(Prelude: This is my first post. Officially. I am Hardware and the party starts now!)
I heart my little boys. Utterly and completely. As a parent I knew I was head-over-heals crazy in love with my sons when hotwheels became fun, power rangers were awesome, and choo choo trains were the coolest things. In fact, girl or boy, when your child’s face lights up your mama heart melts. It’s one of the fascinating metamorphosis of parenting that I love over and over again. I really wanted to create a bedroom for my boys that they would love and be proud of… so I let them design it, literally. Our great friend Josh, is a crazy talented painter. I enlisted his help. I created the canvas, blue sky and green rolling hills and told him what I had in my mind with grassy hills, a road, some hotwheels and said, “Josh, all I am asking for are planes, trains, and automobiles!” We (the boys, Josh, and me) spent about 10 hours in that room that night painting and creating, and it is the best 10 hours I have given my kids in a long time! The room reflects their favorite cars, toys, colors, animals, everything. Shout out to Josh. I hope this inspires some of you, get ready to bleed blue!
Boring Boys Room Before
Boys Room After
Blank canvas and Josh starting his magic.
We gathered the boys’ favorite toys and Josh free handed them on the wall. I painted grass, helped color in his work, and got more excited with each item on the wall.
Love is in the details. Like dirt in the wheels and exhaust from the race car.
My favorite part of the room is the train. Josh painted the boys favorite animals inside the train, giraffe and lion. He even included a token mouse for their baby brother.
Happy boys in their new room!
Sometimes having an idea in your head is all you need… and it really does turn out as you imagined. I am not the best artist, but Josh is. I didn’t even pay him, we traded. Cash is so 1999 anyways. If you need/want/dream of something in your house, make it happen. You’ll be glad you did. If you don’t have the money for it, figure out a way to accomplish it without money, like trading.
Happy dreaming and happy creating!