I admire those people who can start a project and get it done in a weekend, or within the month at least. I am not one of those people. Angry Kid’s room was supposed to be completed by his fifth birthday in May. We started it in the beginning of the year. I think this “project” has turned into a year long decorating project. I think that is more fun this way. I started the project off with buying a comforter, and then working from the colors in the comforter. It took me a few weeks just to pick out paint colors.
I was going to collages of certain areas in Angry Kid’s room, but I figured that I would just show how the room looks, counter clockwise. If you are standing in the doorway of the room, I’m starting to my right.
This is Angry Kid’s dresser, and television. We have a Wii hooked up and he also watches Netflix via the Wii. We are able to stream all those old shows that he loves. He is obsessed with vintage Scooby Doo. The TV is mounted via low profile mount. It has a built-in DVD player. Angry Husband found this TV at Best Buy as an “open box” model. The shelves are made up of skateboard and L-brackets. I won the skateboards in a raffle.
The laundry basket was Angry Kid’s as a baby. It has been spray painted and a new liner was sewn in. The orange tub is metal and was found in the party section at Target. We throw Angry Kid’s shoes in there.
This is the empty wall. I think we may place street signs or something above the bed. I want to do a magnet board of some kind also. I have a large unpainted frame for the magnet board. I need a piece of galvanized steel that is large enough to fit the frame. Any ideas?
The bedding is from Target. I matched the paint colors to this bedding. I have a down comforter also that is not in the picture. I need to find a comforter cover for the down comforter. I think I’m going to go with a solid orange color.
The skateboard deck hanging on the wall was purchased at a skateboard show. It is signed/autographed by several famous skateboarders.
The shelving unit is plain black and was purchased from Homegoods. It had some nicks and bangs on it, but this is a 5 year old’s room. Angry Kid stores his books, his Nintendo DSi, and his Tag Reader in it. I also have a charging station for Wii controllers, Lego holders, and a jar for spare change.
These jars were a recent purchase. I thought it was great way to display these colorful Legos. Really, it was to show Angry Husband and Angry Kid that we do not need any more Legos in this house.
The closet is a combination of IKEA and the Container Store. It was our first big project in this room after we got the paint done. We want a more practical/storage style closet. Angry Kid has a dresser and there are drawers underneath his bed for clothing storage. We left some small hanging spaces for nicer shirts and jackets on the far side of the closet. I want to eventually have all the same bins, and have them labeled too.
The curtain rod is a piece of galvanized steel plumbing pipe. We clear coated it with spray paint, so that it won’t rust. The curtains are from Pottery Barn Teen. I had to find the perfect color to match the room, and to also slide back and forth on the pipe. The curtains are usually left open. But if we have company over, and the closet is a mess, well the curtains are closed.
The hats and bags are on simple hooks from IKEA. We made sure to reinforce them and screw them into studs. Otherwise they will pull out from the wall easy.
This is the end of the tour. I thought I would share the paint colors here, in case you were wondering. The blue on the bottom of the walls is Valspar Ocean Sigh . The orange on the chair rail and closet is Valspar’s Roasted Squash. The gray up top is Valspar City Storm.
We also need to do the crown molding and add a ceiling light/fan too. There are recessed lights around the edges of the room. We used to have a ceiling fan but it broke. We have not replaced it. We are looking for a really cool light, or maybe another fan.
Hopefully, we can finally put this project to a rest, and start on the next one!