Sunday, August 22, 2010

Astronaut Evan's New Space

So last weekend, we undertook a large family project.  At 3 years old, Evan decided he was ready for a BIG boy bed.  His convertible crib would convert to a full size headboard and footboard so we went shopping for his new mattress.  He loved trying out the mattresses by jumping on them!  :o)  We had been talking about how we wanted to decorate his new room and finally decided on outerspace.  Evan has developed a new and decided interest in space and can even recognize most of the planets.  Jupiter is the biggest and has the big storm on it; Saturn has the rings; "Earf" is blue and is where he lives; etc.  We had been spending a lot of time showing him pictures from outerspace on the internet as he asked to see them all the time so we decided to find some pictures he liked from NASA and get them blown up and framed for his room.  I knew I wanted to change his room to blue and wanted to keep his red accent pieces from his nursery so we set to work locating some cool bedding to go with the theme and colors.  We quickly found a very cute but grown up set on Target.com (yes, you probably already know we love Target) that was perfect.  Evan loved the spaceships on his bedding.  To save money, I located some unfinished picture frames from our local Dollar Store and bought 10 of them to paint white.  I had calculated that at about $10 a pop for white frames, I would have blown $100 on just picture frames for his room...not cool!  I feel very proud of Evan's new space, and he seems to love it too!  Immediately after we made his bed, he had three of his little stuffed toys riding the spaceships on his bed.  :o)

Oh and we even got brave and attempted a striped wall treatment!  Yeah, that was fun!

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Eddie paints the stripes.  It took 4 coats to get the color right.


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Aunt Naomi pitches in.


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Mommy lays out the stripes.  A very precise job.


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Yes, you know he had to jump on it.


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He got some air here.


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His bedding, stripes, and space pictures.


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Evan tries out his new bed.


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Evan shows off his new space.


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Evan informed us he needed a new night light too so he picked this cool spaceship.


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Evan's dresser with special photos and his new drapes.


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Some new lighting for his space.

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A tired little boy is ready for his first night on his new bed.


2 comments:

  1. Yep, we do too! I am sure we will be adding things to the room here and there as Evan grows, but I hope the theme will last him a while. He needs some better lighting...I don't know why his room has no ceiling lights or fixtures! :-(

    We missed you last weekend at the wedding shower. We got all the grandkids (except Eliza) together for a picture after lunch. It was a little bittersweet knowing we were missing one!

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