All done! This one took us a little longer than the nursery, since Ari was already born and there was no built in deadline….but I’m really pleased with how it turned out. And, almost as even more importantly, Ari is, too. And now for the long post with tour and sources for everything. (I guess it would be more exciting if I did things the opposite way: did a big room reveal first and then went back and did individual posts about all the projects. But I am not nearly patient enough for all that. Plus there’d be like 4 months where I didn’t have anything to blog about. I saved a few little things for the big reveal, though).
So here is the room back before we moved in:
And here it is a few months ago, right before we started working on it (we’d painted–Ari picked the color–before moving in). The original plan was much less ambitious and mostly involved painting furniture. But we got a little carried away:
I was supposed to make a no sew bed skirt for Ari’s bed, but….I just couldn’t. It made me very tired and sad to think about. It would not have been hard, just tedious, but I’m just burned out on making no sew stuff and I was ready to be finished in here. So I went to Target and bought a fitted sheet to put over the box spring instead. Now I have seven yards of gray fabric to find something to do with.
He’s very into Portal 2 these days and found this poster online, of Portal 2 if it were a 70’s sci-fi movie. I thought it was pretty cool, too, and we needed something for that wall, so I ordered it.
I talked about this grouping of pictures here.
paint: Martha Stewart’s Kerry Blue Terrier (Home Depot), trim is MS’s Brook Trout
bedding and pillows: Ikea
lamp on wall next to bed: Ikea
Portal 2 poster: valvesoftware.com
poster frame: Hobby Lobby
paint on bedside table (and desk and dresser): Valspar High Speed Steel
knobs on bedside table (and desk): Hobby Lobby
My mom found the vintage fan at a yard sale. We’re planning to rewire it so that he can actually use it.
Curtain fabric: “gray canvas” from Fabric.com
Union Jack box: TJ Maxx
Bing Bong print: Ikea
silver ribba frames: Ikea
Tabouret chair from Overstock.com with Ikea cushion
Tokyo skyline print from Loose Petals on Etsy
That’s not a real dart board; it’s Doink It darts. Magnets, not pointy things. We took the bifold closet doors down awhile and put that shower curtain (from Target) up instead. I’m not super crazy about it in here, but Ari wanted it to stay. I think I’d prefer putting the doors back, painted brown like the trim. But, you know, it’s not my room. Behind the curtain there’s a cabinet from Ikea for storage and…..a lot of stuff. But it’s all behind the curtain! yay!
And that completes our tour. Here is how Ari feels about his new room. He says to say it’s, “Ari approved.”
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