Jackson’s transition to his bigboy room was was what you do expect… a little hard at first with a few nights wanting to sleep in his old room. However for the most part he was excited to have a new room, with a big bed and most of all he was excited to help create it.
I wanted to have him help (in all reality he does have more DIY skills than I do… and is by far a better painter). Case in point: how is it possible to slice your finger open while opening a can of paint… But I digress… the room was a navy blue and we decided to go with Yankees Away Jersey Gray with a large blue accent. Everyone knows that the easier part of painting stripes or lines is using a laser level to make sure everything is straight. But not Jax and I. We go by eye, or eyes, I mean between us we have four. I’m sure the lines came completely level.
From there the gray paint just went on with ease… went on the floor, the windows, the dogs, Jackson, in my eye my eye… the ceiling… you get the picture. Ohh yea… Peppa Pig’s tent also recieved a little touch up as well: Luckily the decorative hand towels were within walking distance and provides us an easy cleanup.
Meanwhile, we both went to work on separate projects for the room. Jax created his own personal Mini-Monet painting
…and I transformed an old step stool into a Yankees baseball card collage.
I also refinished Jackson’s bedstand (that was once my dads and the was mine) from the red color in the nursery to blue, and added a few finishing touches:
Then it came time for the bogboy bed assembly. 14 trillion parts, yet according to the directions I would only need a Phillips head screwdriver and an allenkey… I needed a wrench, a hammer, some screws, my screw- gun, wood glue, and five zip ties.
Smartly, after seeing me assembly his bed, Jax decided to nap on his beanbag chair… on the floor:
From there things started coming together and we were able to add a few more Yankees details to the room to help add to the theme.
The final corner stones of the room came last as I added the three feature pieces.
1. The first being the actual second base that was used in the first game Jackson ever went to at Yankee Stadium (Derek Jeter’s 2nd to last home game) signed by Jeter and mated with the ticket from the game, the Jeter retirement patch from his jersey and our picture from the game:
2. The second is an original signed artist print by Bill Lopa which was also signed by Mariano Rivera. This painting is HUGE and looks amazing mated with navy blue suede:
3. Last, but certainly not least… what New York Yankees Room is complete without the famous Yankee Stadium Facade? …add to that, Jackson’s Yankees newborn photo on canvas and that’s a wrap…
PS… Yankees theme or not… had to have a Harry Potter tribute too: