Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dusty’s Room Part 1 & A New Blog

Hi everyone!!

I wanted to share my little man’s room in 2 parts. The overall will be next.

Its special and took some time!


I wanted to thank you for all your nice comments on my last post and for

sending me the information in regards to the casting call for Arkansas!

I am in love with dark gray now for fall!

Gray is the color of the year per ASID.

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I have been a decorating mad women,

partially because a little feature will be done on our home soon!

So fun! But, that will be another post! Sorry for my absence.

Dustin is a little over 2 now and I wanted a bit more of a mature room for him.

He is still my baby and I wanted to keep the blue color I have used since he was born,

Consolation by Benjamin Moore.  The perfect blue paint for a baby’s boy room.

11 samples later! But, this time I changed things around.

I kept the blue in his fabrics and some of his furniture

and I painted the walls, a dark gray  Stratus by Valspar and we added

wainscoting! I should say by amazing, brilliant, talented, contractor husband did it!

I did not want bead boarding, and needed something a little more masculine.

So, my hubby worked hard and added wainscoting throughout his room in large squares, and triple step floor

molding, as I like to call it.

Wait to you see what my hubby did to Dustin’s bathroom!!

Ok, on to his room

I wanted the vintage feed sack to look like a sack of feed…lol,

I just stuffed it, glued and tied twine around the top.

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Dusty loves playing with this vintage airplane.

This plane is made very well, Dusty has thrown it every

where!! He loves vintage toys.

My hubby added these vintage shutters on both of his little windows.

I couldn’t believe I found two sets of these that fit perfectly over his windows above is bed!

Inspiration from Rachel Ashwells new book.

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I love ghost lamps!

Look at the cute key to turn it on and off!

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My sister and I

found this vintage milk glass lamp at the flea market.

My sister and I are joining together! More on that soon.

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I love how my friend Maria from Dreamy Whites uses bistro chairs

as end tables or nightstands! Brilliant! His night stands are almost done.

I found some old ones from the flea market and I am having them re-finished.

I am real cautious on what old chippy things I bring home for him.  We clean and poly everything!!

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He actually rides this little bike!

I love old blocks!

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I used White Fever by Benjamin Moore on the wainscoting!

Vintage fabric. Light blue ticking for pillowcases.

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He carry’s this little bible around with him everywhere!

He always likes to be carrying something in his hands! Love him!

Whew, there is a ton to explain.  Stay tuned.

Last but not least I wanted to introduce my wonderful friend



She is a talented designer and contactor!

Stop by and see her new blog.

Don’t forget the giveaway ends tomorrow!!

Have a beautiful day friends!!




  1. What a precious room! I love all the sweet vintage things and that Dusty uses them! The bedding is so fun looking and The lamp on the chair is a great idea!

    bee blessed

  2. I love it. A soft, masculine approach. I am looking into changing the bedroom for my boys I can't let go of that baby blue yet. I am so loving gray!

  3. Love, love, love it! Those bits of aqua really pop. Perfect little boy room!

  4. Me encanta!!
    muy suave el ambiente...muy linda idea
    hermoso dia para ti

  5. A charming room for your little guy! Love that gray with the white wainscoting!

  6. Such a sweet little room and I love the ghost lamp!

  7. his room is just perfect.
    it's seriously perfect.
    you photograph beautifully...can't wait to learn more about my camera and lighting and on and on and on!

  8. LOVE the room, and oh my, the little white Bible is just too precious!
    big hugs,

  9. Love the room. I am getting tuned into the whole gray thing too. Our bedroom has been a grayish color since we moved in 4 years ago. I was thinking of changing it but have decided it is really more "with it" than I thought...lol..

    That little white Bible is just so cute. What a perfect thing for those chubby little fingers to grab onto!

    Can't wait to see the WHOLE room! Diana

  10. I know you pretty much only showed Dustin's bed...but I'm already in love with his room.

  11. Hi Lulu...did you know my littlest is 2 1/2 as well? so this is great....this post, because I am moving things around as well right now - and stripping away all the 'baby toys' once again...(only to get them out soon enough!!)lol

    love toys like you have shown, and that bible is precious...

  12. Lulu this room for your little guy has so much heart and soul. Adore it!!

    I have a New Giveaway from the French Basketeer and I think you will love it!

    Art by Karena

  13. Oh your lil Mr. will love it! I can't wait to see all of it.~Cheers Kim

  14. What gorgeous photography and a beautiful room. He must be very happy in there..Rachaelxx

  15. Love the colors. The chair as nightstand is a great idea, because he will always have extra seating for all of his friends he will encounter.

  16. What a beautiful room!
    I love the details!
    Have a great day,

  17. Just wonderful! Loving the wall color and, well everything!

  18. Fabulous room makeover for your little one. I am in the process of updating my 2.5 year olds as well. Although not so easy when the pink ponies keep finding there way into her room.

  19. This room is just adorable! I love how calm and bright it feels! Love that sweet teddy bear!
    Great job!

  20. Love it! That feed sack is precious and I love that sweet little bike! Great addition to the decor!

    Have a blessed day! HUGS!

  21. His room is absolutely precious! I love the ghost lamp shade your sweet milk glass lamp. Heading over to check out your friend's new blog.

  22. GOod Morning ... One of my fave posts all Morning... So beautiful and airy.

  23. so fabulous, Lulu - love how you've captured sophistication and the playfulness fit for a little boy. can't wait to see more!

  24. Lulu, What an absolutely precious room! I love all the vintage things and that he carries the bible around with him. Very cute.
    Hugs, Sherry

  25. Oh your son's room is fantastic! So precious.

  26. Lulu - THAT is the most adorable looking little boy's room I've ever seen. It's soft and calm - yet boyish. The vintage toys add so much character to the whole feel, too! Oh, and your photos look like something right out of a decorator's mag, girl! Beautiful!!!!!! :)

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  27. Hello Lulu!
    Wow what a beautiful room your little boy has!!! I could move in right away. Love everything about it!!
    How fun that your home is going to be featured, and how beautiful you are!
    Have a great day!
    xo xo Susanne

  28. oh, your little man is sooo lucky! his room looks like a dream!
    have a sweet day,

  29. Oh it is beautiful and I love the use of colours. Very boyish, but not over done and restful too.
    Looks great.
    Ness xx

  30. Hello Lulu
    Your son's room is so cute...
    I love that airplane....
    I love the blue on that bistro chair!
    Hope you are having a great week....
    I am so far behind..
    I am off to visit your friend.

  31. p.s. You are so sweet!! Thank you for putting a link to me in your post...
    I am hoping to get the clock post done very soon. : )))
    Have a great night!

  32. This is such a precious little "big" boys room!
    How wonderful that he loves to play with the vintage toys!
    Thank you for sharing your paint colors...I am looking for a great grey for my new living/kitchen/dining
    Have a wonderful evening,

  33. his room is so sweet! i love all the vintage items! your style is beautiful! have a great weekend! susan

  34. MY GOODNESS! His room is just a visual DELIGHT! I LOVE all of it!

    I'm having a little give away on my blog for SOSOBELLA, so if you have a moment, I'd love for you to stop by!

  35. Ohmygosh.. HOW did I miss this post! It looks INCREDIBLE!! You are amazing! LOVE the grey wall color, the vintage toys & the soft pale stripes! Fun! And I want that white blanket for myself please.. hehehe.. j/k. ;) I need to get going on my little guys room. Have a great weekend!
    :) Lara

  36. This is such a gorgeous room!! My son just turned two a week ago and I too have been changing up his room. Thank you for posting so many great photos, I love the vintage toys, the colors... Its great!!!!