I am a VERY decorative person by nature. I like to be surrounded by coordinating colors and cute knick-knacks... I love furniture, I love fabric, I love projects! We have now lived in this apartment for about a year and it occurred to me last week that Silas' room isn't the least bit decorated. It's just a mish mash of completely non-matching items, stuff hung on the walls haphazardly, bed never made... typical kid stuff. I decided to upgrade his room without taking away the kid element. I wanted it to still be his space, his refuge, his domain, but with an edge. So last weekend while he was at his dad's, I overhauled the place! For a look at what his room was like when we first moved in, check out the 3 photos close to end of this post.
My baby likes to insert himself in photos and pose. Wonder where he gets it...
The circles are just red construction paper, to tie in with the red stripes in the blanket I made for his bed. It's an Ikea duvet cover from a few years ago that I found at GoodWill for about $5.
Posing again... badass. I know this photo is too dark, but it was the closest I got to a full-room shot, so I kept it. The green things and the wall behind him is a mountain range he made out of construction paper a few weeks ago. There's a beaver, two campfires, and a cell phone tower involved... pretty awesome stuff.
Posing again... and looking slightly uncomfortable. What's up with that?
For this picture he wanted to appear to be working on a project... mission accomplished. That seat used to have an awful gray fabric on it, so I got a Pier One cloth napkin for 99 cents and fixed it up!
Smarmy little bugger... with that smirk. That blanket he's sitting on is the one I sewed from the duvet and based the entire room around. Hints of teal and red all over the place.
I adore that blue armchair. It was $12 at GoodWill and is in near pristine condition.
Silas loves the robot postcard on his light switch. He feels the need to point out to me daily that the way I cut it makes it look like the switch is the robots penis. Yes, thank you son. You're a model citizen.
I constructed a make-shift yarn and postcard bunting over his window... the robots used to just be taped above the window in a row... this is... not much different. But somehow better.