Saturday, April 16, 2011
Lake's Room is DONE!
He decided that he didn't like the khaki I had painted his room and wanted something bright and crazy - like orange. For the whole room. Ummm, no. So we compromised. He got a bright orange stripe (softened by a smaller navy blue stripe at mom's insistence). We also got him a desk with storage above for his many collections - rocks, snow globes, seashells, etc. - at his insistence. He felt these collections should be on display because they are so valuable. If he only knew I got that seashell collection for $2.99 in a Florida airport giftstore...
In case you were wondering, that IS Abe Lincoln made out of a 2 liter coke bottle on top of the desk, a project he had to do for school. He loves it and so do I. He put a lot of heart and soul into that project, so I don't mind it being displayed.
Here is an idea for some cheap artwork in a kid's room - have them draw pictures of what they are interested in or things they think they draw well, add a little scrapbook paper as a mat, and frame them. Here are Lake's personal contributions to his room, which are my favorite things in here. They are so...him. I am very proud of him for his artistic ability and he is very proud that he contributed to his room.
Lake likes that it is not too babyish and I like that it is not too grown-up. Kinda perfect for that in-between a child and a teenager stage...right at the point when they start telling you they want to decorate it by themself and you have to say NO. Can you imagine if I had agreed to an all bright orange room?!?!?