Saturday, October 30, 2010

williams room

children's bedrooms are one of my favorite rooms in a home. i love planning out the space, finding each piece and making everything come together.
here's williams room just after we moved in in april.

the room walls were a smurf like blue with fake, wood trim around the windows and doors that made the room look dark.

here is the during process

i painted the walls a soft blue from sherwin williams called glimmer (SW 6474) and did a 3-step process on all the trim to make it white. first coat is zessners oil based paint so it would adhere, then a coat of regular primer, last coat was wall and trim paint. the results are just what i wanted.
now that william is two-and-a-half we decided to make the transition to a big boy room. his room is a little small so i went with ikea's trofast extendable bed and mattress, and i love it.


the chalk board i bought at goodwill for $4.99 and painted the trim brown
small school house chairs $30 for both
i bought the dresser for $30 at an antique shop in the area
globes were about $4o for all four - the fourth globe is a big one that you can't see in the pictures, it's on the shelf in the closet next to the books
world map over his bed was a gift from my friend michelle, she found it at an estate sale
i made the curtains with 6 yards of britton hus fabric from ikea
williams silhouette i made
pictures/pieces on wall are from different vendors at farm chicks
thanks kate for photographing his room