My son wanted my temporary office ( the small spare room ) as a bedroom so he could change his room into a gaming room. I did the usual Pinterest surfing to find some inspiration. You wouldn’t believe how many pins there are for boys bedroom makeover on a budget!
After all the correct prep we painted the bright pink walls with LICK wall paint. This colour os Blue 07 in matt and is deep dark n delicious. If you haven’t seen this brand yet I recommend checking them out. The paint was thick and covered amazingly well and has a velvety feel to it.
We painted the base boards and all the wood trim in the room with a water based eggshell in bright white. It really contrast the blue and is cleanable.. which lets be honest is the most important thing!
Malachi ( my son ) has wanted a double bed for a long time and to be honest, the room really isn’t big enough .. but as he is using it only as a bedroom and he won’t have anything other than a bed a nightstand a maybe a little unit. I gave in and ordered a small double.
I grabbed some new curtains and hemmed them with wonder web! You won’t see them they will be behind the bed. They were a bargain from B&Q and really are just for show. I had a blind made by the very talented Penny from Ed and Co Designs. We have chosen an amazing new fabric more on that to come!
Creating an inviting space
The only brief I had was to make it cozy. We got some cushions, throw and bed covers online ( we were in lockdown ) and layered up the bedding. His nightstand he has had for years and we just repainted it with Coal Black and Casement. I used a Re·Design with Prima® Stick and Style stencil
We have a few designs of this Stick and Style Stencil in stock and this was the first time I had used them! Pretty cool I have to say and I will be using them again for sure.
Upcycling a Facebook Marketplace find.
This unit was needed for his clothes ( which he refuses to hang up ) I have to say the fight just isn’t worth it! 😜 I’m imagining the clothes will be shoved inside where no one can see and I’m just gonna have to be ok with that!
This one started life as part of an office furniture set. It has definitely been transformed that’s for sure but it was the right style and the right size so a little extra slog was needed to make it work in the room. Stay tuned for a blog post coming soon on that!
Grown up teenage boys room
So with all that done the blind was fitted the new light installed, Malachi (my son) is pleased which of course is the main aim but it’s always nice to know it will look good too.
This room is now suitable for a good few years as he gets older and with only a few items in the room it makes it easy to update if needed.
This has prompted me to start my bedroom and so it sorta looks like the house is getting a makeover 🙈 … what have I started.
I’d love to know what you think? Leave a comment and be sure to check out my Pinterest account for more inspiration!