around the house: hank's room tour.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Spring is in the air.  the change of seasons always throws me into a tailspin of projects. and while we have plenty on the go, i'm trying to complete a few of the small little details in rooms that are nearly finished.  this week, hank's room had a new light installed and a little whimsy added to his drapes with pom pom trim.  i'll call it done, for now... next up is a big boy bed!



we hit our first garage sale of the season and found a wild thing costume for a couple of dollars.
the very last touch added to my little wild thing's room.



hank's dresser is repurposed from his nursery and is the only storage in his room. the wall above makes me smile. a parade of animals on a photo frame ledge, a vintage LEGO patent poster, handmade LEGO character display clipboards, a zinc H (the very first detail i bought for his first nursery), and a wild things printable. small little touches like a jar of hot wheels, a vintage wooden toy car, and a vintage Dr. Suess book from his great grandma make his room that much more special.


if you reside in canada, i encourage you to check out a local RONA for light fixtures.  they have a great selection of stylish lighting for any budget. this orange metal wire fixture was only $21 and cascades an awesome shadow on the ceiling, especially at night.

and, if you're sticking with an industrial look, DIY your own plumbing pipe curtain rod for a mere $15!


(tilt your head, the baskets are crooked... :)

hank's room underwent quite a transformation. one of the main features of his room is the silver maple laminate wood wall we installed to cover a chocolate brown feature wall painted by the previous owners.  as a result of my persistent skills in searching the used buy and sell site, we found brand new laminate still in box for less than 70 cents a square foot. enough to complete a feature wall in hank's room and eventually our playroom floor in the basement.

the install was a bit tedious due to gravity and inevitable nap times, but we got it done.  starting from the top, and working our way down, we used super strong wood adhesive and an air nailer.  it's, without a doubt, there forever. we capped the corners with flooring capping to give it a clean finish.




this little corner sees lots of snuggles at bedtime.  this $15 galvanized shelf from IKEA is great for small spaces and provides display for some of his (MY) favourite things. 


one of the most exciting features of his room, is a custom 2-storey nook in his closet. you can read more details on how we designed hank's nook here. it'll be transformed into a desk space when he's older. the novelty hasn't yet wore off, i always find him hiding in here playing with his flashlight, stuffies and books.






if you have any questions regarding this space, feel free to leave a comment!
thanks for stopping by!



26 comments:

  1. oh man i love that wood wall!!

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    1. thanks mer! probably one of my most favorite projects we've done in this house!

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  2. ahhh, it looks so fantastic sarah!! i love every last detail!

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  3. Looking amazing! I love all the little details!

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  4. I love what you did with the space, it looks amazing!!

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  5. It's fantastic! You did such a wonderful job! Where did you find the large H hanging on the wall? I'd love one for Natalie's room.

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    1. thanks wendy! the large metal H was purchased before Hank was born from Restoration Baby & Child. I'm wondering though if something similar could be cut from wood or perhaps try etsy? The craft stores never carry monograms big enough!

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    2. RH has select letters (in blue, not sure if that's what colour yours is) for $21.99. I think they are 50% off. :)

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  6. It all came together so well ! Love it and can't wait to see it !

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  7. Everything looks SO good, Sarah! That wall is amazing and I totally want to hang out in that closet nook. You are a genius, my friend, great work.

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  8. The room looks great! Just wondering if you could tell me where the grey chair is from. Thanks!

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    1. thanks so much! the grey chair is from target. it's a perfect size for a kid's room.

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  9. wow dude! it looks awesome! he must love that little closet nook! :)

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    1. thanks Caitlin! yes, he loves climbing up and down in the nook. his favorite part this week is the magnet board on the bottom level...

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  10. Perfection! I love every little detail! You have some serious skills, my friend!

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    1. thanks Erin! your comments always mean so much!

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  11. PS- Have you thought about watermarking your photos? I think you should since I have a feeling these will be blowing up on Pinterest and it's always nice to see the original source credited!

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    1. GOOD idea. thank you for the suggestion! i am definitely going to start!

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  12. That wood wall is so perfect! What a great idea and I love the color and wood grain of it all. I love that chair too. Everything, really.

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  13. This is the sweetest room, Sarah. If I was Hank, I'd never want to grow up!

    I agree with you about Rona. Its a hidden gem. They're pretty great for bathroom vanities too.

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  14. I love! And I love reading it as much as the pictures, because I can just hear you and your humor makes me laugh. Love the part where you say, it's such a great place to put his (my) fave things! SO true! I've had to learn to give it up (I mean ajay is 13 for goodness sakes) but I could so relate! Love it all! Glad you're blogging too! xo

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  15. It's so amazing!!!! I love it, so very sweet!!!! Do you mind if I share it on my blog? I would love to!

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