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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Braden's New Room

Poor Braden.

He's allergic to dust, and for the past couple of years has had to reside in a room devoid of any decoration.

Decorations = dust catchers.

Up until recently his room consisted simply of a bed, a nightstand, and a dresser. All the rest of his belongings (clothes, books, awards, magazines, etc.) had been relegated to his closet with the door closed all. the. time.

His room certainly looked clean and uncluttered, though it has always resembled a jail cell.

My most recent project was to decorate his room in a way that would be warm, inviting, and easy to dust.

Here is the result:


I painted the walls in his room a warm tan color. You can see a glimpse of them on the left-hand side of the photo. One wall in the room is painted dark blue.



Braden really likes maps, so I purchased a world map and an annotated Bible Lands map from National Geographic, and then framed them in poster frames. Frames are MUCH easier to dust than maps tacked to the wall.



Across the top, I mounted 4 clocks, each easy to adjust and each set to the correct time in a different city: our home city, London, Jerusalem, and Sydney.



Over his dresser I put his ribbons and medals in shadow boxes and hung them on the wall. I can add more if needed, and they are easily dusted.




On his dresser I also allowed his prize, autographed photo of Tom Bergeron. It's also framed, so it passes my dust test.



Braden was very happy with his room. His friends think it's cool. And after a couple of weeks he's learned to ignore the constant ticking of the clocks when he needs to sleep.

1 Comments:

At 12:35 PM , Blogger Melkhi said...

Very nice! Laughing about the clocks...I'd never get used to that.

 

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