Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday -Children's room edition

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Yay! Time for Show Us Where You Live Friday - Children's Room/Nursery Edition! No nursery here anymore, so here we have our boys room.


Come on in....if you dare! I think we have found the wizards castle..:) I don't have any "before" pics of this room. Just think flowered wall paper and bright blue wall to wall shag carpet!!! Seriously.

So, it really isn't that scary (well, sometimes it is VERY scary, but not today!) Here is the boys room. They decided they wanted to share a room about 3 years ago, and we haven't looked back since! Certainly makes it easier to travel etc.... This is the view when you walk in the door. (After getting past the wizard sign and all) I got this knock off PB rug at Overstock and it was quite a deal! The desk you see is a work in progress. I found it for $5 at a rummage sale and am slowly getting it painted....it works out great though. The boys share the middle drawer and then each have 3 drawers of their own. See yesterday's post for the new chair I painted for the desk! The beanbags get jumped on quite a bit....

ok, I couldn't take it anymore! I had to add this picture of the new chair. Big improvement! I am waiting for the navy gingham seat cushion to arrive.....
Whoops! Just noticed there is a picture missing from the boat frames....wonder where it got too??? I got white lampshades at Tarjay and decorated away! J's is wrapped with bias tape then ricrac and then I painted the J using acrylic paint.
This lamp base was my father's when he was a boy. I love that it is in the boys room, and fits with the decor too! ;) Again, just got the shade at Tarjay and painted his monogram on it! It could use a little more embelishment...
This is obviously Jackson side.... I painted the letters for them. They have to have some thing painted by their momma!!

and this is Chase's! (J likes blue and C likes red, so this color scheme works great!

I made these curtains when we lived in our old house and couldn't bear to leave them. That's why they don't really fit the windows, but I like them, and more importantly the occupants of the room really like them! The valances were fun, although I did get into a few fights with my sewing machine!

View from other corner of the room. I would still like to add crown moulding in this room (as well as all the upstairs rooms....someday....Chase just recently decided to sleep with his head at the opposite end than he used too...hence the sailboats going different directions! :) He's quite a character, that one!Jackson's footstool. He came up with the design, and I did the painting. What a good team! ;)
Thanks for touring! (I only wish it would stay this clean...)
I can't believe I originally posted this without a picture of these pillows (J has one monogrammed in navy) I ordered them from here. (She does fantastic work!!) :)
Please feel free to leave a comment, so I can visit you!

24 comments:

Jenny said...

What a fun room!

Kate Starr said...

So very boy! Looks like a room they can actually play in & have fun!

Rachel said...

Loving this room! My son loves bunk beds!

Kelly said...

That looks straight out of pottery barn! I love it!!!!

3boysmom said...

Great room! I love what you've done.

annalee said...

i am in love with the nautical look if it all and that awesome rug!

Myra said...

What an adorable room!

Becca said...

I really like this room a lot -- so so cute! All the monograms, letters, and names are just awesome - I'm a big fan of using "typeface" in decorating! :-) ps - the signs on the door always crack me up -- too cute!

Blessed Beyond said...

The room looks great!

Pam said...

Love it. The idea of boys are growing on me. Maybe I will have one of my own someday.

EntertainingMom said...

Ooooh, I think you have unknowingly helped me! my husband has two antique lamps in the basement that look a little like small Grecian urns. They are kind of cool but something was not right... I think new lamp shades with monograms would be perfect! Where did you/how did you get the monograms on the shades?

Tickled Pink Talk said...

Wow, thanks for all the nice comments! I do wish I had a picture of the new chair in the room....
Entertaining Mom - I just bought the shades at Target and painted them (and added some embellishments to J's)
Did you get my e-mail?

The Gava Family said...

I love the lamp shades. I am going to have to try that. Very cute room!

Tara G. said...

It looks great- love the clean lines! My favorite is the sign on the door!

Roeshel said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog! Nice to "meet" you!

What a fun room! I love the theme. And how funny is that sign? haha

TGIF!

Kristine said...

Your rooms are really great!! Did you do all the painting? I am sure you did! Your boys are just so handsome..you must be very proud!

Kristine

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Such a fun room with some wonderful personal touches!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Susan said...

I love to look at rooms for boys. Great job!

RN and OSHP said...

Love the monogrammed pillows!

jayneH said...

What a great boys room I bet they have loads of fun in there:@0

Karyn said...

You are so lucky to have a nice big room. I love how you were able to give each boy some personal space and of course you did a great job decorating. Blessings!.

Jennifer said...

My boys will soon be sharing a room. Yours is really fantastic! Love that you looked for bargains.

Kappa Prep said...

What a fun room! I love how you painted each boy their own set of letters and created a unique space for each one!

Monica said...

I love their room! I have a son named Chase also. He too likes to sleep with his head at the bottom of his bed. LOL