As I mentioned yesterday, Baden's room is pretty much finished. My husband and I hung up everything this weekend. I'm really excited about how it turned out.
I did end up distressing the "Be Brave" sign a bit more and doing a light gray wash over it. You can't tell really well from the pictures, but it definitely has a gray hue in person.
I bought a 2'x4' sheet of plywood at the Depot and asked them to cut it half for me. So, I made both signs for the price of that sheet of plywood, which was about $10. For the second sign, I wanted to carry out the same idea of being brave so I went with "take risks."
While it may sound like crazy advice to give little boys, there's a good meaning in it to me. I once heard a lady I respected say she believed it was important to do something each day that made her uncomfortable. I believe we're here on this earth to learn and grow and we can't really do that in our comfort zones. So that's what "take risks" means to me. I'm not encouraging my boys to jump off cliffs :)
I found the oars at Hobby Lobby, but they were dark wood with a weird town-scene painted on them. I spray painted them the colors I wanted them to be. I can't get enough of the dark orange and white stripes. It's the shower curtain in their bathroom and it's on Baden's bedspread as well. Love it.
My dad had an extra piece of wood in his garage and cut it into a surfboard shape for us. I gave Baden a few options of how I could paint it and this was the look he liked.
Now I just have some bookshelves to add to a small wall and the room will be totally done. Then I'll give you a video tour.
Thanks for dropping in!