My boys are best buds. Carter is 3 1/2 and Parker is almost 2. Both of them are in love with airplanes! It was an easy “theme” to decide on. Their room has a very tricky layout and angled ceilings so it took some thought to get everything in the “right place”.
This room is absolutely perfect for the boys bedroom/playroom. It’s HUGE so it works well for sleeping and tons and tons of playing. This was originally going to be the Master for my husband and I but I couldn’t justify taking up all of that space for myself when I’m hardly in my room.
I needed my boys to have a place to go crazy and make a mess! ha! Another cool feature is that there are 2 closets and it is the ONLY space upstairs so it is totally secluded from the rest of the house. It’s nice to have all of the toys upstairs! We do have a toy drawer in the living room but when it fills up I just run it upstairs and dump it in the toy box. It’s a great system!
I love “progress” photos! It makes me realize how far the room has really come! You can really see the layout well in the “Before” photo. Those photos were from the house listing we saw when we rented the home! As you can see there is a ton of space and it had great potential for a kids space!
I found their beds (which stack and convert to bunk beds) on Craigslist soon after we moved to New York. They were an absolute steal at $40 for both beds and mattresses. Seriously, how do I find these deals!? I was shocked and my boys love them. I wanted them navy blue after seeing a bunch of adorable navy beds at Pottery Barn, etc.
I made this rustic airplane valance out of two pieces of scrap wood! If anyone’s interested, I can do a tutorial on how to do it. It’s super easy! **Update** You can find the tutorial here.
This little side table was a roadkill rescue and it was oh so gross orangey wood colored before I gave it a few coats of Krylon’s Dual in Cherry Red. They hardware was sprayed with Oil Rubbed Bronze. I have since picked up an airplane knob and will eventually replace the drawer pull.
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