Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shut the Front Door!

I am completely in shock! The boys room is currently being featured on ohdeedoh.


Can you believe it? I am thrilled!

I've made a couple of changes from the original post already. In fact despite a couple of little projects I'd like to do, I'm officially declaring the room "done".

Let's take a tour.

The boys love cars and trucks, so of course the starting point was a large monster truck mural.

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It's based on the Tonka truck illustrations. It actually was a birthday card to Zack for his 4th birthday from my brother. When I saw it's simple shapes, I was pretty sure I could duplicate it. And that the the boys would LOVE IT.

Most of the changes I've made since the original post are on the mural wall.

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I added the boys' names, which I had planned to do all along. I also added a couple kid-sized folding chairs (antique store find), hung on the wall with hooks. It makes a darling kid-sized reading nook, don't you think?

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And the folding chairs can be put away for more playing room.

Here are their beds, a $50 craigslist find.

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Topped with sheets from Tarjay and navy and red comforters from Penney's.

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The wooden dump truck (antique store find) is still there. To preserve the crackle-y paint, I sprayed it with matte sealer.

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The train (second hand store find) got the same treatment.

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Above the train, in the window nook area, I added a couple sprayed clipboards in place of frames.




































Find the original clipboard post (and how-to) here.

Just for fun, I did find a "before" picture. This is a picture of the nursery completed, but before we had children. I took the picture for our homestudy to adopt Zack.

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Who knew just a year and a half later we'd have TWO energetic, monster truck-loving boys?

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4 comments:

  1. Such an amazing room! I'm not surprised they featured it! You're extremely talented. Heading out to VA sometime? Can I hire you?!?
    The nursery is great too!

    Have a wonderful Christmas! :)

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  2. Congratulations. You must be thrilled. You've used so many creative ideas, and it still looks like a kids room they can actually play in and enjoy. Great room and well done! Sonia :)

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  3. This turned out awesome!!! Love the dump truck and train and the clipboard picture frames are too cute!!

    Thanks for commenting on my monster jam b-day party post. I tried to reply to you directly but couldn't, try changing your settings in blogger so people can respond to you. Not trying to be bossy, just thought maybe you didn't know. :)

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