I excel in procrastinating.
I also excel in obsessively working on a task until complete.
Once I decide to get 'er done.
(Larry the Cable Guy is way overrated. As is his overdone phrase I used annoyingly above.)
Here is the final product of my almost-10-year-old-curious-boy's-bedroom:
Probably the only time it will be a nicely made bed.
Curious and I both stinkaroo at bed making. Workin on it.
Well, he is. Me? Not so much.
I've never really understood the art of daily bed making.
Someday I'd like to learn it. But I've got better things to do for now.
Painted a section of black wall behind the bed to ground it in the room.
Added an old barnwood frame with a display of curiosities.
Wrote some random words around the perimeter of the paint with white chalk.
Next to the bed he has lots of places to store his gatherings:
A view directly across from the bed. His coin collecting desk area.
His favorite coins went into plain frames that he can easily access.
Fake wood clipboards are the el-cheapo version to display stuff.
No need for an expensive built-in window seat.
A set of wood and metal schoolhouse chairs does the job. Scored the whole set for $10:
His collections and curiosities are displayed on the black shelves in front of the black window wall. I wanted it dark so the objects would pop.
The 6 foot antique snakeskin mount became an unusual window dressing.
Not my original plan, but not planning is typical for me.
So is spilling food on myself daily.
I adhered vintage game cards around the window trim and Mr. Puffer hangs from Mr. Snake.
Last, but not least...
This is for the peeps who thought there's no way an old elk leg could look cool:
I know you're out there. And you still may not think dat's cool.
It's okay because I like it. Plus Curious is the only one I need to please.
And Curious loves it.
All of it.