Well, I’ve done it….I’ve finally completed my son’s bedroom makeover. It’s one of those things. There’s always one more project, another tiny nook, an additional accessory that just has to be added, making it difficult for me to close the book on a big project. But, I’m finally ready to show you the his finished room that I started last fall. Yep, that’s right, I said it…last fall!!!
But first, here’s a little before picture. Several years ago, I painted his whole room in light blue and chocolate brown stripes. I personally loved it. But, as he got older, he finally confessed that he was not a big fan of the look, saying something to the effect of feeling like he was in a prison…lovely! So, we decided to make some changes.
The whole project started with a trip to IKEA where we found a humongous poster of a wave that he just had to have in his room. In order to incorporate such a gigantic image into the design, I had to think outside the box. And thus, the IKEA upholstered poster headboard was born!
When I saw the print and color of the duvet cover, it reminded me of shells on the ocean. Well, actually, when I bought it, it was a shower curtain that I transformed into a duvet cover. It’s very durable, machine washable, and dog-friendly.
The nightstands and lamps were also from IKEA. The nightstands were on sale for $50 so I just couldn’t pass them up.
And, speaking of Restoration Hardware, I’ll bring you around the corner to my Restoration Hardware Montpellier armoire knock off.
We had a pair of these ‘diamond in the rough’ beauties in our home for the last 15 years. All they needed was a bit of a makeover.
And, as you can see, they add soooo much storage to my son’s room.
We’ve had this little loveseat for over 10 years. A new slipcover was all it needed. It’s the perfect place for guests to sit or for my son to just chill out and enjoy a book.
The sweet lemur is a souvenir from Safari West, which is a wildlife preserve and African tent camp that we spent a weekend at several years ago. I love how the stripes on the lemur’s tail mimic the chevron pattern of the area rug right beneath it. I bought the rug for 75% off at Rugs USA. It adds a charged, youthful atmosphere to the room, like a giant wave crashing.
Next to the bedroom door are a pair of photographs of my son in action…doing what he loves to do…soccer and snowboarding. My son found this trunk abandoned on a nearby hillside a couple of years ago. He brought it home and has been using it ever since. (It must be in his genes…I’m so proud.)
On the wall opposite the bed are his desk and bookshelves. I found the desk at a consignment shop for $60. I love the black color and the x-table base. The chair was a $5 garage sale find.
The bookshelves are from IKEA and were a perfect fit to surround the desk. The baskets are from Cost Plus World Market and the liners were a DIY project.
The shelves are filled with so many things that represent my son from drawings, to trophies, to shell collections. The fish stuffed animal was in his crib when he was a baby. The shark was from the days when Webkinz were all the rage.
This sea star came from his cousin and the picture is from a trip we took with them to Mexico.
The artwork above his desk was another DIY project. The image was inspired by a much more expensive piece I found while perusing around Houzz’ website.
The room turned out just like he wanted it. It’s his big kid room that will carry him through until college.
At least I hope so!
*****Here are the links to the DIY projects:
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