lil G’s room was the last room to get painted. i had the wall paper picked, but just wasn’t sure the direction i wanted to head. we’re a family of surfers, so that was definitely the theme.
note that we don’t yet have anything above the bed on either of the walls. when you live in California, you’ve got earthquakes to plan around….so one of husband’s very lightweight surfboards (without fins) will be mounted on the large wall flanking the bed. and a very cool world map will be hung above the bed.
we wanted a cool way to hang photos without spending a ton of money on printing to canvas or getting frames. we plan to change these photos out regularly, so i conceptualized a way to upcycle the metal taken from the wood planters that came with our new trees for the landscaping.
i didn’t expect the metal straps to give me as hassle as they did. i ended up punching a starter hole every 8 inches with a nail. then drilled all the way through so that the nails would work.
lots of running up and down the stairs to get materials while the boys were playing in the room.
but i persevered and won! check out how cool this works!
Husband and his brothers are stoked that they’ve made the ‘wall of fame!’ we look forward to the day when lil G’s own surfing pix will be on display.
the Hanalei poster is another project i did before lil G was born. i bought a bunch of new posters from posters.com, mounted them to bead board with spray mount, brushed some stain on top, and sanded to distress and age. pretty nifty, given that these sell for $50+ in the surf shops around town.
these dressers were another pregnancy project. i love the anthropologie stenciled dressers but wasn’t about to drop $1500 for a pair. no thanks!
so i waddled to ikea, bought these dressers for $35 each, had the handyman saw some hand holds. then i stenciled in annie sloan’s napoleon blue, then stained with briwax grey water based, and finally brushed and hand-rubbed some annie sloan dark wax on top.
lil G loves his room, and so do we. it’s so warm, has a very cool surfer vibe, is utilitarian, and brings in the restoration hardware industrial nuance that we love.
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