Wednesday, January 22, 2020

our teen sons bedroom reveal

I am so excited to share with you today a little makeover we did on our sons bedroom!
{click on the large BOLD type in this post to take you to the sources}


It is always fun to change things up, and this room was in need.

The first thing I did was have the room professionally painted. I usually paint everything myself, but I wanted the ceiling painted in his room and I loathe painting ceilings. I went dark and brought the wall color {Seal by Glidden} up onto the ceiling. I was a bit worried it would make things really dark in his room, but it really didn't! I think the high ceilings and lots of overhead lighting help.

Once the painters did the ceiling I realized how bad the walls looked. Years of nail and screw holes with bad patch jobs were standing out to me. So I had them patch all the holes and repaint. They did a way better job than I could have ever done. The bottom of the walls changed slightly. I went with Greek Villa by Sherwin Williams.

Cody was also in need of some new furniture. He has never had a new desk. I have always got his desks from thrift shops, etc. While there is nothing wrong with that, they were never quite right. So I splurged {although I waited for a sale} and bought him this desk. Not only is it the perfect size and finish, Pottery Barns white glove delivery was a dream. Nothing like having to haul a giant heavy desk up flights of stairs in the rain. Thank you delivery guys!
I was a little nervous about spending this kind of money on something I hadn't seen in person, but Cody and I both agreed it was worth taking our chances. And oh man! When it was delivered I did a happy dance. It was even better than I expected!

I got one of my favorite chairs {our dining room chairs!} and it fits perfectly in the desk opening. My Hermes dupe blanket keeps him cozy while doing homework. 





Another new piece in his room is this bed. It was very affordable, helping to balance out the price of the desk. Again, I was worried that the faux leather online would look cheap in person, but it exceeded my expectations as well. It is a great leather look alike and the color is fabulous. 

Again, because the bed was so affordable, I went with a little pricier bedding. I do believe in good sheets for a good nights sleep. Call me crazy but I honestly think that besides a good mattress, good bedding can actually help sleep.

I got this sheet set in dark grey, and these shams, and this matching duvet cover in grey.

I found the plaid pillows on clearance at HomeGoods for $9.00 each, score! 

The extra long lumbar pillow is from here. 
The grey blanket at the foot of the bed is something I already had. You can find a similar one here. 








For nightstands, I used what I had on hand too. On one side is this fun and inexpensive table, and on the other side is a black marble topped tulip table. Again, a mix of high and low.

The lamp is an old Ikea one from our living room. 

The trunk on this table holds all his phone chargers, headphones, remotes, etc. 


This faux floral arrangement was re purposed here from our kitchen island. The faux florals are in one of my favorite vases. 



I swiped the bench at the foot of his bed from Savannah's room. I love this bench so much. It has made its way through all of our bedrooms. I think I am going to get another one to go in her room, that's how much I love it. 
I got the metal basket from here although it looks like they no longer carry it. They do have similar items though. 

I also added a large cowhide in here and I love how it breaks up the expanse of grey carpet. 

The artwork is all from here. A great source for inexpensive art. I had him pick his favorites and had them printed at Costco.

The frames are one of my favorite things. They are from Framed And Matted. Framed And Matted has become a great source for me for frames because you can choose from so many options of materials and matte sizes. I chose the Addison frame with an oversized mat.


I also used these in our master bedroom, which I will be sharing with you shortly.

These fun little toys in his window sill are a nod to his love of cars.


And before I wrap this up, here are a couple more photos!



Today we will be installing closet doors. He has never had any and has never wanted them, but with these changes he's liking the cleaner look!

Click here to see what his closet looks like now, and how I made the organizer. 

xoxo, Melaine 


5 comments:

sara said...

Great job! I love everything about it.

Michelle B said...

This looks amazing! Did you use a box spring and mattress or only a mattress with this bed?

Melaine said...

Hi Michelle B! Mattress only, which is a good thing because I got rid of his boxspring for his last bed!

Melaine said...

Sara, thank you so much!

Michelle B said...

Thanks Melanie!
Looks Fantastic!

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