Oh how I adore the weekends, so glad that it is finally here and even more excited to show you guys the finished product of Brody’s Room!
Two weeks prior to him going back to school I got the urge to re-paint his room. If you were to ask Dan, I get this urge once a week naturally, but this time I just couldn’t shake it. I had a vision if you will, one that I was determined to bring to life.
When we first purchased this home, Brodys room was a concoction of colors, nasty carpets and filth everywhere to be seen.
The only positives of the room were the space, and the HUGE closet. And for the Thome’s that was enough to seal the deal.
The room received laminate wood flooring, fresh coat of paint and new windows. It really did turn the entire space around…
But this room screamed one thing to me, though.
I was playing it far too safe with the colors, with the decor and every bit in between. I strapped myself to one wall piece (the nautical wheel) he loved and felt the entire room needed to grow around that “theme”. After living here for over a year I learned one thing about home decor…
#$%& the themes!!
I am so over being trapped to a decor theme. I want to buy pieces I love, and let them learn to go together. Like peanut butter and jelly baby.
So I took the plunge, purchased the paint and found one crowning glory piece that I knew would take his room over the top. I was so excited to get it started that I primed the wall on night 1, and by night 2 the room was completely done! 5 coats of paint in different areas total, and I busted my large blonde bum to get the room complete!
We opted for a partial painted wall. Bloggers/designers may call it a 3/4 painted wall. Whatever you call it, I am hooked. I was able to chose a much darker color (another statement) and open up the room with only painting it 3/4 of the way up. You ready to see ?!?!
Pretty amazing right? The white border along the top blends into the ceiling, drawing your eyes up and onward, giving the room an even larger feel. The dark is so rich, and yet not overwhelming seeing as it does not go to the tippy top of the wall.
Here goes the picture vomit, to give you sneak peak at the entire space!
We added simple shelving to Brody’s closet to keep his toys off the ground (well, at least at night when it’s clean up time!)
Quite the difference right!?
I think he officially feels like the room fits his personality a bit more !