When we first moved in this room was the subject of much speculation. In a house were every other room was painted the brightest, most vibrant colors, this room was beige to the extreme. Beige carpets, beige walls, beige trim. Perhaps they hadn’t decided on the right vivid color yet? I suspect that there was one person in the family who craved a calm neutral space. Steve’s theory is that it was the punishment room…”that’s it no more color for you young man!”
He chose the paint color: Yolo Colorhouse Leaf .07.
The flooring is a local wide plank white pine.
The little bookshelf was built by Steve several years ago. The desk was another birthday present. Steve built it by modifying the Narrow Farmhouse Table plans by Ana White to fit the space. (yup, we’re still pretty crazy about Ana here) Elijah and I talked a lot about how best to finish it. He wanted both wood grain and color and he wanted it to be unique. Inspiration finally came in the form of these wooden bowls. I used General Finishes Water Base Dye Stain in both green and blue, layering one over the other and rubbing it away in parts to give it the uneven appearance, featuring many different shades.
Owl stencil here. We decided that the shape of the owl was most like a Great Horned Owl. That’s what I based the colors and shading off of. After the initial stenciling, I came back in and added some free hand details and connected all of the pieces.
The lamp over the bed. The desk lamp came from Goodwill.
The hammock chair was a gift from my sister.
The rug by the bed was Galen’s Christmas present to Elijah last year, made of wool roving, woven on a peg loom. We dyed the wool for the middle with oak leaves.
And all of the artwork, of course, is his own. He highly recommends the following books: Draw and Paint Realistic Horses and Drawing Horses: A Complete Drawing Kit for Beginners.