Remember about 12 years ago when I said I was going to start work on Manu’s Big Boy Room??? Well guess what?! I’m still not done. The child-rearing gig apparently takes a lot of time. The good news is I’m about 75% done. There’s a bare wall I still need to tackle, a mirror to paint, and a closet door I want to do something with once the inspiration hits. At this rate, I should have the entire house (which is quite teeny tiny) entirely decorated 2 years after we move out. I’m slow.
The room is a collection of major department store finds, Etsy, and lots of DIY sewing and craft projects. It’s been fun , but I think it’s time I wrapped this one up….probably sometime in 2011 after the holidays and the little guy’s 1st birthday party. Of course I’ll post additional pics when the room is complete.
Did I show you the “before”? I don’t believe I did.
This is going to be a quick post. I just spent the last 1 1/2 hours planning this week’s menu and making the grocery list. Why does it always take me so long?Anyway, I emailed myself the list and I’m going solo (yippee!) first thing tomorrow morning. I mean, first thing AFTER coffee tomorrow morning.
In my spare time (HA!) I’ve started work on Manu’s Big Boy Room. Like all decorating projects I take on, my goal is to spend wisely and make it look like a million bucks. I love a good challenge.
Riz’s request was that it NOT look like a catalog room which was/is a difficult request for 2 reasons:
1. I want to live in a catalog
2. The inspiration bedroom a posted earlier is from the Serena and Lily catalog.
Difficult but not impossible. I totally get what he’s saying. He wants it to look to look like our 2 year old plays and dreams in that room. Homey, comfortable, friendly and fun. A kid’s room decked out in PBkids from floor to ceiling will surely look cute, but it’s kinda a no-brainer and lacking some serious personality. This room needs to be special.
So catalog room out the window and back to to the drawing board. Here’s a sneak peak of what I’ve got so far:
This print from Sarah Jane Studio was the starting point.
Cloud Rug from Restoration Hardware Baby
Sheets from PB Teen
Quilt from Tar-jay
This “Pumpkin Pinstripe” fabric from Serena and Lily that I’m not exactly sure what do with, but I love. I’m thinking a Euro pillow perhaps. With some cute piping in a contrasting color?
Like I said, we’re moving at a snail’s pace here but I’ll keep you posted! Hopefully have it done before he’s a teenager. Yikes. That’s a scary thought…
When I’m on the hunt for original and affordable works of art, I turn to Etsy. So many of the handmade goods on there are nothing short of amazing. Since I’ve started working on Manu’s big-boy room, I’ve come across some really fantastic art for kids. I’ve narrowed my list down a bit but I’m still having a hard time deciding!
All images from Etsy