We’ve been in our new Washington home for almost five months now. Our home has four bedrooms on the second floor, and one bedroom on the main level of the house. Looking forward to the day when my parents will visit, I knew that I wanted the main-level bedroom to also function as a “guest room,” even though my teenage son occupies it most of the time.
This is what his room looked like for the first few months after we moved in. Not too special, is it??
The furniture was transferred out of the never-quite-completed “pirate” bedroom in our Utah home (below), and it was put together for a different son! You can see, though, that a thirteen-year-old boy might not be as excited about the same decor.!
So I had a brain-storm. Obviously I have been on a bit of a furniture-building kick (that may be an understatement), and I said to myself, “How would it be to build all the furniture for my son’s bedroom??”
There has been some tricky navigation going on between me and my son…I want him to have a room that he can enjoy, but something that also will be suitable for guests…AND it has to be something that I can get excited about working on!
So one of the first steps was to decide on colors so I could tackle the painting. Stripes were a must, as well as healthy dose of red.
I bought and returned three quilts/comforters before I came across this one at Home Goods, which we could both agree on!
With that as a start, it was time to start painting!
Stay tuned for part 2!