The other day I showed you some Pinterest inspiration for my oldest son, Bryn's, "Explorer" Themed Bedroom Makeover.
The first thing I knew I had to change was his window coverings. Even he mentioned that the red and white gingham curtains were feeling a bit "babyish."
I thought the denim kept things "big-boy, " but apparently he thought otherwise.
And the pennants that I made a few years back? Cute in my books, "silly" in his.
Oh dear. I think I am seeing a shade of "Tweeny-ness" in my almost 9 year old!
So, because, for the first time ever, Bryn had an opinion about his bedroom decor, I took him shopping for curtain fabric.
It didn't take long for him to pick out some fabulous tan and black map fabric. The tan blended nicely with his tan-coloured walls and the black was graphic and exciting.
We opted to stay away from long, floor-brushing drapes and went with a valance.
Both he and I liked the simplicity of it.
To jazz up the neutral fabric, I sewed on a slick line of red along the bottom edges.
It ties the valance to the red colour of his bunk beds.
I've used this same valance pattern
to sew new window coverings for my other son's bedroom, too. Even though they are the same basic shape, the colour and fabric change the look so much!!
(I'll share them soon.)
Here's a little peekity-peek of how Bryn's room is coming together already. A globe, a wall map....we're on our way!
Before I go, I'd like to share some pictures of a day out I recently had with my 2 younger kids.
We visited nearby Springridge Farm and enjoyed the sunshine and farm animals.
The sunflowers were 10 feet tall and the tarts in the bakery were scrumptious.
(You can tell that Cam REALLY enjoyed his!)
One more week until school starts here. All 5 of us head back - 2 teachers and 3 students.
Where did the summer go??