Monday, January 08, 2007

Phase 2

It's funny, really. I had talked to Brother and Sister about redecorating their room with a medieval theme months ago. I talked about painting it to look like a castle. I talked about painting princesses and knights and dragons and they were gung ho.

Especially Brother.

But I failed to mention to him that I would have to paint over this:

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!


Wendy said...

My son has the same stencil in his bedroom and this summer I am going to redo his room. He has outgrown it, but I think I will feel a little sad to see it go as well.

Mama of 2 said...

It's hard when you realize that our little ones aren't so little anymore. I do that all the time when I look at Little Man who will be 10 in less than 8 months. And it blows me away.

It's also nice when you realize how much you child loves something you did for them. It makes my heart swell. As I am sure that yours did as well.

As for what you are painting now...I LOVE IT!! I anxiously await each new installment.

Heth said...

Oooh, it's gonna be great!

My boys' room is that same kelly green you are painting over. Must be a boy thing.

Liz said...

I like how you are keeping the cloudy sky so you don't have to completely redo the entire room. great job!

SuperMom said...

Nope. The cloudy sky is a new addition.

Shayne said...

As one who cannot even draw a stick figure and failed AP Biology for that very reason...I bow in awe of your superiority.

The room looks great.

CeeJay said...

Apparently it is delurking week so I wanted to say hello and tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I can't wait to see what you paint in or on or above the castle next. I might need to "borrow" that idea for my boys.

JennyK said...

Supermom, I just wanted to say that I think it's neat that you're having the kids all share a room. Our son is almost 5 and daughter is almost 2 and I've toyed with the very same idea. When I mention it to people, though, they act like I'm insane or something. A boy and a girl sharing a room??!

I, too, think that you ARE supermom and I can't wait to see the finished product!! Thanks for sharing.

LiteratureLover said...

Your room is looking awesome!