I know MY number one rule when it comes to decorating is try to “finish” one room and move on to the next, but I couldn’t help myself with this! You see when we found out we were pregnant with Miss Alivya, it just happened to be the same week we moved into our NEW HOUSE and boy was I sick! I mean like I couldn’t even help myself, let alone anyone else! So for the first six months….I just layed down. But when we found out that we were having a girl…I immediately put a plan together for Alivya’s room and left the boys room in the dust! lol So even though I still have one more project before Alivya’s room is complete…I started painting the boys room this weekend!
Before I even start a room I always come up with some type of vision…if it’s a small area, I will usually keep it in my head but for bigger rooms like this one…I write it down, get paint samples, and decided what furniture to keep and what to add, and sometimes I will make a timeline, so that I can buy things little by little.I don’t ever start with a budget…lol! Not because I don’t NEED one but because I feel it limits me. I usually dream BIG and find away to make it happen with as little money as possible!:0) In the end, I end up saving ALOT of money:0)
My original plan for the boys room was to do something with whites and blues…maybe something nautical…with boats..awwww…so cute…and soooo SWEET! But I soon realized that it was MY plan and not the boys:0) They don’t even like boats…lol!
Every time the boys would take a nap, they would name the colors on their sheets…red,blue,different blue…lol..grey, green and white. It was so cute. Anytime I would asked them what their favorite colors where, between the two of them they would name off these colors! lol. So I knew there was no way around having just a full out ALL BOY room. I usually never have character theme rooms because they change their minds like every week! One days it’s all about McQueen, then Diego, maybe even MickeyMouseClubhouse…Bear’s new obsession is Little Einsteins and Kel’s is Chugginton…which actually a really cute show:0) So with all that, I decided to do just a color scheme and add all of their favorite things…tastefully as possible…lol
Here is the inspiration board I put together for the boys room awhile ago I really suggest you do this if your a visual person like ME….Check it out at POLYVORE.
It all started off with the $6.00 bed set I got at Target on clearance:0) STRIPES…soooo original right?? hehehe. But none the less ALL BOY!