Making it Yours (MiY)

MiY 7d: Our Guy Grows Up

Making it Yours (MiY) is all about following a piece of furniture through several different stages of life, and showing how to reuse and repurpose it. In this edition, we’re following the window daybed, first seen here in a young boy’s bedroom. He still had it as his bed in his teenage bedroom (he’s a short enough guy), but when he moved out it became his couch. He still had a lot of maturing to do, so now we’re checking in on him many years later.

The daybed still functions well as a sofa here, but the other elements surrounding it have become more sophisticated as our fellow’s taste has evolved. A worn looking rug, industrial lighting, and cool vintage-style chair play off of the mod nesting tables and vintage record player (both kept from the previous look). Oil jars bring a nice texture in, and the wall color picks up on their green/gray/blue shade. A Katagami print adds graphic punch to the walls, and the daybed has been softened with a few faux suede pillows and an octopus pillow.

The daybed has held together well, and we still have one more look to go before ending this edition of Making it Yours. Our fictional guy has come so far, and I start to feel attached to my characters as I design their spaces. I have a couple of ideas for the end, but I’m waiting to see where he’ll end up exactly!

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  • Adventures In Babywearing
    August 15, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Love that octopus pillow!

  • Melanie @ Mailbox Journey
    August 15, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I love those nesting tables!

  • D.
    August 15, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Loving the series so far! I don’t really get the mixed reaction – I know lots of guys who would (and do) live in a space like this. Then again I know lots of short, indie musicians ;)

  • Erin
    August 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I’ve really been enjoying this series. :) I particularly love the warmth of the chair and record console against all the other blue/greys and blacks. Not too crazy about the nesting tables in this room, though.

    Lovely, as always! :)

  • Laurie
    August 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Love this guy’s taste, light, chair, pillow. nice.
    Do you make up names for these people? I wouldn’t be able to resist.

  • Katie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Love that octopus pillow! xo

  • Samantha Holcomb
    August 15, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I am so happy to see this post. I am going to have go back and find the teenage version of the room. I have a 12 year old stepson who’s room needs an overhaul! Thanks again for sharing your talent!

  • samarahuel
    August 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    That rug! Be still my heart.

  • Ashleigh Baker
    August 20, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Love that record player. I have such a weakness for vintage console stereos!