Back to school is right around the corner and I want to make the transition as easy as possible. Part of doing that involves creating an organized oasis for the boys. The boys decided that they wanted to switch rooms with baby girl in the spring. We got as far as moving the bed and clothes but that was pretty much it. Now they are left with a crazy, unorganized mess. I can’t even be mad about the state of their room because right now they have zero storage. This boys room makeover will give them a comfy bedroom with plenty of storage.
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- Messy – There is a mess everywhere that you look. Even the walls look messy from where the toddlers colored on them and the remnants of wall stickers that are remaining.
- No Storage – There is no storage in the room right now except for the dresser.
- Window Treatment – Baby girl ripped down the curtain rod and curtains while the room was hers. We never got around to replacing them because there are still blinds on the window. We have hung a sheet to darken the room during nap time.
- Nothing Matches – It is hard to relax in a room when everything is a mix of different colors and finishes.
- Star Ceiling – Since I am going with a camping theme for the room, a starry night sky on the ceiling is perfect. I love how this one is brought down onto the walls some for a more encompassing effect.
- Hobby Lobby Room – I love the adventure theme of this room. The mix of textures is exactly what I want for the boys.
- Pipe Curtain Rod – This will give an industrial look to the room and it is also my hope that it will be strong enough to withstand crazy kiddos.
- My Drawings – The drawings above are my personal ideas for how to transform the furniture as well as add additional storage.
- Storage Lockers – I won’t be using this exact design because it doesn’t quite fit with the theme, but I love the mix of wood and metal. I want to incorporate that look into the storage piece that I make for the room.
Boys Room Makeover Projects
Paint the walls and ceiling of the room. Then add the wood trim to the walls. (Weekend Project)
I’m making over the comforters for the beds so that they will now match each other. (2 hr.)
The dresser is getting a complete makeover that will improve the look of it and also provide more storage. (1 Day)
I will then create additional storage for toys and books. (Weekend Project)
The décor will begin being created with this DIY fox and bear geometric wall art. (2 hr.)
The décor will continue with an adventure wall art piece. (1 hr.)
The last piece of wall décor will be a fun “No Girls Allowed” sign. (1 hr.)
This project will be the pipe curtain rod and curtains. (2 hr.)
The final touches to the room will be done at this stage. (3 hr.)
My Project Plan
- Most of this money is going towards paint and supplies. I will be reusing furniture we already have with the exception of the twin bed. My husband got one of those at work.
See the inspiration board above for the color scheme.
Again, you can find the project list above.
- Wall Paint – $30
- Ceiling Paint – $30
- Fabric for Bedding – $35
- Dresser Paint – $20
- Paint Supplies – $25
- Pipes – $30
- Wall Trim – $30
- Accessories and Lighting – $50
- Storage – $50
See the times in parenthesis in the project list.
This boys room makeover is a huge job but it is going to be worth it. I can’t wait to see the end result. Of course, baby girl is already asking for her room to get a makeover now too. It seems that we will be taking that one on next. For now, it is time to pull out the paint clothes, roll up my sleeves, and get started on this project. Come back next week for the paint tutorial and project updates.
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.