I purchased his bed and nightstand when he was two. It was a floor sample and I got both pieces for $199. I really couldn't afford new furniture, so am using what we have, along with the chest which was purchased with his crib when he was born. His name in colorful letters, as well as a ceiling fan with primary color blades, were part of the nursery decor.
Jonathan is very much in to taekwondo at the moment, which fortunately has very colorful belts. Using mostly primary red, I can use the bright colors as room accents.
I started by rearranging the furniture in his very small room and am very happy with the new placement. Thanks so much to my niece, Michelle, I couldn't have moved it all around without her help! Michelle blogs at Somerset Cottage, check it out! Next came Pottery Barn Kids curtains, purchase new on eBay. I had to search a bit to find a red quilt in the correct shade, but I did find one. I bought a red and blue rug for the side of the bed then added the fun stuff.
The poster used as a backdrop for his birthday cake now hangs over his bed, and remember all those gumballs in belt colors? The leftovers now fill a lamp base on his nightstand. It is elevated on signed broken boards he has received from demos at testings. He wanted those boards, and I couldn't figure out what to do with them.
The belt racks on the wall were a birthday gift, and the board Mr. D broke at his party is also on the wall, along with a picture of all of his party guests.
We went through all of his books and removed the ones he thought were "too babyish" and put some of his geodes, trophies and shells on display on the shelves. We still have some empty space for future acquisitions.
I would still like to add a couple of shelves over the bulletin board for trophies that I know will be earned, and maybe some photographs and a colorful pillow for the chair, but we are pretty much finished with the redo. I love how it turned out, but more importantly, so does Jonathan!