Monday, July 11, 2011
Candle Giveaway HERE
The kids come home from camp and within 15 minutes the house is trashed! Laundry abounds! Messy house or not, it is wonderful to have them home.
Despite getting in bed at 7:00 on the 4th of July and being miserable most of the week with severe allergies, I got so much done while the kids were away.
I painted some of the woodwork and doors around the house that were in dire need of a fresh coat of paint. I 'fixed up' the 1980's light fixture in the girls bathroom here, I re-enameled the kitchen sink, Shawn and I hung some drapes and an old buffet top that I converted into an architectural element (will share later), put the finishing touches on our powder bath, got my dining chairs ready for new fabric, did some decorating here and there and more organizing. It was strange doing only two loads of laundry and running the dishwasher once this week. We usually do at least three loads of laundry and run the dishwasher twice daily.
What I decided to show today is the boys room and decided I'd better show you all now because it is likely that we may very well never see the beds made or the floor picked up again, now that they're back home!
Just a reminder...this was the room with the pot (as in marijuana) stickers all over the walls, and worse. Before house pics HERE
The room is a total mish-mash of vintage sports memorobilia, like this field hockey stick with the 1972 Munich Olympics (sad) insignia and the teammates signatures,
and the random oddity, here and there, like an old tennis shoe slipper Trevor refuses to let die, which hangs from a framed Wheaties box signed by Steve Largent.
Oh, and yes, those are leg lady lamp lights (from A Christmas Story) hanging over the cricket picture. The antique sled was something I picked up a flea market in Colorado for $5 while we lived there.
Trevor just found the Kellen Moore jersey for $19 at Ross (they're usually $80), here in Oklahoma! He knew it must have been meant for him, because Boise State fans are just about unheard of here in Tulsa, OK!
This book is tacked to the wall. We live through these often: know him and you'll know just what I mean.
Big Foot shoe forms, from the 1970's, leather arm cuffs that belonged to Grandma Judy's Dad, C-3PO, R2D2, and a Boise State Mr. Potato Head are on the shelf above T's bed.
No rhyme or reason. Just neat stuff.
I really wanted to make headboards out of some vintage wooden skis. I was inspired to do this after living in Colorado and visiting Leadville, where one of the homes is completely surrounded by a fence made of old skis! So cool. Wouldn't a headboard be so cool made with three or four pairs of ski's lined up against the back of the bed. Dang, I want to do that! I already had it planned out in my mind. I'd use a single, taller ski in the center and then graduate down on either side.
But, neither J or T wanted ski headboards :-(, so I just talked them into letting me put a pair by each of their beds. Between the skis is a vintage, original poster from the Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs. The ski runs have been closed for years now. We could see them from our deck along with the Broadmoor's beautifully maintained grounds. You can see my Pining For Colorado post here.
A set of patches from various Apollo missions hangs near Jonah's bed,
along with a pair of vintage, Democratic and Republican decanters which are displayed on his side of the shelf,
in front of a Tulsa version of Monopoly game box cover.
This is one of the neatest sport items they have...a huge, World Cup soccer ball used in a retail store as advertisement last summer for the South African cup. Unfortunately, it's too large to fit through the door of their room!
And, in case you all don't recognize this room...it's the one that had dirt all over the walls,
burn marks on the walls
a vent full of trash, cigarettes and who knows what else...
a decaying window sill
and the glow in the dark marijuana stickers on the wall.
And here it is now:
I'll be joining:
Between Naps on the Porch,Savvy Southern Style, Common Ground, Feathered Nest Friday,Funky Junk Interiors, No Minimalist Here, Transformation Thursday, Mod Mix Monday