It's perfect...as Josh said, he made it young and playful yet sophisticated at the same time. Now, although I gave Josh complete creative control let's be realistic, I am a control freak! So...I did haggle back and forth with him over a few things and for some I won and others...I lost. The thing about Josh is that he knows me all too well! He simply told me to get over my fears of drastic design and just go for it! So while this is our plan/inspiration board, not every one of these things will be in the room.
For our first 4 months in our home, Aiden's new room was our toy room. The room with the infamous chalkboard wall. It is kind of funny because since our home was a homarama show house, most of my neighbors have already been inside my house and the 2 comments I always get are #1 I love your kitchen and #2 How awesome is that chalkboard wall? Well folks, here is the dirty truth. The chalkboard wall is not all that it is cracked up to be. It is messy, it doesn't erase properly, Aiden wasn't really into it for more than a few minutes, and it is impossible to clean. Here is the proof
|This is what it looks like prior to being erased|
|My attempt at erasing the scribble...basically smeared it!|
|Still has stains on it...nothing a little primer can't fix!|
I am hoping for the room to be finished in early December and then we will move on to the nursery! In the meantime, here is my baby napping in his big boy bed! Stay tuned for the big reveal....
***A quick side story...When Aiden's bedding came in he said "hmmm, I guess that store didn't have toy story?" Guess not!!!