Sunday, October 16, 2011

Owen's big boy room

We really have no excuse for having put off finishing Owen's big boy room. When it comes to home improvement projects, we tend to drag our feet a bit. But today I had a surge of motivation to get it finished, so when the kids napped, I left Ben in front of the TV watching the Redskins while I ran over to Home Goods to search for a mirror and some prints for the walls.

My mom had picked out the quilt comforter and matching pillows, and yesterday she gave Owen this cool play mat that has a race track and roads on it for his cars, which also matches the car/truck/helicopter theme to his new room. I had to scour the kid's section of HG, but the extra time I took paid off when I found a set of 3 matching transportation prints (car, helicopter, truck) in the perfect colors. I also found a great mirror with a pale green frame which also coordinated really well.

I was so excited to get home and have Ben help me put it together. Owen had just woken up from his nap, Vivi had just had a bottle, and the game was almost over. Unfortunately, the Skins lost. Ben did an awesome job of mounting and leveling the hooks for the mirror, and then I finished putting up the transportation decals on the wall. I found Owen's letters from his nursery and they went up easily above the mirror. I think it came together pretty nicely, if I don't say so myself. And the final touch will be the window treatments Grandma is sewing up this week.

Owen loves his big boy room! :)


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Katie Sanner said...

looks like one perfect big boy room to me!!