Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Boys Before and Inspiration

As creative people go I would say my mind is constantly swimming with ideas.  When inspiration strikes, however it might happen I write it down or slip into the idea memory bank and often some time will pass before I act on my ideas until I can see the complete picture.  Then I start working on the idea one step at a time until it is done.  I share my process with you so you can understand a bit about me and the randomness of which room I do next.

When we moved into our house we knew the 2 younger boys would go into this blue room together and this is how the furniture was placed when we moved in and this is how it looked the day we were cleaning it out when I realized i probably should have a before have to love the pile of stuff found under their beds:


Their shared room previous was a camping bed room and they love all things outdoors and so we went with that.  When we moved into this new house and their blue room all they wanted was a FISH room...well I am not all about it looking like a scene from Finding Nemo so I kept my eyes peeled for some inspiration and I found this:


I first found the orange, teal, and grey pillow cover at Pottery Barn which was absolutely perfect one of the boys favorite colors is blue and the others is orange so I felt like I struck gold when I found it.  I am one of those moms that likes to get input from the children when it comes to their space and they loved it too...Yahoo!!!   I had my inspiration piece.   One of my boys found the industrial pulley at an antique barn ...I am so glad he drug me back to show it to me.  I spotted this wood crab at Marshalls and then the hard part began... finding boy looking polka dotted(so it looks like bubbles) bedding in teal, grey, and orange..  I searched and searched and then decided to wait until the new college dorm room bedding sets would come out and the hunt began again and I found what you see in the back of all my finds at JcPenney.   

I have been working on lots of projects for this room and will reveal them slowly, very slowly over the next few weeks and am hoping to have it done before the oldest 10th birthday...keeping my fingers crossed!