I'm. a. geek.
There, I said it; the truth really does set you free. ;)
Stats: senior year of high school, eyebrows that could give Brooke Shields a run for her money, sporting my name on my shirt - I think this was a Volleyball team thing?, why do I have a ring on my middle finger?, weird facial expression in picture - I'm about to crunch a Crunch bar - really?!
Want to know more about this picture? Oh, yeah you totally do! An old friend from high school has this picture - there were no digital cameras back then. She found it when she was moving and thought it would be funny to scan and post it on Facebook. Why do we think this Facebook thing is a good idea again? ;)
As if you need any more proof of my geekiness, I bring you exhibit B-
Stats: Disneyland, about three years ago, yes- I'm the grown-up girl who wears mouse ears - whatever- Minnie Mouse is awesome!, weird bangs- it was hot? ---- look how sweet my baby was
Every now and again I have moments when I look like maybe I'm not a geek. You know, moments when people on the street might think that I'm actually normal.
Those moments are far, far, far, and few between.
Why am I letting the geek cat out of the bag? Because I'm about to let my geek flag fly so high in the sky that you just might run for the hills, so I thought I should warn you. ;)
When my son said he wanted a Star Wars room, I just about did a cartwheel! I LOVE STAR WARS! I also love Lord of the Rings and may or may not have been at the midnight showing for Return of the King- whatever - just be glad that I don't have a picture of myself in elf ears. Ok- that didn't happen, but it could have. Back to the point. Star Wars! I was all about this idea. I'm not usually into character themed rooms but in my opinion Yoda is a rockstar.
So the room is not done, but here are some progress pics. I'm not going super charactery (yes, that's a word) but I am definitely going all out on this one.
|The furniture hasn't been put back into place yet.|
Ok, so before I get to the paint details, I need to address the elephant in the room. Yes, there is a large tv in his room, but no he doesn't have cable access or video games up here. He can only watch parent-approved dvd's. No we didn't buy this tv for his room. This is just where it landed when our dreams of roofing and enclosing our deck went south because we had to have our hardwood floors replaced. We bought the tv over a year ago on Black Friday thinking it would land out there, but instead it landed in a closet. We figured we wouldn't be able to sell a barely used tv for what we paid for it even if we did get a good deal, so we put it in the boy's room. So don't go thinking that I'm spoiling my kids rotten. They are spoiled and sometimes rotten, but it's not my fault! Besides, everyone knows that judgement is the path to the dark side.....or maybe I just made that up. ;)
Now that we got that out of the way.....
Can I get a woot woot for finally finishing all of the painting?! I painted the walls, all of the trim work, and the ceiling!
Walls - Olympic Moonstone - eggshell
Trim - Bright white matched to the color of all of the trim throughout the house. This made such a difference as the trim was looking sort of yellowish. I don't think it had been repainted in over 20 years, and it really needed a fresh coat of paint.
Over a year ago, I painted the ceiling Valspar Royal Navy in a satin finish then added the decals (glow in the dark stars from Pottery Barn and X wing fighters ordered from this shop on Etsy but not sure if they're still open) . Just last week I finally finished what I started by mixing the wall color with the ceiling color............
and using an old, very damp washcloth..........
to create the look of a night sky.
Clearly, I'm not an artist, but the boy doesn't care. He loves his ceiling, and that's what matters. It's kind of like a Monet - if you get my drift. It looks better from afar. ;) It will make more sense once I get the artwork framed and hung on the wall; but first I need to decide how to dress the windows.
I picked up a few yards of this striped fabric in the clearance bin at a local fabric shop for $9/yd. It's a nice heavy duty canvas! I have a plan, but I haven't started on it yet. Probably because I'm also working on the headboard situation with the help of my beanie-sportin' hub.
More on that next week if I get a chance to finish.
And just for laughs.......
.......the winner of the most awesome alarm clock ever! (K-mart baby- bought last fall) Sister likes to hang things on it - like glittery necklaces, which highly annoys the boy. I don't stop her because I think it's funny. I know - such a bad momma. What? The arms are meant for hanging stuff!
So, are you heading for the hills now? It's ok people- go ahead - embrace your inner geek. All the cool geeks are doing it!
I really want to give my son a room that he'll remember when he's older. A room that he'll look back on as the setting for some of his greatest childhood memories. I want to give him a space that is his own - for him to play, imagine, dream, and rest. I love him dearly and this is just one way I can show him - by making his dream room come to life.
Cheers to the weekend! What are your plans? You can guess what mine are.
P.S. I might get this for my office area.