When I saw this pic I thought of Dallas' room at his parent's house (you know, the one that STILL has everything hanging on the walls from his childhood). He collected pennants at different ballparks as a kid and I recalled seeing gazillions of trophies in boxes in the garage at my inlaws. I called my mother-in-law to see what I could get my hands on and she said I could have whatever I wanted. Jude and I went over there to collect the loot and took only a fraction of what was to be had.
I wanted to use things that we already had and buy as little as possible so all of the bedding, pillows and accessories are recycled items that we've had for years. I love that we were able to use things from our childhood in this room too. Mainly from Dallas, but the lion on the bed was mine when I was little. My grandma made it!
The headboard was a gift from my sister when we bought our first house, the bookshelf a gift from Nana and the nightstand was left behind when uncle Dave moved out after staying with us for a while.
Jude and I made this scoreboard in an afternoon. I got the plywood for free at Lowes from the scrap pile and the wooden numbers from Hobby Lobby for $1 each and hung those from nails with twine. I stenciled the letters. We were able to mix our own paint from colors I had leftover from other projects.
I bought this oversized 'J' at a garage sale for a $1 this spring.
Dallas' framed ORU jersey was a gift from the school when he finished playing ball there.
I got 4 of these cute little Pottery Barn chairs and a table on Craigslist 2 years ago for $30. I painted all but two of the chairs black. I pulled this on out of this attic and loved it just as it was for his room in yellow.
What boy doesn't need a bin full of baseballs and gloves in his room? I got 3 of these bins for $1 at the 'J' garage sale.
He needs new frames, I know, but for now these will have to do.
These little ball-player figurines are all over the room. Dallas had a jillion of those too:). All of the baseballs in the room came from Dallas too. Most of them are signed by his childhood teams.
Thank goodness for mother-in-laws who don't throw anything away! It really worked out for us and Jude loves his new room! I still have some cute little Jerseys that say batboy on the back of them that I plan to use or hang somehow, but I'm just not sure what to do with them yet. I also want to hang a quark board to display some of his artwork in the room.