Monday, July 15, 2013

Aidan's Room Reveal

I am finally ready to reveal pictures of Aidan's new room.  I completed the room (with help from the hubs) on Spring Break!!  Yup...4 months ago!!  Gaw!  But I had not put the finishing touches on purged his room of crap yet...and now I have!!  :)

I honestly photographed his room 2 times, and I am not happy with any of the pics.  He has one window and it doesn't let in much natural light.  Please bear with me on the pics.  I LOVE HOW THIS ROOM TURNED OUT, I just wish the pictures did it justice!!  Anywho...here they are friends!!

Entering his room...these were the first things I bought for this room...I wanted to go for a sports theme, but not too primary or too babyish....more of a vintage look!




 The boy loves him some books...this pic is taken AFTER I purged about 20!!


I found this hoop at my parents house...it is PERFECT for his room!!


Some of his YMCA trophies!!



And now the start of the chalkboard wall!!!  My favorite parts of this room???  The gray wall color and the chalkboard wall...and the pallet trim!!


The chalkboard took two coats...trust me, if you do a wall like this...it will take two coats!!  We decided last minute to cut up half the pallets we had in the garage to make a trim around the wall.  



This desk is from IKEA...my dad bought it a few years ago.  He might have lost the instructions.  It might've taken us forEVER to figure out how to put it together..but whatever!! ;)


 And this is the reason I wanted to use this particular desk.  It folds down to leave more room in the room!  My parents had this rusted metal stool on their porch...LURVE it!



These curtains are from Hob Lob {best store ever}.  I'm so glad that I went with this color....originally I was going to get the gray chevron, but the green is so pretty!


 This is a better view of his bed...well, it shows the color of his bed better!  It was a very irritating process...I bought a sage green...painted almost everything before deciding it was too babyish.  Then I bought this great orange and painted over the green.  I liked how that looked...sanding the orange so a  little green shows through.  I finished painting everything green then orange and I am thrilled with the way it turned out!



My mom and dad took me to Canton for my birthday in April.  On my "to-get" list were all the letters to complete Aidan's name.  I was beyond thrilled to end up finding them all!!!  You can see all the loot I got HERE!  I made the Longhorn art with an old t-shirt and an old canvas.  I simply cut the shirt to fit the canvas, stapled it on and voila!  I really like it, and plan on making another one soon!


My second set of purchases were these amazing vintage (mostly) pennants!!  It's just sad that we don't have a Texas Rangers one yet, but we are always keeping our eyes out for more to add to the wall!!


I hope you enjoyed the little tour of my biggest boys room!!  Have a great Monday!

22 comments:

  1. What an awesome job you (both) did! I'll bet he loves it!

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  2. It turned out great! Love his name above the bed! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  3. Love this room - what a lucky young man to have a space of his own. Hugs, Holy @ coconutheadsurvivalguide

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    1. Holly...that was so sweet to say...I love him a little!! ;)

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  4. great job! I love the name all wonky like that, and that desk and chalkboard wall. so so good!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I enjoyed searching for those wonky letters!!

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  5. fun! we love books at our house too:)

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    1. I hope the kids continue to always love reading!!

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  6. What a great room...what boy wouldn't enjoy this. I love all the chalk board space and the weathered wood planks around the door. Great job.

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  7. What a fun project, and it turned out so great!!
    I would love for you to come link up to my Paint Party going on now!!
    http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/07/paint-party-7.html

    Hope to see you soon,
    Brooke
    start at home

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    1. Thank you Brooke...I'm on my way over now!!!

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  8. Looks great! I love the pallet trim....and the fold down desk to save space :)

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    1. Thanks Gretchen!! Can't get enough of Pallets!! :)

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  9. Really cute room. Love his name above his bed!

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  10. What a fun room! I am sure he loves it.

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  11. Love that chalkboard wall. I'm featuring your son's room in this week's Power of Paint Party Spotlight. Thanks for linking up.

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  12. Love that chalkboard wall and basketball hoop!

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  13. I absolutely love this room! I have so many of the same ideas for my little guy's room! I think the chalkboard wall and pennants are a must now! Thank you so much for sharing and giving me more inspiration :)

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