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7 file(s) - Uploaded by: Babe on a budget
Created: Oct 9, 2010 | Flag
Total Ratings: 202
We worked on getting our old house torn apart and put back together and it of course took longer than we hoped it might. In the midst of that our youngest son was about to begin pre-school and the school that he would attend has a practice of sending the teacher to each child's home before school begins in order to visit with the child and the family and to take a picture of the child in their room so that they would have a picture to remind them of home when they started school. That was all fine and well except our son's room was in the process of being demolished and reconstructed when I heard about this visit. Fortunately I had some lead time.
Our son's room was being constructed in a section of what had been the attic. It was a wreck, literally. Since his room was the last bedroom to come together we let him choose what he wanted his room to be. I was a little surprised when he said that he wanted "a motorcycle bedroom". Oh, okay! My husband and I both ride motorcycles and when our son was old enough to ride, we put a sidecar on my cycle and our son went with us all the time on rides. He loved it! I didn't realize how much until he asked for a motorcycle room. Okay so how to do that? I thought about making it like a carousel with motorcycles substituted for horses painted on the walls but the problem was that once the furniture went in the cycles would be at least partially covered. And such a design would be quickly outgrown. I didn't want it to be so juvenile that he would outgrow the design in a year or two. This meant then that some degree of photorealism has to be mastered to survive the transition to the tween years. After a few weeks of sketching ideas out on paper I figured out a plan. I would do a motorcycle camping trip situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains where I spent many summers of my life in camps. I thought it would make for a beautiful setting for his motorcycle camping trip room. I hired a high school student who was masterful at drawing and painting motorcycles. He and I worked on the room together for about three months. He painted the motorcycles and the details of the trees, the country store and the large stones and boulders. I painted the sky and clouds, the creek , floor grass, and designed and constructed the furniture and camp fire rug. The rug is kind of fun. When one lifts it out of place by the bedside there are glowing embers that are painted on the floor as if the fire is going out.
I set about finding a tent that was easy to get in and out of and that would not encourage claustrophobia. It also needed to hold a twin size bed that was close to the size of a twin bed. My husband and I built a bed platform that would allow us to put the mattress inside the tent. In our house we have a tradition of having an angel placed somewhere discretely in each room. For the angel for this room I used glow in the dark transparent paint and painted an angel in the sky over the bed. It is hardly visible by day but when the lights go out there are tiny stars in the sky and a beautiful angel hovering just above our son's bed. He was NEVER afraid to sleep in his room with his angel on duty. She glows for at least 30 minutes which was plenty of time for him to fall asleep. The angel is difficult to photograph but I MAY have picture that gives some idea of the image. " A River Runs Through It" was a good movie I thought, so I figured that for this room a creek should run through it. I spent more time than I'd like to recall painting the pebbles in the creek. The student who painted the motorcycles, and who is a MUCH better painter than I, painted two fish swimming in the creek among the pebbles. The night stand beside the bed is a tree stump. The large tree is actually a book case. The bolder is a dresser. The corner armoire was painted to blend into the room. In the end the room is a full mural. Walls ceiling and floor. Even the furnishings were integrated. We used images of Harley Davidson motorcycles that have been in our family over the generations. My husband's grandfather rode one in WWII. My father had Harleys pretty much for as long as I can recall. I grew up riding motorcycles and learned to ride on my dad's Harley that had a side car. It was yellow and is distinguishable in the mural if you look closely. My husband and I each ride our own bikes and they are depicted in the mural as well. There are two tents in the back ground that symbolize both sides of our families. They are "down the hill" from our son's tent. A nod to the connection of family over generations. We let him spend weeks picking out his dream motorcycle and then had his bike of choice painted behind his tent (bed). The rest of the cycles in the mural are pictures of Harleys that were at one time or other ridden by my husband's grandfather, my father, or by one of us.
5 file(s) - Uploaded by: lenox park
Created: Feb 24, 2008 | Flag
Total Ratings: 39
This is my son's nursery. I wanted something that he could grow into and not a "tradition" themed nursery. This is a repost. I added a few more details and changed around pictures. Thanks for all the comments.
9 file(s) - Uploaded by: djdiane
Created: Apr 1, 2010 | Flag
Total Ratings: 75
We do remove some things before we actually sit down to eat. The lambs in the cups are from the dollar store. The tablecloth is pink, the napkins are light yellow, and the placemats are light green. They all came from Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20% off coupon and they were also on sale. This is definitely good on a budget. I wish you all have a HAPPY EASTER.
6 file(s) - Uploaded by: DzynByJules
Created: Jan 14, 2008 | Flag
Total Ratings: 357
Tight space no storage what to do? Well if I HAVE to do the wash I had to make it more tolerable?! The cat was even getting bored!
5 file(s) - Uploaded by: Tamgypsy
Created: Apr 10, 2009 | Flag
Total Ratings: 33
The inspiration came from the faux bunnies found at Joann's and the cream bowls from TJ Maxx. The rest are all items I had, I just stuck with the green, brown and cream color theme and tried to alternate the colors with the plates.