Progress in Our Son’s Room!

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Things are happening, ladies and gents, and our son’s room is starting to take definite shape.  I finished building and installing the book ledges–a big thank you to The Harpster Home for their tutorial–however, immediately after putting them up I didn’t like the color.  Sigh. They match the chair perfectly, but I think the dark stain drags down the color palette of the room.  I’m hoping that painting them white will make the chair pop more.  (I also considered painting them in a color–any suggestions?)

Speaking of that chair…

Progress for our Modern Kid's Room / Annabode.com

It’s almost done! I reupholstered the base and back (which, by the way, took FOREVER), but I have yet to do the cushion–I just wrapped the extra fabric over it for the photos.  I now have a whole new appreciation for what goes into upholstery, and I understand why most (sane) people pay others to do it.  Jenny Komenda’s fabulously in-depth tutorial on Little Green Notebook was my saving grace.  My chair was quite different from hers and involved a lot more sewing and taking apart different pieces of the chair, but her posts were incredibly helpful.  I hope to finish the cushion this weekend, and will share the final before/after photos then!

I also decided to tackle my plan for the far wall, which you can see in my last post.  I experimented with some washi tape, but found my original design was just too busy for the space.  So, I ended up with some simple, bright triangular “mountains”:

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I’ve been considering his dresser for a while now, which has a gorgeous shape but looks a little drab.  I was trying to think of ways to make the hardware pop (spray paint it?), but I think instead I will simply paint the front of the drawers white.  Here it is from last week:

Kid's Room Conundrums // Annabode.com

The top drawer has me stumped, as I can either leave it unpainted, paint it entirely white, or paint the background white and leave the attached molding unpainted.  Here is the look I’m going for:

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I think that, plus the white shelves, will really brighten the space!

Comments (2 )
  • Donna Brewster
    | 15 August 2014

    Hi from NH! White would be good–matches the woodwork. Another thing to consider if you want to understate it is to paint it the same color as the wall. I’m enjoying your blog!

    • annabode
      | 18 August 2014

      Thanks Donna! I’ve gone with white, pictures coming soon!

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