Monday, August 17, 2009

Finn’s Room

After several requests to show my kids’ rooms, I might have mentioned that I would after I got a few things finished first. Well, Finn’s room is still not finished, but since it’s been a while since I made that statement I’ll share it anyway. I apologize for the picture quality. I took these in the morning and his window faces west, but anyhoo… welcome to Finn’s explorer room:


This is looking in from the entrance. His bed was my brother’s bed from junior high through college. I plan to paint it black one day [his crib was black], but that’s further down on the “to do” list. The bedding was stolen ‘er borrowed from my mom. I sewed the curtains to match his baby bedding. I’m not a great seamstress, I didn’t have a pattern, I just kind of winged it, so don’t look too closely at them. The airplane was a gift from Finn’s grandparents.


This is looking back the other direction. The entrance is the door to the left, and his closet doors are on the right. My original plan was to paint an outdoor scene with a farmhouse and a red plane flying over, plus a dog and frog by a pond. Well, I nixed that right after I started painting it. The explorer idea came after lying awake in the middle of the night, uncomfortable from the pregnancy. The whole concept is of a boy [Finn] and his dog [Odyssey] traveling all over the world. The color palette came from two bolts of material I bought for $10 about 3 years before I had Finn [just in case I ever had a boy.] I painted the scene, the plaid wall treatment and the chair rail to coordinate with that fabric that became his bedding. I was 8 and a half months pregnant when I finished.

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doors5armoire This is the top of Finn’s armoire. These are supposed to be decorative, but they’ve been a part of many imagined adventures.


This is Finn’s art gallery, which is displayed by his changing table. The changing table was purchased for $10 at a garage sale. It started out white, but as with most of the furniture in my house, I painted it black. I stenciled the star on to match the chair rail. I know Finn’s potty trained, but the table houses a bunch of toys and books, so it earns its keep. The two plastic boxes underneath are full of wooden train sets which were given to Finn from a neighbor. They have been some of the best toys we’ve owned. The rug is from Ikea, $14.99. The dog on the rug is an ornery mutt who made her way into most of the pictures because she thought I was playing with her.

Well, that’s Finn’s room. His is one of my all time favorite mural’s I ever painted. [I was a muralists for almost 4 years until Mr. F came into the picture.] His room’s always this clean, and his bed’s always made, and I didn’t stage this at all. Nope. Not one little bit.


nessa dee


Abby said...

I blogged about you :) Hope you don't mind!

thedoodlegirl said...

Unbelieveable! You are so talented!

Debbie Egizio said...

The doors are fabulous!!! I love what you did with the room! Amazing!!!!

Amy C said...

this is so adorable, I bet he never leaves his room!

Victoria said...

Wonderful... makes me wish I was a kid in your home!

Cha Cha said...

Is it okay to call a boys room beautiful. I can find no other word. You did an amazing job. THANKS FOR SHARING AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.