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levi’s room {a tour}

I am finally done with Levi’s room. It was definitely a slow process. Levi’s room used to belong to his big sister, Cora. I didn’t change anything in Cora’s room until after Levi was born and it became his room. It was just too hard. But, now his room is filled with blue and green and tractors and trucks and cows…definitely not girly anymore. Of course I had to leave a few reminders of Cora…we love telling Levi all about his big sissy.

So, here it is. Levi’s room.

The first thing you see when you walk in Levi’s room is my sarah + abraham silhouette print. It was a sweet gift and I love it. A reminder of my two (soon to be three!) blessings.
The green quilt and star pillow were part of Cora’s crib bedding. I love how it looks in Levi’s room too.
The tree was painted by me using an overhead projector.
We saved a set of blocks from the Cora’s Playground fundraiser. A picture of Levi’s sissy sits by his rocking chair. Sometimes when we are playing in his room he will carry her picture around and babble. I don’t know what he is saying, but I love it.
I had to incorporate Levi’s love for cows in his room too.
The chicken wire frame was inspired by Ashley. She has the best DIY projects. It hold pictures, Levi’s birth announcement and first birthday invitation, a postcard from Levi’s uncle who lives in China, and the verse that we chose for Levi when he was born.
And for those who are wondering…

Crib – Walmart
Crib bedding – Gap (discontinued)
Rocking Chair & Ottoman – Walmart
Dresser – Target
Round table – Target (clearance)
Bookrack – Pottery Barn Kids
Green quilt & star pillow – Pottery Barn Kids (color discontinued)
Lamp shade – Pottery Barn Kids (clearance)
Closet curtains & floor pillow – made from IKEA fabric
Roller shades – Lowes (covered in Metro Living Dots fabric)
Cow picture – The Animal Print Shop
Silhouette print – sarah + abraham
Olliegraphic “Levi” pillow – sarah + abraham

Now it is time to get started on a room for Levi’s baby brother. We have three bedrooms in our house…our room, Levi’s room and a guest/craft/junk room. Originally I was thinking that if this baby was a boy I would move Levi into the guest room and leave Levi’s room as it is for Baby Brother. But, Levi loves his room…and it is already becoming so personal to him. So, we may just leave Levi in his room and make the guest/craft/junk room into a guest room/nursery. Either way, I can’t wait to get started!!

Don’t forget that the sarah + abraham Olliegraphic pillow giveaway ends tonight. To enter, leave a comment on the sarah + abraham giveaway post.

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  • A Family of Love - Love his room! Love the blue and green!ReplyCancel

  • Peyton's Pages - Oh, I love it! It looks so fresh, clean, comfy, and adorable!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for the new room!ReplyCancel

  • Selena - Oh, it is so cute, Jess! Love, love, love all of the colors… you even gave me a few ideas to add to my boys’ rooms… and if it makes you feel any better, my little guy just turned a year old two weeks ago and his room isn’t yet complete. It just takes time; thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany - I love every since detail of Levi’s room! You did a great job!ReplyCancel

  • katherine - I love it! Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Mum2twopreciousgifts - Gorgeous. Totally wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing Jess.ReplyCancel

  • DianeTaylor - OMG that room is so beautiful – I really love all the amazing details you put into it (and Cora’s reminders that I know Levi will remember as he gets older). Thank you for sharing this with us – love the chicken wire frame, that is a GREAT idea!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Love this room! As a farmgirl, I love the wear and tear on the tractors. They are loved.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - What a cute room!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Carla - Oh how beautiful, you have such a pretty eye, you’ve given me some ideas (though they never look as good when I try them!!)ReplyCancel

  • Leah - Aw, it’s adorable! And I love that Levi carries around Cora’s picture and talks…sweet little moments…ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - I have never seen a room in which is more love than in Levis room! Amazing!
    Best wishes from Europe,
    SandraReplyCancel

  • kphokie - Levi’s room is so adorable! I love the picture of Cora in his room and have to tell you that I thought it was Levi. They look so much alike! Very cute!ReplyCancel

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  • pocomomo - I think you have another calling in life as an interior decorator. Wish you could give me some ideas for my house. Levi has a very special space in which to grow.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - It’s adorable!!! What a beautiful room. Would love to see even more
    “room tours!” Thanks for sharing,

    GretchenReplyCancel

  • Chelsa - Love his room! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for his baby brother πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Harris - u rocked this, girl.ReplyCancel

  • Libby's Life - His room is amazing! I love everything about it! SO cute!ReplyCancel

  • Janet - Delightful!ReplyCancel

  • Mama in the City - I love how little tots can get so attached to their room. My boy is 2.5 and he always says, ‘mama, come my room?’.
    Great color scheme in his room. A room that can grow with him over the next years.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle H. - Love, love, love!!! Where did you get all the letters? I have a thing for letters right now. I remember you had the cutest letter C in Cora’s room pics – my daughter’s name starts with C so I was wondering where you got it! That little mini chalkboard with the alphabet is so cute too! Is it an antique? Now can we see the rest of your house? Your style is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Paula - you have done a beautiful job in Levi’s room! I especially love the cow picture and the MOO letters.. so Levi!! Can’t wait to see baby Mac’s room!ReplyCancel

  • The Veers - cutest thing i have ever seen!! you are AMAZING!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Levi is a richly blessed young man. To have caring parents is more than many children have. Your loving care is evidenced by your physical provisions (as demonstrated in this room) and also by the way you are teaching Levi about love and about God.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Your blog is not only uplifting, but so inspiring. I just love it, and can always count on you to brighten my day. πŸ™‚ Levi’s room looks like a picture in a magazine – you are so creative! And your positive attitude about everything is contagious.

    Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful Monday!ReplyCancel

  • meg duerksen - you have such good taste!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Love his room!!ReplyCancel

  • Chauncey - I love Levi’s room! You did an awesome job!! Did you get closet organizers for his closet and if so, where did you find them? I’m trying to fit my 3 year old and new baby in the same small room. I think I’m going to use your idea of taking off the closet doors and using curtains. They are so cute! Now, I just need to figure out how to organize the closet on a budget. Any tips would be great! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Mommy to Two - Did you build his bookshelf onto the wall?
    Too cute!!ReplyCancel

  • JessiG - Absolutely love his room! I normally do not comment on your posts but wanted to let you know that there is a cute lamp with a tractor base on sale at potterybarnkids.com! The shade is red but most likely could easily be switched to match Levi’s color scheme! I love the sarah&abraham print…can’t wait to see who won the pillow!! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • TERI S - LEVI’S ROOM ROCKS! THE FIRST THING I NOTICED WAS THAT BEAUTIFUL TREE. YOU DID AN EXCELLENT JOB!!!ReplyCancel

  • jguyer - So precious!!! I wish I was half as talented… Just one more question as to where you had the birth announcement made. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - I am in awe. Wow! You have some amazing decorating skills.
    That tree is too sweet. I would have never thought of the overhead projector. And that I love the chicken wire frame. I may just try that. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • jord,ali,hal,kam and grae too! - I as well love the letters! But her is a question from someone who has no crafty skills at all. Where did you get the closet organizer? Our closests need serious help and that looks like it could possibly work…
    Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli - I LOVE your taste and I really wish you would consider doing a tour of your whole house. I get some great ideas from you.ReplyCancel

  • L ~ S - Wow, adorable! I wish I had a bit of your talent…I DO have the same green drawers πŸ˜› Will Levi be in a bed by the time the baby comes?ReplyCancel

  • deyoungsters - oh I have been hoping you would show some pictures of your house! it looks so wonderful… the best mix of homey, cute, and fresh πŸ™‚ what is the paint color?
    I just wanted to say, too, that your posts are so encouraging and inspiring to me. somehow it seems easier to comment on a post about home decorating than it does when a post strikes a chord deep in my heart… wish it wasn’t so. but your heart and faith are so beautiful… as well as your decorating… and thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - Can I fly you to Alabama to decorate our living room, please?!
    His room is simply adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Karina - Absolutely gorgeous room. Very fresh, very boy, yet pretty too. You have a real talent, Jess. I can’t wait to see the nursery!ReplyCancel

  • Susy M. - You should really look into a career in home design. Looks fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • The Mershawn's - I love his room:)! Super cute…need to get in my boy’s room & finish it up…he’s a month older than Levi! Crazy how all of a sudden they’re big(ish) & you realize there’s unfinished business in their rooms! Thanks for sharing…that closet is awesome. I have a closet thing. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - Oh my word! That is one of the cutest rooms I’ve ever seen. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - It’s a beautiful room! I love the tree painted on the wall.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I LOVE this, Jess! Absolutely everything is just perfect. I think the tree is my favorite. And I agree with the others. I want to see more rooms! (Or we could just come for a playdate this summer.) πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Ashley J. - I am SO jealous of this room! I love the colors, everything was so well put together.

    When you say, “my two (soon to be three) blessings”… what do you mean? I must go search your blog now!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I love Levi’s room! The green and blues are perfect and so refreshing and soothing too.

    I love how Levi is learning about his big sister in little ways each day.

    You may find that when baby is a little older Levi might enjoy sharing a room with his brother. Our children all share bedrooms and they love it and all said would be lonely without their siblings at night. Seems to help them sleep better too.

    Have fun decorating the next room!ReplyCancel

  • Cora Bouch - Oh, I love it! It is so adorable!Levi is such a doll and I love how his room is so “him”. You did a great job! Thank you SO much for sharing it with all of us.

    I really do appreciate you sharing little bits of your life with us. The Lord has really gifted you in so many areas and I am so thankful that you share your talents with others! You and your family really do bless me and inspire me!

    If you don’t mind, would you sometime share how you came up with Cora’s name? I would love to know the story behind it. I too am a Cora and I was named after my grandmother.
    God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - Such a sweet little room! I love your style:)ReplyCancel

  • Linda - Love Levi’s room; it’s fabulous! My favorite is the tree.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - Absolutely amazing!!! It is just so cute and so full of inspiration! From what you have shared with your readers about Levi, it seems you have done a great job surrounding him with the people & things he loves, but also with inspiration!! I love your take on Ashley’s chicken wire… I may try something similar with an old frame in the attic!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi REDISKE - Love the room-gives me some great ideas! Love the pillow too -very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - That is such a sweet room! How cheery and wonderful and the colors are so comfy…LOVE it! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • twolittletots - love, love his room. you did a great job!ReplyCancel

  • Erica - I love it! Jess you are so gifted, and I know you had so much fun putting it together for Levi. Thanks for the tour.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - what color paint did you use in his room..love it.ReplyCancel

  • carly - wow! i love it. you have done such a great job…you are so very talented!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Live. Laugh. Love. - This is my favorite baby nursery! So cute – love the colors, tree and especially the bookshelf :). I’m tucking away ideas for kids of my own and this was added to the list!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - I LOVE his nursery! We are expecting this fall..so I love getting room ideas! I have two more questions..imagine that πŸ™‚ Did you make the pillows with the zebra fabric and secondly…what is the paint color in the room? ckwestphal@hotmail.com

    You are so creative..I love your style! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Loraine - you have done such a great job… you are such an inspiration!!!ReplyCancel

  • sl - The room is just so adorable!! Please share how you covered the shades. I have tried, unsuccessfully.ReplyCancel

  • The Boccias - That is such a sweet room! I love how personal it is. Thanks for letting us all see it!ReplyCancel

  • anne girl - Jess, his room is ADORABLE. I absolutely love it! And I love most how it’s 100% boy… but there are still so many little “touches” of Cora around the room. I too would love to know about the closet storage system – it looks perfect, and that closet is about the same size as the one we’re trying to compact for two little boys.ReplyCancel

  • kate - I’d love to know what paint colors you used and which slip cover if any you purchased from Walmart for your rocker and ottoman?

    Love everything about Levi’s room!ReplyCancel

  • The Gunter Family - Yay! I’m glad you’re going to answer some questions about Levi’s room!
    I looked at that chair and ottoman when I was pregnant with my son and I never got it…if we are blessed with another baby, I’d love to get something like that and I love the price tag! πŸ™‚ Is it comfy and substantial?? Would you recommend it?ReplyCancel

  • The Gunter Family - Ohhh…and I love the idea of the curtains instead of closet doors. We have those bi-fold doors with the slats and these curtains would look soooo much cuter! What a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Leatha - Oh I’m so excited that you’re going to take our questions regarding Levi’s room! By the way, you are a wonderful decorator!! You truly have the touch. My question for you is this – How did you make the roller shade with fabric? I think I’m going to do this for my twin 13 yr. old boys. It’s looks wonderful!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - What a wonderful room! Could you do a paint-the-tree-on-the-wall tutorial??ReplyCancel

  • theloganfamily - I love his room! I can’t wait to finish decorating my little boys.ReplyCancel

  • the breedens - Where did you get the frame for the chicken wire thing. and what kind of paint did you use?ReplyCancel

  • Allison - Great room, you did an awesome job! You seem to be so creative & unique in your ideas!!ReplyCancel

  • Stef - his room is adorable!!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Overton - LOVE IT! Now for the rest of your home. We’d love a tour. You have great decorating skills.ReplyCancel

  • The Schilling's from Cimarron - Jess! I love his room! Miss you!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - I think I need to buy a sewing machine! lolReplyCancel

  • Gi Verones - HI, i love his room. Can i ask how did u do the roller shades?ReplyCancel

  • Sally @ Polka Dot Market - I am so in love with his bedroom! My favorite is the chicken wire memory board on his dress. So cute! Shared on our Facebook wall today. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    Jess Reply:

    Sally-Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Judith - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - Hi, just love Levi’s room especially the pic of Cora. I am thinking of painting Carrington beige in my 16×24 great room. I have 2 medium brown sofas and my drapes are a tone on tone tan with a golden hue. Does the color give off any yellow tone or any other tone. I have Monroe bisque on my walls now and it’s tan with a lot of yellow in it. Although a love yellow I don’t want yellow. Please let me know about Carrington. Thank you.ReplyCancel

    Jess Reply:

    Diane-It doesn’t look yellow, but definitely creamy. Hope that helps!

    • Jess - Diane-It doesn’t look yellow, but definitely creamy. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel