Below is the email that I received from Lukes cute mom (Rachel). She replied to my newsletter I send out to my blog subscribers when I asked for entries for a kids room makeover-
I mean, don’t you want to give Luke a makeover too???? Let’s look at the photos Rachel submitted.
Lukes Teenager Room BEFORE-
Oh I am just ITCHING to get started!!!! I asked Luke and his mom what was a must-keep or something they wanted (because even though it is room, it is her house, so it should be a collaboration). She did say she would like his TV to stay in there, to be able to watch when friends came over and have their own space. He needed to keep a dresser for his clothes, because there is not enough room in the closet. And he was ok to do something new and ditch the stickers (or “Fat heads”) on the wall (I think they might have just been saying that because they haven’t ever seen me design a room with stickers:)). And they thought that his bed was too big for the room and were already thinking about getting a twin bed.
I always do a design plan and I quickly sketch the floor plan to make sure everything will fit in the room.
- We are going to change out his light to THIS School house light, the silver was a lot less expensive, so I am just going to quickly spray paint the base in a black Rust-Oleum spray paint.
- Where the bed is now I want to flip it to the opposite wall and do a wall of bookcases where the bed was and a shorter bookcase under the window for his TV. Tall bookcase HERE and THIS is the shorter one.
- THIS chair was too cool and affordable to not pass up!
- Also not seen- ordered him THIS dresser (hopefully it comes before I have to take pictures)
- Platform Bed HERE and Bedding is from Beddy’s Zip-up Bedding (use code NESTING20 for 20% off your order)
- Art I personally already (find HERE) and I want to mix it in with the amazing art that was tapped to his walls now, but put them in frames
Whenever you start a room makeover you want to think of what your goal and intention is for the room. I guess that should be how we start most things in life! My goal for Lukes teenager room is to give him a “cool hang out space” like it is a college dorm. He is 13, super handsome, athletic and such a cool, nice kid. When I first went to his home, they were all out of town and a friend of the families let me in to see the space. She was incredibly kind and had so many great things to say about this family and Luke. And she mentioned that Luke doesn’t invite his friends over too often and it would be great to have a room that he felt confident and excited to invite them into. Loved that she said that to me, totally was my inspiration and set my goal for the room.
To create space for friends to be I thought a twin bed would be best for the space. I ordered him a simple platform bed, find it HERE (that doesn’t take up much space). I am also going to hang a rug on the wall as his headboard, my plan was to do the black rug on the wall, and THIS green rug on the floor but the sizes only worked the opposite way. So THIS black rug on the floor and green on the wall. And any kids bedroom needs Beddy’s Bedding! I told him there is no excuse now, your bed will aways be made! I ordered him the gray and did a a couple fun baseball pillows. (Beddy’s did donate the bedding for this room, I LOVE them so much).
Above is where I got the idea to hang the rug on the wall from The Ranch Uncommon
I have been dying to try the look where you only paint half of the wall. I was thinking of doing a gray or a green, I showed Luke the paint color options and he really liked the green. So green it is. Green is fresh, peaceful and relaxing, which a teenage boy could use! We are going to go with Pure White on the top half and green on the bottom, thinking Ecological from Behr. We will report back on exact color we go with!
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So excited to get going today and share the process with you! Hopefully I can post the AFTER on Friday or Saturday!