There is one whole room in our house finally complete!

I think I’m just going to live in it, and never leave it. I’m sure Lowell won’t mind. We can just lay in there and pretend we never have to look at a box or a paintbrush again.

I present to you…. da da DA!! LoLo’s room!
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It all started with a passion and a poster.

A passion for doggies, that is, and this…

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When I saw that Man’s Best Friend alphabet canvas poster from Land Of Nod last year, I had to have it. I bought it shortly after we put in the offer on this house, fairly confident that I’d finally have a room to decorate for this little dog lover. 

I used it as my inspiration, pulling together a room mostly of stuff we already had, with a few new touches.

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All the furniture- the shelf, the crib, the rocker, the dresser- have been in use since we had our first baby 6.5 years ago. They show a little wear and some chips and scuffs, but we like to embrace imperfection around here, and pretend we planned it that way.

His little chair is a My First Anywhere Chair cover from Pottery Barn Kids, but the insert is generic. You can get one similar on Ebay.

And this guy?

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He is so lovely in all his tacky gold glory. He’s a resin statue (from Zulily). Because why not a tiny gold dog in your toddler’s room?

We painted the walls a blue gray- Sterling- by Behr. Then we got crazy with some gold arrows with Golden Light by Ralph Lauren. Both paints from Home Depot where I believe we are personally responsible for paying their light bill each month.

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Wayyyyyy easier than the gold hearts in Leyna’s room. We used the same paintable caulk tip (you really must click through and read about that if you’re attempting to paint any kind of taped or stenciled design on a wall soon).

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I loved the look of the arrows, but needed a focal point to bring the eye back, and ground that side of the room since I had to put the rocker to the left. I considered ordering a piece of art of some sort, then I remembered this metal star we’ve had since we got married. It started out as a rusty accent in our living room. They I spray painted it silver for Kendall’s old space-themed room.

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Now, spray painted a flat white, it seems the perfect touch- not too matchy matchy, but still a little whimsical. Also, a great tie-in to the Aden & Anais star sheets and dream blanket we already had.

Speaking of whimsical, I did go a wee bit crazy and order this from Anthropologie, which I think is, like, the only thing I’ve ever purchased from them not on super clearance.

But look!

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An oh-so-refined little brass doggie tieback! Just the one.

Just one.

Because he was $48.

All by himself.

But since I used so much stuff we already had, I tried not to feel too bad about the little splurges. I mean, this doggie…

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Has been with me for 13 years. It was Scott’s first Christmas gift to me. Awwww! (And that fire hydrant is a left over birthday party prop.)

Blue and gold, dog themed nursery with gold arrow wall | BabyRabies.com - DIY Wood Art from reclaimed wood, project family dog paw print, trace, and paint

Now THIS is super special. Lowell’s doggie love, of course, started with our own dog- Callie, 11 year old chocolate lab. Those boards used to line our garden at our old house. We replaced them with bricks last year, but I loved the look of the aged wood, so I told Scott to hang onto them. They made the perfect salvaged canvas after Scott cut and drilled together the pieces for me.

I used a stamp pad to get Callie’s paw print on paper, then projected, enlarged it, and traced it onto the wood. I painted it with a couple shades of gold paint that I already had. So, like, 100% free, GIANT piece of art. Meaningful art, representing his first doggy love.

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The mirror used to be in our entry way at our old house. I painted the frame Deep Blue Sea by Behr (leftover from Kendall’s room).

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And I did get these little dog butt hangers from Amazon since he definitely needs a place to hang his little doggie backpack- a hand me down from big bro.

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Little. Dog. Butts.

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Coincidentally (seriously, I couldn’t time this more perfectly if I tried), my good friend Jessica Shyba’s book launched yesterday. You may recognize those sweet faces- #TheoAndBeau. They’re a bit of an internet sensation.

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It’s the sweetest, most BEAUTIFUL picture book! And the perfect final touch in this room. Naturally, Lowell is in love because there is a boy! And he is snuggling a puppy!

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And he thinks if you have a little or big kid in your life who loves doggies as much as he does (and as much as Beau does), you should totally, 100% get them the book Naptime With Theo & Beau by Jessica Shyba.

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I anticipate I’ll be reading this to him at least 7 times every night before bed. At least. Toddlers love them some repetition.

 

 

 

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23 thoughts on “LoLo’s Puppy Nursery – Room Reveal”

  1. I love the design/theme/style everything about his room!! You guys did a fantastic job, a lot of hard work. It definitely motivates me to spend a little time redoing the our children’s rooms. 🙂

    1. Thank you! I think it’s been a little easier for us because we moved into blank slates, you know? A lot harder to make things fresh when you’ve settled in.

  2. Love this! First of all, I need you to come decorate my house, LOL. Second, I want a full house tour!! From what I’ve seen so far, it’s pretty much my dream house. Unfortunately I’ll never have it since we’re in a D.C. suburb where real estate prices are still crazy despite the crash.

    LOVE your style and creativity!! Awesome job!

    1. I can’t wait to give a full tour! But right now, it’s so undone everywhere else. Our office is an actual fire hazard. Slowly we’ll get things done and I’ll share them as I can. And I so feel your pain about D.C. Definitely a big reason why we moved from there. Thank you!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE. The paint. The old wood boards. The dog butts! All the doggies! We have a dog theme in my 18 month old son’s room too, including the LON poster, which we love. Great taste, friend! Your home is looking amazing 🙂

  4. Yay! Congrats on the finished room. It looks awesome. We moved into our house ten months ago and have yet to finish one room. I applaud you! 🙂

  5. The first thing I noticed on the bookshelf was the Baby Crack Machine. Ours lasted six years and I had all the sadz when it finally died and we had to get rid of it. Best. Bump. Purchase. Ever.

  6. My partner and I stumbled over here by a different page and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to looking into your web page yet again.

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