I have been meaning to post about wrapping up the boys' room project but two things keep hindering me whenever I find the time to prepare:
1) The weather is cloudy, making for dark photos
2) The room is a mess and tidying it up would consume all of my post-writing time
So, here is what the boys' room looks like when it's neat on a cloudy day.
For those of you just tuning in, my two young boys share a room. After months of going back and forth on what color or theme, we decided to split the space in half by their favorite colors.
I wasn't able to locate any before photos from my archives but when we bought our home, this dresser had been placed in the wall as a built-in. (Hmm?) When my husband removed it I thought the piece had potting bench possibilities but it collapsed during the tinkering process!
In place of the phony built-in my husband built and installed a bookcase.
The furniture, seen covered in small stickers, was still white with yellow knobs from the nursery days. It was time for a change.
The drawer fronts are painted the colors of the walls with their knobs and exteriors two shades darker from the same paint chip.
Most everything is from either Ikea or Target.
I had posted previously on creating this no-sew valance.
L-shaped shelves from Ikea were hung together to form cubes -- perfect for holding books and displaying fuzzy blue Pokemon.
This Star Wars poster was a freebie included with a boxed set of Valentine cards. We bordered the poster to fit the frame using construction paper.
It wasn't easy at times but it was worth it. Although my youngest just told me that his favorite color has changed!
If you are interested in reading more about the process of re-doing this room along with some decorating ideas, I just had an article posted at the online parents' guide Kidoinfo, titled: You Really Can Do-it-Yourself: Making One Space Work for Two.
No more dumpster!