Monday, December 8, 2008

Miracle: boy tidies room


With a little bit of help from me, my son tidied up his room, organised toys and removed the things he's outgrown. He has such a tiny little room, and he needs to make space for the new toys that will no doubt be arriving on December 25.

It hasn't been this tidy in a loooooong time, so I needed pictorial evidence that this room has been clean. Wish I could edit out the ugly brick wall view he has. I've been meaning to grow up climber up it or do something to make it look slightly less of an eyesore.











Being a terribly sentimental mum, I couldn't resist framing my son's first ever pair of shoes....so adorable. I teamed them with his great grandfather's baby spoon. No doubt this framed piece will embarrass him soon and I will have to take it down and hide it somewhere, but for the moment he's happy to have it on display.



The framed shoes get a little lost on this wall so I'd like to move them to another smaller wall and put up a big framed pin up board in its place, but I've yet to find one I like.


I had this bookcase made to my specifications - deep enough to hold baskets for all the items that a boy seems to collect along the way. Usually you can't see the top of this bookcase because it is covered in stuff....school work, lolly wrappers, rocks, you name it!


10 comments:

viera said...

Carherine ,
Room is so cute and I love framed shoes and spoon. Such a great idea. I am sure he will love it when he grows up.
XXX
V

Fiona Taylor said...

Love the baskets...I don't think I've actually looked behind the door each time I've been to your house, so I missed out on the bookcase. He is a lucky kid to have such a cool room.

delamare said...

Or his wife will!

Solange said...

Hi Catherine,
sorry, haven't been around for a bit, but I have been very busy, my son, creche, family visits...
I absolutely love your son's room, so tidy and love the blue and white. Very boyish yet cozy.
My son also has got a blue and white room, but it's more for a toddler still :-)

have a wonderful week,
Solange

Heidi said...

Looks like it came right from the pages of Pottery Barn. Very handsome. Maybe one day I will have the gutts to photo my 6 year old's room.

River said...

Could you possibly paint something on that brick wall? A painted garden view or something that would tie in with his room decor?

Kimberlee said...

what a gorgeous room, you did the most amazing job! x

citysage said...

This is just about the most perfect kids room I've ever seen. Perfect for a little boy, yet with such grown up design appeal to. You have a real talent for interiors Catherine!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Hello from Canada! I adore the red shoes in the frame. So incredible.

OLIVEAUX said...

I love the room Catherine! You have done a fabulous job. Amanda x