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Monday, January 3, 2011

BigBoy's room

Hi all! J has been off work since Christmas Eve and we've been tackling some home projects.
We're still in the midst of BigBoy's room makeover, which started out as just a paint job for the contractor-beige/white walls. Here's the color we chose (Outerbanks by Sherwin Williams):

It may seem an odd choice for a little BIGBoy, but he had so much color going on in there already that I thought it was all the room could handle. Now it looks like we are changing things up a LOT, though. His chest of drawers and bookshelf are being painted and his "theme" will now be dinosaurs. I say "theme" in quotation marks because I'm not big on the bedroom-by-numbers matching-trash-can-and-border kind of thing. We're also re-arranging his furniture and we took the doors off the closet.

This is one view of his room as it was before:

I hope to have the after to you by the end of the week. We still have more painting for the furniture and then it needs to dry for a couple days before we move it in.
I also need to acquire bedding, window treatments, and wall art. BigBoy got to pick out a couple dino posters but I would really like some chunky white frames for them.
I don't know what the end result is going to look like in here yet but I'm thinking "dinosaurs meets National Geographic meets Pottery Barn on the (relatively) cheap."


Rachel said...

can't wait to see it!!

Amanda said...

love the colour you choose. i love the bedding on his bed now. nice and colourful!! cant wait to see what it looks like when its done

amberlee said...

Did you get my voicemail?