Friday, June 18, 2010

Time For A Change... And A Giveaway

When I was a kid, and especially when I was a teenager, rearranging my room is something I did on a fairly regular basis. It was a small room with some interesting quirks, but somehow I always found a new and different way to arrange it and decorate it - albeit not always conventionally.

So my family may find it surprising that after 5 years, elements of the Munchkin's original room decor still lingered. Motivated by the need to turn his bed to better catch the cooler breezes, and willingness to purge his old toys and books for a yard sale so he can buy a large set of LEGO (train!), a total redecoration of his room began. It was time for the jungle to disappear...

...the clutter to get cleaned out...
And the robots to move in. It started with a picture he drew - hard to see in this photo but the picture on the large shelf is of a big orange robot.

This bedding line from Target provided the color scheme, and some of the fabric to make the valances:
Some wall clings from JoAnn's provided a splash of robot for the walls and the front of the dresser.
And a fabric space scene from an earlier quilt shop hop filled a big empty wall (it also glows in the dark!)
The Munchkin still wants a slide for his buddies to go from the "hammock" to his bed, and some baskets for the top of his dresser, and there is one more pillow to make, one more picture to draw, and a bookcase to straighten - but that can wait for another day.
Tonight - he thinks his new room is "Awesome"!!!!
The giveaway? This was my 500th post - I will be posting a little giveaway at 501 to celebrate. Stay tuned!

6 comments:

jillquilts said...

The room looks great!!! And the Munchkin looks so grown up! lol He does look like he's enjoying it!

Higgins Design Studio said...

You did all that today - and posted too! I'm so proud of you! And he does look like he thinks his new room is Awesome!

Michelle said...

It IS awesome...and who is that big boy? He is growing up so fast!

Shellie said...

You did a great job!!! Where is the red netting though? I love it! He does too...look at that smile.

holly said...

His room looks awesome. Congrats on 500 posts.

Barb said...

Love the new room look ~ and love that you made the room "his". Too many parents make the room what they want their children to want. Awesome.