Tuesday, October 26, 2010

~ a big boy bedroom in 10 min. ~

i started noticing that both of the boys were sleeping way better if they weren't sleeping in the same room, unfortunately. SO. last week one day after our naps, i grabbed a laundry basket, piled a bunch of Small Fry's stuff in it and we filed downstairs. now, Small Fry had no idea really what was going on... he knew he had been sleeping downstairs for the past week and i had been mentioning to him that downstairs was going to be his new bedroom but he had no clue it was going to happen "officially" right then.  the boys went into the family room, where all the toys are, and i worked my magic on this room.

now. i totally have a ways to go. this room, honestly, probably needs gutted, painted and trim put up and a half a million other things but it turned out pretty cute for now and i wanted to share. 

so this is how that room started out.
piled high with books. a pinned up curtain because the curtain rod had fell down.
and crap every. where.
so i pulled out all the books (well most the books), took down the curtain. wiped it all down.

changed the sheets and added a few odds and ends to make Small Fry feel comfy.

my hubster had old lacrosse... would I call them rackets? so i went and grabbed them from the storage room and i figured that the long one would work perfectly as a curtain rod.

i had some jute garland and so i made loops on either side of the window, stapled them up - put the racket through - strung the curtains on and then put the racket through the loop on the other side.

it worked like a charm and i think it turned out pretty darn cute.
these curtains are actually way too long but they work for a little privacy for now and i love that they are white so the sun light still filters through.


i love how the racket has the black athletic tape on it...
adds that special authentic touch. (rolling my eyes)

of course it was crucial Mr. Stickhorse tagged along and those special touches to
make it shine.
when I was little, my littlest sister would take huge tumble weeds, widdle them down to where the stems are super soft and she would tie them up with string and make these crosses. this is one she made me when i graduated from high school so it has tagged along with me for the last 11 years.  i love that i can hang it in my boys' rooms... it makes my heart happy.

i should really ask her to make me a few more... i adore.

this picture came from my nephew, who - when Pauly was born, took it off of his wall in his room and told his mama he wanted Pauly to have it.
(his mama is the one that nicknamed Pauly - Small Fry and William - Pop Tart)

super sweet.

i brought down this sweet little airplane shelf but as you can see I just hung it on the coat rack
hanging a shelf didn't fit into my 10 min. decor treatment :)
(i was in a rush to finish cleaning the rest of my house and get dinner on)

i bought this shelf at the thrift store for $6.
and of course Superman had to tag along.

so there you have it, a 10 min. decor job.  i have quite a few ideas on how i want to fix this room up
and lets be honest - it involves white paint on that hideous knotty pine BUT
all in good time my dears, all in good time.

till then, my little prince can feel nice and comfy in his new big boy bedroom
 and his dreams can be sprinkled with twinkle lights.


Krista said...

I'm impressed. I couldn't have done that in a day. you are amazing!

Annikke said...

That is great!!!

CK said...

Love the LaCrosse stick for a "rod" and also the twinkle lights! Gives me an idea for something else to do here . . . great job!

Mindy said...

wow, this looks awesome! love the lacrosse sticks!

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