Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pirate Style

Okay, so I've been a slacker on getting Nikolas' room finished. Urban Farmhouse has been taking up every waking minute I have...even in the snow this week in fact, I've been trying to keep the workshop warm so I can finish custom refinishing projects. Who knew paint doesn't like cold weather?

At any rate, I've been struggling with a theme. I know those of you with toddlers won't relate, but my three year old bounces from one "favorite thing" to the next before I can bat an eye. Tonight while we were reading our bedtime stories, it came to me...Pirates. It's certainly not a new idea, but it is something he can grow with and I plan to keep it neutral enough that when he's sick of pirates, we still have a basic color scheme and look to the room that we can theme or leave themeless.

So I've spent the last hour searching the web for "Pirate Inspiration." Here's the best of what I've found:

My favorite, by far...I love this simple idea of taking a sheet, table cloth or drape panel to create a sail above the bed. Who said canopies were just for girls? This is definately a masculine take on one. How cute are the pendants that carry over to the window treatments and bookcase?

Photo Courtesy of Ideal Home Magazine

Elaine from Our Semi Homemade Life did her adorable son's nursery in a Pirate theme. Order the wall stencils here. I love how the beadboard stands out against the dark blue walls. It helps me visualize our beadboard wallpaper against the light blue walls. Throwing in accents of navy or even black will be a nice contrast.

Pottery Barn Kids keeps with the navy, white and light blues in their Pirate Room as well. Love the mast above the bed with the initial on the sail.

I'd love to get some opinions on the new theme! If you've done a similar room, I'd love to see it! Oh and I just got his cute little window seat cushions custom made in navy with white piping. They really stand out against the light blue walls. Now on to window treatments! It never ends!
Happy Snow Day! :-)

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