So when we moved into this lovely and freshly-painted home, I was SUPER happy to never give a second thought to it. My decorating style is "the simpler the better", function over form for me! But when the Little Man arrived I had a very clear idea of what I’d decorate his room like – trying to be in keeping with the family tradition, he would have a little cowboy room. More of a "retro cowboy", to be exact, which actually fit well with the buff wall color, one of the few rooms in the house that's not pure white. I can see evidence of some nasty mint-green that must've existed in that room at one time, so I'm thankful for what surely was a realtor who knew that ugly doesn't sell! It was SO fun rounding up (har har) all the things to decorate with, kindof a mix of new stuff that looks old, and old stuff with some history to it. About a month ago I did a slight change-up and got rid of the changing table (he kept trying to climb it and/or jump off) and replaced it with a toy organizer, as he’s actually getting to the age where he can put away a toy or 2 when asked! Hallelujah!
|Testing out the door mechanisms, just to make sure it works and can sufficiently pinch little fingers in it...|
|His favorite little reading nook. He takes after his Dad with his love for books! The pic on the right is Mommy as a little cowgirl at about 2 years, on the left is Uncle Seth & Mommy 'sunbathing' in our winter jackets!|
|Papa Chuck's rope, chaps & vest from his childhood. Papa made the cool horseshoe hanger too!|
|These retro photos are of Papa Chuck, Great-Aunt Donna, and Great-Uncle Bob back when they were little cowpokes! The wall decals are from Target (something old, something new?)|
|One of my favorite sayings by a great old cowboy hero (John Wayne) that I dressed up with a little Photoshop magic.|
|The new (super-girly!) ladybug room|
|Her Build-A-Bear is so "special", it gets its own shelf!|
|I'm really into the cube organizers! Cute and functional. There are more Barbies and Polly Pockets tucked away in that sucker than I care to think about!|
|The easel is her favorite toy, well worth the $14 (thanks IKEA!) |
The shelf holds her new favorite ladybug dressup costume, and her art smock.
|I painted these as well, Asha picked out the ladybug cutouts and ribbon.|
I would also like to point out the that the childrens' rooms are both CLEAN. This is the first, and likely last time this will ever be the case. Which is why I took lots of pictures, lest I forget. So next up is the BIG project: we are getting new flooring in the entire upstairs level next week! With the white carpet (UGH! not anymore - it's brownish-speckled now!) which was put in by the previous owners, it is very much time for a change. I'll try to remember to post pics when it's all done. Y'know, cuz it'll be clean and all. CAN'T WAIT!!