We have announced on our FB page that we have started our adventure in foster care. We were notified about a little boy that needed a family. Promising to talk about it we prayed about it and this little one was on our heart so we contacted them and said that if things went through with this little boy (let’s call him Gabriel) we would be interested in helping him. We don’t know if we will be chosen but we are off to prepare. So off we went to brainstorm on a room design for a little boy of 6 that would make him feel special and make every night special. We thought about an “Adventure Room” sort of like Indiana Jones looking but not cartoonish… like a real adventure. Like you are out in the field, under the stars and searching for treasure. We found a globe at a yard sale and we loved the colors in it. Soft and muted like the desert. We used that for our color pallet and then gathered things that were in that color family.
Adventure In Color
We loved the colors and so we took the globe pictured below with us to the local Lowe’s and took (forever) in the paint swatch section looking for the right color.
Here is a view from the other side of the room.
We decided that you can’t go on an adventure without a suitcase right and these just were perfect. They were a nice vintage suitcase set that a great friend gave to my mother knowing we love vintage. You need cameras to catalog your finds, right? Here are some vintage cameras that make it picture perfect. Don’t forget our globe and a great old map of the Holy Land.
The paint we chose the colors of sand which may or may not be totally blurry in this picture *he he*
We thought about being on a journey and you would have to sleep in tents under the stars so we built a permanent tent over the bed with a heavy duty dowel rod and some rope attached to the ceiling. We then used a canvas painters tarp from Lowe’s and draped it over the rod. It looks so amazing (if I do say so myself… would that make me be talking to myself… hmmm). Here it is below.
The curtains are awesome tab curtains that are pretty heavy but look great I think (found at a yard sale for a dollar for each panel… great price). The frames on the wall we got at Ross for about $4 each and I drew some butterfly species in one and mushroom species in another.
Here is a view from the doorway. We are not done with the linens yet.
Other Fun Touches
Here is the room from another angle. We have a homemade volcano that we are going to make into a lamp, some electric lanterns, some old hats, some hieroglyphic writing, suitcases and a great old key. We still need to finesse it and I am going to be making bedding for this bed, but I just love it. Can you think of anything else this room needs?
Ok, I can… a little boy.
Pray for him, will you? No matter what home he ends up in. Pray that he is safe, pray that he feels special and loved.
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27 NLT