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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Eight Year Old Architect

My son wants to be an architect when he grows up. I have enjoyed the challenge of incorporating this theme into his bedroom that I had already started doing with a rustic, ol' time feel. During a recent 'junking' trip I found some cool old stuff to add, and even a few 'architect' items like old rulers and clipboard.

I also had him draw a 'blueprint' of his dream home (lower right corner), because I love nothing more than adding parts of my childrens' souls to their room decor (pictures of themselves, or pictures that they have taken are my favorite).  
I already had the old, glassless window frame from a previous junking trip with my sisters during Christmastime. I hung it vertically and knocked out one of the dividers to give it this cool shape.  The circle things are actually old Kodak film canisters, I hot glued them to the wall to keep them from twisting.
I am, however, most proud of the dresser. I had looked everywhere for a long, old dresser and had given up. I had gone to a new furniture store and purchased a dresser I was less than thrilled with, even with my visions to distress it and beat it up. I walked into The Painted Lady Vintage shop on North Tower Avenue in Centralia and this dresser was the first thing I saw. The good news, it cost less than the new dresser (which I was able to cancel before it was even delivered at no charge), I was able to talk the owner down even more and got it for $150, and I did not have to do anything to it. That is the cool thing about old stuff, it really is...old. The bad news...all four kids had to sit in the middle seat of the Suburban all the way home. I know you are feeling my pain right now, don't worry, it was worth it.

1 comment:

Kelsey said...

Love the dresser and the old window frame. Also love how you incorporated Jack's personality and interests into his room.