It’s the oldest boy’s bedroom reveal day!
Let us all sigh a breath of relief.
I had this dream that my boys would grow up best of buddies, never fight, love sharing a room (obviously I have only-child-syndrome).
Ehem, I stand corrected.
Best to give them their own rooms.
Without further adieu…
I embarrassed to show that this is what we started with.
Kind of like that junk drawer everyone has but ours was a whole room. (Please tell me we’re not the only one who had one of these).
Mid-process looked like this:
I fell in love with the gorgeous reclaimed New York brick from Brick-It but once we put it up but it just felt like too much going on and made the room feel too dark. See previous post here.
So one coat of Silent White by Clark + Kensington later…
(Yes that is the “BANE-OF-MY-EXISTENCE-METAL-DRESSER”…well sort of. I’m actually still working on it. I found another one that was slightly bigger and thought…”Meh, why not really try and kill myself and tackle another one?” That was a train wreck so I sent it off to a miracle worker named Amy of Distressed By Design who sanded it down BY HAND to reveal the beauty under the paint. I’m just about ready to send the first one off to her next. More about her soon).
The wall opposite had not been painted in at least 10 years.
Up went some planks, on went some paint and down came that 1970’s light.
Then there was the issue of this wall. The room is long and narrow. The boy wanted to whole room to be painted blue. I tried to explain to him about being too dark and lighting so in the end we compromised on just one wall.
After the wall was painted it was definitely blue…A LOT OF BLUE (Blue Fedora by Valspar).
In attempt to break things up and add some personality I was inspired by this room and decided to try out my hand at a similar treatment.
Now I have to admit I’m no artist. My ability is limited to stick figures and things I can draw with a ruler. No problem. I downloaded a ton of images from Etsy and my new favorite site for images and fonts called Creative Market (you can see the images on my Pinterest page). Next I pulled out my trusty overhead projector , shot them on to the wall and traced them with a paint pen.
This nook was so akward. Putting corner shelves in was the best move ever.
I’m in love with the new bedding especially the wool blanket from Faribault Woolen Mills. My dad used to have several of these heavy wool blankets. When he moved I urged him to sell them at our garage sale. I now cringe that they’re gone. Oh the follies of youth.
Bed: Vintage, painted two-tone Smoke Gray, Oil-based by Rustoleum from ACE Hardware.
Stripe sheets: West Elm.
Gray sheets: Ikea
Yellow and gray wool stripe blanket: Faribault Woolen Mills.
White paint: Silent White, Clark + Kensington, ACE Hardware.
Blue wall: Blue Fedora, Valspar, ACE Hardware.
Bedside wall light: School House Electric.
Ceiling Light: School House Electric.
Brick Wall: Brick-It.
Pull down Map and Blue Stool: School auction on Public Surplus.
Radio on shelf: Dot&Bo.
Wall clock: Alice Lane.
Wall hooks: Pottery Barn.
Joshua tree art: Joss & Main.
Wall planks and shelves built and installed by Springer Builders found on HomeAdvisor.
More on the room here:
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