So when Kim, from her uber-popular, super impressive blog, Savvy Southern Style, emailed to ask ME (Heather ala Heathered Nest) to share my favorite space with her readers, I sat in front of my computer, and looked over my shoulder for someone else she could be talking to. But after emailing her back (from my AOL account with my dial up modem), she assured me that she did in fact, want me to share. So here it goes...
Meet Sweet Cheeks.
At least this WAS Sweet Cheeks. Now he's more like a little pre-school man who we've discovered likes all things outdoorsy. As it turns out, this is quite ironic because my husband, particularly, is the antithesis of outdoorsy. If you were to ask Husband to take a family "hike" he'd want the path to be paved, lighted, and be outfitted with some sort of snack bar mid-way to the destination...which preferably is some air-conditioned building showing an IMAX of something "outdoorsy".
But alas, we bred a little fishing, camping, mud-pie making, bug-loving boy. And he's awesome. So, we wanted him to have a space that reflected his personality. And his room is currently my FAVORITE space.
Here's what it looked like before we moved in:
At some point, I will post details of what we did to this room on the blog, but for now, let me just give you the after highlight tour:
A couple of watercolor trout that I painted in college...
And best of all, some photographs of my Great Grandfather from WWI. I'm so proud to display them in our home.
Sweet Cheeks' room is not huge. Which is ok, because neither is Sweet Cheeks. But, in order to save some "play" room, we opted for a daybed (which is actually a fancy way of saying we took a twin mattress and cheap metal bed frame, and jammed them up against the wall).
Camping, of course, is never complete without smores! Ours, luckily, are the non-messy variety. And I snagged a vintage boy scout mess kit so Sweet Cheeks has all the right equipment to cook us some treats over the fire.
All in all, we love this space, and we are excited to announce that Sweet Cheeks room is about to hit the newstands! Look for it in the October issue of This Old House magazine, and let us know what you think!
After all is said and done, undoubtedly, the absolute BEST thing about this room is that Sweet Cheeks still loves to snuggle and play with Mommy in here. There's no space around that wouldn't be my favorite as long as that holds true.
Heather thanks so much for sharing this over the top adorable room with us. I can certainly see why it is magazine worthy.
If y'all have not visited The Heathered Nest be sure to get comfy and go browse around. Be sure not to miss the master bedroom that was one of the features at my Wow party a few weeks back.
Miss any past favorite rooms? Catch up here.
I hope y'all have a fun filled or restful weekend!