The Macs

Monday, May 16, 2011

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.


Blogger A Family of Love said...

Love his room! Love the blue and green!

May 16, 2011 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger Peyton's Pages said...

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!

May 16, 2011 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Selena said...

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!

May 16, 2011 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger Brittany said...

I love every since detail of Levi's room! You did a great job!

May 16, 2011 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger katherine said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing

May 16, 2011 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Mum2twopreciousgifts said...

Gorgeous. Totally wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing Jess.

May 16, 2011 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger DianeTaylor said...

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!

May 16, 2011 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

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

May 16, 2011 at 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cute room!! Thanks for sharing!

May 16, 2011 at 8:16 AM  
Anonymous Carla said...

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!!)

May 16, 2011 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Aw, it's adorable! And I love that Levi carries around Cora's picture and talks...sweet little moments...

May 16, 2011 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

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

May 16, 2011 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger kphokie said...

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!

May 16, 2011 at 8:45 AM  
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May 16, 2011 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger pocomomo said...

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.

May 16, 2011 at 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's adorable!!! What a beautiful room. Would love to see even more
"room tours!" Thanks for sharing,


May 16, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Chelsa said...

Love his room! Can't wait to see what you come up with for his baby brother :)

May 16, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Mindy Harris said...

u rocked this, girl.

May 16, 2011 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Libby's Life said...

His room is amazing! I love everything about it! SO cute!

May 16, 2011 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Janet said...


May 16, 2011 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

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.

May 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Danielle H. said...

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!

May 16, 2011 at 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Paula said...

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!

May 16, 2011 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger The Veers said...

cutest thing i have ever seen!! you are AMAZING!!!

May 16, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

May 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Your blog is not only uplifting, but so inspiring. I just love it, and can always count on you to brighten my day. :) 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!

May 16, 2011 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

you have such good taste!!!!

May 16, 2011 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Love his room!!

May 16, 2011 at 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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! :)

May 16, 2011 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Mommy to Many said...

Did you build his bookshelf onto the wall?
Too cute!!

May 16, 2011 at 12:50 PM  
Anonymous JessiG said...

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! 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.

May 16, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
Anonymous TERI S said...


May 16, 2011 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger 2 little monkeys said...

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

May 16, 2011 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

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 sharing

May 16, 2011 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger jord,ali,hal,kam and grae too! said...

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...

May 16, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Kelli said...

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.

May 16, 2011 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger L ~ S said...

Wow, adorable! I wish I had a bit of your talent...I DO have the same green drawers :P Will Levi be in a bed by the time the baby comes?

May 16, 2011 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger deyoungsters said...

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 :) 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 :)

May 16, 2011 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

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

May 16, 2011 at 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Karina said...

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

May 16, 2011 at 3:29 PM  
Anonymous Susy M. said...

You should really look into a career in home design. Looks fabulous.

May 16, 2011 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger The Mershawn's said...

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. :)

May 16, 2011 at 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

Oh my word! That is one of the cutest rooms I've ever seen. Great job!

May 16, 2011 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

It's a beautiful room! I love the tree painted on the wall.

May 16, 2011 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

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.) :)

May 16, 2011 at 4:30 PM  
Anonymous Ashley J. said...

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!

May 16, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

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!

May 16, 2011 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Cora Bouch said...

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.

May 16, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Such a sweet little room! I love your style:)

May 16, 2011 at 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Love Levi's room; it's fabulous! My favorite is the tree.

May 16, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

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!

May 16, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Kristi REDISKE said...

Love the room-gives me some great ideas! Love the pillow too -very cute!

May 16, 2011 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Toni :O) said...

That is such a sweet room! How cheery and wonderful and the colors are so comfy...LOVE it! Great job!

May 16, 2011 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Two Little Tots said...

love, love his room. you did a great job!

May 16, 2011 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

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.

May 17, 2011 at 12:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what color paint did you use in his it.

May 17, 2011 at 5:00 AM  
Blogger carly said...

wow! i love it. you have done such a great are so very talented!!!!

May 17, 2011 at 6:46 AM  
Blogger Live. Laugh. Love. said...

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!

May 17, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


May 17, 2011 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I LOVE his nursery! We are expecting this I love getting room ideas! I have two more questions..imagine that :) Did you make the pillows with the zebra fabric and secondly...what is the paint color in the room?

You are so creative..I love your style! :)

May 17, 2011 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Loraine said...

you have done such a great job... you are such an inspiration!!!

May 17, 2011 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger sl said...

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

May 17, 2011 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger The Boccias said...

That is such a sweet room! I love how personal it is. Thanks for letting us all see it!

May 17, 2011 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger anne girl said...

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.

May 17, 2011 at 9:00 PM  
Anonymous kate said...

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!

May 17, 2011 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Lane Gunter said...

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! :) Is it comfy and substantial?? Would you recommend it?

May 18, 2011 at 6:36 AM  
Blogger Lane Gunter said...

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!

May 18, 2011 at 6:38 AM  
Anonymous Leatha said...

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!!

May 18, 2011 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

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

May 18, 2011 at 7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love his room! I can't wait to finish decorating my little boys.

May 18, 2011 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger jbreeden said...

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

May 18, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

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

May 18, 2011 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

his room is adorable!!!

May 18, 2011 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Heather Overton said...

LOVE IT! Now for the rest of your home. We'd love a tour. You have great decorating skills.

May 19, 2011 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger The Schilling's from Cimarron said...

Jess! I love his room! Miss you!

May 20, 2011 at 12:42 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

I think I need to buy a sewing machine! lol

May 23, 2011 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Gi Jewett said...

HI, i love his room. Can i ask how did u do the roller shades?

August 22, 2011 at 9:28 AM  

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