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MTV Cribs

LilZ's Room
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I just LOVE the way LilZ has done his room. It changes almost daily, as he scores better magazine pictures or free movie posters. (Our movie theater leaves small posters for free on the table inside.) It says so much about him and his taste while it also totally has the atmosphere I always wished my room had when I was a teenager. I saw movies with rooms like his and always thought, “No way real kids have rooms that cool.” I love just hanging out in there and looking around the walls, I feel like it teaches me something about him every day. Yesterday I took pictures so you could admire his decor too!

Of course, I try not to think of the thumbtack holes in the walls. It could make me mildly insane.

20 thoughts on “MTV Cribs”

  1. you’ve got the coolest kid(s). I hope the Girl grows up to be as chill as LilZ. I <3 his beatles poster, too. Also – have you looked into posted gum? It’s like gummy stuff that you can use instead of tacks and is comes off pretty easily. My mom made us use that on our walls growing up b\c she couldn’t handle “all those tack-holes!!!!” (her words)

  2. You have an awesome son. Love the Beatles poster – when I was in middle school I had the HUGEST crush on a guy who loved the Beatles. I thought he was so different and hip. 😉

    Your son probably has lots of girls crushin’ on him in his future, is all I’m saying!

  3. Coolness, I just went to visit my baby brother and his is like that too. The Breaking Dawn poster, did he read it? I got my husband to read them, but a teenage boy with no incentive?

  4. I think it’s easier for kids to be cooler these days. Just think of all the hair products to keep your barnet in control now in comparison to when we were growing up. In my home town there were 3 stock hairstyles given out by our local salonist. I kid thee not.

  5. Wow. It’s all very…straight and aligned. My room was much more haphazard.

    I know I’ll be shocked when it happens, but I look forward to when my Buddha Baby is a teenager. I love teenagers. This room is why.

  6. I think it’s great that you guys let him express himself so freely in his room. Most parents would be more worried about their house. LilZ’s room looks like a teenagers room on a movie set! You can see his artistic talent expressed in the way he has everything displayed.

  7. Cool room. When I was a teen I had a part-time job at a music store in the S.F. Valley in California – my walls AND ceiling were covered with music posters that I would bring home from the store (and other stuff they used to use to display the new albums). I loved it. The coolest part was when we put our house on the market to move. My Mom had the rest of the house all staged and looking nice but let me keep my room just as it was – wall to wall hair bands. She was so cool.

  8. I used masking or duct tape. Pinholes seem less worse to me these days. I heard there’s the cool thing called poster putty. They didn’t have that 20ish years ago.

    I wish my mom would have let me paint my room red.

  9. What does it say about me that the first thing I scanned the pictures for was evidence of a Twilight Saga poster? I found it and smiled. 🙂

  10. This reminds me so much of my room when I was a teenager. I loved my room! It was my sanctuary, and a shrine to everything I found “cool”. It did leave a lot of thumbtack holes, though….

    These days you can get “chart tabs” at an office supply store or teacher store. They are little pieces of foam double-stick tape that are strong enough to hold up posters, but are removable and shouldn’t damage the paint. I use them in my classroom and my daughter’s room and they work great.

  11. My room was like that in high school, only…busier, if you can believe it. I would find phrases, pictures, comics, headlines, street signs, photos, notes, etc and they COVERED my walls. People would walk in and go, “whoa!” Friends would find something new every time they came over. I loooooved my room.

    When we moved out of that house, I took each and every piece off the walls and put them all in those old school photo albums with the one big piece of plastic you would pull back before arranging your photos on the sticky sheet and replacing the sheet over them. I filled four large albums. I still enjoy paging through those albums to this day.

  12. That is an awesome room! I wish my kids would ‘decorate’ their rooms….they have my permission! My room was like that as a teen, except my walls were covered with hair band posters, fishnet, fashion magazine ads, and photos. I wasn’t allowed to do it that way; my mom only gave me one small wall to put my beloved decor on. I got up after she left for work one morning and got busy plastering my room. It’s a wonder she didn’t beat me when she came home that afternoon after a LONG day at work and saw what I had done to my brand-new bedroom walls!

  13. Just so y’all know (I mentioned it in flickr too) that handicap parking sigh was rescued from the garbage at my friend’s apt. complex. They put up those fancy wooden ones and threw the old ones away. I didn’t want you all to think LilZ goes around ripping up handicap parking signs. Hee.

  14. You guys don’t have blu-tac in the States? That blue gum-my stuff that comes off easily? That’s what we always use to put things up down in NZ…

    Anyway, awesome room!

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