Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sawyer's Room: The Reveal!

First of all, I apologize for the crazy amount of posts this week- 2/day for a few days in a row, but I have lots to talk about!

Last month I was able to reveal Emmy's room.  I worked on Sawyer's room at the same time, but was held up by vinyls I ordered from etsy.  More on that in a bit. :)  Anyhow, here is what I was working with.... (pictures from moving week)



Sawyer is a regular old 6 year old boy, loving all things lego, trains, Star Wars, and more.  I wanted his room to be a retreat for him and reflect his passions.  I was not yet sure what I planned paint wise, until I saw my friend Carmel's son's fabulous Star Wars inspired room....
YES YES doing this for sawyer's room!  thank you carmel of our fifth house for the best inspiration ever!
I loved what she did to the ceiling and the angled wall.  Sawyer's room also has an angled wall, so I decided to make that side of the room his "galaxy wall".  I chose two paint colors for the walls, as well as Simple White for the trim.  I knew I wanted to overall color scheme to be navy and gray with pops of red and hints of green.  The navy I chose was Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy, and the gray I chose was Smoke Embers, which is a warm earthy gray.  I also ordered tiny glow in the dark stars from this etsy seller,  and I ordered a Star Wars battle scene in silver from this seller, who has since closed shop, thank goodness.  I waited and waited and waited more foe the battle scene, which never came.  I ended up filing a dispute and got my money back.  Of course, that was frustrating, but even more so was the fact that I could not get the vinyls I wanted or anything like it anywhere else.

So came plan B, which I think Sawyer likes better anyhow!  I ordered two lego Star Wars characters from this shop in white, and they came SUPER FAST and are awesome.   If I ever need another lego character vinyl, I know where to order!  I had everything ready, and the vinyls arrived Monday.  They went immediately onto the wall, and the room was photographed.  Are you ready to check it out?  Here is the view standing from his doorway....

Here is the R2 side of his nook....


 and the clone trooper side of the nook...



And this was a paint it and put it together yourself solar system mobile my parents gave Sawyer for Christmas.  He and I did it together.  He did all the big planets and the Sun, and I did the smaller planets.  It also glows in the dark.

And of course his nook, complete with chevron curtains and industrial pipe rods....

Inside the nook, he has "Play" artwork I created a long time ago...

And across from that is a posted we got free at the local Trolley fair.  Do you see which constellation we chose?  "Cassiopeia"- I told Sawyer it was sort of like my name.  So he chose that one.

On the side of the room that his door sits, Sawyer has a closet (where the tall dresser now resides) and a small crawl space door.  I painted these with chalkboard paint and had a little fun with quotes....

The awesome vinyl company also sent this small bonus "Star Wars" vinyl, which I added above his closet door.

And in between his doors are these framed train photos my brother took and gave to Sawyer a few years ago.

Sawyer's room is big enough for the two beds we have that went with his set (inherited from my grandparents).  I painted the dressers blue a while back, and the low one sits in between as a nightstand.   Sawyer and Emmy love to have sleepovers in here since there are two beds.  The quilts came from Pottery Barn Kids, and were the biggest splurge, but seeing as Chris still loves Star Wars, and legos, I feel these quilts will last a long time! :)  The bedskirts are just white inexpensive ones from target.  Frankly, I don't love them, but have you seen all the legos on Sawyer's shelves?  Well, there are bins under his beds, too.

And here is another shot so you can see the pipe curtain rods with it.

My mom made the fabulous lego Star Wars character pillows....


The poster that sits on his dresser is a vintage poster that belonged to my brother.  I framed it in a red IKEA frame.  The lamp is from IKEA as well, and there are a few treasure boxes.  One came from Hong Kong when my brother was there for work, another he made at a pirate party, and another came from Ali's son, Noah.  The owl was a gift from my friend Nicole at Home for Hire.  I painted it glossy red, because each of my kids needs an owl in their room!  And tissues, of course, because it is allergy season.

Next to his bed, there is a little chippy blue antique child's chair that he uses when he puts his shoes on, and a green bin filled with all of his stuffed friends.
Sawyer came home from school Monday and I informed him that his new vinyls had come and were up on the wall, and that his room was now done.  He went upstairs to see it, came down and said... "Mom, that. room. is. AWESOME!"
That right there made all the work, and all the vinyl issues and waiting worth it.  I am so happy that Sawyer has a room that is all about him and expresses his personality and loves. Sharing here: {Primp}A Diamond in the Stuff52 MantelsPhotobucketPhotobucketThe Shabby Nestfive days five ways | feature friday free for allMaking LemonadeShine Your LightI Heart Nap TimeIt's OVerflowingDIY Show OffUndertheTableandDreamingMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbiaa href="http://evolutionofstyleblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Room%20Evolutions ">Thrifty Decor Chick
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81 comments:

Mel said...

Of course he loves it! it's fantastical and so much fun. Great work Cassie.

Holly @ Life as a Thrifter said...

HOW COOL!!!! Awesome job!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

What an awesome space for your boy! Kids' rooms are so much fun to do and you've thought of everything, Cassie. Lucky boy!!
xo Heidi

Emily said...

wow! the galaxy wall totally changes the room!! im kinda scared to show scott as he might get jelly and make me do it to our room!

Megan said...

Love the galaxy wall!!! He has such a great room, lucky boy!!

Lisa Scibilia said...

Cassie what an awesome room for your little boy! The color scheme is so classic and yet fresh, with the chevron curtains giving it a little punch (and I LOVE the rods!!). The galaxy walls came out fabulously!!! What a great room, Sawyer!

Allison@FabRehab said...

I'm almost speechless...it's so great. Having 3 Star wars fanatics at home, I know how much Sawyer loves his new room. Well done, mama!

Beth said...

Great job Cassie! I love the painted ceiling/wall, the curtains, and the chalkboard door too! Sawyer is one lucky kiddo:)!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Looks great Cassie! The primary colors with the charcoal and white touches works so well! Simple, boyish, fun....what more could you want?
Blessings, Lorraine

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Fantastic job....where the heck do you find the time??? He must LOVE it!

DecorandtheDog said...

This is the coolest boys room ever. If only you can keep it from smelling like a boy. Or do they not smell until the teenage years. I think my brother always smelled but we were farm kids. :P

Yoda would totally approve!

Catherine said...

LOVE it! I think those angled walls work beautifully and the vinyls are great.

pam {simple details} said...

This room could turn even me into a Star Wars fan! What a perfect 'little man cave,' I can see him escaping to enjoy every detail!

Eclectically Vintage said...

The force was definitely with you on this fabulous room!

You win mommy of the year award - it's now official!

Love the industrial pipe curtain rod and all the chalkboard paint. Those pillows your mom made are too cute.
Kelly

The Bold Abode said...

And he will grow up knowing that the force is strong in his Mommy, too.

And, in that room, he will never HAVE to grow up...

Andrea said...

WOW, what a great room. I love the decals, the curtains, the pipe curtain rods, the chalkboard painted doors, the quilts, the chippy chair, the solar system, the art! Oh wait, maybe I should have just said I love the entire room. You certainly hit a homerun with this one!!

Amy said...

Oh Cassie! That room is amazing! I have some friends that are huge Star Wars geeks (in their late 20's early 30's) that are pretty jealous of this room. There are so many clever details (I absolutely adore the Yoda door) and the color scheme rocks! You have some lucky kiddos!

Hyphen Interiors said...

Awesome! You did such a great job! I love the vinyl details. Love the chalk paint. But, my favs are the curtains and the nook. Sweet room!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

You are the coolest mom. That galaxy wall was well worth the wait on the vinyl! And those pillows...how cute are those!

Ange said...

His room looks fabulous! I am glad you found some replacement vinyl that worked out. Yoda's door made me laugh, how cute is that? Great work my friend, this room is awesome!

lemondropdreams said...

You did a great job! I love the throw pillows, curtains and of course the vintage poster...I'm sure he'll never want to leave his room!

Twice Nice said...

That room is SO Awesome! I think Sawyer is one lucky guy, and a lot of happy days will be spent imagining, pretending, and playing in there!

Jessamie Vincent said...

I know NOTHING about star wars, but this room is pretty bad-to-the-bone for a boy! I'm sure he's in heaven! Nice job, Momma!

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

Sawyer nailed it. It is AWESOME. How fun! It might have been a bad move on your part thought since you'll be dragging him out by his feet each day. What little boy would want to leave that room? :)

K.Nicole Williams said...

This is such an awesome room! Gave me some ideas for my two little boys as well!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

That room IS awesome! I love the painted blue wall and cieling!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

It looks absolutely fantastic! Sawyer will enjoy it for years to come! You are a great mommy!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Sawyer said it best - that room is awesome!!!

Korrie Bastian said...

What a terrific room! I love the Star Wars character decals--I have never seen them before. And I probably better not show them to my husband, or he will want some! Yes, I do think he would still sleep in Star Wars sheets if I let him ;-)

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

That room is Totally Awesome!!! You knocked it out of the ballpark, Cassie!

Bella said...

This is probably one of the coolest boys rooms I've seen! Colors are fab and the night sky walls with decals ROCK! He must hate leaving his room! Great job girlie!

simplyvonne said...

what a great job you did, absolutely love the nook area, and oh my on those lovely chevron curtains!

Melissa at HOUSEography said...

What a great job! The Star Wars decals are amazing!!! Going to tell my neighbor about them for her sons' new room. What about just scrapping the bed skirt? Might require more creativity for stuff stored under there (old drawers with wheels, interesting crates, etc.) but we all know you are SUPER creative :)

Jaime Lyn said...

what a perfectly dreamy little guys room! Oh my goodness I can just imagine how jealous all of his friends will be! You are the best!
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

Maury Kilgo said...

Cassie that room is so cool! I would live in there and I dont even like Star Wars. That wall is such a great idea. You are such a cool Mom!!! Great job!

Katie said...

His room is awesome Cassie! I love all the Yoda quotes! Cute touch! This would definately be any young boy's dream room! I bet Sawyer loves it!!

Renee said...

Sawyer is one lucky jedi knight! You rock, Mom!

Anna See said...

it looks wonderful!!!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

It is a perfect boy's room! My boy (who is now 24) would have loved this. Heck, he'd probably still love it! ha.

gail said...

yep, sawyer (and emmy) are lucky kiddos! They have a very creative hard working mama!
The room looks fabulous Cassie, love the chalkboard doors (esp the little one) hahah
gail

Bliss said...

Luuuke, I am your faaather, and I am going to use Yoda's door.

~Bliss~

All About Vignettes said...

Oh Cassie it's fabulous. I love the red and navy. We have sloped ceilings in our house too and I love how you painted the slope too. The iron rod is another fab solution. It's so hard to get a curtain rod in a cut out window. Brilliant. I could go on and on. Great job. He must be one very happy boy.

Roisin said...

Great job. I agree with Sawyer: It's AWESOME!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

That is every little boy's dream bedroom! You take care of every detail!

Ali Richardson said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! This room definitely has "the force!"

Allison said...

It's fabulous, Cassie! What a great Mom you are! Such a fun room for Sawyer. I love it!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! AWESOME!!!! Every little neighborhood boy is going to want to have every playdate at your house just so they can hang out in that room..Damn, I want to hang out in that room!

Kara @ June & Bear said...

how could he not think it's awesome?! i'm sure i will be referring to this post in the very near future. once bear moves to the big bed, i think the force will find it's way into his room. great job cassie!

Becca said...

Wow Cassie! This was really awesome! I wish I had a kiddo, so I had an excuse to so something like this!! {pinned it!}
xo Becca

Sabrina said...

You totally captured the Star Wars essence!!!! In every picture there was something that i said, COOL!!
But I have to admit, the one thing I loved the most was the Yoda Door. "Enter Do Not" that gave me a chuckle! Great job Cassie!!!!!

Cathy Wall said...

Sawyer is a lucky guy to have such a talented Mom! Great job creating a room your boy thinks is awesome and will love for years to come. All of your touches are just perfect, from the walls to the decals to your use of Sawyer's "stuff!" You know how to pull a room together!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That room IS awesome! I think it's such a perfect room for a little boy. I love the vintage touches, the curtain rods, the chalkboard doors~it's just a great room! You did good!

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I love it! I'm sorry I've been awol this week, but at least now I remember to scroll down so i can see any posts that I missed:)

I love the "Yoda" door, the galaxy walls, everything! We are in the process of transitioning out son's room to a big boy room, so it's nice to see what a 6 year old likes.

Jessica
stayathomeista.com

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

I love it soooo much. It truly is a little boys Heaven!!! :) Sorry about the vinyl dumbness, but I agree that the end result is better anyway!! Argh!
xoxooxx

Kelly said...

STUNNED! I did not know tasteful star wars rooms were possible! It's so creative and perfect for a little boy - style without sacrificing "coolness" for Sawyer. Well done!

amy of the salvage collection said...

YEEESSS, that. room. is. AWESOME! what a lucky guy to have such a creative & talented mom and grandmother! it's fantastic!

and your mom should sell those pillows!!

Stacey said...

Cassie!
You are out of this galaxy! I love this room. I don't have any boys, but I know my husband would adore it!
I would love if you linked this up!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

You're right, my 11 year old would flip-out for this room and I think a boy of any age would love it! Excellent work on every detail. Yoda's door is my favorite. :)

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

It. looks. AMAZING! ACK! I wish it was my room - there's two beds - we could share! ;) The little chalkboard door for Yoda is my absolute favorite part! But really I love every detail! You've inspired me to get Collin's room done - geesh it's taking me forever! It's the headboard that is causing me issues - you'll soon see why.

AmberRay said...

I love this! My boys love Star wars and legos. What a cool room. I am really impressed with this.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Oh Cassie! I am serious love and I'm not even a Star Wars fan!

I'm catching up on my blogging reading and party mingling and your thumbnail just screamed out at me!!

That is one lucky little boy ...

:)

Linda

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

I LOVE it!! Love, love, love it! Can I say, I'm still a huge Star Wars fan so I hope I have a kid some day that I can get away with this in a room! :)

Great job!!

Melissa said...

Cassie! I love it so much! What a perfect little boy room! My little guy is 6 and he is asking for a star wars room. He looked at your pictures for about 10 minutes, studying every one carefully! He was so cute.

He said his favorite part is the mirror that says the force is strong with this one. I think we might have to incorporate that into his room:0)

Love it! Thanks for sharing.

PS - My daughter loved it too, her favorite part was the stuffed goofy peaking out of the toy box!

Ronda Batchelor said...

Turned out great!!! I have a 17 year old who loves star wars might just have to steal a few ideas. Good job!

Jessie @ Dream and Differ said...

Wow! I love it! I almost don't dare show it to my Star Wars-crazy son or he will demand something similar.
Thanks for sharing!

JoAnne said...

This room is so fabulous! And you finished just in time for Star Wars day on Friday. "May the Fourth" be with you!

Jenny said...

How totally cool,is this room?!? Oh my gosh, I love it, and I can see why your son was over the moon with it too (pun, intended). ;-). You did an amazing job, and the details you added make it all the more special.

Thanks so much for linking up to my Room Evolution party. I think I'm going to have to feature this fab room of yours!!

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

Oh my gosh what an amazing room! Your son must absolutely be in heaven!!

Jenn Lifford said...

It looks fabulous! My son would absolutely LOVE that room! The galaxy wall and Star Wars lego men vinyl are awesome. Great job!
Jenn :)

Crafty Mischief said...

Wow! This is the perfect boy's room! I know my son would love it! Thanks for sharing!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

To quote my husband: "This room is AWESOME!!" I agree 100%. :)

Emily Morgenstern said...

What a FUN room!! I bet your son loves it! Wow, you are so talented!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

You did a fabulous job! Of course I love the chevron. I have a bit of Star Wars in my son's room too by way of a eye chart art!

My son would of loved your space!! Now mine is 13 so I have to be careful that it reflects his years!!

Erin said...

This room is so freaking awesome, Cassie!!! I bet Sawyer wanted to do cartwheels when he saw it!

Jacob and I are laying here in bed this morning while I read blogs and he watches TV...well, he happened to look over and he practically screamed, "Is that a Lego R2-D2?!?!" Needless to say, this is the first time my 5yo has been interested in reading any of my blogs. :)

Awesome job, girl.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Great job Cassie!!! Lovin' those vinyl cut outs...my boys would go NUTS for those!!

And the galaxy walls are a brilliant idea!

Adelina Priddis said...

I love the galaxy wall!! Very cool

DIY Show Off said...

I love it all! So fun and so many awesome DIY details, Cassie! I be he thinks it's the best room ever!

kathy {opposite of grey} said...

I adore this room!!! I am planning to re-do my almost 4 year old son's room in a Star Wars theme and found your blog via Pinterest. You have some great finds here! Love the chevron curtains and galaxy wall. Where did you find the planet mobile kit?

Its So Very Cheri said...

I am featuring Sawyer's Room on 6/5

Cheri

Julia Konya said...

Hi, you are right Noa and Sawyer would get along just great. They have the same taste. Lego Star Wars and do I see Playmobil :) Noa's favorite is Yoda's door. So cute!

Emily A. Clark said...

What fun! Sawyer must be one happy boy! :)