When I decided the bookcase will go in my son's room, I did not change the color of it. His room is painted white except the stripe wall and so the bookcase would blend with it.
Picked this red and white chevron wrapping paper from Target.
When finished, I asked my 7 year old to help me arrange it what he wanted. He wanted his books separated from school library and city library books. The books at the bottom shelf belongs to Mr. Tweaks; they will be here till we find a spot for them.
The wooden carved goddess "Saraswati" was a gift from one of our friend. The Ganesha on the top of the bookcase was a gift from my father long ago. The car was a gift to Sanjan too and he wanted it on the bookcase. The 3 wheeler "Auto rikshaw" was a gift to Sanjan from his cousin back home.
I had this small ceramic pot which got couple of coats of red paint that I had. Yes, It has a live plant. The small green storage box was from Michaels which got modge podged with a scrapbook paper couple of years ago.
We somehow have not given up his baby monitor yet. His room is in the corner and sometimes, we can not hear him if we are downstairs after he goes to bed. And its fun to hear him talk in his sleep.
Sanjan goes to bed at 8.30 and by the time we hit the bed, he would be deep in sleep and last night this is what we heard for few seconds, "Hike, Hike, Hike". He was playing football in his dream. Every night its different.
I will share with you the frames and the canvas on the wall in the next post. And the DIY horse bookend. As well a free printable of "I love everything about you" that's in the frame on the wall.
A before and after for you all.
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