When you pivot or glance the left in the bedroom, you used to see a big blue chair and a bookshelf:
Now you see our three year old’s new big boy bed surrounded by metallic colorful painted planets.
As you continue to orbit around the room, you see more planets above the closet and bedroom doors.
If you open the closet doors, you can see how we organized their closet and made the space more useful with a ClosetMaid Closet Maximizer. The closet organizer just hooks right to the existing clothes rod so we didn’t need any special tools to install it. It’s fantastic!
Once you close the closet back up, this is the view of the room if you’re standing by the big window that’s between the boys’ beds.
As you move further to the right, you see the tail end of the rocket’s thrusters as well as Mars rising above a small dresser that used to be the changing table in the nursery.
I am absolutely in love with the large lamp I found on clearance for the outer space boys bedroom. I initially thought it might be too large for the small dresser, but now I think it’s exactly the bold style needed for the room. It looks great next to my son’s Oregon Scientific globe yet distracts you from the baby monitors we need to keep tabs on the boys in the night.
Even with a bed rail and his big brother sleeping across the room, I’m worried the three year old will get up in the night out of his new big boy bed so I want to make sure I hear him. In fact, one night recently I heard that boy’s sweet voice on the baby monitor at 3:30 AM trying to wake his big brother, “I’m going to go watch a show, Caytay. Caytay, I’m going to go watch a show.” I sprinted across the house as fast as I could to put a stop to those shenanigans. Since then we got him a battery operated clock so he knows he’s not supposed to get out of the bed until it’s at least in the 6:00’s.
Beyond that incident, so far room sharing has actually gone a lot better than we’d imagined. Thankfully our older son is a great sleeper.
Anyway… back to our tour of the galaxy, here’s that little dresser again.
So now we’ve gone full circle to orbit the entire room and are back to the large oversized rocket.
Besides the rocket, those NASA posters above the boys’ beds are really my favorite part of the whole universe we created in the outer space boys bedroom.
I think they look awesome on either side of the large window, if I do say so myself. I love the way they stand out on the dark outer space colored walls.
Now if you were to ask the boys about their favorite part of the room, I think they’d both say that in addition to the rocket, it’s the Star Wars bedding. We went with simple modern comforters rather than character comforters, but compromised with Star Wars flannel sheets and those awesome R2D2 pillows I found at Kohl’s.
Doesn’t R2D2 look cute in square pillow form? I think he fits right in with the modern design in the comforters.
Once you fold back the comforter and blankets, you can see the soft flannel Star Wars sheets. I’m on the look out for lighter weight sheets for summer, so message me on Facebook or Twitter if you’ve seen cool Star Wars sheets somewhere.
There you have it – the full outer space boys bedroom! It feels great to have the project done and the boys all moved into their new digs. They didn’t see the room while we were working on it, so it was incredibly fun to have a dramatic reveal with them. We made them wait outside the bedroom door, then did a countdown until they could blast into their new room to see it. You about had to peel them off the ceiling like one of the glow-in-the-dark stars we put up there, they were so excited!
Within the first three minutes in the new outer space boys bedroom, the three year old had climbed up into his new bed, tossed the R2D2 pillow aside and pretended he was sleeping. The five and a half year old kept bouncing up and down then spun around and around looking at all the planets. “It’s even better, better, better, better, better, BETTER than I expected,” he exclaimed. I asked him to tell me what he thought on a scale of 1 to 10 and he enthusiastically responded, “I’d give it a BILLION!” It’s those kind of reactions that make a big project like this all worthwhile!
We’re delighted and grateful you’ve followed along on our mission to outer space during the One Room Challenge. If this was your first time here, you can take a look back at all the projects and updates on the outer space boys bedroom. You can also jet over to Calling It Home to see the rest of the One Room Challenge reveals this week. Before you go though, I’d love for you to check out the castle playroom we created for the boys under our basement stairs and other home decorating ideas here on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home.
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Carrie is the chief writer, crafter and cook here at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. She’s an optimist by nature and enjoys sharing recipes, trying new craft ideas, planning for parties and events as well as organizing and decorating. When she’s not blogging, preparing meals or picking up around the house, you’re bound to find her hidden away in a castle under the stairs reading to her two young boys. Whether you’re cooking, crafting or creating for your family, follow Carrie on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram to get inspiring ideas for your home.