Please forgive me.  I did not clean up his room before I took these…but at least they’re in focus.

Boy1Looking in from the door.  Didn’t I tell you if we added any more stuffed animals there wouldn’t be room for him?  And yes, it’s a Denver Broncos quilt.  It’s a log cabin pattern and I made it for Josh way back in 2000.  The center of every block is a Broncos helmet.  The oranges/blues are just coordinating fabric, nothing NFL-ish.  It’s the first quilt I ever made (and woo boy can you tell) and it’s roughly 10 feet square.  Crazy.  Machine pieced and machine quilted by moi.  I don’t have the patience to do it by hand.  I plan to make the Boy his own quilt in the next, oh, sometime.  But why let this one go to waste in a closet?  (We used it on our bed for a time until I made a new (non-Bronco) one.  Then it hung in our basement in the “blue room” with the rest of the Broncos stuff.  We don’t have a wall for it anymore.  Except the foyer.  And I.Don’t.Think.So.)

The poster hanging over his bed came from the Grand Canyon Railway.  It’s a reproduction of a 32 foot wide oil painting that hangs in Spenser’s Pub.  It’s titled “The Trip” and unfortunately I can’t remember the artist right now so I can’t find an online version to show you a better close up.

I made those curtains too.  They’re blue crushed velvet.  I actually made 2 pairs, these and a longer pair.  They hung in the blue room in our old basement as well.  The long ones covered the sliding glass doors.  Eventually I’ll snag them back from mom and use them in here like the brown ones in the baby’s room.  But for now these work.  Kinda. (They’re a smidge short.)


Here’s the other half of the room.  Don’t’cha just love the elephant humidifier?

There are only a few things missing from this room.  I’d like to put the baseball border back up between the two blues.  It was supposed to be a use-reuse kinda border, but I guess when Josh took it down at the old house it was not so reusable.  I have 75% of a full roll so I just need to remember to grab another roll from Menards.  Provided they still have it. (Looks like if they don’t, I can get it online.)

I’d also like to add a chalkboard area on the wall on the right as you come in.  (Oh, that’s where Starry Night hangs as well.)  It’s a big blank area that’s great for playing.  I’m thinking of just getting an 1/8″ thick piece of fiber board or some such and painting it with chalkboard paint then adding trim around it with a rail on top for the chalk.  Hmmm….someone has a birthday coming up.  Maybe I should get on that.

Two other fun things in the room…


This clock was Josh’s when he was growing up.  He says there was a bank too, but that must have been lost at some point.  I need to find a battery to see if it still works (it’s a weird sized battery), but since the Boy can’t tell time, there’s no hurry.

HorseAnd this horse was mine growing up.  His tail is a bit ratty and his ears are missing, but the Boy loves him.  Right now he’s acting as a step-stool to help him get up on the bed.  In fact here’s a shot of the cute one from a short year ago enjoying his Horsie in the blue room:


So that’s the Boy’s room.  What next? What next?  Bathrooms or Bonus room….seems I’m on a “B” kick.  I feel like Mr. Knox sir. (When Tweedle Beetles battle in a puddle in a bottle…)