May 11th, 2012 by ariana
Everyone who has come to our new house has remarked on how “set up” it is already, like we’ve been living here for ages. “That’s because you haven’t seen the upstairs yet!” I tell them. For example, until about 2 weeks ago, Jasper’s bedroom was still pink!
This is what it looked like before (this is the prior owner’s furniture:)
It’s a lovely pink, I totally would have left it if Jasper weren’t, well – a boy.
In many conversations with Jasper about what he wanted his room to look like he always said he wanted a “rocket ship” room. I knew I wanted one chalkboard wall and we also took inspiration for the first toy I ever bought Jasper when I was only about 8 weeks pregnant with him- a little orange Alien. Well, two actually, one was the one I wanted, the other was the “newborn proof” one that the person who made the doll gave me as a free bonus!
So that’s where the orange comes in. I chose colors from my Benjamin Moore color book and had them matched at Lowes with their Olympic no VOC paint.
Here are the afters!
(Jeff forgot the spot under the desk LOL!)
Above is the spot where his bed will go. I had hoped the wall color would come out a bit darker and a bit greyer, but as is always my experience with greys, they are never really quite grey. Oh well, I still like it. Jeff is going to paint a rocket/space mural above the bed…when we get one.
Speaking of which, I’m having such a hard time deciding on what to get.
First of all, a twin or a full? A twin would obviously take less room space, but a full would be nice for when one of us lays down with him, or he has a friend sleep over and also because he FLOPS LIKE A FISH in his sleep and I feel like he needs the room.
We could also get him a twin size bed with a trundle underneath from Pottery barn.. I’m having such a hard time with this decision for some reason!
Also, I cant figure out which color. White makes sense with the white room trim and the whitish dresser, but it also doesn’t pop off the wall at all and I really love how darker wood looks so crisp with a white comforter color.
I’m drawn to the Pottery barn Navy, but it’s sold out in the twin size bed that I like (and not coming back) and selling out fast in the full size so I have to decide fast!
Here are the options, I’d love your opinions!
a) Pottery Barn “Chestnut”
b) Pottery Barn “Espresso”
c) Pottery Barn “Navy”
d) Ikea Hemmnes in White (would have to get maybe navy comforter??)
e) Ikea Hemnes Black
Please help! If any of you have been following that long, you know that we designed Becoming Home mostly by public consensus.. I don’t know how to do it any other way ;)
Have a GREAT mother’s day weekend everybody – hope you all get pampered in the style you all deserve!
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