I will find more neat pieces over the next couple years that I will add and some will be taken out.  

I think that is the mindset we should have in our homes. We can't have everything perfectly decorated and complete in an instant.  The whole process takes time, and A LOT of time if you're like me!

Does it ever take years for you to pull a room together or am I the only one?  Leave a comment below.