Sunday, December 21, 2008

Making the most of cabin fever...

All of this snow has given me a severe case of cabin fever! So if I'm going to be stuck at home for days on end, I might as well make the most of it. It was time for the boys' bedroom to get a makeover anyway!

I added the darker, horizontal stripes to the top of the wall using paint that I already had from a different project. I painted the bottom of the wall using the left-over paint from our master bedroom. I switched out the curtains from heavy denim to this lighter, buttery yellow. I had used them in the playroom of our previous house. I like how they look - they tie in with other things in the room that have yellow in them (sheets, quilts, art, etc.), but I really want to try red curtains! I think the warmth of the red will look great with the cool, steely blue on the walls. I think I'll get them at an after-Christmas sale!

Their room had been a shade of pale blue on top and a pale, celery green on the bottom. We added the distressed, white washed chair rail about a year ago. This room previously belonged to their sister (before I switched their rooms) and the top was pale pink with white polka-dots where the chair rail was. So the green was something that I just made work for the boys' room. It was never truly planned for them. I had been thinking about changing up their room for a while and wanted a look that was a little more grown-up, not so little boyish. I think that was definitely accomplished by adding the darker grayish blue tones. All of their "decor" (Transformers and Bionicles) look much better in this room now! And the best part of this makeover.....I didn't have to spend a penny to make it happen! I only used things I already had. Nice!

I wonder how long all of this snow is going to stick around?

7 comments:

Photographing Mom said...

You have a real talent!!!!

Dallin said...

I am really loving all the horizontal stripes. If I could ever get pregnant and have to decorate another baby room, I really think I will give it a whirl...worse case scenario...I paint over it with solid right???

mimi charmante said...

i *love* the camping side of this room! so darling~ the stripes look great!

My Notting Hill said...

Wow, the room looks terrific! What a great way to make the most of those snow days.

Caroline said...

Just found your blog doing a search for board and batton. I love it. I have been looking for camping lantern lamps for ages with no luck. Do you remeber where you got yours? Thanks and keep up the inspiring projects/posts.

Charity Donovan said...

I LOVE the lanterns by the beds! Where did you get those??? Would love to put those in my boys' room!!!

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marie grabo said...

Hi,
I did my daughter's room recently using the same stipes.We love them. and I saw your red door numbers on Houzz.com and did the same thing I mine. Thanks for the inspiration.