Sunday, July 17, 2011

Garrett's New Room

I loved this cute paint job.
Years ago, both boys were sharing a room and I painted it with green hills on the bottom and blue sky on the top, including the ceiling with white fluffy clouds.  I hid glow in the dark stars in the clouds and the room was magical day and night.  The boys had bunk beds and Marshall had a Buzz Lightyear comforter and Garrett had a Thomas the Tank Engine comforter.  I stenciled a Buzz Lightyear on one of the window shades and added 2 rocketships to the ceiling.
Garrett's (wearing the "Young Guns" shirt) with friends.

The boys got older and they switched out comforters with Marshall's being a blue pattern and Garrett's a green pattern.  Then, Marshall moved out.  We painted Marshall's room with blue stripes.  Garrett stayed in the same room but both boys got loft beds with desks underneath.  

Painting the ceiling was relaxing on the loft bed.
Garrett working.
Well, Garrett somehow outgrew the cutesy cartoon like hills and clouds and asked for a more mature room.  He picked a light green paint because the room always seemed pretty dark before.  It took 2 coats of primer on everything, 2 coats of ceiling paint, and about a coat and a half of wall paint with primer in it.  We painted the ceiling white this time and the trim silver.

Yes, the doors are silver.
Taking apart the loft bed.
Marshall helping.
Garrett and Sweet Pea in the new room.
Garrett did a lot of the work himself and Marshall helped out some, too.  I had an old metal bed in storage that Garrett wanted.  Now, his bed is low enough to the floor that his dog can sleep in his bed with him.  He likes the old almost WWII army hospital look to the bed.  We don't have new window coverings or even a new desk yet, and there are no pictures on the wall.  But it will come in time...

1 comment:

  1. Looks great to me! Charlie mentioned wanting to paint his bedroom. I told him I need to finish his bathroom first. Considering I've been working on it for over 8 years now......