First off, I want to say THANK YOU to all of my new readers and my good ‘ole regular readers of this here blog! Your comments make my day. I know you may hear that a lot from other bloggers, but really, most of the time your comments are the only adult “voices” I hear some days (other than my husbands). I look forward to every piece of advice, feedback, joke, private email, the whole nine. And the comments on the Big Boy room are read to my son and he blushes when he here that other people like his room! It was a little over a year ago that I started this blog and didn’t think having readers. People who actually set aside time out of their day to read what I have to say blows my mind. So again, thank You!
Now, back to this room! So you know that his room is based off the the room my son showed me in the Serena and Lily catalog
there are so many things that I think make this room AMAZING. One of those things is the pop of orange. Orange foo dogs, the orange letter R, the orange crate, the orange surf board…..Get the picture? Okay! So I wanted to add orange to my sons room as well. The thing is, I wanted it to be the right shade of orange. One day at Goodwill I spotted this
I don’t know what the proper name for it is, but I loved the color and I thought it would be a nice addition to the space to hold his mini legos! Plus, I loved the little chip on it. It already had that ‘worn’ look I was going for;-)
When it came time for me to find an orange that would work for the room, I pulled out all of my paint swatches and paint decks and found Martha Stewarts ‘Saffron’
I don’t know what to say about this color except for I’m in love with it (is that possible?)! Its a beautiful burnt orange that’s not to brown or rusty and not too all in your face so put your glasses on orange. It’s a pretty color and I hope I can use it again somewhere! Anyway…. So using my inspiration image, the first thing I painted was the letter A for Antonio to put above his bed
I pulled out my favorite brush and started painting
And while I was at it, I painted a shell that I picked up from Target a while back for $.98. I only purchased it because it was less thank, but its going to look nice in the room paint ‘Saffron’!
And the good part about this project was that I was able to use a sample of the paint! The sample jars of paint are $3!!! I purchased the letter at Joann’s which was $3.99
I glued the A to a piece of cardboard from another frame. And I used a matte from one of these frames
I had plans to paint these foo dogs orange too, but for some reason, I don’t think he need foo dogs. They would just be props and I can use other things for props right? Or do you think the foo dogs would be a great addition?
Tomorrow I plan to show you my No Sew drapes that I made for the room! That’s if I leave out to get more batteries for my camera;-)