Saturday, August 16, 2008

Big Boy Room Redo

Tate and Avery's rooms were getting overrun with toys and furniture. We decided to downsize beds and clean out and clean up! It has taken us almost a month just to get one room "done". So, whether you like it or not, here are the end results for Tate's room. We are all pretty pleased with it. I wish I had taken before pictures. It was cramped, disorganized, and full of junk. Many of the toys have been moved upstairs to the "next on the list to redo" playroom. (I do still need to get a lamp. If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to let me know.)

Avery had to pose on the bed.


Ignore the upside down bank on top of the armoire. Tate broke the bottom and now all the change dumps out. Papaw will have to fix that....... This armoire was my Mema's and she gave it to us to use in Tate's room. His Papaw Bob built some shelves for it and, voila! I bought the CD/DVD holders on amazon.com and they have been great. I hung two in the playroom and one inside Avery's closet doors. Shrek looks like he's about to climb right out of that toy storage area at the bottom :)



Inspiration from The Nester led to the creation of this window "mistreatment". It is so hard to figure out what to do with this window because to hang a rod would be next to impossible because of the width and the fact that there is no way to attach it to the center of the window (I'm afraid it would sag something awful). But who needs rods, right? Just hang those ring clips up there with some upholstry tacks! I got the panels on clearance at Bed Bath & Beyond and found the striped fabric at Hancocks for next to nothing. The striped fabric is attached to the valance of the blinds with binder clips! I love being sneaky...... Consider yourself warned..... there are more mistreatments to come!

I'm thinking of backing some of these more open shelves with some nifty scrapbook paper for some more color in the room. What do you think? Tate's Papaw Bob gives him a wooden toy that he handcrafts for Christmas each year. He also made the bookcase.

27 comments:

Ben Williams said...

Action Figures work well in this "http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=8195155"

And if you ever get down to Little Rock, you need to visit The Container Store "http://www.containerstore.com". We had a little freakout when we went. Who knew getting organized could be so colorful and stylish.

Leah said...

Cute room!I like the curtains alot!!

"Who knew getting organized could be so colorful and stylish."
LOL!! I think I make my husband watch too much HGTV!!

Jenni Hunt said...

I'm a Nester fan too - and LOVE what you did with the window mistreatments! I really like the look with the rings and tacks - works great with that window!

The Berry's Patch said...

What a nice big window. I love how you just used the tacks to hang the rings. Very cute room. How neat that Papaw makes those cute toys each year!!!

Annie said...

What a cute idea for that large window. I hear people all the time saying they don't know how to treat those palldian style windows...But you have done an excellent job. Great idea about the binder clips, that'll work great in a pinch!

Jane said...

Looks great! And,another reason to *heart* binder clips!!

Lady Dorothy said...

Wow, that is a large window for a bedroom! Good job!

Mom2my9 said...

Cute bedroom and kiddo! And what a nice grandpa. Those toys will be such wonderful keepsakes!

Bonita said...

Lovely! I agree that scrapbook paper would look great behind that bookshelf and would really make those wooden toys stand out.

The Nester said...

Great misteating!

My son is sitting with me and pointed out the CD holder--love the idea!

If you wanted a rod {not that you need one} you could hang it and instead of using a bracket in the middle just hammer in a long nail for support--I've used that before and it's pretty much invisible.

heart you!

Screaming Meme said...

Great job! I love that picture of your son on the wall...Your family is beautiful! Screaming Meme

new every morning said...

The curtains are great!

I think those paladium-? windows are hard to work with sometimes. I love what you did!

melissa*smith said...

I love the panels! Are they suede? They are perfect with the blue~great job!!

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Very nice!

Deb said...

Looks great, and I love the room, especially the photo over the bed. Nice job.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Nice job with the room.

I am amazed by the wooden toys--wow, what talent!

~ Sarah

Meghan said...

Will you come do my Cheekers bedroom? He just turned 2 so it's out with the ducks & frogs & in with the trucks & cars!

Love those mistreatments!

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Nice work. I am gonna borrow your idea, because I have a closet in my den, yes, I know, a closet that does NOT have any doors and needs a mistreatment bad. I have been searching for a rod to fit, but I have been very unsucessful in getting one.

Thanks

His Doorkeeper said...

Your window looks fabulous! Really love the stripe...sets off the whole window!

Great job! Blessings!

Kathi said...

Love your mistreatments. They are beautiful. Great job This is such a great room.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Your son's room looks great! The window mistreatments are fantastic, love the curtain ring/upholstery tacks. My oldest girl's middle name is Avery :)!

Amanda said...

Looks like you have quite a following! I love the curtains. Can't wait to see Avery's!

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

love the rings and tacks, I just bought some to mistreat a study and laundry window, woohooo

enjoy the mistreatment party!

Girly Stuff said...

very nice mistreatments! They look like suede!

Katherine said...

Great mistreatments! Great choice of coordinating fabrics!

Jessica said...

This room looks great!

Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

My son always poses in pictures of his room, too. What's with that? I love the look...classic.