Decisions


I was browsing Spoonflower today looking to see if there were any genius fabric patterns to inspire a design for my son's room and I think I found one.  I saw this take on a Pantone color chart and thought it would be fun to upholster a chair in it. Also, the fact that all their fabrics are in the $18-38 range(depending on the type of fabric you print on) is a bonus.

The only thing is it really doesn't help me in narrowing down a color scheme.

So I'm thinking of putting it on these...
but my only hesitation is that they destroy everything with juice, boogs and drool. So I'm probably going to keep the orange leather and
frame a huge piece of the fabric for some inexpensive art.

 I also wanted to do upholstered headboards, but the juice and body fluids stopped me from making that mistake. Instead I'm going with these...

They are actually the beds my sisters and I used as kids. Haven't decided to paint them black or leave natural yet. I will have to let my energy level decide.

Here is the really sad and pathetic part. They are turning 4 & 6 soon and I have never "designed" a room for them. I'm a freaking designer, like the landscaper that doesn't mow his own lawn.
My only excuse is they DESTROY things. They go through a bedding set a year, draw on my walls and furniture despite punishments and having toys and priviledges taken away, and there room looks like a warzone constantly. I can't believe I'm actually showing you this, and I straightened it up a bit too. Here is is today...


messy desk is staying, mess hopfully not

I straightened the artwork, and noticed the o-m-a-s is mysteriously missing from Thomas' name. It was there the other day.
Note the baskets of Hot Wheels dumped over. I make myself nuts and organize them by car size , WHY?, because it makes me feel better when I'm done. Does anyone else organize their kids toys and then get annoyed when they dump them? Why do we do this?
They also love to drag there blankets allover the house to build forts and nests, which is fine, but its another reason why I never do their room. It always looks like an unmade bed.

Enough of my whining and tangents. On a good note, the little homewreckers have some expensive nightstands. I found my little pagoda treasures on Pieces painted black for ...



Yeah, that was a great find. Now I'm contemplating a color to paint them. My first choice was a  Prussian Blue, but I like green too.

The following are my fave boys rooms. The first one is my extra fave... maybe because I'm picturing them all neat with ascots and a pocket square (for the boogs), having calm deep conversations  with each other. Thomas is sketching, Joe is quietly organizing his sock drawer.... one  can dream.
Some black headboards...
i like.

Love the green chests, that would be the color I'd pick for the night stands...

This is my neutral wildcard, least likely to happen because I can't seem to stay away from color. Look at my fabric pick!  Maybe when they are tweens.

I've always loved Lulu's, and I want the artwork...
What do you think?


11 comments:

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I think you are freakin hilarious :)
I love your fabric pick and also love the orange chair as is. The solid wood headboard is a safe bet and I actually like the wood tone. Which is not usually my thing. Can't wait to see updates.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Ha I ask the same question. And im putting white bedding in his room!! You might get an email from me about this. Seems like we are both in same boat. We have destructive kids.

pimp my bricks said...

Amazing how far those boogs can travel isn't it? Over whole walls that are next to the bed. And it isn't confined to boys - mine is a girl (grown out of it now, thankfully, into the next stages of teenaged slobbishness, gawd luv 'er).

DomesticJenny said...

Love the fabric pick and the inspiration photos! Can't wait to see what you end up with!

bluehydrangea said...

That fabric is amazing!! I can't wait to see what you do! And my oldest son has those same beds in his room, painted white. I would love to paint them a brighter color but don't seem to have the time!! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Heather (love your space) said...

You could do tight slipcovers on upholstered headboards if you wanted to use the pantone fabric that way.... BUT, I love the vintage beds, love them in their natural state, and think the fabric as art with the orange chairs and the nightstands painted green would be amazing.

Also. My girls are in that blankets = nests phase all of a sudden. It's a mess.

It's nice to know I'm not alone in all of this!

Houndstooth and Nail said...

HAHHAHAAAAA!! I love it! Thank you for the post, I have a crazy little destroyer too, he just turned 2. I have years of destruction to come, I know. Yes, I pick up all the little toys and try to put them away in an organized fashion. I'm trying to hone his O.C.D. now and have him help but that only lasts a second or two.
I am in a state of chaos in my house currently, trying to move our office to another room to make the office into a play room to corral all the toys and then that will eventually become his big boy room. So the pics are inspirational! I like the room with the Union Jack, but please, those lamps would be knocked over and broken in about 3 seconds. Unless of course they are glued down to that beautiful dresser. LOL!!

The Glam Lamb said...

That white campaign dresser is bananas!! Loves! Loves! Loves!

Bromeliad said...

Close the door and wait 12 years.

kiersten13 said...

Hahhh...after almost two years living in my house we have just started to fix up James' room. I always get embarassed when he wants to show his room to people. I'm tempted to let him take them to my room and have him say it's his.

Love the pick of my old bed. Courtney was the pineapple and I had the round knobs.

Katie @ covestreetblog said...

Danika,
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, made my day:) I loved this post, I have 4 & 6 year old boys as well, and everything you said is 'so boys', totally cracked me up! All of your inspiration pics are amazing, I can't wait to see what you end up doing for your little dudes. Take Care:)

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