If you recall, I jumped into blogging with Linda’s One Room Challenge over at Calling It Home. What an amazing start and I obviously need a constant ORC to keep me on schedule!! HERE is the final reveal of Kevin’s room that I worked on.
Lucky us get to take a peak at everyone’s rooms now and see how it all worked in real life. So here’s Kevie’s room then and now, how’s it’s holding up to a crazy 7-year old and if my other two children are talking to me yet for not doing their rooms…
Here’s the room when I finished the ORC back in November.
I wish I could say it’s that clean now! But, actually Kevie loves his room so much that he tries really hard to keep it tidy. I wish I could show you a finished bed skirt with the leftover fabric from the curtains, but that’s not done… What I will show you is all of Kevin’s personal touches…
Can you find the artwork he’s added to his gallery wall? One day, he asked me for the tape I used in his room and I then came up to find his awesome addition…
Yes, it’s some war picture that probably includes blood somewhere…awesome. Would I love to take it down? Sure, but at least he used the washi tape nicely.
Then there’s the row of ginormous super heroes that Santa brought. Kevie plays with them everyday and then without fail lines them up every night on top of his dresser. I don’t think I would want these guys staring at me all night… Please be sure to notice the phenomenal Star Wars poster affixed to the wall (I tried to get him to put it on the back of his door…didn’t work).
My favorite addition has been his new art studio he got for Christmas from Grandma and Grandpa. He uses it all the time and then carefully puts every piece back in it’s spot (he definitely doesn’t take after me!). Still loving my dipped leg table and chairs!
Kevin has also stepped it up in the pez dispenser collection on his shelf. Hopefully it doesn’t get to epic proportions, even thought a pez art installation like THIS could be cool down the road. The colorful robot puzzle was a Little Christmas gift.
Then there’s the Christmas decorations…that won’t go away. Anna and Kevin worked on these and it looks great, but there comes a time when we need to move on… Maybe if the snow ever melts, we’ll usher in a new season…
Our one casualty so far… I joked in the comments HERE about who was crazier, someone spending over $1,200 for this cutie or someone paying $50 and putting it in a kid’s room. Apparently, it’s the latter! Look how sad he looks… 😦 Any advice on the best glue for lucite?
After the reveal, I did get some requests for information on the bedding and meant to do a post… So here’s some info:
After looking at different options and purchasing some at Garnet Hill and HomeGoods, I couldn’t nail down the right blue, so I ended up mixing and matching and improvising to get the above look.
The first purchase was the Nate Berkus throw pillow from Target. I loved the pattern and the little metal discs hanging off the corners.
Then I searched high and low for a coverlet (he didn’t want anything bulky). I tried this one from Garnet Hill but it was too purple in person (even though the orange threading and reverse was perfect). I went back to his original quilt and was going to try to take the sailboats off, but in the end reversed it for plain white and it has the blue banding when it’s folded down. Perfect! And cost nothing!
Once I was going with the white quilt I knew I had to jazz up the rest, so I found the orange polka dot sheets on Overstock and the striped throw and orange pillow at Ikea! The total for Kevie’s bedding came to….drumroll, please…$86!! Not bad… Actually, make that $94 with the foxes!
Thanks for revisiting Kevie’s room with me! Oh, and the Anna and Michael…
Yup, they’re still pissed!
I’m off to check out what everyone else has been up to at Calling It Home. I need inspiration for the next One Room Challenge coming up in April!
Thanks for stopping by! – kate