Thursday, March 3

Ben's Room

For the very first time, Benjamin now has his own room!!
He loves it. Mommy and Daddy love it. Everyone is REALLY happy. ;)

It's really the only room in our house that is totally finished. The rest of the house is really close... just a few minor things here and there before I post pictures. I'm working on drapes for all the other rooms right now.

I wanted Ben's room to be fun and colorful, but at the same time, very functional. I think I managed to achieve both with this room and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

Here's what you see when you walk in the door:
(sorry this pic is so dark)

I found some long purple & white panels on a clearance rack and re-worked them to make Ben's curtains.

I cut off the purple part... (they didn't need to be floor-length for a kid's room anyhow,) then I sewed on some red bias tape to the bottom.

I made his top valance with a large piece of cardboard, quilt batting & some
extra red fabric I had.
*tip: I've learned from HGTV to always make a window look bigger if you can- so I hung the curtain rod far above the actual top of the window; making it appear taller. This "valance" covered that little trick.*

I added some red pom-pom trim.
*Don't use pom-pom trim in an area that can be reached by smaller babies as it can be a choking hazard.*

Then I made a euro-sham pillow case (w/ some red trim) using another identical panel.

Okay, so here's to the left of the bed:
The first main thing I wanted was toy organization...

Shelves - Home Depot
Baskets-Dollar Tree.
Ben is allowed to have 2 baskets down at a time. If he wants something different, we clean up1 basket before taking another down. This saves me SO much clean up time. Our "dump everything into enormous toy boxes" system we had going kept everything a mess. Now, toy sets stay together, puzzle don't lose their pieces, and I can decide whether or not I want Ben playing with noisy toys.
(Those aren't the ones in his reach.)

2nd thing I wanted in Ben's room: a comfy movie area.
*the 2 wooden airplanes hanging from the ceiling were on top of Nick's grooms cake at our wedding- (Since he's an A&P)

This old toy box and rocking horse belonged to Nick when he was little...

Nick and I found this old-fashioned writing desk at a resale shop & loved it!

The Dr. Seuss quote "Oh the Places We Will Go" titles this wall filled with maps of far-off places, Great-Grandpa Mofley's binoculars and the mileage distance to destinations we plan to visit.

I bought these letters at Hobby Lobby for $1.77 each, spray painted them red, and hot glued twine on for some cheap, extra decor.

Well, that concludes your tour of Ben's room : D
Hope you enjoyed it!


Stephen and Melody said...

You are one smart, talented, creative chick! I really love seeing your ideas and how to be creative with what you've got.

Becky said...

SUPER cute!

Brittney Mofley said...

Thanks guys!