Tell Love and Chocolate- Kids book wall

If you checked out yesterday’s post I showed some super awesome before and afters of the boys room decor and redo.  Now I am getting into the nitty gritty.  DIY’s, sources and how everything came to be.  I basically started with a few frames and the kids beds.  Since I live in an apartment, storage is pretty key.  Small spaces can be such a curse when it comes to toys, so I needed the room to have a lot of function to it too.
First DIY I worked on was the cars and trucks storage crates.  I got the idea from some shelves Emily Henderson made (I can not find the original blog post so here is an image from pinterest).  So dang cute, I LOVED the painted insides.  I bought all four crates from Joann Fabric store.  They are $10 each and with the 40% coupons it was a steal.  I also added some shelves to a couple so that they would hold more cars and trucks.  The shelves are from thin wood I bought at home depot, measured, cut to size and then nailed into place.  This was seriously my favorite storage system.  I felt like they both had so many large vehicles that they played with every day and just didn’t fit in the closet.  SO I needed some storage that was easy to access, looked good and was functional.  SO all in all if you have boys and too many cars this is the perfect solution.

Tell Love and Chocolate- Toy storage DIY

Tell Love and Chocolate- toy storage ideasWhen I first started putting the room together there was a LOT of orange and black ha ha and I sort of had a freak out about it and worried that I was creating a Halloween nightmare!  But then I added the bright splashes of yellow, teal and blue and it all came together.  I painted one frame but didn’t want to paint them all because frames can be expensive and who knows when I’ll change the rooms again.  So, a little washi tape can solve any problem.

Art Sources:
Alphabet print
Be Awesome Every Day Print
Where the wild things are print
Geometric PrintTell Love and Chocolate- kids gallery wallSkate board side table c/o Swenyo (don’t forget to get the 25% off the entire site in yesterdays post)
Whale Piggy Bank c/o Land of Nod
Circle Wall Hooks c/o Land of Nod
Kids Bedding:
Black and White Helsinki Duvet cover and pillow c/o Swenyo  (don’t forget to get the 25% off the entire site in yesterdays post)
Orange Hexagon throw pillow c/0 Land of Nod
Letter R pillow c/o Land of Nod
Blue Cloud pillow sewn by me
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I really really love children’s books, so I wanted to display them as I had before.  I wanted them to still be easy to see and grab.  Since I already had the shelves, the move wasn’t very hard.

Book Shelves from IKEA
Brown crate- I got from craigslist and put wheels on the bottom

The little chalk/ magnet board is an easy DIY.  I got the board from IKEA, painted it with black chalk board paint and then hang!  The kids love it, and I felt like it added another fun element to their room.  I hooked on some tiny buckets next to the chalk board to store chalk and extra magnets.

Magnet Board from IKEA
Alphabet Magnets from Target
White Buckets and Hooks from IKEA
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Crib Bedding
Triangle crib sheet c/o Land of Nod
Black and White Triangle quilt from Rad and Happy
Stuffed toys all gifted
Tell Love and chocolate-baby crib beddingLastly the RUG!  I love how big it is, and covers most of the ugly carpeted floor.  I also like that it is not thick and easy for the kids to play on.

Orange Rug from rugs USA
Campaign style dresser- thrifted


Tell Love and Chocolate- Boys room idea

This was such a fun project for me!  And I can tell the kids already love it … so SUCCESS!

Also check out my living room facelift HERE.

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6 thoughts on “BOYS ROOM REDO – PART TWO

    Paige Cassandra Flamm

    You did such an amazing job on this room! I’m obsessed with all of it!


    Meghan Jenson

    I love this. I love that it looks great even though it’s an apartment room. The cars/trucks yes they are everywhere- great idea on the crates. Washi tape is amazing.


    LOVE!! I might have to do the crates!

    Catherine Maciorowski

    You did an amazing job!!! I love everything about it. Great KIDS room.

    GREAT Job!!! And EEEK! I’m SOO jelly! I Lust for everything from Land Of Nod!!! (We in Canada the shipping is outrageous;( ) ENJOY! And thank you for the inspiration!


    Late to the game, but I LOVE how this room turned out! I’ll be working on my son’s room in next few months. I love seeing colorful non traditional boy bedrooms!