Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Big Boy Room!

Well, now that my mom has shown a few of her amazing room renovations, I am ready to show an exciting redo of my son's big boy room!  I have been on the hunt for items in this room for months now, and it is starting to come together.  The main part of the room is complete, but I am still on the hunt for a small chest of drawers (hopefully found at a thrift store) and some more artwork.  For now, the essentials in the room are complete.  Here are pictures to show you the process...

I started out with finding a set of twin beds at a thrift store for $30 for the pair! Great deal but they needed sanding and painting...the beds had a blue metallic paint on them and I used spray paint primer and navy blue spray paint to give them a new look!
I also bought some red duck fabric at Wal-Mart for $6.97 a yard - 6 yards and a couple of yards of blue rick rack and I had the new curtains done!  With some help from my mom, we measured, folded, hot glued, and clipped and didn't have to sew a thing!

Now for the rest of the room and then details to follow...
 The comforters were a great find online from Wal-Mart for $40.00 each.  Here is the link
The bulletin board sign was repurposed from the nursery.  You can see the nursery version here and a how to blog post here.  I used a cheap quilting fabric from Wal-Mart in a pale blue and navy - $4 for all of it.  The letters I already had and spray painted them red - Banner Red from Rustoleum. 
 The frames were $4 each from Wal-Mart.  They were black and I spray painted them red.  The art was a kit sticker kit found at the dollar store.  It was a set that folded open and you could create your own scene.  I added the stickers to the background, cut the set in half, and framed each piece.  The theme is obviously pirates based on the art so I have been on the lookout for more pirate accessories and art. 
The lamp was a thrift store find for $4.00.  It was country blue and I spray painted it red.  The lampshade was $10 at Wal-Mart - I added some ribbon and rick-rack to give it a custom look and brighten it up. 

Breakdown for the room...

Beds - $30 (not counting costs of the mattresses and bed rails)
Comforters - $80
Nightstand - $60 from Big Lots
Lamp - $15
Bulletin board art - $4
Pirate art - $10
Curtains - $40
Spray paint - $25

 Total - $264  

Not too shabby! Once I find a cheap thrift store dresser and some more art I will show the rest of the room.  Hope you enjoyed the tour!

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  1. What a great room! I love the way you kept the walls light and brought in the colors through the bedding, drapes and art. It all just flows so nicely.

  2. HOw wonderful - I have two boys and did a similar though nautical theme for them. The whole lot together is a beautifully co-ordinated room!

  3. that looks great, i am sure they just love it! i would! it will definitely work as they get older, too. stopping by from my backyard eden.

  4. I love the colour combos you have going on. I've been thinking of re-doing my 4 yr old's bedroom since he it's still the same colour since his nursery days.

  5. Absolutely adorable! I have three boys and they would ALL love it. The primary colors are so bright and cheerful, and what a DEAL you got on those quilts!

  6. I'm in in the middle of decorating my boys rooms so this was so fun to see! You did an incredible job. It looks awesome. :) My favorite part is the lamp!! LOVE it.

    Also, I'm doing a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to enter if you're interested:

  7. That is adorable! We are slowly transitioning to a "big boy" room as well!

  8. So cute! Absolutely love the color palette. Love the lamp shade with the additional ribbon. So adorable!