January 3, 2011

Room Makeover

C and I have been off the last two weeks of the year!  Woo hoo!!  It occurred to us this is the first vacation we have had together in over three years without going to visit family or having family visit us.  Don't get me wrong we love seeing loved ones, but it has been wonderful to reconnect and just hang out.

When he was born we were renting a house so we only put up pictures of pandas and didn't paint.  We moved into our house over a year ago but put top decorating priority on the non-bedroom parts of the house.  We are feeling good about those rooms now and were excited to work on Z's room!
Squeak No More worked on Z's room!

C would like me to point out that it is a great time to decorate his room since we really know his personality.  Good point!  First off, his floors are incredibly squeaky!  Beyond words squeaky!  C's bro, Matt, told us about a product he saw on This Old House called Squeak No More and we tried it out. When I say "We" I mean C! :)  It worked GREAT and I'm happy to say Z's room no longer squeaks!  Rockin!

Next, we ran to Target and a couple bean bags to set up a reading nook near his crib.  This way we can read right before bedtime in his room.  The same day we had Z help us put the glow-in-the-dark star and planet stickers on his ceiling.  That was way fun!  Finally, we got some no VOC paint tinted blue and chalkboard paint and painted his room!  Below are the before and afters.  He walked in and kept turning around and around and just loves being in there now!


  1. Looks good. I'm looking forward to seeing it live and in person tomorrow.

  2. We can't wait for you to see it too! Any ideas for what to do with the corner wall above the crib? We're not comfortable hanging something that could fall on the Z-Man.

  3. I couldn't believe what a professional job you did on Zeke's room. It really looks like you had an HGTV designer do a make-over!

  4. Fabulous job on Z’s room!! Bravo!!

  5. Awe thanks! We had fun putting it together and Zeke LOVES it! Maybe you'll come out and see it one of these days :)