Here was the sad sad before. My boy has been neglected. Ruffles and daybeds are just a little more fun. It's his time now. He's not a little boy anymore. Time for the little boy toys and dress-up box to take a hike.
Thank-goodness for evolution. I was so proud of that little "T" on the wall back then. pitiful.
He went out one weekend with his dad on a camp out. I had been gathering items for several weeks in preparation. I had even made a little idea board. I'm such a wanna-be!
I wanted a combo of his two favorite things right now. Football and guitar. I love that it all came together. . . and on a budget. The paint came first, then two flat sheets were sewn together to make a duvet cover for the old green comforter.
I love the clean lines of subway signs. The canvas was purchased at Michaels on a smokin' sale. 15.00 for a 40-dollar canvas. Some people have fancy schmancy cricuts and such. I do it old school. How 'bout a paper stencil and an exacto knife. It works for me.
I made the stencil in photoshop and printed it out to the right size on several different sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Then I taped the papers together in sets of two to span the width of the canvas. I told you I was old-school.
A little bit tedious. A lot pleased with the results.
I found the little chair at Goodwill 1/2 off day. 99 cents. 2 coats of krylon paint. The globe and Battleship were also from Goodwill. Bought long ago. Not necessarily for this room, but now they belong.
The black chair under his guitar was found at Goodwill also. 5.00. A bit of hounds tooth fabric made it as good as new.
I'll never grow tired of finding these little lego men built all over the house. Pure creativity. He has some sets. . . Harry Potter and such. He never uses them as a set. He always makes up his own little guys out of random pieces. Legos are brilliant.
The dotted sheets and the black square pillow are from Wally World. The other 2 are from Ross. Love Ross. The little yellow chevron pillow was purchased on etsy. Just imagine that you would like to sew your own little yellow chevron pillow. Now imagine yourself searching high and low for that fabric. It's out of stock every place imaginable. That's when etsy comes in handy.
The little jointed ruler came from an antique shop out in Memphis. I picked it up while visiting some friends on a little girl trip.
The shelves are from Lowes. Cheap and easy to install. Just right for all of his trophies and nick knacks. Cube photo holders are from Michaels clearance bin. The @ sign also came from Michaels.
He was so surprised when he came home from camping. He loves his room. I love it too. Mostly I love that he wants to keep it clean now.
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