Monday, November 10, 2008

So You Wanna Be A Cowboy

We have been living in our new home a little more than a year. Until the day our previous home sells, which isn't likely to happen any time soon, funds are tight. This translates to a meager budget when it comes to decorating. The three upstairs bedrooms remain unchanged from the time the movers put the furniture in place. We have no visitors so there isn't a mad rush to do anything.

With the soon-to-be arrival of our new grand-daughter, I am feeling a push to get the kid's room finished. The biggest challenge was to select a theme (I always need a theme to help gel my ideas). Not too babyish...something that will grow with the kids...but not too mature. I get my best ideas from Pottery Barn, but admittedly I get a lot of help from my decorator friend, Denise. She is a genius at selecting fabrics, paint colors, and coordinating all the accessories. And she acts as the general manager while I'm a half hour away at work. She is truly a master at her craft.

Here's the basis for our theme. It started with bedding...



...and this is the look we're trying to achieve.


The painter started today and next week Mike, a spectacularly talented artist, will do his magic creating a scene on the walls. The wood blinds are ordered and Suzy, a whiz at transforming fabric into works of art for the windows, is busy at work. We already have bunk beds and matching dresser, crib, and changing table. But I am checking my e-mail daily for this treasure to go on sale.

I want a safe, cozy room for our grandchildren to enjoy. Up until this past summer, Ayden was too young to stay overnight away from Mom and Dad. Now it's second nature for him and he cries when he has to leave us. All too soon his little brother Jameson will want to have sleepovers. Not all of us can fit in our bed, so it's time to create a comfortable place for them to sleep and play. I'll post pictures of the progress as their room takes shape. I can't wait to begin planning Ava's bedroom. Just kidding, Doughboy...don't have a coronary!

8 comments:

Doughboy said...

....Arghhhhhhh....it's the big one Doris. Hopefully my life insurance will pay for the pai ....

Starwoodgal said...

LOL @ Doughboy!

Deb: I do the same thing. I collect PB catalogs and The Company Store catalogs. I rip out the pages I like, search WM, Hobby Lobby, and various other fav stores for look-a-likes and get the same look for a lot, Lot, LOT less. We do all the painting ourselves too. We did a little boys room a few years back based on the cowboy theme. I bet you could make that big horseshoe out of styrofoam and faux paint it. :)

Mental P Mama said...

Doughboy...too funny! I know how frustrating the waiting can be. I hope your house sells soon!

Deb said...

What is the painter going to paint on the walls? I know you are a big fan of trompe l'oeil. So I'm wondering what spectacular thing will painted.
I love the cowboy theme as it is perfect for a pair of little boys.
I'm still hoping that I win the lottery...I would be happy to buy the other house.

Country Girl said...

Sweet! And funny reference to Fred Sandford from Doughboy.

Turn that horseshoe right side up. It's bad luck when they're facing down. The luck runs out, dontcha know?

This looks like fun!!

Pam (Pixie Dust Diva) said...

I LOVE IT!

Judyann said...

Interesting about the horseshoe. Love the look of the room. Hope your wall unit goes on sale soon. It looks awesome.

Janette said...

Oh WOW that is going to be one kick ass room. How cool. Love the beds. Hmmmm at least you are having fun.