The boxes give a real pop of colour to the room and I really like how the star motif is picked up in the toy box we already had.
My next step was to give the entire room a fresh coat of paint in Dulux “White Duck”, a modern stone colour that looks lovely against crisp white trim and goes beautifully with navy. Unfortunately the only shot I have of the painted room is the one below, which doesn’t really show off the new paint colour very well. I always planned to take some more photos, but I kept putting it off because the room wasn’t completed to my satisfaction – and then we moved.
If you have a keen eye, you may have noticed the star motif popping up again in that wall canvas to the right of the dresser. I found some fabric at Spotlight with the navy/ red/ star theme, and used a piece of it to cover a plain canvas. Makes for some cheap wall art!
I also added a new rug, another Target steal – reduced to $40! I brought it home, very pleased with my unusually frugal self, where it lasted all of a week before sustaining the mother of all spillages, care of two small boys who decided to help themselves to a bottle of milk from the fridge and pour it into cups in their bedroom. On the new rug, of course. Of all places they could’ve chosen. My poor milk-sodden rug was then subjected to a wash in the bathtub and being spread over the outdoor table to dry (for days – because it would not dry! And it was too heavy to hang on the clothesline.) The upshot being it was left to slowly bake in the hot sun and become crazily sun-bleached except for one lonesome strip that had been hanging over the edge.
Um…. lucky it was only $40, is all I can say! I have plans to redeem it – but that’s another DIY project.
I’m looking forward to actually finishing off the boys’ bedrooms in our new house – photos of the new abode coming up next week! And a list of DIY to-do’s a mile long. I can’t wait! 🙂
What do you think? Are you a fan of the classic star motif for a boys’ bedroom? Ever tried stencilling something to personalise it?