Totally Diggin' This Toddler Bedroom!

Awhile back, my bestest friend ever, Erin, asked me to lend a helping hand in getting a room done for her little guy.  She is pregnant with her second babe, so her son, Nash, was going to be moving into a big boy bedroom.  That way the nursery could be used for the new little one.  Considering Nash refers to me as his "Auntie Jen", I was over the moon excited to help give him a happy new place to call his own.

And, if you have been a long time reader, you may recall that I actually did a post on the plan for the new bedroom here.

Erin already had the bedding and furniture, so the room was designed around that.  Nash requested a "digger" bedroom.  He loves anything that is big, noisy and has wheels {and always has}, but he especially adores his diggers.  So, we brought in a few trucks and tractors, however, it should be simple enough for the room to evolve down the line should he ever find something new to love.

I shared the idea of the room back in June and over the summer, Erin started collecting items for the space.  A few weeks back, I spent a day with her {and her hubs}, pulling the entire space together.  And as you know, that is totally my idea of a good time!

Since I shared the original Style Tile design, I thought it would be fun to come back today with the final outcome of the room now that it is finished!

Pretty great space for a happy little three year old boy!

The walls were painted with Behr's Cloudy Day, which was a great grey blue boy color that will be versatile for Nash down the line.

So will his new desk!  Right now, he uses it for coloring masterpieces for mom and dad, but someday, it will make a great place to get his study on!

Above the desk are the metal frames with his tractor artwork, which was just simple vinyl shapes I cut with my Silhouette and placed right on the brown frame backing.

Erin had seen the spice racks turned bookshelves all over Pinterest {and even in our home}, and wanted to do the same for Nash.  So, some quick spray paint {Rustoleum's Eden}, and he had a new reading nook!

There are two windows in the room, but they are at completely different heights, making it a bit of a challenge to work around.  So, we decided some light blocking blinds paired with simple no sew panels {we just created panels using an iron and hem tape}, would be a quick fix and a fun way to bring in the blue stripes I originally planned on using for the light fixture.

Above the window, some cardboard craft letters received a few coats of metallic spray paint...

And below is Nash's dresser, which boasts some extra toy storage as well!

As I mentioned, Erin already had the tractor bedding, and I found this bright orange sham at Target that I thought would be the perfect way to bring in more fun pattern.

The green parsons night stand works great for holding Nash's reading light and nightlight along with a basket for other bedtime items.

It was really important to mix and match different finishes and colors to keep it kid friendly and playful, and refer back to the "digger" theme. 

It's always fun to see a room go from vision to completion {this room actually started out as an extra room that doubled as storage}, and it's GREAT to know that Nash loves his new space!

Here is a source list for those wondering about specific items:

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