a room that took all of us here at Ohdeedoh by surprise. Jaws were dropping, we were forwarding the link as fast as we could to friends and family — we were flat out amazed. We've since gone behind the scenes and today you can see more of this room filled with color, hanging bunk beds and the opportunity for extreme fun!
The Bumper Crop, to learn more about their family and this room. We grew to love this large family, their projects and the daily ongoings that Marian shares with the world. The boys' room is spectacular, but more than just a room, it has created quite a bond between their boys.
Even though Neil and I both enjoy projects and have fun building and decorating, it doesn’t compare to the joy of putting the boys to bed at night in the same room… Their voices singing and praying together, their whispers long after the lights go out… and the not-so-whispered demands from the youngest to the oldest for “more song!”Marian told us more about how this room came together - we promise you'll fall head over heels for the space and the family before you know it! What was your inspiration for the room? After close to a year of looking for bunkbeds, and lots of brainstorming about built-ins, I saw Ana White's hanging daybed. I loved the rustic look and simplicity of the project. Knowing that the beds would take up a lot of space, I wanted to keep the rest of the room simple. I love the combination of modern and vintage, so I tried to have a bit of both in their room. The boys are all so different and have varying interests, it would have been hard to pull of a "themed" room. The colors evolved from the Kideko poster... all three of them rock! I wanted to give them a space that was fun and inviting, and a space that would grow with them. What is your favorite element of the space? The lights! My husband took out all the wiring and replaced it with push on night lights, stretching the wire so that the button would be on the outside. We simply unscrew the fixture and replace the batteries as needed. I think the lights were the first thing I had picked out. We even bought them not knowing how we would make them work! My husband did not want to wire three lights into the wall and install light switches!
The Bumper Crop! (Images: Marian Anderson and family portrait by Jenny Rigney)
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