Bedroom Round Two

pinkroom{Before picture : The pink room}

When we moved into our house, our son’s bedroom had pink walls and rose colored carpet. He had just turned one and none of us were big fans of the color choices in this room. This was the easiest painting job since we didn’t care about the carpet and finished within a few hours. The image below is what happened after we painted the pink walls and replaced the rose carpet.

IMG_5719{Before picture: The baby room}

Over the years, the furniture moved around and we replaced the crib with a bed. As I came to terms that my kid is going to start elementary school this year, I decided that we needed to de-baby-fy his room. I kept some of the baby stuff, like the stuffed elephant from his first birthday made by his grandma, his baby book, and maybe a few other things that I snuck in there to ease my “my kid is growing up so fast” mind. I realized that with my crickety body, the thought of repainting his room in a few years was not an option. We wanted to choose a neutral color, and ended up painting it the same color as our wall in our dining room.

bed-corner{After picture}

I still need to hang the curtains and find a bed frame for him, but wanted to snap a few pictures before he destroyed it. It only takes minutes for the Lego’s to be thrown all over the floor making it a safety hazard for all grown adults. Even though I said in an earlier post that I wanted to stay away from gray, I ended up with it anyway. Mostly because we had the color in our house already, and we didn’t want to fuss around between that color and white. I used Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. We just had an earthquake in our area, so I tacked everything down securely and also added adhesive putty to all the hanging pictures. Our son’s painting and Boba Fett are hung without frames with putty and washi tape.

bed1My son was on board with me most of the time as long as I had a picture of Boba Fett on the wall. The only thing he wouldn’t let me change, was his lamp. Since we got rid of most of the green in his room, he wanted to keep the one thing that had his dad’s favorite color on it. I grudgingly complied. For now. (Tapping my fingers together like Mr. Burns moment.)




IMG_8927{All images by Nancy Cho for Uncle Owly}


Animal Print Shop Nursery Project

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

When we were little, my dad had a landscaping business in the California wine country. We lived in a cute suburban neighborhood of 1950’s ranch style homes, and our house had the ugliest front yard on the block. The last thing that our dad wanted to do when he got home from work, was to design and work on our yard. Lucky for him, we were not under a home owner’s association. Not so lucky for our neighbors.

I am far from being an interior decorator, but I do love researching and looking up beautiful interiors. Now that I’m trying to figure out what to do with my son’s big-boy room, I am running into many amazing kid’s spaces. (Oh god Pinterest, what have you done to the internet and my life?) Things aren’t that pretty in my home as it is not all glitz and glam around here. I have a tough time making my home into anything Pinterest worthy as I live in the real world with a tight budget. I oftentimes become paralyzed with fear with every decision I make, and that my friends, don’t look so good.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

My son’s room is no where near the size of this one, but my face turned green with envy as I scrolled through these pictures by The Animal Print Shop. How I wish I could have been a part of Animal Print Shop Nursery Project, but alas, the inspiration drawn from these pictures will have to suffice!

Currently, his room is a sage-y green color, and I was thinking about painting his room white. It was bright pink when we moved in, so bringing it to white will require multiple coats of paint. I’m tempted to go with this Caldwell Green color from Benjamin Moore, with the camp/outdoors theme. This color can go with any age, and is a nice change from all of the gray that I have in my home and have been seeing everywhere. Can I manage? Will it happen? Well, August is my target month, so let’s see what comes out from this petrified brain of mine.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

{All images by Laure Joilet for The Animal Print Shop}