Really? I only have one before pic of Ty's room?
Must be because it was so boring and void of personality.
His favorite color used to be orange... for years. We kept waiting for him to outgrow it and pick a new favorite color. He wanted all his walls painted orange. I'm not a huge fan, myself. We had kinda settled on one orange accent wall, but then... lo and behold... he decided orange was not his favorite color any more. He still really likes it... but it's not the fav. Phew.
He desperately wanted a bunk bed for a looong time... so this Christmas he got one. Joint effort... Nana and Papa, Great Grandma and Great Grandpa...
He was beyond excited.
So to complete his "new" room, Mike and I decided to finally paint and decorate a bit for his birthday.
We sent Ty to Nana and Papa's for a sleepover, put Beckham to bed, and started painting at 8:00pm. It was crazy and fun, and turned out so cute.
We ordered this bedding ahead of time (thanks to my grandparents for buying the bottom set!), and I love it! It has a little orange in it, but also the gray we planned to incorporate into his room. And it looks like big boy bedding, so Ty hopefully won't outgrow it too soon. The best part- they are just simple comforters. Not duvets like I've tried before for him... impossible with a wild little sleeper. His comforter always ended up wadded up at the bottom of the duvet. These are so much easier for making the beds.
So we left two walls the existing color (Sherwin Williams 'whole wheat'), and painted two walls 'mink' (a warm gray... it photographed a bit weird...), also SW. We did opposing color stripes on each wall as well to make it more fun.
Mike got a couple clip on lamps so Ty can easily read in bed at night, but used an orange light bulb for the top one and a blacklight for the bottom. Not terribly practical for reading, but Ty loves them!
We also added stick on, glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling above the top bunk. So fun!
This is the same dresser he's had, but you can see the wall stripes well in this photo.
A little bit of cool trivia: the giraffe bank in the photo above is from Goodnight Room, a store here in Portland. They outfitted the nursery in the movie 'Management' with Jennifer Aniston... and they used this very giraffe bank! I always meant to watch the movie to see if Ty's bank is shown, but never have. Anyway.
Same orange chair... But aren't the wall stripes cute?! New lamp, which he loves. It thrills him to have so many cozy reading areas. Mike installed a dimmer switch for Ty's ceiling light. We've slowly been putting every light in the house on dimmers. I love the flexibility. It was one of my favorite things about Beckham's nursery... dim light for bedtime stories and middle of the night diaper changes. It's nice to have in Ty's room now, too.
I love this little wall decal. Dream Big. So true.
On a side note, I wanted to share a witty, entertaining new blog written by a great friend.
It's called Mother of the Year... in a sarcastic, self-deprecating kind of way. And can't we all relate to those moments in motherhood? I think you'll enjoy it. :)