This weekend my son went to stay with his aunt, uncle and baby cousin a few hours away. It is the longest that he has ever been away from home, his family and his own bed. From the little that I’ve spoken with him since he left I’ve been able to find out that yes he was a little homesick at first, but that he was having a blast.
But, since he’s been gone now for 5 days (and nights) his dad and I decided it was time for a bedroom makeover.
At first it was just going to be a coat of paint. His room was an odd blue/grey color…we never painted after we moved in (though our landlord has told us numerous times that painting is fine), so it was time. I didn’t take before pictures of his room, but I did get this shot of the color once we filled the holes.
So…then we painted it. I went with a very strong shade of green. I may have nicknamed it Minecraft Green, as it almost perfectly matched a Creeper sticker that Ben had on his wall.
We (when I say we, I totally mean my husband, he did all the painting) finished painting it in just a few hours, yay for lots of windows! There is only one solid wall in this room, so it only took about 2/3 of the can of paint. Now I can paint a piece of furniture Minecraft Green! (Or maybe not).
The room is far from done…I still need a rug (preferably black 5′ X 7′) and I’ll likely grab that at Walmart. I spotted one tonight when I picked his new bedding.
We still need to sand and paint his dresser, and maybe pick up some new hardware for it. His TV stand needs to be painted as well. But hubby was able to pull some scrap wood out of his workshop and make this fantastic shelf! One coat of Black Gesso is all it took to make it that black.
The stickers on the dresser are removable…we took them off the walls to paint and needed a place to stick them. I may try to reuse them somewhere in his design. But he’s a bit past Mario…he prefers those 18+ games now. He does still love Minecraft, and we’re shopping for a poster to go along side the Plants VS Zombies poster he got for Christmas a while back.
Ben will be home tomorrow afternoon, and though his room will be lacking in some finishing touches, it will be great for him to be able to have some input on what’s left to go into his room.