Again, there was no before picture for this room, but we painted the woodwork, the walls, added new lighting, and turned it into a little boys room. When we moved Tate into a big boy bed I decided that I didn’t want bedding that had a theme to it. I wanted Tate to be able to grow with it. Since my bedding was a bit of a splurge from Pottery Barn, I wanted to be able to use it for a long time. So, to keep it a little boys room for now, I added dinosaur sheets that I found on ebay and painted a big dinosaur on his wall, which if free:) He loves it by the way! I also added the table and chairs that my mother-in-law found at a garage sale for $2!!! For the set!! What a steal, and sprayed the chairs red and painted the table white. Tate and Kynlee both love to color in here. I know some people think that I am crazy to actually keep crayons within a child’s reach, and Tate did color his dinosaur on the wall once, but it was a good teaching experience. I want my kids to know boundaries and be able to have things within their reach and use them correctly. So other than the 1 incident, it’s been great! So, here’s the room…
We found this Pottery Barn bed on Craigslist (surprise!) for $120 including the mattress. If you are a germ freak you probably wouldn’t be that excited..but for a mattress that has a plastic cover over it anyway for a boy who’s just been pottery trained, I was ecstatic! Also Norwex mattress cleaner helped put my mind at ease:) So the bed did need some work, but for that price I was willing to do it. I sanded it down and repainted it and ryan had to glue and re-nail one of the posts back on. When we were finished we had a $1,000 bed for $120:)
The chair was from my room, but when we rearranged it no longer fit. I picked up the red and white slipcover from IKEA for $5 when they were clearancing them out! Someday a bookshelf would look good by it:)
So, how much money was spent on this room?
Bed and Mattress: $120
Table and Chairs: $2 + $3 in spray paint
Window Treatments made by my mom and I: $60
I’m excited that this is a room that will grow with Tate. The dinosaurs can be easily changed to his next new fave and the rest of it will grow with him!
Happy Friday everyone!!