Elijah arrives home tonight after a month away. I can’t wait to see his face and have him back home. A month felt like a very long time.
While Eli was away, I painted his room and added a couple of elements. I think he’ll be completely surprised. He’s been discussing color choices for quite some time so I’m sure the shades of gray will meet his approval. I painted the top of the room in Mountainside and the bottom in Wickham Gray.
Elijah’s loft bed is silver and his bedding is gray with a double-sided black/gray comforter.
The lockers have to stay in all their banged up glory … not only do I love them but they’re just too darn hard to move! Even moving them a few feet to paint behind them was a trial.
We hung this picture a few months ago … I took a photo of a display of very colorful skateboards at a local skate park, enlarged it, and framed it in silver.
Elijah’s trophy collection has been displayed on narrow ledge shelves above his dresser but I’ve been disappointed by the sturdiness of those shelves. They’ve already fallen down once, mucking up the old paint job, and I didn’t want to deal with that again. Instead, I screwed a cheap galvanized box into the wall above his dresser and the trophies are spread among this shelf and the top of his dresser.
I love this Lowe’s find … a silver, industrial-looking switchplate cover. A fun and cheap touch (about $1.50 – not much more than a regular switchplate cover).
Elijah’s vintage desk is staying for now although I think it’ll soon be replaced by a larger, metal desk to accommodate mounting middle school homework.
And I can never resist old metal letters. I had this E sitting in the cupboard and decided it would make a good paperweight on the bedside table.
I hope Elijah loves the new look of his room … I do.
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