Just a quick addition of an update of the boys’ room to my house tour. I still have things to do in here but realistically, I’m done for now.
Their room has a little entryway before you actually turn right and enter it. It’s been a wasted space but it’s just large enough for their little chair. It’s a good quiet place for reading so I gave them my Elvis Reads print–and their metal initials hang on the wall. I also have corkboards to add here for art, homework, etc., but want to cover them with fabric first.
And you walk in and turn right:
Below is the little entryway looking from their room:
And here’s the updated art wall. These are vintage prints of The Hobbit from a 1970s calendar. I went to the dollar store and got these frames:
Here’s a close up–I love these prints!
And here’s a close up of their shelf. The brass dinosaur is my FIL’s from when he was a kid. The plant is a carnivore–like a Venus Flytrap but called a Saracenia I think. My mom got it for the boys and it was fun to watch it eat flies over the summer.
And here’s an art project the boys and I did last week. It was fun to all work together on it. I drew the lines and the boys colored them in.
Another shot of the dresser with the vintage and antique maps:
And here are the boys beds a bit more made up. I still need to work on bedding but I do like these wool blankets I got for $15 a piece at the army surplus store. They are very warm but a bit scratchy. They would be good to go on top of another comforter or something like that…
And the bay window with the light fixture and more pillows:
I love these ticking stripe pillows from Ikea.
They are called the Margareta and with a down insert they are great.
I paired the gray one with these called the Sanela:
It’s a faux velvet but is really nice.
Here’s a detail of the pillows:
And because I love a good before and after, here is the before:
And finally, thank you so much to everyone who left such sweet and touching comments on my last post. I am so often amazed and honored by the compassion and friendships I have found through blogging. It is an unexpected benefit of joining the blogging world but has quickly become the most important to me. I hope one day to actually “meet” all the wonderful people I have gotten to know through this blog and say thank you in person! Our family is starting a new chapter without Uncle James and although we miss him, the busy-ness of our lives at this stage brings into stark relief the fact that life really does go on. I know it will be a very different one for the Stalters though. Thanks again to all my blog-friends for your kindness!