Thursday, August 24, 2017

Finally -- Cristian's room

Finally, after 10 years of living with the baby nursery, and I'm tackling Cristian's room. The before is so bad, I didn't want that to be the first thing y'all see, so here is the inspiration and the direction I'm going.

I know I should do something neutral with plaid, yada yada, but I was more interested in doing something cool and fun, and something that will inspire his creativity. 

Cristian, who is 11, loves space, minecraft and roblox. Over the summer, he started a youtube channel and is making instructional gaming videos. He also downloaded Blender and taught himself animation, (I mean, who does that?) and seriously is evenly gifted with art and science. 

He also loves Star Wars, so I thought that would be something fun to do.  I had already ordered this mural a few months back so that is my starting point. 

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And now for the fun part...
His room is super small, and already has furniture that I'm not changing, so I'll just be painting, clearing out clutter, and decorating.


Yes, that is a Christmas tree. He used it for a night light for a while, but it's going.  Why do boys put stickers on everything?


Y'all this room has not been painted in 10 years, and I feel horrible for just now getting to it:-(
The blue wall will be painted black, and will feature the "Battle of Endor" mural, which is huge. I'll paint the other walls a light gray. And because I don't think there is anything wrong with "theme" bedding, I already bought a black comforter set that's pretty cool and features Star Wars schematics. 


I'll hang a couple of these chalkboard silk screen prints as well.


But first, this. 

Sigh.


I really think it will be a fun and creative space for him to enjoy for a while. 

I'm still in the cleaning and decluttering mode, but hope to start with the black wall and get lots done over the weekend:-)



4 comments:

  1. It should be great and I am sure he will love it!

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  2. Wow. Good luck. I'm sure you'll make it wonderful and find another way to arrange all that furniture.

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  3. Ha ha ha ha! Love my little boy! I seem to have seen rooms like this before! Love the idea as this one is a brilliant child! He deserves the best! Why..... Cause he's my only little grandboy!

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  4. I can't wait to see end result!!! Just making him happy and as long as he loves it , will fill your heart with joy!

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