We started brainstorming what he might like. He wanted baseball and maps. I thought those two things could work together. I pinned a ton of inspiration!
My first goal was to add stripes in order to update the light blue wall color. I like it, but it was too much. I wanted to make it a space he could grow into as he gets older.
The light blue was already on the walls. I updated it with the gray paint on the top and the navy and orange stripe. Stripes are not easy. Frog tape and all. I had a ton of leaks and squiggly lines on my first coat. Then I researched how to add stripes using a sealing technique. It worked like a charm. It is extra work, but was worth it.
It is a small room with only one window. So space planning is key. I wanted a small desk that fit the space nicely. I got this gray beauty from Target, online only.
I originally wanted a vintage roll down map. Boy, are those expensive. Then I started looking online for other options. Most were $75.00 plus dollars. As the start of school got closer, I realized that I should check the teacher's store. I scored that world map for $20.00. It is perfection!
This is a gallery wall that I made using Target frames and my scrapbooking supplies. Seriously, the whole thing cost $25.00. I will be back soon to share some detail shots! The art helped me bring in colors I wanted to emphasize.
This is his baseball and sports area. I hung the key hook up and decided to use it to display his sport's medals. It adds to the wall without being overwhelming.
His bed area displays his baseball pennants. I combined different bedding, going with a gray and white striped comforter from Target along with orange and white sheets. I love mixing bedding!
He loves his room and has thanked me so many times. Now when I walk by, I am just happy.