So, I’m trying something different with this one. Rather than a play by play of makeover progress, I’m switching it up and starting with the before and after pictures. This is what the boys’ bedroom looked like before I started:
Sure, we had done some work in there, adding striped curtains, install a new window (the other still has to change), and paint swatches on the walls. But it was still such a blank slate.
But that’s where progress stopped. This room makeover really kicked off by scraping the popcorn texture off and smoothing the ceiling. While the furniture was out of the room we decided to change the trim (to match the other rooms) and paint. I stayed close to the mood board, too.
Check out their (nearly) finished room today:
V requested yellow walls and Ev wanted green. This bold yellowy-green (Anjou Pear by Ben Moore color matched to Glidden) is a great compromise and is still really youthful and fun. Some original items are in there: the dresser, curtains, and some art, but most everything is new. A ReStore light fixture for $6.40 (the barn light focused too much light downward).
Matching custom built pine and upholstered beds replaced the vintage bed and Ev’s crib.
Gray, ivory, and navy bedding helps balance the bright walls.
A new art arrangement fills out the off centered window space.
The boys chose their favorite and I made new movie posters, too.
Fun pillows for a little pattern and color.
Across the room are the constellation canvases with added frames and bookshelf below.
But I’ve got two things I still want to do. Find or make a large piece of art for this wall:
And get a 4 by 6 or 5 by 7 rug to go between the beds.
What do you think of the changes? Any suggestions for art? What are you up to this weekend?