She chose the cowboy theme because both of my boys were born in Texas. J’s quilt has cute features that MIL free handed (I told you she was awesome!).
I just love the cowboy hat! And the Longhorn star? Yeah!
The back of the quilt has a bluebonnet and Texas flag material. Love it!
After seeing the beautiful quilt, I knew I wanted a cowboy room for my little Buckaroo. It worked out well, too, because growing up I had a crazy obsession with cows. Don’t ask me why…I don’t even know. I have a few really sentimental items left though, so I was able to use them around J’s room.
The cow in his bed is one that was given to me by one of my all-time BFFs, and this cow went with me EVERYWHERE. Camp, vacay, sleepovers; you name it. Now J cuddles right up to it, and his little puppy, at night.
I got this rocking chair as a gift when I had Pickle. The denim goes perfectly with the cowboy theme. I love that the cactus is fake and doesn’t hurt – it just sits there lookin’ cute.
I wanted to spell out J’s name in his room, but buying some of those cute letters can get pricey. I saw a craft online where the person sewed a letter to a piece of square fabric, and I thought it would be a cute alternative to wooden letters. Because I cannot sew to save my life, I enlisted Crazy Cool MIL to make it for me as a Christmas present. She DID NOT disappoint! She made an awesome banner spelling J’s name. I draped it across the window as an alternative to curtains. Again, this lady FREE HANDED the font. For Reals. I about died when I saw the letter J looking like a boot. Seriously. So cute.
The red bird house is a night light. It was free, and I removed some of the weird “accessories” it came with and spray painted it red.
I turned a little straw basket upside down to look like a hay bale for this ceramic cow to sit on. The picture is one of my faves of little J’s first time at the beach.
This lampshade is a bit of a head scratcher. J’s light in his room is literally just a bulb. (Who designed that?) A friend and I fashioned this shade out of leftover fabric and a free lamp shade, but I cannot FOR THE LOVE figure out how to attach it to the ceiling. Any thoughts?
I found this dresser at a garage sale for $10. (Not to be confused with the $10 garage sale dresser in Pickle’s closet.)
A little banged up, but nothing to worry about! It’ll look great soon!
I sanded down the dresser a little – especially the parts where the paint was chipping.
I collected paint samples for a few weeks trying to pick out a great turquoise color. The winner is Martha Stewart’s Sunken Pool.
While the paint was drying, I tackled the unsightly drawers and their hideous knobs.
The knobs had come loose and scraped against the paint.
A little wood filler covered up the mess. I also added the wood filler to the second knob hole – I only needed one.
I’ve never used wood filler before, but I didn’t tell the wood filler that. It just assumed I had, so it worked like I wanted it to.
While it dried, I moved back to the dresser. Combining brown craft paint and a little water, I brushed on the paint and immediately wiped it off. I repeated this step until I liked the way it looked.
Once the wood filler dried, it was dark, so everyone moved into the garage. (Sorry for the yucky lighting.) I sanded the wood filler down and painted the drawers the same way as the dresser.
Next I added the CAAAUTEST knobs. These little rusty stars were $2.99 each at Hobby Lobby.
Now J’s dresser was ready for it’s new place in his cowboy room.
I added a basket with some diapers and a cow from another shelf.
I love how the brown paint ages the dresser a bit and enhances it’s details.
I really love how his dresser turned out! The blue was the exact color I had swimming around in my head, and the rusty knobs are my favorite part. I think it looks great with his little cowboy room.
It’s a bit weird not to see a changing table, though. J really is growing up fast. I better go give him a squeeze before he’s out the door to Prom! Love you, J!
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