It feels like I've been waiting forever to finally share some pictures of a finished space in our new house. Between work and the boys and other obligations, things have been coming along very slowly. But today I have the first finished room to show you if you'd care to see. Below is a little collage of what Oren's bedroom looked like before we moved in. It was the bedroom of a middle aged woman and was in desperate need of updating. Dingy beige walls and worn berber carpeting, it had dark stained trim and was over crowded with too much furniture. It needed a lot of help getting from this to a bright, playful space fit for a two year old.
Here it is today!
My plan was to bring in as much light as possible and really take full advantage of that beautiful wall of windows. I painted the walls and trim white to give a nice, clean backdrop for all the color I wanted to bring in everywhere else. We pulled up the existing carpet and gave the wood floors underneath a nice thorough scrubbing and wax. A new light fixture replaced the existing ceiling fan and we were finally ready to bring in the furniture and accessories!
Paint; Benjamin Moore OC-17, White Dove. Henrik dipped bed from One More Mushroom. Custom bedding; fabric by Jay Cyn Designs for Birch Organic from Fabricworm. Organic mountain pillow from juniperwild. Gingiber brown bear pillow. Ikea Bekvam spice racks as book shelves. Ikea Latt table and chairs. Flensted Viking Mobile (similar). Ferm Living Half Moon laundry basket (used for toy storage). Area rug from RugsUSA (similar). Ikea Hemnes dresser. Lamp on dresser and model airplane from HomeGoods. Alphabet print from On Paper in Columbus, Ohio. Pendant light from Lowes. Night stand, picture frame and desk lamp from Target. Bear print by Morgan Kendall from Scoutmob. Pennant bunting over bed handmade by me.
Whew! I think that about covers it, if I missed anything you were curious about please let me know and I'll do my best to get you the manufacturer information. I'm super excited to be done with this space, although done is a term I use lightly as I always find myself tweaking things here and there. The last big thing on my to do list for this room would be adding some roman shades to the windows. I'm thinking something like these. But of course all of these old windows in this old house of ours are odd sizes and it's going to be a big custom project to get it all measured and installed. Besides that though I'm thrilled to have at least one room checked off my to do list. (Wes's is done too, those photos will be coming soon!) So tell me what you think of our little man's room makeover, I'd love to hear!
Turns out dreams really do come true ladies and gents. Oren's room was featured on Design*Sponge! You can see it here!