- A Project For: Tanner
- Age: 5
- Location: Nebraska
Since moving into our new home a year ago, I pondered what to do for my little man's room. I wanted something fun and unique just like him, but a place where he could go to relax and unwind as well. I've had the bedding, rug and curtains for a year and just now got to finishing the room. I painted big, bold navy and white stripes on one wall, then painted a light grayish blue on the other 3 walls to calm them down. Since I was on a budget I opted to paint an old dresser and nightstand we already had, added a large map poster which we made a frame for and mounted an old snowbaord above the closet for some funky decor. The framed photos of the kids mellows out the stripes and although this room is still not "done", I'm proud to say it got 2 thumbs up from the person it matters from the most.
The only thing not pictured here is a newly added table and chair that was mine when I was a kid where Tanner can sit and draw for hours.
My son was the inspiration for this room. He had a say in everything we did. We wanted it to be his very own special place. I knew the colors and the stripes on the wall matched my child's very energetic but creative spirit, and the map fits his curious side. For the boy who loves "everything", this room is his favorite in the house.
I'm not sure I have one. I'm new at the decorating thing and have making our new house a home.
Bedding- Pottery Barn Kids Madras Quilt
Curtains and rug- Pottery Barn Kids
Map poster- Wayfair.com
Ship pillow- Target
Black bookcase- Target
Lime green ottomons- Target
Dresser and nightstand- DIY painted
The Map is my favorite thing. It was a lot of work to get it up on the wall and it's not perfect, but I love it because we framed it out ourselves and my son loves to point out where our family and friends across the U.S. and the world live. It's going to be there for a long time
Go with your gut instinct. I was terrified to paint stripes period let alone huge navy ones on our new walls. I wanted a classic but not overdone look. Make it your own and have fun with it!
Posted on May 7, 2012 1,943 views
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