Some Small Abe’s Room Changes and Ugly Stain

This post is supposed to be about staining the porch floor. Because, in fact, we DID stain the porch floor this week. Even though our progress was delayed by a hurricane and all (we live four hours or so from the ocean. We are not used to hurricanes. Dave was out of school for 3 days because so many of … Continue reading

Abe’s National Parks Room: Updates Already

I can’t leave Abe’s room alone. I posted the reveal back in August, but I’d been working on the room for a full year before that, on and off, and apparently I can’t quite shake the habit. Also I wanted more pillows. I always intended to have more fun pillows on Abe’s bed than the couple that were around for … Continue reading

Abe’s Colorful, Modern National Parks Room: The Reveal

Post contains affiliate links; thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! 2016 is the National Parks Service’s 100th birthday (and, in fact, the actual birthday is August–this very month!) and we’ve been celebrating all year by decorating a National Parks inspired room for our three year old, Abe. We didn’t really mean to keep the celebration going quite THIS long, but….these things … Continue reading

How to Make Over a Vintage Bookshelf with Fabric

post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! Dave thought I was being a little silly to insist that we redo the fabric in Abe’s bookcase. “You can’t even see it!” he said, “it’s behind all the books.” This was a good point, but I couldn’t help myself. We used really cool squid fabric for the back of Abe’s … Continue reading

Ari’s Rustic Industrial Tween (now Teen) Room: Three Years Later

I realized recently that it’s been a full three years since we finished Ari’s room makeover and I blogged about it. And, honestly, the room looks very similar now overall, so there hasn’t been a huge need to revisit it. But there have been some small changes and additions over time, and I also just like to go back to … Continue reading

National Parks Gallery Wall: Free Printables for Kids’ Rooms

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend! Our local fireworks this year were close enough to walk to, so we invited a few friends over for burgers and fruit flag: Then we waited until the last possible minute to let the heat die down some before heading down the road to find a fireworks viewing spot: And then we got … Continue reading

Abe’s National Parks Room: More See America + an Adorable Rug

Can you spot the changes in Abe’s room?! This game only works if you didn’t read the title of the post, because I told you all about them there. Anyway, if you guessed (or read) the See America posters above his bed and the “Hello” bear rug, then you win! Congratulations!! A couple of weeks ago, I hinted that more … Continue reading

DIY Chalkboard for Abe’s National Parks Room

Post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! I was always planning to make a bear shaped chalkboard for Abe’s room. Right up until the very day when we were all ready to make a chalkboard. And then I sat down to try to sketch out a bear profile for Dave to cut out, and….I couldn’t get it how … Continue reading

Abe’s National Parks Room Progress Report

I recently declared that finishing up Abe’s room is our official April project around here. And then April proceeded to kind of get away from me a bit. That sort of thing happens to me a lot. But! I have TWO essential components for finishing Abe’s room on the way to me right now and big plans to work on … Continue reading

Campaign Chest Makeover with Wagner Home Decor Paint Sprayer

Thanks to Wagner Spraytech for sponsoring this post! This little campaign chest has been waiting for its moment in the spotlight for a long time. It made its first blog appearance way back in August…of 2014: I’ve always liked it, but I had the hardest time finding the right spot for it. And then we decided to move Abe’s play … Continue reading