"My skin is kind of sort of brownish pinkish yellowish white.
My eyes are greyish blueish green, but I'm told they look orange in the night.
My hair is reddish blondish brown, but it's silver when it's wet,
And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet."
-Shel Silverstein

Thursday, April 8, 2010

My son's super cool camping room

I have seen a lot of blogs where people show the ways they have redone their houses, and I think that I could definitely share some frightening before pictures and some amazing after pics! I can't take much credit for any of them, with the exception of drawing what I wanted the house to look like on a piece of graph paper and then waiting till things were ready to paint, but my dad did an AMAZING (and I mean seriously awesome) job on my house. He pretty much worked single handedly (he wouldn't have it any other way, trust me...) and the results are nothing short of incredible. So, anyway, here are some before pictures of the area that is now my son's room. It would have been the main bedroom, because the other bedroom was TINY- I mean super small. Like 8 ft by 9 ft small. But none of the rooms are the same now. This is just the area that his room now occupies.

Yup. It's really that bad. And you can't even tell how badly it smelled by the picture. I'm guessing the people who lived in this house before we got it had about 700 cats. All in the house. All peeing on the walls. Seriously.

And there is actually a window boarded up in the closet. I'm not joking. They boarded up a perfectly good window to make a closet. There was a wall on the opposite side of the room with nothing on it that would have made a perfect closet. But no, they chose the window wall.

So here is his AWESOME redone room:

Never mind that his bed isn't made perfectly- he was napping when I was taking the pictures. Here is the opposite wall. How cool is this?

Here are some of the "in progress" photos. The painting was basically done, but the trim wasn't up and the carpet wasn't in.

Did you notice a little pig hiding next to the closet? Yeah, that's Wilbur. After all the camping mural was painted my son decided that he wanted Wilbur in his room. Silly kid. So there is "shy" Wilbur hiding on the other side of the closet door. My mom and her friend Amy did the mural and they did a wonderful job! Here are some of the extras that make his room really special:

Just an old fishing pole that was here when we got the house. I hung some picture frames from it with pictures of our California vacation. Very cute!
This was one of his birthday presents 2 years ago from my mom and dad. My dad made it (okay, how awesome is he?!)

And a shirt that my brother made for my son with an actual fish! I framed it because it's still to big for him to wear. But it's all still intact so some day he can wear it.

Just another picture of the mural. I think his room is super cute and so much fun for a little boy!

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  1. I am sure your son just loves his room! He gets to camp every night with the benefit of being warm and dry! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired this week.


  2. What a great room for a little boy! Your son must love it! My favorite part is how you turned the outlet into a lantern--so cute!!
    I'm visiting from your Life With Lori link!

  3. WOW! This is amazing! I love it!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me next week for another great party!

  4. Just came across your blog. I LOVE your sons room! I've been wanting to do something like it for my son. Love all the details! And that mural is AMAZING! Good Job!

  5. This is so cool. I love the mural and the fishing pole. Say you on Weekend Wrap Up.

  6. That is awesome!!! I love the walls and the color, I bet your son just loves it!

  7. I love it! The mural is just great, love all the little critters in it. :) What a difference! Linked up from Creative Itch Sew Cute Tuesday.