Friday, February 1, 2013

{Train Bedroom~~Reveal}

I set out to transform my son's toddler room into a bedroom that can grow with him.  He loves trains but soon will be out of the Thomas, Chuggington & Dinosaur Train themes.  His new bedroom is a train room that he will fit him for many years.  Thomas did sneak in a few places but nothing that can't be removed or replaced when the times come.  Without further ado...
Rail Road crossing sign on his bedroom door was found on Amazon and was a Christmas gift from Grandma.
The view from the door.  The bedspread is the Alina beadspread from Ikea.   The orange pillow is a body pillow and ribbed cover from Target.  The light grey pillowcases are from Wal*Mart.  A bit of Thomas made it into the room with a mini pillow pet and a fleece blanket.  Details on the curtain can be found here, and the photographs here.
 This is the wall to the left of the door.  Behind the door to the hall is the vintage inspired train schedule.  The closet door has a railroad crossing sign and gate.  The rail road spike coat rack and a trio of train canvas panels finished off this wall.
On the dresser is a large metal distressed M and a tin steam engine, both from Hobby Lobby.  The lamp is from his old room, I'm still searching for just the right lamp.
The adjacent wall has a large window covered with a train themed curtain held up with a rail road track curtain rod.

The next wall has the orange stripe with a grouping of 10 rail road related photographs.

The final wall is the smallest but ended up with the most going on.  The low dresser and stuffed animal cargo box set along this wall beside the door.  Above the box are 2 shelves from Ikea (Fabian wall shelf) which hold special stuffed animals, an elephant poster from our zoo and 1 more train photograph.  Above the lower shelf is a cork board to hold treasures.  Beside the shelves is the Subway Art and then the final railroad spike hat rack adorned with a bandana, train hat and train whistle.
It was a lot of fun (and work) to put this room together for my growing boy.  I revealed it to him on his 6th birthday when he got home from school.  I was a little worried about making so many changes to him room at once.  He isn't very good with change, so I painted the walls in October so he had a while to get used to idea.  He saw other elements in various stages of construction and I'm sure that helped as well.  His reaction was priceless, he LOVES his new train room.  For several days he would say "I love my new train bedroom, Thank You!" out of the blue.  There is no better thanks than that.


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