Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A room fit for a (little) king

Little Elvis' room has been complete for a while. I just never got around to taking photos. Here it is!

My aunt came up with the idea of the road bisecting the room. I used the blue paint from our bedroom and the green from the playroom. Little Elvis LOVES signs as much as he loves cars. The Welcome sign was my idea, and it turned out pretty well.

The valances are courtesy of my mom, my aunt and Bob. My mom bought the cool racing flag border. There wasn't enough to do the entire room. My aunt suggested a sort of wooden valance, and Bob made it happen. It's very cool and certainly makes the room. A different aunt made the Cars themed fleece blanket last year. I picked up the Cars wall hanging at Wal-Mart, thinking it was pillow material.
As you can see, there aren't many cars parked on his custom gray rug parking lot, or in the gray garage behind the traffic cone. Little Elvis prefers to park his cars on our couch in the living room during the day, and along the sides of his bed at night. Oh well.

The train table up top is empty. I made the room too fun, and Little Elvis wasn't napping. So I put the train stuff in his closet. It comes out if he's being a good boy, but goes up before nap and bedtime.

It took a lot of work, and I learned some valuable lessons -- mainly that I should not paint if Little Elvis is awake. He "helped" me, painted green where the street was and then got green all over a favorite shirt of his.

Here are some shots of the playroom. The color is called Sugared Lime. The flooring is actually peel and stick eco-friendly carpet tiles. Our only option was gray, but I think it looks fine with the bright green and blue of the room. The tiles are a low-pile carpet made out of recycled bottles. They are super easy to clean. Bob put them out, and though it took a while, we really like them.
We put alphabet and number decals behind the couch, and Little Elvis loves them. He still says he doesn't like his new house, but when I ask if he likes his play- and bedroom, he stops whining -- sometimes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, looks like it was a lot of work!! Great job! I can't wait to have a house of our own some day to do some fun decorating

9:05 AM  
Blogger mpotter said...

all that looks SO fantastic!
i think i need to come sleepover.

(it's no wonder there's no napping in there).

you guys did a GREAT job w/ lotsa good ideas.

let's hope elvis enjoys cars for a long, long time!

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work! Elvis is a most blessed boy to have parents who can and will make his home a place to become who he will be.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

That's so great! I love what you've done with it! My son wants a green room too! Now we have some ideas!

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Laura McIntyre said...

I am in awe, the rooms are amazing. What a lucky lucky little boy you have there.

Your family is so artistic .

4:41 PM  
Blogger Gallagher Fam said...

such a cute room! and it looks like you found that cone you were looking for! hope ya'll have a very merry christmas!

1:37 AM  
Blogger Biscuit said...

Great looking room! Perfect for the boy who dresses like a traffic cone for Halloween! :)

11:43 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

What a fun bedroom. I'll bet he loves it. And the playroom is awesome too. The color is great. Well done, mama!

11:17 PM  

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