All right, all right. I'm not really redecorating my son's room to match my stash. That's just a happy consequence of the much-needed redecorating. And if the yarn I chose for his afghan inspired the color scheme, that's not so crazy, is it? I love to decorate (are you surprised?) and I regularly redo rooms. In the eight plus years we've been in this house, I think I've painted each room at least twice, and some more than that--except my older son's room. I've done other things in there over the years, but there are lots of shelves and things mounted on the walls, and he has lots of heavy furniture, and just tons of STUFF. So his walls still retain the toddler cars-and-planes border I put up when he was two and the baby blue ceiling is painted with puffy white clouds. My son is ten. He's into science and computers and riding bikes and climbing trees. His room should reflect that, right?
So I thought about what I'd like to do, and I asked him what he'd like to have, and this is what we came up with:
The walls will be the light green on the top paint chip. It is green. I know it looks yellow in the picture, but it is a bright, spring green. The blue paint (which is more of a midnight blue) will go on the ceiling and extend to the upper parts of the walls in a sort of circus-tent curve. At my son's request, there will be constellations painted on the ceiling in silver metallic. How many and how large will depend on how long I can hang backward off a ladder, painting upside-down over my head. The fabric is the new bedding, which apparently could use a good ironing. And the knitted swatch? That, of course, is the new afghan I will be making. The yarn is Malabrigo Chunky in Lime Blue, from my stash. Yes, I do in fact have almost enough to make a whole blanket. No, I don't know why.
His room already has a nice, thick wool rug of multi-colored blocks. We're keeping that. His bunkbed and desk are light, natural-toned wood, and we're keeping those, too. His red-white-and-blue dresser and night table are too small and will be stripped and moved to other rooms. I bought him a new, larger dresser in a light wood to blend with the bed and desk. I have high hopes that this redo will last until he goes away to college--or at least for a few more years!