Eliel's Got a Brand New Room!

This is his 'thumbs up'
With the new baby coming, we decided that Eliel should have a 'big boy' room.  Instead of changing the room he has been in his whole life, we decided to move him into the room next door and leave the nursery as it is.  Eliel was quite excited to get a 'new room' and happily said that the baby could have his old green room.  So, we proceeded to change the spare bedroom into a little boys' paradise!




Luckily, we had my old bedroom furntiure in the spare room and so we decided to keep that and modify it for Eliel.  It was a little bit dated with bright gold handles so we decided to change out the handles, give it a little paint job and voila! a whole new kids bedroom furniture.  We even got new special hand-painted pulls for some of the drawers and his closet doors.  We let him pick out some trucks and street signs fron Etsy and he was thrilled.  We bought him a new bed and of course new sheets and comforter set to go along with it.
 Luckily, the room already had blinds on the window so all we needed was some window coverings to brighten up the room.  I couldn't find anything I liked (as usual) so I ended up going to Joann Fabrics, finding a perfect material (trucks of course!) and making drapes for his room.  I had made draper for our family room a few years back so it wasn't too bad to make these. Eliel thought it was fun to watch mom pin the drapes and then make them 'less poky' with the sewing machine!  (The stuff this kid comes up with!)
Finally, we couldn't quite decide what to do with his walls.  We wanted to tie the whole truck theme together but didn't want to make a whole bunch of holes in the wall that he might decide he doesn't like in a few years.  So, we turned to wall stickers.  I had never used these before but they are so cool!  Not only do they blend into the wall quite well, but they are fully removable and repositionable.  Not sure I would do it after they've been on the wall a few years but we moved a few already and they came off nicely. If you are looking for a quick way to make an impact on a wall, these are definitely the way to go! If Adam lets me, I might be finding another spot to put some different stickers!  For Eliel's room, we chose a sticker pack that had cars, trucks, construction cones and even signs.  He was quite delighted to tell us where we should put each sticker.  We listened, but only a little bit! ;)
After bringing everything together, I'd say his room turned out pretty awesome.  We know he's happy about it because when anyone comes over to the house, he tells them they need to come upstairs and see his new room.  Hopefully the decor is age neutral enough that it will last a few years.  The comforter we bought has no trucks on it so worse case scenario is we take the trucks off the walls and get a few new knobs.  Should work out nicely! 


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