HELLO!!!!! I am SO EXCITED to show you my son’s Dr. Seuss bedroom. I have been working on it for soo long, and I am immensely relieve that it is finally finished! Today I am going to flood you with pictures and share where I got a few things, but there will be many tutorials to come in the future, don’t you worry. Are you ready? I am! Eeek!!!
Welcome to Callum’s room. Come on in, and prepare to see some COLOR!
I love this view. It’s just so dang cheery, dontcha think?
As you enter the first thing you see is a quote from Dr. Seuss framed by a book page collage (printable and tutorial HERE). And just past the frame…..the closet reading nook! This is probably my personal favorite part of the room because I love used to teach elementary school, and I have a children’s literature obsession, so I love that my son is so excited about reading in his reading nook. It is full of most of my former classroom library, and it is even jazzed up with some Dr. Seuss cutouts that I found at Michael’s in the teacher section of the store. My boy was particularly blown away by that giant Cat in the Hat!
Moving on from the closet into the main room. I love this view!
Can I tell you about the things in this picture? The bedframe is an antique that belonged to my grandmother. I love it. The dresser is a hand-me-down from a friend that I painted way back when I was pregnant with my sweet boy. Luckily the colors that I picked still work. We will talk about the things on top of it in a minute. I made the pennant banners using old Dr. Seuss books. The name is large wooden letters from Hobby Lobby that I painted. I put them up by glueing thumbtacks onto the back of them and then pushing them onto the wall where I liked them.
The lamps are two thrift store finds that I spray painted white and got new lampshades. The lampshades were simple ones from Target that I jazzed up with ric rac and hot glue. I just love ric rac. It’s so whimsical!
I love this picture he drew of the Cat in the Hat for his artwork display frame. He asked me to help him by drawing next to him, but apparently I got the colors all wrong. The Cat in the Hat apparently wears a BLUE hat. Silly, silly mommy…. 😉
Callum’s bed got a Dr. Seuss makeover thanks to Ikea and the Robert Kaufman line of Dr. Seuss fabric. I used an old comforter from my parents’ basement and gave it a new look with a red Ikea duvet cover. The ah-ma-zing quilt is courtesy of my mother-in-law, and the pillows I made. (She actually gave him that quilt years ago, and when I was deciding what to do with his room I decided to build it around that quilt because I love it so much!) Here is a tutorial for the patterned pillows, and the tutorial for the cuddle fabric body pillow case is coming up very soon.
It’s TRUFFULA TREE TIME!!!! Aren’t they silly and fun? My boy is CRAZY about them! Those silly frames are from Ikea. I love them!
Now take a look at the other side of the room!!! THE STRIPES!!! I wanted to do rainbow colored stripes, but everyone acted like I was crazy. I did it anyway, and I am so glad! I think they give the room just the right Seuss-y feel. What do you think?
My son’s favorite part of his new Dr. Seuss room is the dress-up corner. I LOVE his imagination. It is on hyperdrive 100% of the time. He runs around living in his own little dream world. I love hearing his stories about the worlds and games in his mind. I was the same way when I was little, so it brings me great joy to make and buy him costumes and props. In this picture you may spy his dragon and cheetah costumes, made by my mother-in-law. You can also see the no-sew superhero costumes that I made for my boy last year hanging on the shelf that I painted with blue stripes. I think the wavy Ikea mirrors add just the right touch.
I made over a wooden toybox for the dress-up corner as well. A post is coming on that as well.
Let’s take a look at the other side of the room. This side contains the kitchen and the bulletin board to hold all of his artwork and photos. You may have seen the tutorial for the round bulletin boards last week. A tutorial for the covers to those squatty little Ikea stools can be found HERE. (That is also an Ikea end table.)
(As I am sure you noticed, a few of these kitchen pictures were taken a while ago when I first made the stool covers. That is why there is nothing on the walls at that point.)
Well, what do you think? Do you love it or is it way too over the top for you? (Just say it in a nice way, please!) It speaks to my elementary school teacher soul. Last night in his bedtime prayer my boy said, “Thank you for Mommy making me my Dr. Seuss room.” Worth the months of work? Ummm…..yes. A big, resounding yes!
Here are a few Before & After shots for your enjoyment. I am so thrilled with the change!
Thank you for stopping by, and be sure to check out his little sister’s sweet, girly nursery as well!