This is what his room looked like when it was just his. Before we decided to move the girls in with him and make the extra bedroom a playroom.
Apparently he thought I would paint the castle and such around the transportation stencil, because when he saw me doing this:
he freaked out a little.
Unfortunately, it was too late too turn back.
But I found it fascinating how much he loved the stencil, and I was glad that at almost eight years old, he still thought it was cool. I remembered how much fun I'd had painting that room for him. How anxious I was to use the stencil I had found on clearance. And how we came to decide on the bright, kelly green, which is his favorite color.
I looked at the wall and felt a little sad, too. The days of choo-choos and glow in the dark stars don't last long. And I was painting over them.
I apologized to him and promised that when he had a room of his own again, I would paint anything he wanted on the walls.
"Cool! I want Lightning McQueen!! Ka-chow!" was his reply.
Of course, he may be 21 before that happens. Hope he still likes Lightning McQueen then.
However, the room looks really cool. It feels like you're standing inside a castle courtyard.
I'll keep posting my (slow) progress!