Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bart's room... finally done

This is a project that took eight months to complete. It actually only took four days, but the first three were in January and the last one was yesterday.

I had spent a few evenings and a whole weekend back in January painting, hanging the border, sanding and arranging the room. All that was left was to do a few painting touch ups (like getting the dots of "Basketball Orange" off the ceiling), hanging the shelves, mirrors and pictures and removing all the paraphenalia that had been used to do the work (tools, paint trays, etc.) Homer had offered to do these last tasks, as he thought it had taken me too long to finish the bulk of work and was tired of me "disappearing into the room". So, after eight months of it not being done, I did it myself yesterday on a day off from work (but the nanny was still here... bonus!)

Here is the end result, with some cheesy decorating show commentary:

The bed was a gift from my parents, the bedding from my brother and sister-in-law, the mirrors and rug from my sister and brother-in-law, the nightstands were free (more below) and I bought the border on Ebay for $8.00.

I got these nightstands free from somebody giving them away on Freecycle. I painted blue and white 'referee' stripes and used a whistle for the pull knob.

The curtains are some sheets my aunt had given me a while ago. The curtain rods are two hockey sticks donated by my friend at work. We had the shelf in another room and just moved it here.

My favourite feature is this "lockers" closet. It is just two plain bi-fold doors painted blue. The door pulls are just grey light switch covers with an eye screw in the centre and some dollar store locks hanging on them.

Bart loves it... he's a real sports guy. I love it too, even more so now that it's done!


Tessie said...

Oh, the lockers! That is definitely my favorite part too.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE sports themed rooms for boys.

Another thing I like about it is that it will be "cool" for several years, and is not too babyish.

Misty said...

Wow! You did an awesome awesome job.

I am personally *lovin* the Freecycle nightstands with the stripes. Gorgeous!

Although, I must admit, the closet idea is incredibly clever.

JMC said...

This is so great!! What great ideas! I've been thinking of posting some of the things I did in my kids' rooms, but I thought it might bore people. Since I enjoyed yours so much, I'm going to take some pictures today... um, I mean when I can get around to it... and get to work on a post at some ambiguous point in the possibly near future.

Sara said...

I love it! Especially the "lockers"!!

Laural Dawn said...

I LOVE this!!! It's so cool! I love the closet doors. So neat.