The very first room I set up was August’s.  I’m pretty sure it was complete by the end of the third day, which is mostly because I already had all of the things I needed from his last room.

The room was already painted this muted olive color, which totally worked with all of his stuff.  August loves the little tent, which was my Christmas present to him last year (It was the “want” of my “want, need, wear, read” gift standard for my kid).  He keeps most of his stuffed animals in there, and he usually runs in there to “hide” if he’s in trouble.  🙂

On the tent side of the room, he also has two small bookcases overflowing with books (most of which have been picked up at thrift stores over the years), instruments (accordian!!), instruments and non-staining art supplies (I have the paints and oil pastels somewhere else just in case he decides to become an artist in the middle of the night).  Next to that is his little art table.  It used to be red, but I painted it with chalkboard paint when we moved.  Above his table is a map where we’re keeping track of the places he’s been.  His passport has some pretty nifty stamps in it already!


On the bed side of the room is his gallery wall, which includes photos of him, his footprint from the hospital on the day he was born, my BELOVED Muppet Show album cover, mementos of places he’s lived (a vintage postcard from Jesus College in Cambridge and an “A” subway mosaic from Atlantic Avenue in NYC, a lock of his baby hair, a pic of August and his dad and a couple August originals.  My fav is the big white square one.  When we used to ride the subway together in NYC, August sometimes drew on a page of the little notebook I take with me EVERYWHERE.  I took one of the 5×8 inch pages to Staples and had them blow it up to poster size for $3.  Instant art.  It used to hang above MY bed in my old bedroom.  I can’t wait to fill in the wall more–it will be an ever-growing exhibition.  There is also some other handmade art from family and friends scattered about in other spots in the room.


And now for my ubiquitous video tour, here’s a 360 of his room, with a special guest star appearance at the end!

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