The ‘baby’s’ room. Ok ok, he is not a ‘baaaabeeee’ anymore, but he is MY baby, dag nabbit! So he will be a baby for ever more… until there is another baby. I am after all, still ‘the baby’ to my parents, even as I head into my very very late… 20s.
So, along my life journey I met the wonderful Krystal . When I say ‘met’ I mean, well, we became mutual internet stalkers of each other… or something like that. Anyway, that’s not really relevant. What IS important is that she introduced me to green. Not just any green, because lets be honest, everyone loves green. But Kermit, ZOMG, holy shizit that is bright GREEN green. At first I was like ‘whhhhhhaaat you talking bout Willis?’ and then it hit me. For months I dreamed of it, how much I wanted it, how it was totally going to work… I HAD to have it.
So, when we moved into our new house, where every child had their own room, I decided to start my bedroom decorating adventure with the Eli’s room. The only child that could verbalise no preference. *Evil grin*.
Elis room is actually a study, so has no built in cupboards. Thankfully he is impartial to hanging his clothes up, so its not a huge problem. His window is set within an alcove at the entrance, so the room does not receive a lot of natural light, especially in the afternoon when the sun is on the other side of the house. Another reason I think the super bright colour is great.
This is a before photo taken in the morning.
We already had most of the furniture for his room, including a big bed. So part of this project was also to see that he progressed out of the cot by the end.
So, a morning of cleaning walls and with the help of my parents, we had the room painted in a day. By the way, I am THE worst painter in the world according to my father. Am I? Or was that all part of my evil plan to get him to take over? Maybe we will never know, mwahahhahhaa. Unfortunately due to a iPhoto malfunction, I have lost all progression photos. Hopefully I will be able to recover them some day and add. Anyway, the finished product;
To complete the room I need to replace the fan with something more modern and sleek. Once all kids rooms are done, we will be replacing all carpet. It really feels ‘unfinished’ without the carpet done, but there is no point doing one room at a time, nor is there any point replacing carpet before we have finished painting. Hopefully it will be done within the next 6 or so months though, then I will update! Oh, and I am still looking for the perfect rug for the floor. I want something that contains the right colours, but apparently it does not exists. So for now, he is just using a red one we already head.
*For where everything was purchased, see individual photos.