Monday, November 19, 2012

Working on a Big Boy Room


With the exception of the new grey curtains and blanket at the foot of the bed, this is how Owen's room has been looking for the past 6 months or so.  The biggest difference since this major change has been the addition of a larger dresser.  (You can just barely see the corner of it on the right.)  We'd been using that piece in the back corner (originally his changing table), but his clothes finally got too big.  I really wanted to still have it in the room, but this arrangement wasn't working, and plus the room felt empty with those too white walls.


So I stole an idea (couldn't see paying $160 + international shipping for decals), snapped a few chalk lines,


and started painting triangles.  Can you tell it was dark outside at this point?


I finished up the next morning, moved the old changing table to make it his nightstand and floofed things a little.  Owen says he likes it because the triangles look like spikes.  I swear everything becomes a weapon in that boy brain of his.  Still have some work to do on the other wall, and I'm thinking about adding a small rug beside his bed, but I'm really excited about what $15 in craft paint and 4 or 5 hours of work did for the room.

5 comments:

Grandma DD said...

This changed the room so much. Great job. There is no end to your creativity!!

Rebecca Davenport said...

This turned out awesome!!! Love it!

Joe said...

I was 24 years old when I got a bed that big

Shelley & Scott said...

Thanks Mom and Speck!

Joe- Wait 'til you see the post about the car we're buying him

pb said...

Loved you idea for Owen's room. Great job!