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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"New" bedroom...

Last month, while DS1 was at camp, DH & I decided to redo his room as a surprise. His is at that "not ready for a big boy room" but not wanting to be locked into baby boy either. He is a Tweener and we tried to give him a balance between both worlds. His interest are in sports right now, but he doesn't have a particular favorite team so we decided to pull out DH's old sports pennant collection from his room when he was a little boy. We oainted, added the extra wide black and white boarder and then layered the "antique" pennants on top. It was really neat because some of the teams represented are not longer called that or are in different cities...even the football ones sported helments that don't have face masks like the more modern version.


I even went for the coolio multi-colored floor lamp for some spunk!
I had forgotten how much fun a bullentin board can be and had copies of lots of photos of family and friends made for him and stuck them up.
I had forgotten how much fun a plain old bulletin board can be. I made copies of lots of photos of family and his friends and stuck them up for him. He really seemed to like that. My DD has always done things like that for herself but I don't think my DS1 had thought about it and I hadn't either.
When we went to a festival a while back DS1 invested (why???) in a sword and in an attempt to actually incorporate it into the decor...and thus on the wall rather than in play...I hung it above his computer and framed this Bible Verse with it.
Now, I admit, this "tweener" look isn't quite my style but it does seem to suit him where he is. I am so pleased also that his room has stayed very neat since returning home from camp and finding his surprise!



10 comments:

  1. Wow, great job....what "tweener" wouldn't love that? And if it motivates him to keep it neat and tidy, I give it a HUGE thumbs up!!!

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  2. Very cute room! Y'all did a great job!

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  3. Love the new bedroom. I bet DS is going to love it. I really like the Bible verse above the sword.

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  4. What a great surprise for DS#1 to come home to :)

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  5. You are such a cool mom! Believe, I know what I'm talking about...with two teenage sons!
    I've tagged you for the 5 things I love about Jesus meme. Can't wait to see your list!

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  6. Thanks for all the comments. It isn't my taste but I have to remember it isn't my room, either!

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  7. What a suprise! My nephew would love that bed. So fun!

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  8. How thoughtful of you - I'll bet he was so excited! You did a great job.

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