And this is how the other half lives, Oscar’s room.
When we moved Oscar requested green for his room. After many failed greens we ended up with Benjamin Moore’s Jalapeno Pepper. It’s not for the faint of heart but we love it. And Oscar is over the moon for it. He’s a huge fan of green these days. Everything has to be green… the green straw, the green lifesaver, the green spoon, etc. And this is why he says babies don’t like green. Green is for big boys.
When we walked through this house we picked out which would be Oscar’s room right away. It had these great built in drawers with a big long counter desktop and great shutters. Looked like a little boys room. The built ins aren’t actually built in but two pieces that we were able to take out and paint. Everything that didn’t get jalapeno’d got a bright coat of white. The dingy countertop we spruced up with some woodgrain contact paper.
above is Oscar’s new favorite stuffed, a polar bear from Ikea and our new favorite Jay Ryan poster (from a project Tim was on at work). below a close up of the shutters that I redid in some great flannel fabric that was the lining of a vintage boy scout sleeping bag that I found at the thrift store.
Oscar got himself a new big boy bed, a twin from Ikea. He took to it right away and only fell out of it once! or twice. On his new bed is the sewing project that almost killed me. The duvet cover I was working on for him back at the apartment. It got put on the backburner and I started it up again last week determined to finish it before the baby got here. Wrangling with a project this size, on the floor, at 100 weeks pregnant was a nightmare. Pretty much the most unpleasant sewing experience I’ve ever had. Well, except for my wedding dress. That will always win. But this was a close second. And it’s too bad because I was so into it in the beginning. Tim and I worked on all the vehicles together and picked out the fabrics and I had such high hopes for it. Now all I see are its imperfections and wonky puckers. But its saving grace, Oscar LOVES it! He shows it off to everyone who comes over and he talks on how soft the cars are and excitedly points out that there are cars on the other side (the one facing the wall) too! And then shows them how there are VW BUSES on the underside. So that, of course, more than makes it a successful project for me. That kept it from being dragged out to the driveway and run over with the car.
some vehicles from the other side… winnebago below and convertible here.
Here are his new shelves (ikea) with some awesome new striped cubbies (ikea).
The most exciting addition here is the fisher price record player I got Oscar on ebay. He really loves it, funny. It was a crapshoot but I guess we’re raising a luddite. We’ve been searching the thrift stores for some new records. He’s not as excited about my old Sleeping Beauty record as I was. His favorite is this busted up 45 of Big Rock Candy Mountain. That starts playing around 6:30 am at full volume.
Big boys also get their own bookshelves. Grandpa made him these awesome library style bookshelves and it was so fun to finally unpack the book boxes and get all his favorites bedside.
Ok, just a few more things… Oscar’s new old lamp. Again he’s really into this. He gets very excited now when the mail lady brings ebay packages.
and his "sad polar bear" print… actually "do you know what I mean" by marisa haedike
and phew! that’s Oscar’s room. all pics here. yes, all posts from now on will end with phew!