My sons room is done so that makes the grand total of rooms in the house done up to 2.My kids are my priority so it makes sense that their rooms were tackled first.Wayland's room was literally a piece by piece job.When we first moved in his room was an ugly ashy blue,I still need to touch up a few spots where its peaked through the sandy color I've thrown over it but basically its done.Done enough to show off anyway.
The dresser I found at one of the thrift stores here a few months ago.The lamps I'd picked up at the antique mall here back in 2006 when I'd lived up here very briefly.I'd gotten them for a whopping $10.00!They've traveled with me all over the statea and its funny that 6 years later they're back in the town I originally purchased them in.
This Lone Ranger has seen better days but I couldn't pass him up when I spotted him at a yard sale when I was out in California last year caretaking for a family member.
Like a lot of the homes in my area you have the slanted ceiling which is kind of a pain to work with,especially when they rooms aren't big to begin with (and you insist that your children have FULL beds and not twins cause twin bedding is garbage in my opinion) but you work with what you got.The kids have their play room down stairs and each have enough space to play in their bedrooms when they're requiring their own quiet time.
Here is a close up shot of the curtains.I wasn't able to afford vintage cowboy barkcloth curtains but I did get these light cotton vintage ones for a steal on ebay.
I'm sure of you collect old magazines.Life magazine are great for art,the ads are fantastic and fit well in an 11x8 frame.I had an issue that was pretty brittle to the touch but had an ad for the movie Annie Get Your Gun (1950) that I cut out to use in his room.
This rodeo souvenir from 1941 is in perfect condition,I picked it up in an Indy flea market for $3.00!
The back pillows my mom made,they're a tooled leather look with faux cow print on the other side.The little owl pillows were a gift from my friend Kara when I found out I was pregnant with Wayland.
I keep some of his books in this vintage magazine rack.He doesn't get too many books in his room due to him have a secret stash of pens somewhere that he likes to doodle in so too many books left in the privacy of his room meet an untimely death.Boys,they're destructive.
His light switch cover I purchased from Hobby Horse Designs on etsy.
Vintage toy box
Speaking of little boys being destructive...This rocker I got in mint condition.One day Wayland is happily rocking in it and then leans over the arm and bites it!!Tore the vinyl so now its taped.FYI to my fellow vintage lovers,if you're doing vintage with your kids (especially boys) don't spend too much on any one piece cause you'll be extra sad when it gets a boo boo.
The chair was only $25.00 so I wasn't completely outraged but it still hurt.The vintage Herman Munster doll I picked up when I was still in Oceanside,CA at the consignment warehouse on coast highway.I love that place,it always has new things coming in so to any San Diego readers stop by if you're ever in the area cause it always has good things!
The shadowbox was another Indy flea market steal,the horse was my mothers as a child,and yes for fellow western nerds that is a signed photo of Pat Conway from Tombstone Territory.
Kitschy $1.00 thrift store art is sometimes the best art.
and last but not least is his Vogue hamper.I had this long before he was born because hi my name is Desiree and I'm a vintage hamper hoarder but yeah to finally having a use for it!