updated boy’s room {with a subtle surf theme}

so before we get to today’s post, a few things:  yes, i change my kids’ rooms around a lot!  i’m considering it as doing my part to help my kids to be flexible as they get older ;)  also, when i do these major room changes and swaps, i almost never buy anything new.  i shop the house and use what i already have!  so don’t think “sheesh, this lady changes things all the time and spends 9 million dollars each time!”,  because i spent zero dolla on this one.  i’ll leave a source list, but lots of the pieces here are old or thrifted!

subtle surf themed boy's room

we moved silas back into the front bedroom and put the girls back together.  the bickering just had. to. stop.

so my reward for dealing with the bickering for so long, and for moving 2 twin beds and a queen size bed, was to redecorate the 2 spaces!  the girls room remains a horrible mishmash of randomness, but silas’ room came together quickly.

i decided to grab items around the house that were blue or green, and wood, looking for texture.

skater’s turf sign – flea market //  giant S – garage sale //  “it is well” print – nap time diaries //  north beach & san clemente signs – from a shop in san clemente (when we lived there) //  ampersand – made by my dad //  “i can do all things” print – nap time diaries //  mirror – thrifted frame, then added the mirror //  chevron hamper – home goods //  headboard – thrifted, then painted and added cork board //  bedding – chenille duvet, wedding gift //  grey & white striped pillow cases – ikea //  tie dye pillows – target //  turquoise pillow – made by me //  navy & white striped pillow – tj maxx //  bedside crate – gifted // lamp – target

subtle surf themed boy's room

this wooden fruit crate was a gift that keeps on giving.  i love it here as a table, but it also works great in my kitchen to hold cook books and stacks of vintage table cloths!

subtle surf themed boy's room

this longboard was sean’s years ago but got a nasty split, so we just used it for decor and added hooks to it!

subtle surf themed boy's room

i don’t know the name of the wall color – sorry!  but its in both of the kids’ rooms, i loved it that much!  i made the blanket at the end of the bed and love how it pulls together the blues and the grey on the bed.

subtle surf themed boy's room

even though these shelves are a little tall in front of the windows, i already had them and love how they look and function in this room.  it was pulled from a school before some remodeling.

subtle surf themed boy's room

i have a little suitcase collection and love this blue metal one!

subtle surf themed boy's room

my parents and i made these arrows (there’s another on the other side of the windows) for the stitch market last year, and i kept a few for the house.  this tool chest has been repurposed  as silas’ toy chest for years and works great for all those little toys, like yo-yos and tech decks and tinker toys.  the radio is old and only semi-functinal – from target.  and i got the huge glass float on our road trip to oregon last summer.

subtle surf themed boy's room

subtle surf themed boy's room

subtle surf themed boy's room

 so there you have it!  a little sporty, a little beachy, kind of boyish, but still works well when we have guests and we have to kick the boy out.  sorry kid.

clean mama’s homekeeping society

do you follow becky at clean mama? i am constantly amazed at how organized and tidy her house is. i love her instagram feed because she breaks keeping up with the housework down into small bite-sized pieces. plus her organic cleaning recipes are great and they work! if you’ve never met her, pop on over to her feed and get inspired!

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i love that she shares the love too. her blog is full of free printables to help you get started. i just love pretty to do lists! my favs are her menu planning list (because dinner always sneaks up on me!), the project planner, and her done list (so much better than a to-do list. i need positive reinforcement!).

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if you’re like me, a clean house is soooo much more relaxing. i can actually put my feet up without feeling guilty about all the things i haven’t done. so i was really excited to hear about clean mama’s latest project!

becky recently launched her own homekeeping society to help her followers get on track with getting or keeping their house in order. the homekeeping society is a monthly download or a mailed packet (if downloading and printing isn’t your thing or you don’t have time)

February Homekeeping Society via Clean Mama main

here’s what it comes with each month:

  1. INSTRUCTIONS – tells you how many pages to print out of each page and suggestions for implementing and making the pages work for you
  2. COVER PAGE – with the month and the inspirational quote for the month – great for putting in your binder or homekeeping notebook
  3. HOMEKEEPING FOCUS page – every month will focus on a room or area in the home (February is the master bedroom) – this page lays it out and gives you room for making your own adjustments and goals
  4. TO DO LIST – every month features a new, and highly functional to do list
  5. DAILY PLANNER PAGE (Sunday start and Monday start)– great for those busy days (or every day!) includes schedule, to dos, notes, and a space for meals
  6. WEEKLY DOCKET– Use the weekly docket to see your whole week and schedule on a page
  7. MENU PLAN FOR THE WEEK WITH A SHOPPING LIST- make a menu plan and take it with you
  8. MENU PLAN FOR THE MONTH – always includes a list for recipe ideas or ingredients to pick up
  9. 2 MONTHLY CALENDARS (1 blank, 1 pre-filled) – suggested daily cleaning tasks, weekly cleaning tasks, rotating cleaning tasks, organizing suggestions
  10. SEASONAL PREPARATION PRINTABLE – a helpful seasonal prep printable is always included in the monthly subscription – perfect for placing in a binder (February is a rotating cleaning checklist)
  11. KITCHEN SINK QUOTE– the quote for the month – 5×7 – frame and put at your kitchen sink or tape to your fridge to give you a little motivation and inspiration for the month
  12. INFORMATION PAGE – this month includes an IMPORTANT CONTACTS PAGE – fill them out and save in a family info section of your homekeeping binder or notebook and you’ll have a complete information section (insurance, 401K, etc.)

February Homekeeping Society - Today and Weekly Docket via Clean Mama

February Homekeeping Society via Clean Mama - Seasonal Prep via Clean Mama

i love that i don’t have to think about it and it just comes to my inbox each month. print and put it in a pretty binder. done.

i’m super excited to offer all pleated poppy readers 25% off their first month of the homekeeping society. this will count towards the month of march which will be available via download on feb 20th or mailed to you on the same date. just use code 25homekeepingsociety  at checkout to receive 25% off your subscription.