Side rails were added to the bed since our little guy is a super squirmy sleeper. These are from Overstock and $32.99 each. So far they are working perfectly, very sturdy and secure.
To dress up the large blank wall over the bed, I chose a paper macho deer from West Elm- this one is the large. When my son first saw it he said, "I don't like it!" But, he's since come around.
The pouf is awesome for adding another pop of blue and also acts as a ladder for James to climb into the bed. It was a sale item from Joss & Main.
As you can see, instead of a "car" bed, we compromised with "Cars" bedding from Target. My son loves them. I toned the comforter down with a reversible light and dark blue blanket also from Target. A fun guitar shaped pillow was a Homegoods find.
It didn't take James long to figure out that he can climb in and out of the bed now, so we are dealing with lots of nighttime requests for, "one more hug and kiss" and "another drink of water" and on and on. I know you all with little ones have encountered that too!
For you eagle eye readers, I have started a gallery wall on the wall adjacent the bed. It's not perfect, but I hope to show you tomorrow. :)
Sure is cozy in the big boy bed!
The timing of creating a new room for James is perfect because I am also participating in a "Book Nook Challenge" with Pottery Barn Kid and PBS Kids, who have teamed up to promote reading in conjunction with Pottery Barn Kids' annual summer reading program. The cool thing is they have asked six bloggers to create a kid-focused book nook and gave us items from the Pottery Barn Kids collection to work with. I was lucky enough to get to participate and got my goodies last week! It's been really fun creating a special reading nook for James - I'm not done yet, but will be sharing soon! There will be a contest to see which bloggers' book nook the readers like best, so you can vote if you want to. The winner will get to give one of their readers a $500 gift card to Pottery Barn!
Details to follow . . .
I also created a Pinterest board with Book Nook inspiration if you'd like to check it out.
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