Several months before he finished up middle school, my oldest started bugging us for a room makeover. The room just wasn’t working anymore(or so he told us). He wanted something cooler. A little less tween, more teen. He wanted the dreaded black painted wall. I was worried that the black wall would close in the space as the room isn’t exactly big. We talked and I agreed to give it a try. He wanted to get rid of the captain’s bed and get a futon. I was worried, he was sure. Less bedroom, more lounge with an industrial feel was the directive. So, we listed his entire bedroom set on craigslist and started over.
I was a little terrified when we started painting the wall black, but when it was all said and done, it worked.
We bought this futon from Ikea.
We made a gallery wall. Everything, including the artwork was diy’d or repurposed.
We shopped our house and brought in the filing cabinet for a bedside table.
We spray painted his existing metal drawer set silver for the other bedside table.
We updated his lamps (which was the easiest project ever).
I honestly think we broke even. We shopped our house and were able to repurpose several things. My husband and I had just blended our households and were able to use pieces that had been in storage. It was fun thinking outside of the box and letting creativity take over.
Watch for future tutorials on some of the pieces we updated or diy’d, such as the faux buffalo head mount (school mascot), the easiest lamp makeover ever, and creating your own artwork for your space.
He loves his new room (sometimes too much) and I think it just may last him through high school.
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