I know I promised you pictures today and I actually ran around the house with my camera, but most of the pictures came out terribly. I’m talking blurry. The kind of blurry that tricks your mind into thinking you’re seasick and I’m not serving Dramamine tonight, so I’ll spare you.
For those of you who don’t know me in ‘real’ life, I’ll never be able to give you a picture of a complete room because it takes me forever to complete a room. Sometimes I wish I had the wallet to was the kind of person that walked into a furniture showroom and just ordered a pre-assembled room, decorated by a designer who knew what she/he was doing.
Unfortunately I tend to collect mismatched pieces of junk that I end up painting and am convinced any designer on HGTV would love to have in their collection. My rooms may lack cohesive style when I’m done, but I usually have a story to tell about every piece of furniture, so I think it distracts guests from remembering the junk store designs.
Today I give you FringeBoy’s room.
This is the one room that I said I wasn’t going to paint and it’s probably the most complete room in the house. The prior blue on the walls would have really clashed with not only the vintage Star Wars drapes I bought on Ebay a few years ago, but also with the gold and green linoleum we unearthed on his floor.
So I painted the room gray. I also took pity on the kid and covered as much of that forty year-old linoleum as possible. I ended up creating two rug areas out of black foam interlocking blocks that I purchased at a tool store. They were selling them as garage mats, but I thought it would make a cheap industrial looking rug.
We managed to pluck that toy box from the trash last week and I intend to give it a coat of black paint. Notice the disarray of his bed. It always looks like that. He NEVER makes his bed and I can think of at least 4 million other things to do before I’d climb up there and make it for him.
To add a bit of a modern industrial feel to the room, FringeMan has rewired the entire room with that exposed metal tubing. I actually love the look. While I was painting, my son asked if we’d also paint the ceiling gray. I hesitated only for a moment and rolled right over the white line I was sweating to keep straight. It was a good call on the kid’s part, because it looks great. I feared a dungeon affect, but the ceilings are super high and he gets lots of natural light in the room, so it worked.
The modern art is an original FringeBoy creation.
You’re loving that floor, aren’t you?
Guess what…I’ve got an even better one.
Surely I deserve to win some sort of room makeover with a floor like that!
Please feel free to enter me in all home remodeling contests.
And so I leave you with a question, because I’m curious.