November 5, 2012 by Decorum DIYer
Good Monday, all! I took a week-long hiatus. So sorry, if you missed me, but I have been one busy and tired girl. In the next few days, I’ll share some of the things that have been keeping me busy.
Back to today’s post: a moodboard inspired by the crazy, mathematical ramblings (well, quantum mechanics, actually) of a genius brain on a blackboard a la “Good Will Hunting” and “Big Bang Theory” (also known as BBT). I recently read this article and was smitten with this chalkboard:
My nerdy senses are tingling, aren’t yours?
So, what is a decor obsessed nerd to do with this information?
Well, create a moodboard of course!
Before we get started, allow me to remind you of my self-imposed moodboard rules. Only the following items may be used in creating the moodboard:
- free items
- items found on my local Craigslist (remember to click the images to be directly linked to the Craigslist ads!)
- a pinch imagination and diy craftiness!
Here is what my geeky, little mind has envisioned:
This bedroom has everything a science-obsessed teenager needs.
This particular room is for a boy, but don’t worry, I’ll be sharing my girl’s version with you later.
break it down show our work!
Firstly, I decided that the room should have an eclectic, vintage vibe.
Think a 1960’s school’s physics lab. Also, I felt a strong pull to the color green.
Here is the paint color I chose:
Next layer is the room’s rug:
After choosing the paint and finding the rug, I knew I needed more textiles in the way of draperies.
I like these panels for both the color scheme, mix of pattern against the scrolled, traditional rug, and the ‘geek chic’ plaid:
Next up, the furniture.
I, for some reason, saw this room as an expansive attic space. Sort of a mad-scientist-in-the-making’s lair.
I piled in the furniture goodies.
A side table to be used as a night stand:
And the room’s essential for reaching ‘epic level’ nerdom:
Now, for some fun accessories!
“Craigslist Hunting” BBT Style Budget Breakdown:
- one gallon of Behr’s ‘Bostern Fern’ paint – $35
- 13′ x 9′ rug – $125
- drapery and hardware – $100
- twin bed and hutch – $50
- twin-sized comforter – $25
- sheet sets – $20
- argyle sweaters (for pillow covers) – $10
- mcm side table/night stand – $40
- drafting table and lamp – $75
- industrial stool – $60
- four chairs and round table – $30
- ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ – $50
- real slate blackboard – $25
- science fiction magazine collection – $40
- six rare science fiction record collection – $100
- telescope – $55
- beakers – $10
- 1964 lighted globe – $60
- vintage desk lamp – $15
- lighted magnifier – $45
- “Warm Kitty, Soft Kitty” tee-shirt (for artwork) – $14
- artwork from Vintage Printables – FREE
Total budget: $984.00
Wow! Being a nerd is expensive! To be honest, I have a soft spot in my heart (and head) for nerdiness. I’m not smart enough to be a nerd myself, but I really do enjoy all of the geeky goodness. Because of my affinity for such nerdy things, I really loaded up on the expensive nerd accessories. I couldn’t help myself!
I hope you have enjoyed this exploration of my “Craigslist Hunting” BBT Style bedroom, as inspired by a series of quantum mechanics’ blackboards.
Until next time…, happy Craigslisting!