Jan 9, 2010

All american boy

Well, I'm trying to finalize decisions on Nate's bedroom.  He just turned 10 and my big gift is to get his room complete for an all american boy theme.  The comforter on the right is his old (since he was like 3) twin bunk blanket (he is very attached to it).  On the left is the new one I found this week at TJMaxx, it is a double and fits the current bed.  It even had 2 shams which the 1st comforter didn't have.  They are both Ralph Lauren.  I love his bed and he loves his bed it is a french antique.  I've only tried like 6 comforter sets on him and he ix-nayed every one of them over the past year.  It has to be soft, fluffy and down comfortable for him or fortget about it. lol

I think that $5 Wal-Mart summer clearance frame  in the center of the pic is my inspiration for the redo.  I got a Ralph Lauren navy paint to match the new comforter but he is thinking red or green too.  I will cover that sponge paint nursery blue with it.  I also got a taupy/gray from the new comforter and will paint above the chair railing.  I guess I could stencil red or white stars every so often for a border and some words like are on the frame.  He painted that flag in Kindergarten and I love it.  He is my artsy kid.

Well, this photo looks terrible but that big black whole is my fav dresser that we moved in here where his bed use to be.  I gotta decide whether to paint it or re-stain it.  Any help??

I loved his bed here because it had a tree-house feeling and the eves of the roof makes a nook.  But, hubby and santa had other plans you'll see in a second.  Hubby custom built these bookshelves for the nursery and I need to clean them up with great cubbies and baskets for his toys and stuff.  I love this room it has wonderful baby memories and it was my craft room and now it is Nate's personal pre-teen space.

My mom and I are making a cornice with old swatches of denim and red and blue flannel shirts that the boys wore when they were littler. won't that be nostalgic.  This nook is 1 of the neatest little corners in our home.

And here it is.  My nemesis!!  My girlfriend and I had worked for 1/2 a day on this closet and hubby changed the whole room around so the tv and Wii could live here....uggghhhh.  I gotta work around it to stay happily married.  I would like to paint out the closet since it'll be open a lot.  I just did my 1st Wii fit yoga session last night and am thankful for it!

Any advice might help me stay sane...always a delicate balance for an anxiety girl.

I am tagging in to Blue Monday with Smiling Sally

and Rednesday with Sue Loves Cherries.


  1. Oh love those shades of blue. Thanks for sharing!

    BlueMonday:Scuba Diving

  2. I can't wait to see the finished all-American boy's room, Denise Marie. All of your Americana pieces already look so good. Happy Blue Monday.

  3. Aaahh the joys of revamps, renovations and building!!! hehe! shoudl look lovely when finished!!!
    ps. my post is up too!

  4. Roses. Carnations. Gardenias. Too much fragrance?
    Gen 27:27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:
    Maybe that is better. Enjoy your sons (I'm sure you do!) They will be gone too soon, and the closet annoyance will be a (very small) memory.

  5. Goodluck on your project. I just became your follower.

    Pizza maker is my BM post.

  6. My son had a blackwatch plaid down comforter when he was growing up and he just loved it, too! It was a Ralph Lauren I picked up somewhere on sale and he finally parted with it at age 18 when the feathers had gotten down to about half the original amount. Plaid comforters will always make me smile so thanks for sharing your son's room and putting a big grin on my face this morning.

  7. Oh, the things we do for our kids! Take it slow, and don't freak out over it.

  8. I think your son's room is going to look amazing! But then I'm partial to the whole red, white and blue theme! My favorite thing in the room is that painting that he did. That's a keeper! If the door is no longer on the closet, maybe you could hang a curtain there, so that it can still be closed off. I think you're doing a great thing for him, but remember that he IS a boy, so whatever you do in there, he'll be ok with it!
    Happy REDnesday!

  9. Looks like it's shaping up to be a great room makeover for a "bigger"boy !
    Happy Rednesday !


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