Friday, February 6, 2009

A "boy" room!!

We finally got the upstairs done…it’s so weird to have a “boy” room up there! We’re about 9 days away from the due date, and two weeks from induction, so this is my last chance to get the pictures up! I could just post the pics, but I’ll explain them in too!

Thanks to my sister-in-law and all her vinyl, we finished the playroom (well, all the rooms)! I love decorating, not that I’m great at it, but I really LOVE doing things myself and creating the rooms as inexpensively as possible (since the decorating budget is limited :D) Sometimes I pretend I’m on Trading Spaces- except my carpenter is way hotter than Ty Pennington!!! Decorating has become the only activity my right brain gets these days. Anyways, I found this Amy Butler fabric a long time ago and loved it, so that became the inspiration for the room. I picked my very talented friend’s brain last year on furniture placement, and she gave me some of the ideas…thanks Leslie!! We hit Ikea to get all the accessories- which happened to be the perfect color scheme! Troy and his Dad built the art desk and metal display board, hung the lights, and hung the swing on their last visit...so it’s officially done! If you can’t see from the picture, the quote above the board says, “It took me four years to paint like Rafael, and a lifetime to paint like a child. –Picasso”. The girls love the room!!






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So, we debated on the baby’s room for a while. I love all of the trendy boy stuff, but then became really sensitive to the fact he’s going to have to grow up in the pink dress-up world with 4 sisters…so, I wanted it to be all boy- I even looked into camo, guns, and dead animals for the walls! After slaving on the big girl’s nurseries and turning around in two years to re-decorate a big girl room- I decided this one would start as a big kid room with a crib, and in a few years, I’d just have to take down the crib and add a train table. We ended up with “vintage” sports (since that’s all his Daddy is really into)… “vintage” just meant I didn’t like the primary colored “sports” look- so we made do with the darker colors (the flash makes the walls look different in every picture- but it's really the more navy color). I called Troy’s old lacrosse coach from BYU (actually his wife Megan…. thanks again Megan!!) and got his jersey from the National Championship in 2000. My girlfriend made the matching baby jersey and our good friends gave us the old lockers they were getting rid of. They were taken out of a high school years ago… we painted them and added all of the boy cousin’s names to the front- it turned out cute. Then, I got this idea for Troy to make a goal over the twin bed in the room, but I wasn’t sold it would look good- and didn’t want to waste the money if I didn’t like it, so we found the goal at academy we could return (exactly like what I had in my head) and ended up really liking it. I found some awesome vintage sports pics online at a really expensive baby boutique- I was trying to budget for them when my friend called and found these pics at a tent sale for 10$ each. (way better then 110$) My hot carpenter popped off the stars on top, painted them brown, and Cara made the vinyl words- and the other lettering on the walls. Then, we took some vintage golf clubs Troy had and hung the curtains and topped them with a handmade baby gift with his name on it my friend made us. We just need to add his pictures when he comes!

























Now, my next project is the upstairs bath, I think it’s only fair we bail with the big chenille flowers and lady bugs and go with something more masculine- but Troy reminded me he won’t even use it for a couple of years. Any body got any suggestions for a neutral bathroom?


Ok, there it is, thanks again to all involved in the group effort…especially to Troy, after two long months of late night projects, he can finally get some rest! Well… maybe only for 9 more days!




Oh, and here's a pic of the Eifel tower Trent and Cara made for the twins room too- it turned out perfect!



12 comments:

A note from Grandma K said...

WOW! That was fun to visit your blog. You have an amazing gift for putting color and themes together. So fun to see!

Thank you for sharing! I'm Elisa's mom and I just had to see your cute rooms and your beautiful family.

Kim Allgood said...

I L-O-V-E that playroom! What fun! I want to be a kid again so I can play in a room that cute. Ummm...I think your boy is going to be way more masculine than ours! We love and miss you!

Rebecca said...

Christi, I can't believe these are actually rooms in your house! They look like they come right from some designer magazine. How fun! And creating these on a budget too--I am completely impressed! Good luck in the upcoming birth and new addition to your family. I hope all goes well!!

Church Fam said...

That is so cool, all the rooms. Love them. makes me want to decorate my kids room. Can't wait to see pics if the baby.

Lisa said...

Love it I need to get the metal for my magnet board were did you get it ?CAll me

Jamieson Family said...

I just love how you are 'my people' I love people who think like me!!! Your rooms look so cute. I love the play room. It looks like such a fun space. I just found the bedding for the girls mermaid room and seeing your pictures get's me excited to dig in and design!

Melanie said...

Holy Cow miss Interior Decorator!!! The rooms look amazing! I love Ikea! I'm so glad we have one here now. I agree with Becca! They look pro! Congrats on the new baby when he decides to come...hope you can get some rest before he does. :D Take care!

amysue said...

you are out of control!!!

Erickson Family said...

Wow! These room look amazing!!!

Leah said...

congrats on getting all those rooms done before little boy arrives and good luck with that....I LOVE everything you did. seems you're great at decorating to me! I bet the girls LOVE their rooms and the play room and I love what you did for the boy nursery....just my style. Maybe someday I'll get that same chance...anyway, great job..hope all goes well in a few days for you!

simply jami said...

ADORABLE...all of it! You are amazing, Chris!

Mike, Jen, McKenna and Jackson said...

Hey its Jen lindseys sis...we live in New Jersey now and both of my kids are playing lacrosse and loving every minute of it...she told me about the babys room and it is truly amazing. My Jackson had to go to bed and couldnt see the pics I will have to show him tomorrow...your family is amazing YOU GO GIRL :) Lots of love from Jersey...Jen