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5.15.2012

A New Room to Share - My Boy's Room

Hello friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend and are easing into the new week.  Mother's Day was a rainy one from a weather perspective, so I didn't get outside like I wanted to, but it was kind of nice to chill out and relax.

I don't blog much about my two boys' rooms, mainly because I usually avoid them for obvious reasons.  Let's face it - Boys. Are. Messy.  Isn't it frustrating to find potato chip bags in their closets and Moonpie wrappers under their beds?  What?  Yours don't do that?  Well, my boys are messy (and evidently, sneaky as well).

It's a fine balance between asking and nagging my boys to keep their rooms presentable, but they look so nice when they're all cleaned up.  My younger son is a little better about keeping his room semi-organized, so I'll start with his room.

Here is how it looked when we first moved in:
You can't tell by looking at this picture, but there were a lot of little holes in the walls that needed to be patched, so we ended up painting before we moved in.

A work in progress - at one point, we had his twins beds set up like this because one of the two twin headboards was way too big for the space.  And yes, I did paint the walls - the colors are just very similar.
See - too big.  Especially since I wanted to put the beds parallel to each other.  Just couldn't make it work.
That big headboard has since been sold on Craigslist, and I replaced it with this old school looking headboard/footboard.

I sanded it down in an effort to get the chipped paint removed in order to repaint.
I really like the natural look of this, but since I couldn't get all of the paint sanded off, I didn't leave it in its natural state.  I painted it navy blue, but it looks like a crazy royal blue in the photo I have, so I'll spare you that - it looks much better in the room (although I'm still tempted to repaint it in an oil-rubbed bronze color).

We purchased a dresser from Ikea, that fits in between the beds perfectly.  This set up is MUCH better.

The football mural fits in perfectly - a great fit for this wall.
No kid's room is complete without some whimsical artwork.  This is by the same artist whose art is in the adjoining Jack & Jill bathroom.  I just love it - so fun and full of character.

Even the caption is cute.

On the subject of boys' rooms, there is plenty of inspiration to be had out there!
Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest


Do you have any boy spaces in your home?

Linking up to:
Beneath My Heart - Best DIY Projects of May
Primitive and Proper - POWW
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Tuesday Treasures
Thrifty Decor Chick - Show Us Your House
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The Shabby Creek Cottage - Transformation Thursday
House of Hepworths - Hookin Up with HoH

23 comments:

  1. it looks awesome! i think that football image is so cool on that wall!

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  2. I have my son's room, which I've been meaning to share for a long time. I think your boys room is adorable!

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  3. I think your boys' space is adorable!
    we have my little guy's "big boy room" which I love. We did it about a year ago and it's one of my favorite spaces.

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  4. I love how it turned out and that mural is great! I also love all of the colors and other artwork you chose! Ironically, I am in the process of changing my son's room to a bigger kid room and I posted about the paint colors today!
    -Shelley

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  5. Love the beds side by side with the dresser in the middle! Boys rooms are on everyone's mind today….I just came from Shelley's post about her boy's room, and took pictures of my own son's room this morning because HE ACTUALLY CLEANED IT!! I am with you on the messy boy thing - but I pick my battles so I've been taking deep breaths and just closing his door so I don't have to look at it! I like those striped comforters in your inspiration photos. Also we have the pillowcase version of your mural - love the impact of the huge mural!

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  6. It's another room on my to-do list! Your's looks great, and the over sized artwork is perfect for that wall! Love the whimsical birds! :)

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  7. I love that you kept it simple! I think it might be easier for them to keep it clean that way! (LOL)

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  8. Love this room! What a great look! I'm a new follower!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

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  9. The painting over the dresser is perfect...my son would love it! Great room!

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  10. Looks great I love the new beds!

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  11. Love it! Where did you get the mural?

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  12. Love the twin beds with the dresser in the middle. I'm working on my boy's room right now and it's so close to being done - I can't wait!

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  13. What a great room. I love the new headboard! How long did it stay looking like that? ha.

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  14. Love that wall mural! I have three boys and a football coach husband and would love to know where you found it!

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    1. I bought the mural from Pottery Barn Kids, and I bought a cool baseball one for my other son's room.

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  15. Hey! I came over from Savvy Southern Style and found your blog. I'm your latest follower. I'm looking forward to reading your blog. My husband is a runner, too. He runs half marathons

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  16. What a fabulous room, it looks great! I love the football mural and the artwork, so cute!

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  17. Jenny, this room is wonderful....I am needing some "much needed" inspiration! My 15yr old has been asking his mother (me) to give his room some style, actually he just says "Mom make my room cool", thanks for the ideas! Great job on the bed, metal beds always capture my fancy.

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  18. What a fabulous room. I really like the football mural. Your blog is great. I do hope you'll visit me at My Dream Canvas!

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  19. Thanks for linking this up, Jenny! I love what you've done in here! I've got to get some wide stripes in my house somewhere - I really like the navy & white combo on the beds.

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  20. I love the transformation of your boy's room! Sports theme is what I'm preparing to do in my son's room soon! Love the quirky artwork too!

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  21. I love what you did with your boy room! It's so crisp and clean looking. I'd love to do something like this in our sons' rooms when they both get big boy rooms!

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  22. Wow! if i was your son, i would really be grateful because this room is very nice. It is also good that you opened up the space for mobility. boys can really be active that is why they need more area to work with!!!

    Patrick Tan

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