For the past two summers, my son has wanted to redecorate his room. It’s been the same way since he was a baby. I guess part of me didn’t really want to admit that he is no longer “my baby” and had outgrown his room. The room was decorated to match his wallpaper border in a car, airplane and train theme which went around his entire room. The walls were white on top, wallpaper border, and red on the bottom. It was a lot of work to scrape off the wallpaper and prime the red paint for repainting. He helped me though, and it was fun to teach him how to paint and use power tools. He’s now decided that he will never have wallpaper in his home.
After a few trips to Ikea, we finally purchased his bedframe and mattress. He picked everything out himself. We also bought his new desk, lamp and chair there too. They have the matching night stand and chest of drawers but after thinking it over for a couple of weeks, he decided to keep the ones he has. They are old pieces that have been handed down from my Great Grandmother Leona to my Grandma Millie, and then me, and now him. I’m glad, deep down I didn’t want to get rid of them.
Once all the prepping, painting and touch ups were completed, it was time to build the actual bedframe. After building my daughter’s dresser a couple of months ago, (click here to read about that) I thought this would be a piece of cake. Nope, it was hard. The pieces were SO heavy and we had to get help from my husband to hold stuff together while we tried to secure it. It took a couple of days to complete, and he finally had a new bed. It is a super comfortable mattress and the frame is sturdy. It has four huge drawers underneath, but is still low to the ground.
I really love the paint color he picked out. He wanted blue walls, and after sorting through lots of paint chips, he decided on this. It turned out really great.
While cleaning out his room and closet, we found all sorts of toys, Legos, old clothes, and to my surprise, a couple of boxes of old crafts that I had tucked away on a top shelf. One of the treasures we found was his baby blanket I made him after he was born. It is royal blue with kelly green stripes. I really like the blanket and design, plus it’s super easy to make. I’ve washed and dried that thing so many times and it’s really held up. I put it at the foot of his new bed, trying to hang on to my little guy just a little longer.
Here’s to another throw back Thursday, thanks for going down memory lane with me.
Have a great day,