Boy’s Room: Progress Report
June 17, 2010
Actually, being four, I’m not sure the critter is really aware of what’s going on, he’s just happy to have his toys scattered all around the room, much to the dismay of my toes when I step on mini Lego guys in the middle of the night – aaargh! We’re working on that ‘clean up your toys before bed’ thing.
Anyway, we’ve managed to paint the room and closet doors a completely fantastic shade of slate blue with just a hint of turquoise called ‘La Fonda Villa Fountain’ by Valspar. And last month, I revamped a chalkboard table and chairs for him, but then the makeover came to a halt as I ran into a design dilemma with wall decor and lighting.
But yesterday, I was inspired again ! I was returning a mistake fixture to a Lamps Plus store, and as I meandered through the shop, I spotted the perfect light fixture for his room – crisp, white, and modern ! So I ordered the fixture right there on the spot, and as soon as it arrives, will enlist the hub to help me install it.
I’m also awaiting this rug from Dash & Albert – I love its calming yet beachy blues and greens. I’m simply smitten with this Annie Selke fabric – I’m thinking pillows, and perhaps a border along his white window panels. Some ‘North Beach’ Nautica pillows from BCF, and this organic Cortland coverlet from Company Store also complete the slate blue/white/apple green medley.
I really really wanted to paint a giant abstract on canvas above his bed, but Mr. CG insists on some motorcycle wall decor for the lad.
OK, I’m cool with that, as long as they are vintage !
I’m on the hunt for a good dresser, currently drawn to these styles, not necessarily the exact colors:
But maybe I’ll find one on Craigslist and work a little DIY magic . . .
. . . perhaps a pop of green !
Definitely fun and fresh !
Finally, I’m desperate for a storage solution for all those trucks, motorcycle, trains, and Legos – oh yes, they must have a place !
I suppose it is to teach the little lad some organization, but selfishly, it’s for the sake of my toes in the middle of the night . . .