WEEKLY INSPIRATIONS : BOYS’ BEDROOMS

As I mentioned recently, I moved every bed in my house before Christmas. I just woke up one morning and I had to do it.

The boys had been sharing a room since they were born but for different reasons (that will soon be revealed to you), the boys had to be separated and they now have their very own bedroom.

I have always tried to decorate their bedroom and playroom with different colors. I never liked the blue with soccer balls kind of decorations for the boy’s room. It is not them. It is not us.

As now I get to decorate 2 bedrooms, I have to take into consideration their ages, their tastes and their needs for their individual rooms, always within budget which means recycle, up-cycle, inherit, beg…. the usual!

For BIG MONKEY’S ROOM (age 8) I will need a nice desk to keep up with his drawing

http://randihusom.blogspot.mx/
randihusom.blogspot.mx

And some shelving will also be neccesary for books and general stuff that they seem to get…

http://todayscreativelife.com/
todayscreativelife.com

These walls are just gorgeous. Fun but sensible… right?

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/
www.apartmenttherapy.com

The bed is priority. It needs to be comfortable and inviting, not only to sleep but also to grab a book and read for a while.

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www.thestickerworkshop.com

Their little feet need to be warm, but stylish also… of course!

caitlinwilson.com
caitlinwilson.com

As for CHAOTIC MONKEY’S ROOM (age 6) I will also need some storage and this one looks not only affordable but fun!

http://crazylittleprojects.com/
http://crazylittleprojects.com/

I am totally in love with that Fantastic Mr Fox print and that rug here. Just. In. Love.

thestickerworkshop.com
thestickerworkshop.com

This kind of wall decoration is so Chaotic Monkey, it is scary.

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http://www.ministyleblog.com/blog/

There is so much I would take from here. From the cushions, to the wall, to the bed… so much…

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stylebyfreedom.co.nz

How cool would it be to have this seat in your room? I mean Chaotic Monkey’s room… yes, that’s what I mean…

100layercakelet.com
100layercakelet.com

Food for thought.
I will be working hard at making those spaces as amazing, relaxing and inspiring as I can.
What about you?
Are you inspired yet?

Have an amazing weekend.
Chaotic Itzi

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UP-CYCLING AN OLD MAGAZINE HOLDER

A good while ago, walking around some of my favorite second-hand stores in Limerick, I picked up this gem of magazine holder.
Up-cycling a Vintage Magazine holder
I love the shape of it. It sounds cliché but they certainly no longer make them like they used to. This magazine holder is solid and sturdy, I particularly love the handle, but those men had to go.
Up-cycling an old magazine holder
As I wanted to bring this vintage beauty to the 21st century, I decided to give it a total make-over rather than just a face-lift.

I started by painting the sides and inside with grey spray paint. I then used white chalk paint for the edges and I distressed it a little bit with some sand paper.
Up-cycling an old magazine holder
Up-cycling an old magazine holder 1
The lovely men in lovely tights were replaced with some contemporary geometrical wall paper.
Up-cycling an old magazine holder 2Up-cycling an old magazine holder
I am really happy with the result. It is great to finally have something to keep our newspapers and magazines in.
Up-cycling an old magazine holder
What do you think? Have you up-cycled something recently?

Chaotic Itzi