A Nautical room...

If you've been reading along with my posts, I guess you know by now that I love the sea! So, when we moved into this old house with five bedrooms upstairs, I knew I could have some fun designing these rooms. When my boys were small, they shared a tiny bedroom in another old house we lived in that bordered the Pilchuck river. Loving all things nautical, that's the theme I chose for their bedroom. They slept in white captain's single beds with drawers underneath, had OshKosh B'gosh nautical flag comforters and had wooden sailboats on the built in shelves...can you picture it? 

Well, I've missed that little ole' nautical room! I decided to create an updated nautical room in one of two quite small guest rooms upstairs. This particular room had been used as the baby nursery for all the grandchildren but had experienced a bit of wear...some leaks from the old wood window and the wall paper was in bad shape. 

 Before...

Before...

We covered the walls with pine tongue and groove bead board, primed it, and painted it white. I love how fresh and clean it looks now! As in the guest room that shares a common wall with this room, there are three small wood niches in the wall...just in a different configuration. Then, the fun began for me! 

 Bosson fisherman head found on Etsy...anchor from Hobby Lobby.

Bosson fisherman head found on Etsy...anchor from Hobby Lobby.

 Bosson captain head inherited...old captain's wheel from an antique sale.

Bosson captain head inherited...old captain's wheel from an antique sale.

 Another Bosson fisherman head from Etsy...Life boat art piece already owned.

Another Bosson fisherman head from Etsy...Life boat art piece already owned.

 The whole wall...

The whole wall...

We brought in a double bed and an old white painted dresser we already owned. (Still hoping my hubby will build me a pine headboard when he gets around to it!)

 Mirror from Home Goods...

Mirror from Home Goods...

 Bedding from IKEA...still looking for just the right nautical pillow, but this one works for now.

Bedding from IKEA...still looking for just the right nautical pillow, but this one works for now.

I found the little nightstand and an old blue school chair at a vintage sale in Snohomish.

 Lamp from Pottery Barn kids...

Lamp from Pottery Barn kids...

 Old cosmetic case filled with guest amenities...

Old cosmetic case filled with guest amenities...

I replaced the worn valance and curtains with simple white cotton ones that had a faint stripe pattern.

 Curtains from Country Curtains...

Curtains from Country Curtains...

This room just helps me think about the sea...

 photo via pinterest...

photo via pinterest...

And then I think about the verse that is inscribed on the wall on the Brasilian side of the Iguazu Falls...  Psalm 93:4, “Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty!” (RSV). Below it are these words, “God is always greater than all of our troubles.”

These words resonate with me today...I hope they speak to you too!