I don’t have to be finished painting by 4pm. I don’t have to schedule appt’s around school hours. I do love the freedom that the summer brings to my schedule. The question always remains, how do I keep them entertained?
For starters we have all started pitching ideas on getting their rooms finished. So starting with the boy. I finished his bed last week. If you remember he has slept on a mattress on the floor since we moved in this past February. His new bed is a full size which I find perfect for a ten year old. It should last him until at least college.
I cannot believe I forgot to take before photo’s of this. In fact I was positive that I had but I cannot seem to find any. I lucked out. This is a Pottery Barn bed that I got on Craigs List for $150. It was barn red though. So a little primer and paint later and voila. Perfect for a tween boy.
We have a ways to go in this room. For one I had to cheap out on the bedding. It didn’t occur to me that we didn’t have full size bedding for it until we had it up lol. So we ran to Ross and got the sheets and comforter for $30. But the sheets are paper thin and the comforter feels like a sheet. So in time we’ll find something more suitable but for now this works.
I also used a closet organizer for his night stand and all his books right now. Until I find night stands I like. And I’m making his drapes from some of our old tan sheets.
My dad also has a bunch of prints from the Da Vinci museum in Italy that he is going bring over so I can have them copied. So there will be art in here eventually as well. But for now the boy is super happy with his bed. And it’s nice to see all the furniture in this room done.
Lastly I would like to find a small love seat, futon or something to put over here where he likes to sit and read. Boy does that kid like to read.
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