A while ago I posted about how much work went into repainting my son's bedroom, I believe in the end we went around the room about 40 times with removing the old wallpaper, painting the trim, 3 colors, masking, 2nd and 3rd coats, etc...
Well, I finally remembered that I had photos to share so you can see the result. We really like it. Good thing, too because it was way too much work to be unhappy with it when we were done!
Without further ado:
Here is the view from the doorway looking in. The only difference now is that we have put a couple of paintings of a moving truck and a dump truck on the wall to the right. We got those and the letters over the head of his bed from Target. Turned out kinda cool since there's red in his comforter, too.
Here is the wall to the left of the photo above. We got the sign at a Fall Festival last year. We were going to put it in our basement, but it just worked well in this room. When we got it, his room was still a "baby" room. But this is his big-boy room. We got the shelves at IKEA from their home office line. Worked perfectly. We really liked that having these prevented a dresser from taking up a huge amount of floor space. He has a closet organizer and all of his clothes and such are in there. But, with only the bed taking up floorspace, he has lots of room to set up his Thomas train tracks or whatever else he wants. We were going to put the shelves together in a block with the alternating doors/no doors, but it was kinda bulky looking. Then Mrs. Dave had the brilliant idea of separating them some, sort of giving us even more shelf space, plus it framed the sign just right. Can you tell Mrs. Dave is a reading teacher???? The shelf with doors on the right is full of more seasonal books (and Wiggles and Baby Einstein videos).
And finally (for today), here is a view of the room to the right of the first photo. Not really a lot to it except the closet doors and a small set of storage bins for the boy's smaller toys. Notice that they follow the pattern of the walls, except the red on bottom, but still, that worked!
So, turned out pretty well. The good thing is that if the boy's tastes should ever change from trucks and other things wheeled, the room can stay the same, just have to change the decorations.
Stay tuned over the next couple of days, I've got some photos of a couple of weekend trips we took recently. One to a balloon festival and another to a model train park like none you've probably ever seen! You can ride these models!