I am the mother of one Teenage Boy….I love my Duchy (pronounced “Doochie”) dearly but am glad there is only one boy in my house! He is messy and absent minded...moody and MUCH too tall for his own good...but he is always going to be my first and only Baby Boy!
(he is NOT going to like that I wrote that part....hahaha!...but after the mess I just cleaned up...he deserves it! hahahahaha!)
While he was away over the Easter Break, I set myself up for a HUGE job…To clean up and re-decorate his bedroom. The decorating part was easy…it was the cleaning part that got my goat.
I did not take any photos as I was far to mad to think about photographs of the pig pen I was in. It was only a few weeks before that I had helped him clean up and get organized…so this infuriated me. He was probably lucky that he was all the way in Arizona and his angry little mommy was in Alberta!
I worked for several hours in Duchy’s room…and finally I began to see the light at the end of this tunnel…The room was clean…it was organized…and it was ready to decorate!
I didn’t have time to do all that I wanted before he got home…but I did make it look like a teenage boy lives here!
I re-positioned his bed…moved pretty much all his furniture around. Got rid of a couple of pieces…the x-rocker and the big pirate trunk full of super heros…had to go. So I deleted them. He has a lot more room now.
He still has all the teenage boy “essentials” he has his extra loud speakers for his stereo system…and his sports mementos…
He has storage for his clothes etc….I do want to re-finish this old dresser one of these days. The newer one that was bought for him when he was younger is not in good shape anymore, and isn’t worth fixing right now…this one was much more functional…and solid..so it is what we will keep.
Tootsie had to get creative with this window…hanging a curtain over it made the room feel like a dungeon. I am a firm believer in natural light when possible, so I used my imagination. I had a couple of plastic garden fence things in the greenhouse that I was aching to use in a fun way…I cut the pointy parts off the bottom…(the part that goes into the ground) and hung it on his window! I did not remove the film stuff that was on the glass when we moved in, as this window is going to be changed possibly this spring.
The addition of a fake plant and some old boxing gloves finished that area nicely! I love the look of the window now.
I hung his two hockey canvas’s on the wall over the headboard on his bed…
…and turned my attention to the other side of the room.
His closet was a mess…but it is now all organized. the long door is where he hangs clothes…the short door has his playstation and games as well as a little flat screen t.v. There will be rules about how much gaming is going to be allowed to happen, and if they are not followed…there will be a lock installed.
Now, I know you are itching to see better what’s going on beside that closet aren’t you????
Well….beside the closet, there is a small shelf with baskets for stuff…all organized…nice an neat. (yes there are some Easter candies there…he has a little sister that still believes in the bunny…so it is mandatory that he play along… ha ha!)
I know…I know…that basket shelf wasn’t what you wanted to see….THIS is what you wanted to see!
I attached 4 empty clean paint cans to the wall and filled them with his favorite cookie!
Yep…fortune cookies…Duchy LOVES his fortune cookies…and I really love that they are in these cans! I hope he thinks that it’s as awesome as I do!
The cats sure do miss their kids when they are away…Ginger spent a lot of time in Duchy’s room while he was gone. She normally stays closer to Georgie…but when they are way….Duchy is IT! ha ha!
At least I got photos of this room BEFORE he gets his hands on it. It will never stay this way, and I am ready for that…I can always live in the photos! ha ha!!
That is all I have to share today! What do you think? I like the room…and he LOVED it! I hope he keeps it at least a fraction of how clean it is in the photos!!
Stay Tuned….Busy’s room is next!
Thank you all again for the wonderful display of support you showed us all last week. We are all grateful to you for the prayers. To see the update on how my Dad is doing...click here
Until Next Time….Happy Decorating!
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