Monday, May 6, 2013

Official home tour...Alex's Bedroom

This poor guy. He receives the dreaded "middle child treatment".

When we moved into the new home last year my mind swirled with ideas for Andy's room. I was so excited for my first born to finally get a room of his own. And with such a spunky personal style, dreaming up ideas for Andy's space was, well, fun.

Alex, the 8 year old middle child, on the other hand is all boy. Fun, sporty, playful... his style is way more typical of most boys and far less inspiring. Plus...and this is a whooper...Alex is a mess! The boy can not keep his room clean to save his life...or his weekend. So a part of me said "why bother?"

As a result of my own emotions I have put way more effort into Andy's room than Alex's. Coming to this realization I have made an effort to try and treat all three kids' spaces matter how messy they are. (Let's face it...the girl's a mess too.)

All that being said...last weekend I finally painted Alex's room!

He was allowed to pick out his own color. My only requirement was "it has to be a happy color."

He picked Sky Blue from the Valspar Eddie Bauer line at Lowe's.  This is definitely a happy color.

Here are some updated shots of his room.

The only thing we have done to this space is throw furniture in it and now paint. Oh, and spend an entire weekend cleaning so I could take these photos. Don't open the closet door.

Alex was given both bunk beds which have come in handy during sleep overs. And for the use of one little sister who sleeps in here on the weekends.

This will be the gallery wall area. So excited to get that speed limit sign hung up for him. He has loved cars as long as we can remember.

The dresser came from Ikea and basically just holds toys and keepsakes. The char is also Ikea and is desperate for a new cover.  The narrow bookcase was given to us and was used in the bathroom at our last home.

I think a pin board would look great over this dresser. I'd love to paint the dresser a bright fun color, yellow or emerald perhaps. (And, yes, one of the blinds are missing. Who knows.)

Weird shot, but think this photo best represents the actual paint color. I opted to paint the slope of the ceiling. I think it makes the room feel bigger.

Still to do in Alex's Room:
window treatments
chair cover
new pillows
gallery wall
shorter/wider book case by closet door
more art work
pin board
something in front of storage space door (but what?)
drum shade on fan lights
table and stools in middle of room for cars and Legos
paint dresser

This is just the beginning of trying to make this boy's room more his own. I'll be sharing as the journey continues.

Do you favor one of your kids' bedrooms over another? Do your spaces take as long as this to redo?

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