Corban’s Room Reveal

Corban’s Room Reveal




Filtering through colors.

Pinning photos and laying out stripe options using Valspar’s colors and Word.

Screen Shot 2013-03-02 at 9.06.25 AM

Measuring (what would I have done without you, Imelda??).

Taping and taping and re-taping.


Sealing the tape. (This is the tutorial I followed.
I sealed it with the base color, just fyi, aaaand it worked!)

Painting, painting, painting.


And theeeeeeen…


…it was done, yay!


The stripes are…bold, wow.


But the Shoephabet gives those stripes purpose.

James drew those letters when he was in college and won first place in a juried art exhibit.


He claims to despise them, “college work,” in his terms.


I actually may have married him to have access to this art for a future kids’ room.


Okay, so there’s lots else I love about him too…
But if you agree that they’re AWESOME, please leave tons of comments.
Normally, I don’t plead for comments, but this time, I’ve got something to prove…
that my husband and his work ROCK!


So back to the room. I trimmed up the existing curtains to fit the window.
Love the floor-length idea, but it just kept getting in the way of his bed.
This time they were actually too long (‘member how they were too short
in Jaeda’s room?), so I had to hem them a second time. Someday I’ll get it…


This is an example of the clean lines. WOW. That tutorial WORKED.


I didn’t come into my robe-wearing days til I got married.
Corban, however, loves wearing his robe. 

George keeps Corban’s birthday chair warm.


Some shoes are feminine, others masculine.
I actually started writing an alphabet book based on these letters.
Maybe I’ll pick that up again now that I have daily inspiration…


I moved the wire rack, although I don’t really feel like it’s serves much purpose right now…

Looking for a different rug. Not sure yet what I’m looking for. A 3’x5′ is all I know…
And eventually an actual bedframe and not just the trundle (but thanks, neighbors, for it!!).
Oh. And that comforter and sheets? It was James’ was he was a boy. How’s that for Lands’ End quality?!

And one last look. It’s a bit bolder than I imagined…I think. But James loves, so I love it.

Oh. And Corban loves it. Watch.


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  • Angie Leopold
    Posted at 12:21h, 12 March Reply

    I always thought the shoephabet was a good idea ever since I saw it win. Corban’s reaction is so thoughtful “workin’ so hard!” adorable!

    • theredheads
      Posted at 13:58h, 12 March Reply

      Thanks, Ang! I thought Corban’s response was SO cute, too! Such a considerate little man. ;)

  • Beth Kral
    Posted at 09:05h, 05 March Reply

    nice very nice

    • theredheads
      Posted at 20:29h, 05 March Reply

      Gracias :)

  • Alisha Miller
    Posted at 08:58h, 05 March Reply

    Those letters really are amazing! I was trying to figure out what they were, then you showed them close up, and I could see them and thought they were the coolest thing ever for a little boy’s room and wondered if they were expensive or if you printed them off the computer somehow… then you said James did them! BRAVO James! Those are awesome!

    • theredheads
      Posted at 20:29h, 05 March Reply

      I will be sure to pass this on to James; he needs this confidence boosting sometimes, though I’m not sure why when he’s such a talented artist!

  • Courtney Hutchens
    Posted at 08:46h, 05 March Reply

    Love it!!!

    • theredheads
      Posted at 20:28h, 05 March Reply

      Thanks, Court!

  • Erin H
    Posted at 04:43h, 05 March Reply

    the whole room looks awesome. And you know I love that piece of James’ already since I asked for a copy for Anna’s room :-)

    • theredheads
      Posted at 20:28h, 05 March Reply

      This I know, and I’m SO glad someone else gets to benefit from his creativity!

  • Cindy Roberts
    Posted at 22:15h, 04 March Reply

    Looks great and I love the shoes too. What a clever idea.

    • theredheads
      Posted at 20:27h, 05 March Reply

      Im so thrilled to have married such an artist! And thrilled that this was a mandatory college project :)

  • Cassidy
    Posted at 18:10h, 04 March Reply


    • theredheads
      Posted at 19:59h, 04 March Reply

      Thanks, Cassidy, I love using these creative juices on our house!

  • MJ
    Posted at 17:34h, 04 March Reply

    LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE. 14 of them… Just for you Sa. I love the colors. I love the stripes (well done). This room is amazing. I would trust you to paint/design my room if I needed a room painted/designed.

    • theredheads
      Posted at 19:58h, 04 March Reply

      Ahh MJ, that’s so awesome to hear! Especially 14 times, ah my heart. ;) You just keep me in mind come spring break…

  • Becca
    Posted at 14:21h, 04 March Reply

    Yay! I’m the first comment!!! I LOVE THIS ROOM!!!! And the shoephabet is phenomenal. For real. It’s perfect. And you know I love the bold colors. Like. A LOT. Well done, Mama. :)

    • theredheads
      Posted at 19:58h, 04 March Reply

      I love the bold colors in your nursery and can’t WAIT to see it in person!

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