Monday, November 12, 2007

Not So Crazy

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!

9 comments:

sophanne said...

A malabrigo afghan puts you in the Mom Knitting Hall of Fame for the Best Mom Ever. Yum Eee.

Sarah said...

That is one lucky little boy! I would love to have a malabrigo anything. He will have a well styled room for it too.

Tammy said...

Woah! I'm impressed. Will you please come visit me and help me decorate a room or two?? I am utterly hopeless in that area. I hope you'll take pictures of the finished results!

Kristin said...

oooh green and purple! Great color choices

Kim said...

That's a redo that will last. I'd like to come an dlive in that room, especially with a MALABRIGO BLANKET! You are a good mom.

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Nice! My son wants me to re-do his room and I keep putting it off (because of all the stuff in there). May be your work will inspire me. I would re-decorate more often if I could pay someone else to do the prep work and painting. Love the malabrigo afgan, that'll really be something special.

MelissaKnits said...

I wish people here would redecorate around my stash.

Kudos for the constellations. I did fish on walls once. Glad no one liked the sky that much.

Haley said...

wow. as usual, you've been busy since i last slowed down to blog. love both your afghans. both of your boys are lucky to have you. i was so sorry to hear about mollie. my dog, zoe, started having seizures when she was 5. they were pretty severe so the vet put her on medication and she hasn't had one since. zoe didn't get aggressive after her seizures, but she did get really timid for a period of time. anyway, i'm glad mollie is doing better. hope that trend continues. in the meantime, happy redecorating and crocheting!

Viktoria said...

wow! A malabrigo afghan... I'm jealous!