I have been working on William's room this summer and this is what I've accomplished so far. It takes me a long time to get bedrooms done for some reason. It seems I can never find what I want.
Well anyway, his room before this was bright yellow, the color of a road sign literally. And I can't blame this on anyone because it was my doing. I wanted a yellow room for his jungle themed baby room, but I HATE pale yellow. So I thought, why not make it obnoxious? That's better than any nasty pale color.
Anyway. I decided this summer to finally cover that color up with a nice, soft greige. And once I did that I stopped cringing every time I walked by his room. But then it didn't seem like a little boy's room and that made me sad in a way.
So I decided to do something funky. I found this pattern online, of triangles going up and then down in lines and I instantly loved it. So I painted his largest wall with this pattern. To do this, I bought a grout sponge from Menards (it was the biggest sponge I could find). They come in a big rectangle and they are a flat sponge. I bought two of these and traced triangles I printed off from Word over them in two different sizes.This was not easy! Cutting thick sponges in nice smooth lines is almost impossible, but I did it after lots and lots of trimming over and over and over... You get it.
Then I grabbed some paint from my garage- I think it was a glossy paint we used for a piece of furniture and got started. I had to do a little measuring to evenly space my lines and when I did this I used a pencil to trace lines from the ceiling to the floor and then followed those lines with my sponge.
I also used 1x2s (I think?) to stop the pattern about a foot from the ceiling. I painted these white and nailed them to all of his walls and then I painted the space above them white. And I really liked how it turned out... Adds a bit of character I think.
I also grabbed a spare piece of wood from the garage, stained it, and mounted it to shelf brackets I bought for cheap. I really wanted the industrial ones that look like pipes, but I couldn't find any? So this was the next best thing and once I saw them up, I loved them.
I'm still in the process of finding permanent bedding and a comfy chair, but this is what I've done so far. Everything I decorated his room with are things I had in my closet of goodies (extra things I once used or picked up at a thrift store or on clearance) or things I made, like the deer print above his bed. His bed was a steal! Bought that from a garage sale for 30 bucks. It is one of those old looking captains beds in natural wood. I painted it white. His dresser is the same from his baby furniture set.