It’s finished! My son’s Sandlot Vintage Baseball room. Completed in under two weeks, as planned. Things never go as planned in this house, so the fact that it’s done makes me extra proud. We finally stuck to a timeline! I never thought we’d see the day.
When my husband and I sat our almost eight-year-old son down and told him he was getting a room makeover of his choosing for his birthday, he was elated! The kid’s rooms are two of the spaces we hadn’t touched yet in our home refresh plan. I was as excited as Tyrion to finally take on this space. First, though, he had to choose between his narrowed-down options of a car-themed room or a vintage baseball room.
After struggling for over a week to decide, he finally chose baseball, but only once he realized we could incorporate one of his favorite movies, The Sandlot, into the decor. Have you seen that movie? It’s an absolute classic!
We went from this dated 90’s:
To this vintage baseball:
I’m absolutely in love with the horizontal black shiplap wall. It gives off such a fun, boyish vibe in this space. It also helps accent the posters I purchased off of Etsy and framed.
Tyrion insisted he have the Sandlot gang in his room, and I was more than happy to oblige.
I didn’t want to go over the top with the theme, just throwing in some fun, statement pieces like the posters and trying to keep everything flowing together. I went ahead and painted his dresser black and white to match the freshly painted walls and black shiplap.
This was it before:
I’m loving the clean, simple feel of this space.
As far as the carpet goes, we’re planning to change out the flooring to the same kind we used in our downstairs living room. Hewn Stoneform in color Grain. It’s held up so well downstairs, and I can’t wait to slowly work it into the rest of our home.
For now, I grabbed a beautiful rug from Boutique Rugs and used that to try and cover some of the carpets and warm up the room. The diamond pattern goes perfectly with our vintage baseball theme. It’s so similar to that of a diamond plate in baseball. When I put it in Tyrion’s room, he caught onto that right away. Which made me love it even more!
Tyrion is all about the hat life. He wears one almost everywhere he goes. I think it’s absolutely adorable and encourage it whenever possible. I think he could line up with the Sandlot gang and fit right in. So, we had to make sure they were on display.
And still, that’s not all of them. He keeps the rest in his closet.
(and if you’re loving the hallway wallpaper and wainscoting, see the process here.)
And to store all the many toys that he’s always accumulating, I purchased these under the bed storage container. They came in a set of three and fit perfectly!
Paint used on walls and dresser
Accent Wall and dresser: Behr Base – 7300, Color – Black, Sheen – Satin
White Walls and dresser: Behr Base – 7050, Color – Nano White, Sheen – Satin
Overall I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. And Tyrion’s face when he saw it all completed and decorated. Well, let’s just say he’s been making his bed willingly every morning without any complaints. I’m sure that’s not going to last, but I’ll take it while I can.