As y’all know, we’ve been chipping away at an update in John’s room. I’m popping in today to share his new bed. These sweet things are stowed away in the attic…
… and this beautiful and grown up bed is in place.
John chose this bed and I was quite relieved at his choice. (It is also worth mentioning that I now know that 11 year old boys have little to no interest in things like furniture. It seems like they just pick the first thing they see to get it over with… so strategically choose what you show them first. HA!) It has absolutely gorgeous detail and is masculine but traditional and suits our home and John very well. It is from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child and is called the Jourdan Bed.
It has a beautiful antique brown finish with a hint of gray. Sister was kind enough to purchase this on our behalf (we paid her :-) ) since she is a member at RH and gets the discount. I also want to say that their delivery service was truly white glove and the best I’ve ever experienced. She feels the same way after purchasing the furniture for CeeCee’s room from RH this summer.
We thought we would go with all new bedding in here and a darker color scheme overall, but he was still happy with what he has and his main goal was to get rid of the twin beds. I too love what we did in here years ago and all of it is still in great condition. So, the quilt, duvet, euro shams and throw pillows are all from the twin beds. We purchased the exact same sheets he had before from Southern Tide in the queen size and called it a day.
We will leave the gallery wall in tact and are *hoping* we can leave that one light and mirror where it is and add the other set on this same wall. We planned to hang lacrosse sticks here but ran into a little issue with that so we will do them somewhere else in the room. Whit recently said he doesn’t like the crab painting in his room (Now that he is sleeping in there he said it is “too scary because of Mr. Crab Leg”. Mr. Crab Leg is an old story Daddy-O told the grands and apparently it stuck… another story for another day.) John said he does like it so that might be a possibility for over his bed as well.
The little side table looks pretty dwarfed by the bed now and the desk needs to be shifted to the left. The basketball hoop has since been moved downstairs to the basement where they can have more playing space. Boys….
As far as the rest of the room, we left the paint, bedding, other furniture, curtains and most of the decor. Here’s the rest of the to-do list:
- Replace lantern with ceiling fan
- Wall hangings over bed and desk
- Tidy up desk and figure out where it should go
- Decide if he wants to bring the basketball hoop back up from the basement; If it comes up I want to mount and hang on the wall rather than the closet door
- Chair for in front of window, along with coffee table and bean bag for a seating area
- Edit bookcase to be more “grown up” and maybe paint
- Clean out the closets… ugh!
- Decide on adding monogrammed lumbar to bed (Mother has everything to make it)
- Figure out a place to set up his cello and be able to practice (Did I mention he’s playing the cello?!)
And here’s what we’ve done so far:
- Last Look at Brother’s Room
- Zinus Mattress + Other Bedding Necessities
- The Queen Bed
- FLOR on the Floor – A New Rug
- The Ceiling Fan
As a side note on beds, back when I graduated from Tech and moved in to my first apartment my parents took me shopping for a bed. They said they could buy me this one very nice bed from Haverty’s that I’d have forever OR they could furnish my whole apartment for close to the same price from another store. I chose the bed and I still have it in my guest room almost 20 years later. It’s quite serendipitous that they are the ones that use it 99% of the time :-) I still remember how excited and grateful I was to get that bed as my very first piece of furniture. I’m not saying that John will want to take this bed one day, just that it is something I would love to have forever OR pass along to him one day. <3
Stay tuned for more. I think the rug comes next so that we can get that down before the rest of the furniture goes in place!
For all of you in Florida and coastal Georgia, please know that you are on my mind. I spoke with Mother and Daddy-O last night and urged them to go ahead and come our way. They just went through this last year with Matthew and the island where they live saw devastating effects; Irma is even stronger than that storm. I just hate that at nearly 70 years old they are packing up again and leaving the home that they built and and raised their family. <3 (They don’t seem too bothered by it. I’m the worry wart of the family.)
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