Almost immediately I went out and bought a giant 3D letter M and I mod podged map paper all over it and I loved it. I also found the cutest globe at Steinmart, and I accidentally bought a map on amazon, so I modpodged that bad boy to a canvas as well. Things were starting to come together. I even got paint samples. I was ON this.
Ummm, that was back in August.
Well, life happens, you know how it goes. There was just never the right moment. And painting sucks, so there was that too.
Anywhodle, as is usually the case with me and my "inner decorator" one morning I woke up and I was ON IT, like white on rice. It was gonna get done that week or not at all.
I'm quite pleased to report that Maxs room came together rather quickly and nicely. I was very pleased with the color I had long ago sampled. My darling friend Chris came and put up my board and batten in like 5 minutes. I painted it all in a day, without really moving furniture or covering a darn thing. That was nice. I found many things super discount and paid actually prices for a couple, but in the end, I'm pleased as punch with Maxs Map room. It's masculine, boyish, playful and clean. And the best part...I feel like he can grow with this for awhile. Well, actually, the BEST part was Maxs reaction to the map mural and the whole room. He walked in, gasped and said "I like EVERYTHING you put in here Mom." WIN!!
So, I will try to appropriately show before and after pics. No guarantees, since I still hate this Mac and can't figure out how to find pics without A LOT of work.
The room worked for two little kids, and it was bright.
Are you ready?
Well OK, first a shot of the board and batten going up. I have other pics of the process of painting, etc. But that's on my i phone. Sorry bout it.
So, there you have it. Maxs Map room in all it's splendor.
Hope you like it.
World maps and brain stimulation,
Paint - Provencal by Behr, Swiss Coffee by Behr
Go Into the World sign - Custom
World map - Amazon
Bedding - IKEA
Explore letters - craftcuts.com
Globe - Steinmart
Travel box - Home Goods
Subway sign - Burlington
Hook, small sign, Giant M - JoAnns
Mirror - Cost Plus World Market
Trunk - Old Brick House vintage market
Locker basket on dresser - Old Brick House vintage market
Laundry Hamper - Home Goods