New Beginnings…Surf's Up!

Well…some of you may have missed the announcement on Facebook, we found out last week we are expecting our 3rd BOY into our family!!  We were kinda pulling for a girl, but…we are thrilled to expand our little boys club at the Propes home.  So, with this also comes some design projects and rearranging to take place.  We live in a 4 bedroom home with the 4th bedroom being utilized as our playroom which means that two of  the kiddos will have to bunk up.  The obvious choice was to pair up the two older lil’ dudes and give the baby his own space…and so the transformation begins.  

My designs always start with some sort of inspiration, in this case I was drawn to some adorable Ralph Lauren polka dot sheets at Homegoods.  They are white with a blueberry colored dot, that I paired with some granny smith apple green pillow shams.

The sheets are queen sized and are too big for a twin bed, so I will take on a little DIY project, cut them down and transform them into duvet covers.  Ok, so now I have the colors, now what????  Well I stumbled across an adorable art print from Pottery Barn Kids that had a vintage surf feel.

Seeing that we just returned from the beach, it seemed quite appropriate.  Brandt, our 3 year old, LOVED the beach and seeing surf boards…so that is where the theme started to evolve.  I also thought this would be a great theme to grow with them for quite some time.  Well…here it is…the beginning process of design.  We’ll see where it goes from here??  

1. Custom wall paint detail 2. Surf Wall Art – Pottery Barn Kids 3. Oilo Pendant Light – Layla Grace 4. California Wall Plaque – Pottery Barn Teen 5. Leaf Bed Canopy – Ikea 6. Wall Letters – Etsy 7. Malm Bed – Ikea 8. Striped Rugby Rug – Pottery Barn Kids 9. Bedding – Homegoods 10. Play table & stool – Ikea

More “NEW” beginnings coming SOON!!  We have been working hard on our **NEW** blog design for a while now and we are so excited to share it with you!!  Stay tuned…we should be rolling it out within the week if all goes as planned (; 


  1. Heidi says

    Love it all!
    In fact, if I had a boy I wanted to do navy and lime green and I had that Oilo Pednant Light picked out. But then we heard its a girl, so it was a chandelier all the way.
    Their room is going to be so adorable. I seriously, need to come and see your home but then I would probably leave all depressed because your home is magazine worthy and I have zero talent. But at least we have you for inspiration 🙂

  2. ebaby decor says

    Congratulations on your coming event!

    I have to tell you a funny coincidence. Today, while standing in line to get a four berry sundae in Sam’s I watched a young lady with three little boys. The baby sat in the cart, but soon #2 son climbed in and sat down beside him. At that, the biggest, about 5 I’d say, climbed in, sat facing them and started playing a game of “I spy” with the little ones.

    What fun you’re going ot have with three boys.They’ll keep you busy, but entertain you, too.

    The second thing I have to tell you is, #2 son had on such a cute outfit that inspired me to design a baby nursery around the colors. His tee shirt was navy blue and his shorts were lime green with navy blue whates spotted around. Then, I open your blog post to see you have already chosen to do the same thing for real. I promise not to copy you, but I’ll be keeping watch to see how you progress with your design.

  3. says

    love love love! congrats lady! one of my fave boys rooms concepts! love beach/surf/nautical!

  4. Crystal says

    How’s the project coming? I painted my sons room (2years old) over a year ago like this with the waves and still love it. Thought it could grow with him.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Design, DIY, Parties and more...straight to your inbox!
We respect your privacy.