Let's celebrate by showing you his finished room. (Although as Mr. Decor says, nothing in our home is ever finished, it is merely between transformations. :)
Back in December I showed you a curtain topper I had made for sweet boys room. This window treatment was affectionately named the raggamonster. Yet somehow a great deal of time has passed before I finally got around to showing you the rest of his room.
To give you a bit of background on how the rooms style was selected, you need to know that one of sweet boys favorite tv shows is The Amazing Race. One evening last fall he said to me, "Mama, I've had a train room for a long, long time. I am getting bigger now and I would like an AMAZING room." I knew instantly what he meant and thought it would be so much fun to create a room fit for a world traveler. But I was sad to see the room of his toddlerhood go. The train bedding was selected from Patch Magic and I just loved it.
(If you love the train bedding too please email me as I am selling this gently used set. The curtains were shortened with stitch witchery and can easily be let back down to their full 84 inch length. )
Soon after our conversation I found myself at the Rose Bowl flea market. There I discovered a vintage school room map, a globe, a few suitcases and other accessories. Sweet boy selected a color from the map and we repainted the room "Glass Bottom Boat" by Martha Stewart.
A few old travel posters and other artwork helped to set the theme of the room.
A ship for the seafaring traveler...
For those who love to fly the friendly skies...
Vintage post cards featuring far off places are displayed on a wire memo board.
Don't you just adore the pith helmet? It always makes me think of Hunter Van Pelt in Jumanji.
The huge vintage school map fills up the large wall space quite nicely.
Above the closet is a large niche that I filled with an old globe, a few suitcases and a plane and pirate ship built by the world traveler's father.
The bedside table holds a pair of wooden shoes, and vintage radio and camera equipment.
The dresser holds another globe that is often carried into the living room when sweet boy watches T.A.R. It helps him to see where in the world Phil is. I often tell clients to make sure that their mirrors (particularly those placed above a fireplace) reflect something of beauty. Thankfully, I practice what I preach. :)