Monday, 28 January 2013
Sports-themed boys' room
Operating on the "work with what you already have" principal, I went sifting through the kids' closet and the stuff we have stored in the crawlspace. It took about seven seconds before my eyes fell on the stack of jerseys way up on the top shelf. Paid for as a part of their (very expensive) team fees every season, well-worn and well-loved for the few months of the season and then replaced by the next team's jersey a couple of months later, never to be touched again. We keep these jerseys for sentimental value, but we don't ever see them when they're folded neatly away and piled up on the highest shelf of a closet. Why not pull them out and display them somehow?
Sports bars have star athletes' jerseys hanging on their walls for theme and decor - why not a kids' bedroom? They are our little superstars. (Is it wrong that I'm using pub decor as the inspiration for my little boys' bedroom?) So - after a little bit of obsessing over how to organize them and an afternoon with push-pins, we now have a "vanity wall" of our little athletes' sports careers to date. A small shelf for their trophies, a pinboard for their medals, and a collection of their team photos - and voila! We have a sports-themed bedroom for our little soccer (and sometimes baseball) superstars.
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