Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Random thoughts and ideas

Here are a few more random things I’m working on right now. Now that Connor has a playroom I really want to make it awesome for him. He spends lots and lots of time in there. As soon as we get home, he runs to the door of his room and pounds on it until I’ll open it for him. Patience? No, none at all.

Right now the walls are painted a medium brown color and I think I’ll keep them that way-it’s a great neutral and I can add anything to it and it works. He’s obsessed with Mickey Mouse right now, but I just don’t know how long that will last so I’m not in a hurry to order up some pricey mural that he’ll be over in a year or two. I need something with staying power!

I really love the vinyl lettering and decals that I see everywhere. I would put them in every room of my house if I didn’t think it was a bit of overkill. I’ve always wanted something for the playroom that goes around the perimeter of the room…maybe up at the top of the walls kinda like a wallpaper boarder (gag)…or maybe closer to chair-rail level so it’s obvious. Hopefully that makes sense. I’m thinking the words to Take Me Out to The Ballgame would be cute. Connor loooves baseball and all sports so I think that would be appropriate. I wonder how difficult the vinyl letters are to work with…and how permanent they are. Hmmm.

Maybe something in a cute pennant with his name. Not these colors, but I really like the idea (and his name was the sample!). I’m into personalized stuff, big time. Monograms, entire names, all of it. I think I’d go with Navy and Brown maybe.

Something like this wood wall hanging would be cute. I love lots of different kids quotes like this Winnie the Pooh one. Or Dr. Sueus has a bunch that would be great on the wall as well. I see playrooms all the time that are so grown up looking, but I want Connor’s to look fun and bright and have kid type stuff in it. I love quotes and this this would be really appropriate over the door or somewhere too small for anything else to really fit.

This vinyl alphabet wall thing is amazing. It’s a statement piece and I know that Connor could spend hours just staring at it. I’m no way trying to teach my toddler to read, but helping him become familiar with the letters is fine by me. I just read the description and the red square behind isn’t included, so we’d have to do that ourselves. I really like the colors of it and don’t think I’d change anything!

My kid is “all boy” as they say. He’s messy, loves balls, ornery, and pretty wild. I really like all the funny sayings about boys and would def consider putting something like this in his room too.

I'm pretty sure i need this little guy in there too, just cause i'm a nerd and self admittedly obsessed with owls.
So many cute ideas so I’m having a tough time deciding what to do. Luckily, there are so many toys in that room that there’s no huge need to immediately cover the walls for the sake of filling the space…so I guess I’ve got some time to think on it and shop around. Any ideas are welcome!


Karen said...

I know someone who does vinyl lettering...

Katy said...

I'm still working on stuff for my "quote wall" in vinyl. I love it.

Katy said...

ps. Vinyl is supposed to go on and come off easy.

Lindsay said...

yeah, i saw that it goes on really easy, but it's not repositionable so once it's's off for good. :(

Lori Collins said...

I love that idea! We're in the process of buying a house (close April 15!) and I'm all about decorating!

Jobina said...

I have a couple catalogs for Uppercase Living in my car if you want to check them out :)