Hi all! As promised here are some more photos of my little mister's room reno.
For now all is complete. The last thing on my wish list for the room is a desk. However, I don't want to do anything yet until we know exactly the most space efficient way to do this. So for now, the kitchen counter still serves as Homework Central.
Here is a peek inside a young boys simple room reno:
This is hands down one of Ty's favorite items in his room. Seriously, I had to take into consideration the dimensions of the loft bed and furniture placement so that it didn't interfere with what he calls, "mini-hoops".
We just recently brought this wooden cabinet out of the shed and placed it in Ty's room. It is a piece that his grandfather made and that he had in his room when he was a baby.
One thing a little boy needs lots of is storage. With all the legos, trophies, books, games, etc. storage is a priority and always an issue in a small room.
After cleaning off the dust, the musty odor from being in the shed for so long, along with cleaning away a few critters that had take refuge, the cabinet is good as new!
This is a dresser that I moved with us from San Francisco! It is very old, the drawers are a bit wonky and not easy to open or close. Yet, I love this dresser! I used this dresser as Ty's changing table when he was a wee little baby. I love the fact that he still uses it as his dresser.
Quite frankly, I have toyed with the idea of getting him a new dresser mostly because it makes me a little grumpy when I constantly find the drawers wide open. A 10 year old cannot appreciate the little extra effort it takes to close drawers from an old dresser.
So occassionally I "threaten" to get my little guy a new dresser so I don't have to constantly close drawers. I threaten but I know that sometimes things with history and age just need a little extra care and a little patience.
A boys room wouldn't complete without legos and lego men. There has been many a battle with these little guys!
I always enjoy having Ty's art displayed around the house. We have a simple wire hung on the wall where I use tiny clothespins to hang my little guy's art. I use to frame a lot of his pieces and still do. But, this way is so much easier to change out as new art pieces come in.
I'm sure I will tweak the room from time to time. It's just my nature. But for now, I think it's just perfect.
More importantly, my little guys thinks so too!