HouseTour: Boys Bedroom

Just a quick addition of an update of the boys’ room to my house tour.  I still have things to do in here but realistically, I’m done for now. :)

Their room has a little entryway before you actually turn right and enter it.  It’s been a wasted space but it’s just large enough for their little chair.  It’s a good quiet place for reading so I gave them my Elvis Reads print–and their metal initials hang on the wall.  I also have corkboards to add here for art, homework, etc., but want to cover them with fabric first.


And you walk in and turn right:


Below is the little entryway looking from their room:


And here’s the updated art wall.  These are vintage prints of The Hobbit from a 1970s calendar.  I went to the dollar store and got these frames:

Here’s a close up–I love these prints!

And here’s a close up of their shelf.  The brass dinosaur is my FIL’s from when he was a kid.  The plant is a carnivore–like a Venus Flytrap but called a Saracenia I think.   My mom got it for the boys and it was fun to watch it eat flies over the summer.

And here’s an art project the boys and I did last week.  It was fun to all work together on it. I drew the lines and the boys colored them in.

Another shot of the dresser with the vintage and antique maps:

And here are the boys beds a bit more made up.  I still need to work on bedding but I do like these wool blankets I got for $15 a piece at the army surplus store.  They are very warm but a bit scratchy.  They would be good to go on top of another comforter or something like that…

And the bay window with the light fixture and more pillows:

I love these ticking stripe pillows from Ikea.

They are called the Margareta and with a down insert they are great.

I paired the gray one with these called the Sanela:

It’s a faux velvet but is really nice.

Here’s a detail of the pillows:

And because I love a good before and after, here is the before:

And After:

And finally, thank you so much to everyone who left such sweet and touching comments on my last post.  I am so often amazed and honored by the compassion and friendships I have found through blogging.  It is an unexpected benefit of joining the blogging world but has quickly become the most important to me.  I hope one day to actually “meet” all the wonderful people I have gotten to know through this blog and say thank you in person!  Our family is starting a new chapter without Uncle James and although we miss him, the busy-ness of our lives at this stage brings into stark relief the fact that life really does go on.  I know it will be a very different one for the Stalters though.  Thanks again to all my blog-friends for your kindness!


  1. The bedroom looks great Lane! I love their bay window with the stripes, pillows and panels you hung it is such a cozy spot and great focal point. I really love the windows with the diamond panes and the cool way they cast diamond shadows across the room. I love the charm and detail in older homes that you just dont get in new!

    • Thanks Laura! It’s coming together and is definitely an improvement. Hope you are doing well and had a good thanksgiving. I’ll get in touch with you next week. -Lane

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