Woop woop, new color in Eddie-Bo’s new room! It’s Sherwin Williams 9164 Illusive Green, a warm and calm grey/green color. I choose an eggshell finish because it’s a kids room. I prefer an even more matte finish than that, but this way it will be more resistant for scratches and stains. Also to think about when picking colors, that same color in two rooms can look totally different depending on the lights from the windows. Even what light bulb you are using is making a difference in the tone. Just so you know!
Now I just want his bed and desk to arrive so he can move in here! Those were suppose to be delivered two weeks ago, hmm. My plan was to surprise him with a new room for his birthday, but with two days left I’m pretty sure that will not happen. Oh well. I found some goodies today that I know will make him happy!
I’m keeping the big, blue rug from Restoration Hardware, but will paint the room in a grey/green color.
From Land of Nod – bed, desk +desk shelf, the E and penholder. From Ikea – shelf, pillows and desk chair. From Union -trash bin and alarm clock.
I feel all these things work for a teenager too, plus it’s easy to add any accent color to this calm grey/blue/green palate, if you would like to.
I’m also planning to add a few new lights and some sport things. Of course :) Can’t believe he’s turning 7 years old in a few weeks. SEVEN! And he wants his own alarm clock, stop growing kid ♥
I’m so excited to get this room done! I hope I get the desk and bed next week. Waiting is not my thing. At all.
The crib (that we haven’t used in awhile) is finally gone and Oliver now got a big boy bed (from Ikea) in his room. He was so proud and fell asleep fast. He’s full of energy all day long but luckily he loves to go to bed. Eddie-Bo was also excited to see his old bed again and jumped in and said “take a picture of me for the blog” :)
I’m thinking of maybe painting the room, even though I still like this light grey/blue color, but I’m always up for a change… but first I will start looking for some new pictures for the walls!
Before we changed the beds, I organized Oliver’s closet, and then I couldn’t stop… since we needed to get this big boy bed out of the storage I also started to organize in there… and now I have tons of stuff for donation!
I saw this basket a couple of month ago. Last night while we were playing in the basement I realized it would be perfect for our wood blocks (which is a gigantic jenga, but we use it most of the time to build tracks and houses), so I took a quick trip to Target.
It’s impossible to buy one thing when you go there… I also found these boxes, wood letters and animals. The stars and string lights I bought long time ago, from Target as well, but they are still in store.
Play tent (away team’s locker room if you ask Eddie-Bo) // Restoration hardware Hopscotch rug, chair, play table, toy boxes //Land of Nod
Fire truck and Gas station// Restoration hardware
Playhouse// Land of Nod
I got rid of some broken toys and put some other toys in a box, a good idea to keep some toys out of sight and then the kids get excited to see them coming back!
Gotta go, Pilates coming up and then I need to continue to plan for the renovation!
While the kids were playing and messed up Oliver’s room I got some time to organize Eddie-Bo’s room.
Hello, how are you? I’m good. Surprisingly good actually, since I went to bed pretty late last night and got up early to catch Eddie-Bo’s hockey game. All worth it, I love watching Eddie-Bo play and last night was a blast with amazing food at Selden Standard with great friends!
Do you remember my post about my mother in law’s wonderful project in Bangkok to help poor women? I really love these hangers and all the money goes to a good cause.
I can’t believe how fast Eddie-Bo and Oliver are growing! Almost all their pants and pj’s are too small. Online shopping coming up. Zara.com and Babyshop.com are two of my favorite sites for kids clothes.
Now when I’m in this “organize mood” I need more baskets, boxes and also a new shelf for the kids play area in the basement. I like these baskets in Oliver’s room a lot.
Also, need to get rid of some toys!!
How cute isn’t that papier mache elephant?! I love animal heads. Eddie-Bo has three matching bigger ones in his room. Unfortunately he doesn’t love them as much as I do. A little scary at night time he says, poor thing!
Oliver is turning three in May and I think he’s ready for a big boy bed.
Not gonna happen today but soon-ish :)
Now, time to serve my wonderful guests some coffee!
I bought these lights on a cord long time ago from Crate and Barrel, and my plan was to hang them outside on the porch.
Well, that never happened, but now they are hanging in Eddie-Bo’s room instead. Very cosy!