I bought the license plates at a antique shop in North AR on our trip for about $4 each. I like the colors with the map.
Here's the map a little closer.
My Dad made these letters for Jack a while back. I had them painted white and hung with cute striped ribbon on the wall. I wanted to use them, but wasn't sure how, so I decided to paint the side of the letters different colors, but leave the front white. Well, some of them got kinda messy, so I started smearing the paint on the front and liked the way it looked. I did it to all of them and I think it looks cute now. The little car, truck, and plane are stuck on the wall with mounting putty, which I thought was clever, UNTIL Jack came in, saw them and immediately started whining for them. I had those things down in seconds--we were not gonna deal with that! :)
I put some more of Jack's artwork over his crib. The one in the center is the first crayon drawing he ever did. I still think it's worthy of museum display--but I may be biased. :) The others are canvases he painted.
I have a few more things I want to do in there, but I really like how it's coming out. We're now starting the transition to a big boy bed. I just took his bumper pad out and next is to take the side rail off. I think he'll do fine, we're going to have to reeeeealllly work on teaching him to stay in bed and not get up and play. I know some people have done it, we'll see if we can. We're also going to start getting serious about potty training. I'm scared! :)