Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Boys Room

Too bad I didn't think to start this blog before I started the first room. Ah well, we'll play a little catch up.

I'm kind of excited about my first after shots! I know that "theme rooms" are sort of out. But my boys really love cars and trucks. And not just any trucks. MONSTER TRUCKS.

I have two boys (ages 2 and 4) that just started sharing a room, and I wanted it to be really special for them. A room they'd always remember.

Heh, heh.

How will they ever forget this?

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This is the wall mural I painted in their new big boy room. It was based on the Tonka Monster Truck illustrations. I freehanded it (well, I used some tools like a straight edge, but no stencils). The boys just love their "cool monster truck" room.

The best part is I used all left over paints. 100% free, baby! Stay tuned for a tutorial to make your own. The shelf was a flea market find from years ago. I painted it red to match the room. Blue, green and orange frames I bought years ago from Hobby Lobby. Artwork was a gift from a friend at my baby shower.

Close up.
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Here they are climbing all over their big boy beds.

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Bunk beds were a $50 craigsl!st find. Navy and red comforters from JC P*nney.

Another view.

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Sewed the valances myself. I love that old wooden dump truck. Found it at an old run down antique shop while on a drive with a friend (same friend that bought the artwork, Hi Livvy!). A great memory.

Another view.
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Got this wooden train at a second hand store. Plaid, navy and truck pillows from T@rget.

Like most rooms in the house, there's some final touches left to do. The boys' names will be hung in the sky on the left. A picture or two and I think that's it.

And just in case you were wondering, this is the cleanest this room has ever been. And it is already dirty.

The end.

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9 comments:

  1. I LOVE their room!!! And I can't believe you freehanded that! Very cool!

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  2. LJR - it's amazing! I noticed your name on your blog but I wasn't sure you wanted us using it on the forum so I'm sticking with one name for both places. :) You did an awesome job on the boys' room! I love it!

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  3. LJR! This is a great boy room! My son is almost 5 so i don't want to do something this big, but I have def got some insipration pictures to go by now!!! so great!!

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  4. This is too cute! I love your kid rooms, they are great!

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  5. Love that monster truck and the valance! Your boys must be so happy with their new room!

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  6. love the room! great job on the mural. I bet your boys love their new space.

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  7. Kids will never think themed rooms are "out"...they're too fun! Kids' spaces shouldn't look too adult, right?

    That's what the rest of the house is for!

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