Monday, February 15, 2016

My Son's Bedroom Makeover

Hello everyone!

I'm happy to report that my teenage son's bedroom is finally done!  Unfortunately, I didn't take any "before" pics to show you though.  Bad blogger!  So, I'll just tell you how it looked before and then you can compare it to the pictures.

 It started out with light blue walls, red bed frame and dresser, and lots of Legos in bookcases. This was a difficult room to do.  He had a lot of furniture that we needed to use in a small space.  Luckily, he has a twin bed so it didn't take up too much room. 

 The first thing we did was get rid of the wall of bookcases FILLED with Lego creations!  We gave them to a friend of ours that has a seven year boy.  Then, we painted his walls in a Linen White (from Benjamin Moore).  The chalkboard had to stay where it was because it is painted on the wall with chalkboard paint and a wooden frame was mounted to the wall.  We didn't want to have to remove that since it would be so much work.  So, we worked around it.  

I took these pics at night, so unfortunately, you don't see the true wall color here. The last pic will show that though.






He had a wicker dresser in red, that I painted in black.  But, we had to move it inside his closet because there was not enough room for it in the room.

Then I painted his bed frame in black as well.  His bedding is all from H&M.com.  


We moved his TV and Xbox One with his new gaming chair (from Christmas) on one side of the room.


I bought some wall shelves from Target to hang on the wall to use in place of the bookcases filled with Legos.  He decided to keep the old ones that his older brother gave him since they were from Star Wars and are no longer sold.


Sorry these pics are not very clear. I took these at night and should've done it by sunlight.  

On the other side of his room is his new computer desk and chair.  We will be getting his new computer soon.


This desk is really unique because it's made to hold electronics, games and even has a cup holder!  

At the foot of his bed, is his closet and hamper.


I was able to get this picture in the daylight (so you can really see the true wall color better) of his new pendant light over his bed and window treatment.  The window treatment is just a pair of drop cloths hung on curtain rings off a black iron curtain rod.



So, now you know what we've been working on for so long.  This room was cleaned out of all toys and bad paint.  Now, it looks more organized and can be a room he will really use and not just sleep in.  

The next thing I have to share with you is something bold I did to my family room!  It was something that I had been thinking about doing for awhile and finally got the nerve up to do it this weekend.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

20 comments:

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

It looks beautiful and just right for him. You did a great job.

Little Farmstead said...

His room looks great Kelly! I love that you kept the chalkboard. The wall color is nice and clean and the bedding is perfect for a boy's room - rustic but still has charm. :) Don't tell him. Great job!

Stacey said...

The room looks fantastic! Does he keep his room clean? Neither of my sons have ever mastered that.

Deserae said...

Your son's room looks great....I love the bedding!!! I can't wait to see what you did in your family room ;o)
~Des

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

This is a great makeover! I love that the desk is specially made for electronics too. I even love the hamper! :) He has such nice bedding (I need to check H&M more often) I know you're glad to get this checked off your list. Now I can't wait to see the change in the family room (and the new appliances too!) So many exciting things going on over there!

Ron said...

The room is bright and fresh. I am certain your son will love it.

Linda said...

It looks GREAT!!! Just perfect for your young man!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

It looks great. I especially like the maps on the wall! But I didn't know one ever got too old for Legos. Really? LOL

Sally Somervill said...

It turned out awesome!! I love the new wall color and bedding! H&M has such a wonderful selection on that sort of thing. I know you must be thrilled to have it all done!

Doreen@househoneys said...

It looks just perfect for a teen boy Kelly, and I'm certain he will enjoy it for years to come! It's fresh and current, and I love the plaid

Missy George said...

looks great Kelly..How does he like it??

Scribbler said...

Your boy is becoming a young man! He will really enjoy and appreciate this room. I love Linen White -- it has been my go-to for years.

Finding Grace Interiors said...

What a beautiful space your son has. I bet now he can really enjoy his room with all his favorite things in it. Like his computer and game center!
I love the wall color and the bedding! You did a fabulous job. Does your son love his new room?

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

It looks great, Kelly. I am sure he is happy to have a more grown up look. xo Laura

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This turned out great, Kelly! I love the bedding and I'll bet your son loves his gaming area!

Christine Vandormolen said...

Super looking room Kelly!!! It all looks sooo clean!!!! No more Legos? SNIFF SNIFF!!!!!!

Eilis said...

The bed looks like it was meant to be black. The room turned out great and looks like it would be in a catalog!

Maria Elena said...

Beautiful room! Looks so clean and fresh. Love the bedding! xxx Maria

Suzan Sweatman said...

You nailed it Kelly - LOVE the bedding and that chalkboard with the map - what a perfect transitional room !
( My 32 year old son got a gaming chair from his girlfriend for Christmas -and loved it - how embarrassing LMHO )
XOX

cynthia lee designs said...

Kelly...his room looks great. We just finished painting our living room/dining room...it was a lot of work, but so worth it.
~Cindy