Favorite Room....The Heathered Nest

9.19.2014

I'm brand-spanking new to blogging.  Actually, I'm kind of brand spanking new to computers, in general.  If you had smacked me upside the head with an HTML tag or wanted to talk "linky parties" one month ago, I would have looked at you like my children do when I attempt to speak to them using three syllable words.

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:
A blank canvas.  

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:

This is Sweet Cheeks' outdoor adventure room.  Complete with denim-painted walls, DIY tent, Etsy felt campfire and faux antler chandelier.

Bought the orange desk at a big tag sale here in the DC metro area, and found the vintage desk chair at a favorite local shop.

This wall gallery is probably my favorite part of the room.  The larger pieces are a set of fishing/camping inspired dishtowels that I framed.

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!

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20 comments:

  1. A great little nest for Sweet Cheeks!! I have to chuckle at her description of hubby's idea of a hike. My Beloved is ALMOST the same way!! LOL! I love the watercolor trout from college!! =) Very well done. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Maybe we can get them to "camp out" together, Tanna...you know, when they sit on the couch and watch a game...maybe have a window open so they can feel the breeze...

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  2. Sweet Cheeks' room is over the top adorable!!!...What I love about it is that it can be transitioned very easily from pre-school to teen....love the denim painted walls and that wonderful gallery....One of the best little boy's rooms I have seen!...Great job Heather and congrats on the magazine feature!!!...Thanks Kim for another great Favorite Room feature...Have a great weekend Kim and Heather!!

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  3. I am so glad to meet Heather...so delightful!! What's not to love about this boy's dream bedroom...it's fabulous!!
    Mary Alice

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  4. What a special space for Sweet Cheeks to grow up in! The walls are fabulous, and the tent is adorable!

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  5. What a great kid's room without being so over the top that it can't be enjoyed! I love a kid's space that can actually be lived in by kids! Heather has done as excellent job!!

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  6. What a great room for Sweet Cheeks! Very creative!

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  7. Oh I love this room. Sweet Cheeks's room is just perfect for a boy. I love the tent and the faux fire. Very clever. I think he will still be able to appreciate many of the accents of this room as he grows uo. You did a wonderful job! Now Heather if you could teach me how to blog this would be perfect!

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  8. What a creative space! As much as Sweet Cheeks enjoys the room now, just imagine what he will think when he's twenty and has the magazine to look back on- it will be such a testament of his mother's love for him. It's perfect!
    judypimperl.blogspot.com

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  9. Those walls - amazing!! As is the rest of the space! Sweet Cheeks is one lucky (and adorably cute) little guy!

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  10. What an adorable room! Perfect for Sweet Cheeks! I love the idea of framing kitchen towels as art. That's thinking out of the box! And I love how you framed the fish with some of the wall showing through! Welcome to the blogging world!

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  11. What a great room. So sweet. Love the denim walls. Sweet Cheeks is so adorable and is a lucky guy to have this cute room.
    Kris

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  12. This is such a beautiful room for Sweet Cheeks to grow up in! I just recently discovered The Heathered Nest and I'm just amazed at how beautiful every room Heather creates is so magazine worthy! Thanks for another great favorite room, Kim!

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  13. Well to begin with, the photo of Sweet Cheeks himself is absolutely adorable!! And then that amazing room!! Good grief it is beautiful...definitely should be in a magazine. Great job Heather, and thank you Kim for introducing her to us! Have a super weekend.

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  14. Wow, Wow, Wow.. I adore little people's furniture and toys. Your little sweet cheeks campground is just the cutest. Thank you Kim for finding and sharing The Heathered Nest.

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  15. I think this may be the cutest little guys room I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is adorable and SO cool!!! The description of the Husband is hysterical:):) I want to run over to her blog right NOW!!!!!!!!!!! I have said it before and I'll say it again, this is a WONDERFUL series, Kim!!!!

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  16. How did u get the denim affect? I can't think of style faux, name was it Streie if spelt wrong sorry.

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    1. Hey @China Ali, there are some great tutorials on youtube for "how to" paint using the denim technique, which is what we used in there. It's not too hard at all!

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  17. What paint color did you use for the denim walls? They look great! Need something for my grandchildren's room and this wall effect is perfect. Great job.

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    1. You will need to click on the featured blog....Heathered Nest and ask her. This is not my room.

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