Monday, April 14, 2008

And the boys room as promised.....

First, it's SO hard to do anything with a "tween" boy's room. Ick(12), and Bones(10), and their polar opposite personalities, I feel like we came to a happy medium here. We're also waiting on a very cool Jack Sparrow poster to come in that has the same colors as the dragon poster. Ick is "usually" meticulous, but Bones's chaos can bring him down. "Ick" needs his order and was impressed with my totally straight lines. Every time he saw me pull out the level to measure he was relieved. He takes after me, I use a level for everything, no eyeballing. lol Bones wanted just random lines and stripes at every angle. LOL Paint colors: just randomly picked them. I took the boys to Walmart, they like the Inspiration Room below too, but in boy colors, so that was really what we were thinking at the time. But, we decided to do something different. So, I told them to talk, pick out some colors, then we found the poster and couldn't believe how perfect it was!

And this is my solution to boys clutter. I think everything needs to have a home. Too big for toy boxes, and it's scary what ends up in a boys toybox anyways. So, I put this up, and it's fairly successful. After purging a ton of things when we pulled them out of their old room, we still ended up with a lot of crap. So, this is the house for the lightsabers, Harry Potter Cards, the five plastic soldiers left we can't bear to part with, a magnifying glass, etc..... etc...... etc.......

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Decorating Again....

FINALLY! Got some paint up finally in the kids' bedrooms. The boys/girls switched bedrooms too. Mermaid painted the armoire, her desk, and repainted their captains beds that my Grandpa made for my sister and I. He'd be so proud they are STILL being used. But, he was a pro, those things were built to last. I'm sure their kids will be using them.

We went through pictures online and this was our inspiration for the bedrooms.

Then from there:

To This:
(we're missing a Hannah Montana poster though)

I'll post the boys' room tomorrow :)