Tuesday, January 25

Boy's Bedroom Makeover!

Hi gang! In my usual fashion, it's been a year or so since I posted here. I should just rename this blog "I post in the dead of winter when I have very little going on and feel compelled to redo like 3 rooms in less than a month".  I know you can all relate!  Anyway, I recently completely a total reno of our mudroom (pics coming soon!), a little refresh on our basement tv room AND I redecorated my 14 year old son's bedroom. PHEW! The good news is that I haven't been bored or plagued by the winter blues. 

When he came to me and said he wanted to repaint his room, I was a little surprised. We had redone it in late 2017 and I thought it still held up as workable for his age, but then he pointed out his dinosaur sheets and I realized a refresh was indeed in order. It's so sad when they grow out of footy pjs and dino sheets isn't it? 

We decided to keep the Stikwood on the walls - mostly because it was too hard to take down but change the paint color. He really wanted all white which I was excited about since I am slowly painting my entire house white it seems (ha ha ha...not really but kind of) but I wanted to paint one wall black. And here is the result. (Trigger alert: I am too tired to drag out my good camera and really edit these so iphone pics is what you are all gonna have to deal with for this post...sorry, not sorry).

The black paint is Sherwin Williams (swatch and link below). Despite the name, it doesn't read green to me at all. And contrary to what we all heard when we were young, it definitely doesn't make the space dark or depressing. I really love it!

The rest of the walls are all Sherwin Williams Alabaster - which is the color of all the trim and doors in my house, and now more than one room (my sister in law is rolling her eyes reading this).  Here are a few more shots: 

I really love the bedding I got which is a mix of The Company Store (duvet and shams) and blanket, sheets and throws from Target. It all came together so well and is cozy and fluffy and grown-up(ish). But I still miss the dinos. I left Deadpool there though...never too old for Deadpool right? 

The rug is from Rugs USA and is called the Gray Overlapping Striped Bands Area Rug (the person who named it gets paid by the word). It's a really nice soft rug but thin. The only issue is that I bought the wrong size and it's about 4 inches too long. But the idea of wrapping it up and shipping it back seemed like more than I could mentally handle during this never ending gray month of January. So I just rolled it over and tucked it under the furniture. Who is gonna know, am I right? Here's a close up of the rug: 

You can see that we added a lot of vinyl covers to the walls - both of my kids are big into records these days. We also got him this really cool record player from Burke Decor. Not cheap but the sound quality is so much better than the other one we have. Worth the investment if you are into music!

The desk area is entirely teen boy design and I am 100% ok with that. Two screens, a gaming chair, tons of Star Wars pavraphanial, lots of books that he's reread a hundred times, his Xbox, and his favorite sneakers, it's perfect. I wouldn't change a thing! 

And here is the best part of the whole room, which was a last minute "what should we do with these LED lights we got for Christmas?" moment. So easy - we just peeled and stuck one string on the footboard and one on the head board and BOOM coolest lighting ever! He can control them with an app on his phone and switch between colors and even do a little light show to the beat of whatever music is playing. It's like a rave in there...for nerdy (said with love) teens.

So there ya go! A teen room makeover. The only downside is that it only took about 3 days to finish and now I have to do real work. Waaaahhhhh! What room is next my friends??? Nobody knows! Before I sign off for another year, here are the before pics. It was so cute in 2017 when we first did it. And then a hot mess right before the most recent reno. Enjoy!