Sneak Peek at Pierce's New Room!

I'm linking this post to Look What I Made! over at Creations by Kara

Here's the biggest thing I was working on while on "computer hiatus" last week.  My 9 year old son, Pierce, really got the shaft when it came to his room.  He had all hand-me-down furniture, most of it falling apart, and his walls were still builder white (*yawn*)

I totally forgot to snap before pictures, but just imagine a white box with mismatched furniture and you get the picture.

It still needs finishing touches like more art, shelving and window treatments, but I wanted to share my progress.

The color inspiration was this pillowcase...

I did a camo print in coordinating colors (I wanted to do dark brown where the black is, but the militant midget insisted on black.  Who knew he caught Mom's decorating bug!)

This took about 5 minutes to draw and about 4 hours to paint.  I was happy to get it finished!

The other 3 walls were painted a soft gray and I used a caulk gun for the first time.  I love the caulk gun; it's my new special friend! 

He got a new dresser...

Thank you Ikea Malm series.  You weren't all that hard to put together, after I spent an hour deciphering your very thorough (NOT!) instructions.  But hey, a 6 drawer chest for $129 is pretty darn good, right?

This is probably the cleanest the top of this dresser will ever be (*sigh*)...

He also got a new platform bed (he's been telling me for months that his bed is for babies!), also courtesy of Ikea.  This one, however, was easy to assemble for a change. 

I hung up all his vintage rock posters.  That little angle on the ceiling was the perfect spot! Because they are an odd size, I didn't stress about framing them.  I just used small nails to attach them directly to the ceiling.

And, I just have to show you the surfboard rug for the boy's bathroom!  I won a $50 credit in a blog giveaway! 

I never win anything.  It was such a nice surprise!

for the wonderful gift!

If you haven't checked them out yet, you don't know what you're missing!

I just love the rug.  Now I have to decorate the bathroom around it.

Aha!  Another goal for 2010!  My list is growing by the minute!


Anny said...

Wow only four hours for that wall? That's really fast and it looks so cool :D

The whole room is neat although I bet the top of that dresser already looks entirely different LOL

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Thanks Anny! I feel better. I've never painted a mural before and I thought 4 hours was forever. Who knew I am actually a FAST mural painter! (:

Veronica King: aka Queen Vee said...

Love the room - very grown up for a little man! I'm sure he'll love it for a long time!

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Veronica -- I hope he will get some mileage out of this room. It was an undertaking and I would love to not have to touch it again for a few years! Thanks for visiting!

Maya said...

OMG! I love the surf rug! It's perfect there along the sink! It all looks so great.

I'll be back for your party, but all I have to show is the (same) door! Hope that's okay.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome room!! Can't believe you drew and painted the wall by hand. Great job!

Thanks for joining my linky party today. :)

Maggie Reno said...

I love what you did with his room, what a fun theme. The wall is fantastic. You have way more patience than me.

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Maggie -- It's not patience. It's called CHARDONNAY! And I had a few glasses while working on this project! Wine makes everything easier... Thanks for stopping by!

Kara -- Your blog was one of the first ones I started following. I love seeing all your projects. You inspire me!

Sam said...

Oh such a grown up room! I know that day is coming soon for us too.

Becolorful said...

Thanks for stopping by Becolorful and leaving your light grey paint suggestion. I do love this and I am making a note of it. Thanks so much.

I also like how you put the posters right on the ceiling they really look great. Wonderful job. This is a room he will definitely be proud of. Very cool. :P

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