Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What I've been up to!! ***UPDATED***

Oh my, it has been quite a while!  I have been a busy bee recently updating our second floor.  (among a miriad of other things!!)  It seems that while most people get spring fever and do major overhauls in the spring, I like to make changes in the fall.  Coinciding with school starting perhaps??  heehee

After 5 years of sharing a room, J decided he wanted his own room.  We are fortunate to have 5 bedrooms, but John and I each had one of the rooms as office space, and the other room was being used as a small guest room (often referred to as my niece's room).  Let the switch a roo begin!  John moved his office into the guest room,  I moved my studio/craft room to his old office and my studio became J's room.  Here are the before and afters of J's new "big kid" room.  Pictures of the other spaces coming....

this was my studio, but we had already moved my stuff into another room.

another view before.  I painted this desk glossy black.  Will be seen later!

I really loved having pink and green walls, but J wanted nothing to do with them!

here is the after!  Our inspiration for the room came from the curtain fabric.  Not sure if you remember my valances in my studio, but I re-purposed them to be the green and white pillows.

I have 2 skateboards to mount as shelves above the desk.  They are just not up yet.

The bedroom set was my dad's!  Love that! Oh, and we have a mirror to add above the dresser.
I also got my grandmother's dining room chairs out of storage and painted one for J's desk chair.


And AFTER!!  I am SO loving glossy black right now!!

FINALLY hung the prints...  Curtain fabric is from Jo-Ann Fabrics

love how the colors totally match :)

and added the skateboard shelves too. 

I got these 2 skateboards at Target for $10 each!  Just mounted them with "L" brackets

just a close up of the pillows on the bed.
So I think I have achieved a room which J loves, has a subtle skateboard theme, and will be a room he can be in for quite some time!

 I am also going to re do 2 more of the chairs.  One for my desk, and one for my vanity.  I may use the 4th for my SMALL desk in my kitchen, but it is REALLY small.  Not sure the chair will fit well...

I am planning to post some more before and after's once I have them finished!


JMW said...

What a great makeover! Congrats on all of your hard work coming together to create such a great space.

Henley on the Horn said...

It looks great! The fabric is so nice and crisp! Great job!!

Patsy said...

Hey! Did I 'inspire' you at the club the other night? ;-)

You are so talented!

bevy said...

Love it! Where did you get the skateboard prints?!?!?!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

Bevy- I got the posters (11 x 13) at All Posters dot com. I really like them! skateboards, but not crazy!

Patsy- hello there! Yes, I finally realized I needed to be posting again! :)

kelly, said...

What a great re-do on that room. Love all the skateboard stuff!! Our 9 year old really doesn't care much about what we do to his room. Wish he did.

Tickled Pink Talk said...

Hi Kelly! Thanks for stopping by :)

KK said...

I just love this room! It is so good looking!!! If I had a little boy I would want his room to look just like this. You have been a busy beaver! Miss you!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

What a great room. I love the skateboard shelves, pillows, and the window treatments!

Lori said...

Wow, you've been busy!!
Can you come to my house?! :)