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What I’ve been up;Preteen boys room update

Wow…seriously it is already mid July?? Summer is passing too quickly…as usual. We have really been enjoying lazy days without the worry of homework and routines. I hope you too have been enjoying it too ;) I have been working on a few things here and there…one is the Bear’s room. It is coming together. He is a bit of a tough client….much more difficult to please than the peanut….this was a complete surprise to me. I thought I would just pick stuff and he would be like…ok, cool….but he has definite likes and dislikes…and he has a definite vision for his space.

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We scraped the idea of a desk in the room. Mainly because he already has a desk in the library to work at…and because it would be taking space away from what we are now calling the “chill zone”. Yes…it is totally beast. Beast meaning awesome. More details on this soon :)

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The color I chose is Cement Gray (Glidden, Martha Stewart, Home Depot) It is such a pleasing gray. The color immediately brightened the space….which I think is odd for the color gray. It is not blue, not purple….just a nice gray. Perfect. The ceiling is Breath of Blue…same color I used in the office (because I had almost a full gallon :) The trim has all been repainted with a coat of White Umber (porter paint) in a semi gloss.

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The UK fathead really pops on the wall color! He loved the PBteen mural (bball hoop) and I love the pop of orange. That will be a repeating color in this space. I think it gives a nice edge of manly sophistication (just like my bear…ha ha ha) It is a nice room to grow into also….

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Coming soon…a new bed that I am making…the chill zone reveal…and more ;)

What do you think about the gray and orange and blue combo??

Here are some past post about this room…

Preteen Boys room: Moodboard

Update #2

Going to pick a winner today for the Martha cookbook!! Last call to sign up!!

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Boys room: an update

My bear has been patiently waiting for his room to be “updated”. I have tried to get started…working on it in between summer fun. Our inspirations include…basketball, University of Kentucky, Gray, blue and white…University of Dayton…and really just sports in general. It will be a room that will take him through to college (what’s that sound…oh it’s me weeping…college…sigh) Ok…so here is where we are at today….

Pictures

Sources (Bed, Rug, Bball mural)

I am thinking of finding a good gray for the walls. The color above is Stonington Gray by Ben Moore. It may not have enough color in it….looking a bit washed out on the wall. The other color I like is Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart paints (Glidden). The ceiling will be white. I want the gray to be a color…and not a background…(if that makes any sense) I want it to be a statement….but I don’t want it to be a “cave”. We are leaving the carpet for now…it is just a basic beige. I found a fun bubble rug on overstock.com that has all the colors we are using in the room. Thinking of building a bed out of pipes….similar to this one in restoration hardware. Stay tuned for that…:) I ordered a UK fathead and a basketball hoop mural (it is 4 by 6!!) So those will be nice statement pieces for the walls. The windows will probably get some roman shades…still thinking. I would like to create a wood “cork” wall of some sort also.

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Back to patching the walls….fun ;)

Have you used a nice gray lately?? Do tell!

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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