About two and a half months ago I started re-doing kids bedrooms. If you’re new here you can check out this post for more details. Today I am finally ready to share with you one of those rooms!!
Just as a refresher, here is what we started with in this room. The room that used to belong to big brother – now in college ;).
This room now belongs to my middle son. He just turned thirteen, and he loves all things Americana.
Once he agreed on my design direction, I let him choose the paint color. He really wanted navy, but I really didn’t want the room to be too dark, so we met in the middle with this denim blue color. The quilt he has had for years, and we love it. It worked with the color scheme so we decided to keep it.
The flag is from a USA soccer game he went to with his dad a year ago, and truly was the main inspiration. I knew he would want to display that so I decided to work with it!!
The curtains are made from my trusty source – drop cloths, and were inspired by these that Sarah made for her boys. The stars are cut from a chambray fabric. I frayed the edges of the stars by washing and drying them, and then adhered them with some iron-on tape.
The bookshelf got a little personality from a poster that I found.
I actually removed the cheap cardboard backing, and replaced it with a piece of foam-core-board that I mod-podged this flag poster to.
The stripes are perfect to break up the boring wall without the need for a lot of art work.
The star I have had for years. It was red, faded, and collecting dust in my garage. A little silver spray paint and I think it fits perfectly in here.
The dresser was fun to paint and surprise him with. He LOVES it :). He said it looks like racing stripes on a mustang. Mama score!!
With just a few DIY’s and some personal touches we were able to create a room that we both love. There are still a couple of things on the list. Extra touches to make it a little cozier [maybe a few pillows;)], but for the most part it is d.o.n.e.
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Heather Clamp says
Denise, I love the stripes, on the wall and the dresser, and what you did to the back of the bookcase! Feels good to create a personal space for your kid that he loves, doesn't it? Good job, Mom. 🙂
Denise Greenwood says
Thanks so much Heather! Yes it is great for them to have a space that suits them 🙂
I just linked up my 12 year old daughter's room makeover so you were the first link I clicked to see what another mom was up to. I love the dresser you did! I have a 16 year old son who also loves all things America (can we please finish the eagle project soon?). It's so fun to get a kid's room looking good isn't it? You did a great job!
Kimberly Lewis says
Hello gorgeous! I love this! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Monday~Lou Lou Girls