Anders and Oliver's room part 2: Storage and art display, and play space

I am excited to share with you part 2 of Anders and Oliver's room tour.  As you can see from the before pictures below I had a nice clean slate to work with.

Sage and Tim have an amazing and large collection of art that they have received from their friends (who are artists).  I thought it would be nice to showcase the art together on one wall.  I also found some sepia toned vintage photographs that worked perfectly with our outdoor/vintage theme.  The art in a child's room can elevate their room and make it feel like a room they can grow in to.  By placing the art together in a gallery wall, the eye is imediately drawn to the art.  For tips on how to hang your own gallery wall click here.

The boys needed storage for their toys that could be easily accessible.  Two Stuva benches from ikea were a perfect fit.  The boys are able to sit and play on top of the benches and easily slide the drawers open where all of their toys are stored.  I found the large globe and the first aid box at thrift stores, but you can find something similar here and here.

Anders and Oliver are very active little boys who enjoy drawing, dressing up and going on adventures, so naturally they needed a tepee for planning their adventures.  Sage did such a great job making the tepee out of pvc pipes and a drop cloth from the hardware store.  I don't know which tutorial she used but here's one from Smile and Wave that looks fairly easy to follow.  To make the pvc pipes look like wood Sage wrapped them in brown twine.

We wanted to personalize the storage benches a bit more so we added the mini build a tree and the mini forest critters wall stickers from Love Mae mixed with washi tape.

Sage already had the darling vintage Fisher Price A frame home, but you can find an exact one here.

I made up my own pattern for the campfire pillow but I got the idea and copied it exactly from Vintage Junky.

Sage did such an amazing job working on so many projects to get this room finished, she was so wonderful and fun to work with.

Photographer Carolee Beckham took all the pictures.  She captured the room and the boys perfectly.  I had such a hard time editing all the photos because there were SO many great ones to choose.  I particularly love the pictures she took of Sage and the boys in the tepee.

Next week I will be posting part 3!  If you would like to see part 1 click here.