Hudson’s Room


June 1, 2012

Hudson transitioned from a crib into a bed recently, and we thought that if he’s going to be in a big boy bed now, he needs a big boy room to match.


So we headed over to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for their monthy flea market to be inspired…




Pat vetoed these British chairs because he thinks they’re over done, but I think they’re brilliant.

I still want them.

Here’s what we ended up with:

  • Pendleton Wool Blanket
  • Rope
  • Pulley
  • Salvaged wood shelf
  • Army Surgery trunk that dated back to the 1920’s (But it had paint chipping off, so I didn’t want to bring it into Hudson’s room, instead Pat happily put it in his office)
  • And half of an old canvas army tent that we still haven’t figured out what to do with yet.


We painted a Mark Twain quote on his wall.





We put up the feather decal when we were decorating Hudson’s nursery before he was born. We kept it, because A) I like it, and B) when people see it they think I painted it…and sometimes I let them believe that.


We were inspired by the Ace Hotel, the flea market, the sea, and old army stuff.

We finally finished, and while it’s no Ace Hotel, Hudson likes it, and that’s really all that matters.


This is soo cute! Totally looks like the Ace.

by kristen howerton on June 1, 2012

I like little Zoe Brain overseeing things! Darling!

by Aunt Sue on June 1, 2012

When I saw the picture with the quote on the wall, I thought the yellow ball with the black joogy stuff coming out of it was a part of the design. I was like, “Hmmm…that must be cool now. I need to start putting black joogy-filled yellow balls in my designs now.” Then I saw the picture above it. Really slick-looking bedroom. Love it.

by Riley on June 1, 2012

That looks awesome! Will you paint a feather on my bedroom wall?

And I could totally go for old surgical equipment as decor. I mistakenly waited too long to act on a real live sword at a garage sale a few weeks back, and I’ve been kicking myself ever since.

by dgm on June 1, 2012

oh I love how clean and creative it is, nicely done!

by Lindsey on June 1, 2012

I like the feather too. How did you paint the letters so perfectly, dang. I want to be more like you.

by Kathleen on June 1, 2012

I love that quote! His room looks great, has he fallen off his bed yet?

by mariah on June 2, 2012

I want those chairs, too! Love the outcome of the room. 🙂

by cynthia on June 3, 2012

Oh man – you should submit photos of his room to SOMEthing! I love the feather decal, the quote is perfect for a little boy, and I love the theme. Well done, parents.

by Michelle on June 15, 2012

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