we try to have at least one playdate a week with my dear friends. i try to always take pictures, but for some reason, i forget to post them. well, i went downstairs and edited the pics while little man was asleep. came back up here to upload them, and all of them aren't on my jumpdrive. . .i had my entire post typed and everything! ahaha!!!
oh well....i'll try to do that another day, soon.
a little background first.
mom and dad bought punkin's baby bedding a long time ago and i STILL adore it. it was derby plaid, seen here. when we were building the house and i was trying to decide what i wanted to do in the boys' rooms, i decided to do maps in punkin's room. i was tickled. started painting some cool treasure map things. bought some fun pottery barn map bedding off of ebay. . .went all out. but when i stopped and really thought about it, i didn't want to change his theme. i adore his theme, and it's so him! when he was born, i called his room the BASS PRO SHOP baby room, and i still think his room is that way. what does my baby love to do? ride four wheelers, the rhino, be outside, play in the water, go to the mountains, play with the dog. . .he's such a lover of outdoors. . . so i decided to scratch everything i had already done and begin to think about what color to use for the walls, because that's something that you have to have to your painter before you move in, you know! :)
see his curtains? i figured out the colors of the wall by his curtains. the chenille at the top was actually his cribskirt a long time ago. . . and the red check at the bottom was one of his cribsheets...............all with derby plaid.................and they are COMPLETELY nesterized. HOT GLUE PEOPLE. ..............NO SEWING..................you would never have known that if i hadn't told you, now would you???
here is a more wide shot of his room. notice his nightstand has NOTHING on it. it is typically over to the edge of the wall, in case he falls out of the bed at night.
i want to buy a vinyl wall decal to put above his bed and under the bear that says:
LET HIM SLEEP FOR WHEN HE WAKES HE WILL MOVE MOUNTAINS.
that's on my list to do!
i raised the blinds to let in more light, for the individual shots around his room and just realized i forgot to close that side for his entire room shot! sorry!!!!
his quilt came from JC PENNEY. i love it. it's been washed twice and it held up very nicely. his olive green shams are from goodwill and all his pillows are from different thrift stores, except the green and red one behind the fish. my momma made it!!!
this is the tall dresser between his windows. the little bear to the right of the boat was mine as a baby.
the canoe. . .craigslist $5.
rocks from one of our many trips to greenbriar. . .in the mountains of TN.
a thermos from a thrift store.
two books i love about THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS.
there are a few ROBERT TINO bear prints around his room, you may have noticed. but this is something really special to me. my uncle randy used to make lures. i told him i wanted some for christmas one year, and he made this for me. i LOVE it, and now it is hanging in punkin's room for him to enjoy!!!!!
this is the wall that i need advice about. what would you do here.......under the other bear pic? i wanted to put the plastic picnic table (seen below) here, but it will be too cluttered. i was thinking about an old distressed bench? what do you think?
it just needs something there. . . posting these pics makes me think of all kinds of things i need to do and add to his room!
my momma and daddy bought us a jim gray print for a housewarming present. for my birthday, they got it framed and matted for me. it is hanging between the boys' rooms.
it's so appropriately titled, BROTHERS.
finally............i was brainstorming the other day about the cute tutu and tea set shoot for girls, and i came up with a camp shoot for boys. . .
here's a quick one of my boys playing around with the props. . . notice many of them are in punkin's room!