This is the room that the Golden Child occupies at least once a week, but if you follow his simple rules, he'll be happy to share it with you. (I'll share those rules at the end of this post, just in case you are considering a stay.)
Doing a bedroom that makes a 6 year old boy happy and at the same time is elegant enough for guests was kind of a challenge. Jacob wanted the walls to be red. It was one of the few times in his life I had to say "no". I just couldn't do it. The bed is queen-size and sucks up a lot of space, so I wanted white walls to help make it look a little roomier. The walls are a solid white and it took a lot of work to make them smooth and pretty, but when I turn on the light, this happens.....
I love the shadows that the ceiling fan lights cast in this room.
I tried to swipe those globes for my living room, but Jacob said, "NO WAY"! He loves them too.
You may remember this fleur-de-lis tile I made when we lived in the old house. It found a perfect home in this room.
Don't you love it??! I read it to him before he goes to bed and he giggles.
My bedspread and shams came from Overstock.com. I bought them for myself for my birthday, and then didn't want to put them on my bed until we moved. Then Sam decided he had to have a king-sized bed, so the queen sized bed moved into the guest room and the color scheme of black and white was driven by that. Which is better than the hot pink color that was in this room when we bought it.....
This little table and step stool have some special meaning to me.
The table top is a piece from the mantel at our first house in Montana, which was our first renovation project ever...demoing a fireplace wall was a serious first project. The step stool on top of it has 3 little drawers in it. I picked it up at a little shop in the French Quarter of St. Charles, Missouri when I went on an overnight shopping extravaganza with my good friend Ciree. It was 4 degrees that day and we had the town to ourselves. A word about that lamp....I'm workin on it. I've had 2 craft fails with it and barely got it presentable for use as of right now. After 2 fails, I'm taking a break from it. *sigh*
The little sign above the lamp is one of my all-time favorite quotes...
Jacob needed a place to hang his important stuff, like his favorite denim jacket, his whistle, his sunglasses, his headlamp (for night time trips to the loo) and his favorite PEZ ball cap.
He won't let me tell you what he keeps in the little drawers, but I'll just say that one of them holds a magic key.
And of course, he has to have a place to put his "Big Stuff"....
This cube shelf from Target worked perfectly to hold all of those toys you can't play with (see rules - think Legos) as well as his books, crayons and games. He put the things on the top shelf himself....
All of those treasures on the top shelf are crowned by a picture of his daddy, my son William.
Well that's a pretty good tour of the guest bedroom and if you are thinking you might want to come visit, please review Jacobs rules for sleeping in his room. (He made these up for Suzan from Simply Vintageous.... by Suzan, because SHE is his girlfriend.)
As for the wormie.....be gentle if you choose it because he's been in Jacobs life since he was born. (It's way softer than the squiddy.)