Let's start with what the room looked like before, though... It was definitely more girly with the beige / pinkish wall color. The mural was cute but not really my thing so it had to go. Also, let me just say it was not easy to remove that mural. I ended up having to sand down the entire wall and then paint over it three times. Glad. It. Is. Gone.
Once the mural was gone, I repainted the entire room in Valspar's Summer Gray. Then, the next step was hanging Will's new curtains. You can read more about them, by clicking here.
And here's what we did to give his dresser / changing table area a revamp. You can read more about that here.
Here's a broader picture standing on the far side of his room near the crib looking back towards the dresser nook.
The other big change we made was to swap out his old glass boob light for a new pendant from Ikea. Of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone with his new light fixture so I spray painted it. The color of the original woven shade was nice, but I really wanted to work in some more gray to the room, so I spray painted the Boja pendant with Valspar's gray primer. Then, I used some spray sealant to protect it. It was super easy to do and really helped customize Ikea's standard fixture. I also really love how the light fixture ties in with the gray stripes in the hallway, too (you can see that better in the 2nd picture below).
Finally, this is the look back towards the hallway and on the left side of his crib. I'm working on some DIY artwork for that wall. Those are exising frames we had for old album covers in our first house, so I'm going to reuse those to save some $$$. I'm also thinking of making something like this for the wall over his crib.
This was my old design board for his room, so I think it's finally starting to come together. I need to incorporate some more green and gray into the design, and I'm hoping to do that with artwork. Slowly but surely we're getting there...
Whatcha think? If you liked the tree mural better, don't tell me! ;)