~Boy's Bedroom~

I have finally put together my son's room. You can check out some of the painting projects here, here, and here.

This was the before - we live in a rental that had horrible paint colours in the bedrooms. This room was a really dark snot green. I painted the walls a very pale yellow beige. It is a bit too yellow for my liking and will try something different in the next house.


I made do with what I had except for the purchase of the frame for the map. I painted the hand-me-down furniture to give it a more cohesive look except for the bed. The bed was mine from when I was young made by my dad.

My goal is to find him a new bed, hopefully can score one from Craigslist. I also want to get a taller bookcase -Craigslist again. Since we live in earthquake country my hubby doesn't like me to hang things above the kids beds. I do want to find a large letter "A" for his room though - maybe I can find one that is lightweight and won't knock you out if it falls off the wall! The duvet cover I made from bed sheets. They were a close match to some Serena and Lily fabric I *loved*


  1. If you are concerned for safety above the bed in an earthquake zone, have you thought about using velcro strips? You stick the rough side on the wall (use as many pieces as you need) and then on the hanging, use the soft side. This also allows you to change whatever's hanging above the bed every so often, leave the wall velcro there and just use another piece of soft side on the next hanging!


    Christine B

  2. I have used velcro to hold my pictures in place on the wall but never thought to use just velcro and no nail! Hmm...the ideas that abound in blogland! Thanks!

  3. I love that bedroom! I have two boys, so I can appreciate that it is a challenge. This is classic, fun, and will grow with him. You made some great use of thrifty finds and what you already had. Nice work!

  4. LOVE this room! The blues look so great against the pale yellow wall. I don't know if your hubby would go for this, but JoAnns has oversized letters made of paper mache that weigh nothing...I used one over my daughter's bed. And you can mod podge or paint them anyway you'd like :) Feel free to join my weekly Made it for Monday Party. Would love to have you.

  5. Love this room! The way the chair pops against that desk is so stunning. What a sweet room!

    Thanks for linking up!

    FJ Donna


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