Purple Lemon Photography

Big Boy Birthday Bedroom

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Bye-Bye Baby Bedroom, Bonjour Bonafide Big Boy Bedroom!

Our little guy turned three around Christmas and we ditched the baby stuff and brought in a grand sense of adventure. I just wanted to share his new room! Purely personal and fun. I love his new space...

Elisha's namesake is his great-great grandfather Elisha. When Eli was as he calls it "a little bitty baby, a long-a time ago," we got a box of postcards from my uncle from Elisha's travels.  They show an incredibly large record of a man with a truly fascinating life. Few have writing with mid-century gas prices and tidbits of information, but most just show an amazing picture of traveling around North America and photographic record of the era. That was my inspiration.
Traveling is a fairly integral part of Eli's life right now, so it seemed really fitting.  Not only is he obsessed with vehicles, as many boys are (see his partial collection of trucks in their "garage"),
but we have family all over the place. London, Texas, Kansas, Florida, just to name immediate family... This quilt a dear friend made for Christmas (hanging on the wall) has a button to show where all his family lives. 
 We've got travel, adventure, and family themed objects collecting on his shelf.

 I used rubber stamps on his wall. Far more difficult than I had planned, but I have fallen in love with the natural, childlike, and vintage look of this simple decoration (there are little scenes hiding all over his walls).
We love to re-purpose old things, so his whole room is pretty much straight from somewhere else in our house, craigslist, or re-purposed- like his bedspread.  It was a plain black bedspread I had in college. A friend helped me sew these stripes on to make a road. How clever is she? And we got a little pillow shaped like a truck from London to drive him off to sleep at night.  His first night in his new bed, he claims to have dreamed sweet dreams of fire trucks.
Can you tell we like wood?
 My little brainiac, happy in his reading chair.
 I think he likes it.
He loves messages, so feel free to leave him a little comment, and I'll tell him you stopped by!


-Shannon- said...

I love it! Eli you are so big!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your new room, Eli! You are so big and smart!! - Danica

sandee said...

Eli, I'm a friend of your Grandma, Mary. I love your room. I wish I had a truck pillow like you have. Tell your mom and dad I said hello to them. Sandee

Anonymous said...

Eli, I love your new room, especially the reading chair. Great-grandpa Lynn loved his "reading chair", too. Tell mommy and daddy I love you all.
Great Aunt Jodi.