We moved Number One son back into his bedroom on the weekend. He had been sleeping on a mattress in our room for over a week.With school resuming today we wanted #1 to be able to have his room back.
His room is not quite done - the French doors and the wardrobe doors are yet to be painted. We just ran out of time. We also need to hang some of #1's artwork onto the bare walls and add some other final touches like coat hooks, blinds, new bedding and a small set of vintage drawers/shelves.
The furniture is very basic. The double bed used to Jason's when he was bachelor, and the desk is some 1980s grey vinyl thing which was passed onto us by Jason's family. It's fine. It is all perfectly solid and functional.
We realise it is a room which will evolve over time to our son's eight year old tastes. At the moment he is crazy about WWII Cromwell tanks and other military vehicles, but who knows what he will like next month?
At least he won't have to share his room with the flakes of paint which used to fall off the wall. It's a lovely looking room now which he likes enormously.
I'll share some more shots of this room when we do the finishing touches after serious consultation with #1.
This bedroom opens from the kitchen and opens out onto the back deck.
1980s desk with IKEA chair
He still likes to sleep with Teddy
Bare white walls waiting for art
Before show taken from the back deck
Before shot of the flaking paint