Benjamin has been very patient with his mother. He can't recall the wonderful room I had decorated for him as a little guy, since he was moved out at the age of two. The next three years were in a rental that only allowed us to live there as "captured-mortgage-paying guest." My creative juices were bottled and walls stayed bare. So when we moved I determined to make this rental our home...and I could paint over anything the landlord didn't like when we moved out...until then, we are going to live!!
Sonja of Bits and Pieces, had encouraged me to decorate Benjamin's room anyway he wanted it. He had his own ideas and even drew them out for me last summer. So patiently he waited for his mom to bring his vision to life. He agreed to stay with the theme I had on his bedding...thank goodness.
I started with these "green" walls...now surely I can't make it worse. I painted a solid color over the green giving me a clean slate.
This cowboy was funny. I decided that I would have him swinging his hat, so I started to add the hat in his hand. Benjamin kept protesting, but I couldn't understand why. I was busy painting as he kept saying, "you have to take his hat off his head!" As I stepped back I started to laugh...you can't have a cowboy swinging his hat if his hat is also on his head. Benjamin was insistent the lasso rope was to be brought down across the cowboy to his other hand where there were loops of extra rope. He is a boy of detail. His distance gave a better perspective.
So instead of a hat he got a lasso!
Finished Product....and now it is done. What a fun project. Now on to my room...maybe I will be finished by the time we are here one year....oh my!!
The riding cowboy is on the wall at the end of the bed. The standing cowboy is on the wall next to the door going out of the room. Woodiy from Toy Story sets on the dresser looking over the whole room...I think he likes it too!
From the Farm of Benjamin!