Please tell me I’m not the only one who appreciates this wonderful bonus to parenting!
I’ve mentioned before that he is somewhat “change” resistant.
My son is a budding “engineer” and I really wanted to capture the spirit of that in his room and yet still hold onto some of the vintage elements.
You can see the window treatments are new and you might remember that I trimmed them out with
Duct Tape just to add a fun little pop of color.
Yes, that is a Lego radio with an alarm clock “brick” stacked on top!
Who knows? Maybe my “mother-boards as art” pictures will be famous someday!
Some were tossed out into the hallway so that I could take these photos and some are stored in his closet.
But, his Legos (which are what he plays with the most) are all stored in this rack of plastic bins.
We ended up sorting them all by color so that it was easier to find pieces.
We gave up keeping the Lego sets together a long time ago!
So, we created this fun little piece of art.
I took a leftover scrap of plywood and gave it a coat of copper spray paint.
Then we just started nailing and gluing some of the components of the electronics that he has taken apart to the plywood. We had soooo much fun doing this together!
We hung it on the wall using chain link in an oiled bronze finish.
My boy was just so thrilled when he saw it up there and I have a feeling it will be something he treasures forever. I know I will!
They are just so sweet and perfectly capture my precious boy in all of his wonderful 4-year-old-ness.
That was almost 5 years ago…sigh…
But, I had so much fun figuring out how to freshen it up and capture the spirit of my boy without spending very much money.
I think I did all right…don’t you?
Thanks so much for joining me at the Fence today,