Heeeelllllooooo! It’s been a thousand years but guess what? I’m still alive and the blog is still alive…barely. Seriously though, I am so glad to be on here again and I hope to be bringing you a few more things in the months to come. I just wanted to write a quick post to show you what I’ve been up to recently.
I was asked to do a boys bedroom makeover. It was for a 6-year-old, lego-loving, sweet kiddo. Lego-loving might be an understatement in his case! Legos could be found in most every room in the house, so my goal was to give him a place to BUILD them and also somewhere to STORE them. I have kids who are also lego-obsessed so I am very familiar with how quickly they can take over and get underfoot. So, a central spot to house them is key!
My inspiration was taken from this photo from marriageconfessions.com
The second I saw this I knew it would be the solution to the lego building/storage issue. How perfect is this?!? There’s plenty of storage, building space and areas to display those lego creations.
Now onto my project. Let me preface by telling you that I was basically starting with a blank slate. The reason I’m telling you this and not showing you this is because I FORGOT to take before pictures!! So just imagine blue walls, a mattress/box spring on a frame and a dresser.
We’ll start with the bed…
I’m in love with this quilt set from Pottery Barn! It is the perfect bedding for a lego room. It works well because the primary colors are somewhat muted and it can transition into a teen room as this little boys grows up. The headboard was a facebook marketplace find, originally from IKEA. It’s no longer sold which is a bummer.
Next up…wall decor!
Of course I had to go with lego mini figure artwork for wall decor! This is what really lets you know the theme of the room without being “in your face” about it. The frames are from IKEA and the prints are an Etsy download. (Disclaimer – some Etsy prints cannot be printed commercially at places like Office Max or Walgreens. They won’t do it for copyright reasons. I had to change my original plan to accommodate smaller prints so they could be printed at home.) My young client got to pick his favorite mini figures and where he wanted them in order of most importance
The desk chair was another facebook marketplace find. Also from IKEA but no longer sold. I felt super lucky to find it because it looks like a lego!!!
The desk/storage unit is the last piece of the room and the real show stopper.
This wall did not allow for 2 shelves like my inspiration picture, but I actually like just one shelf. I assembled the shelves, which were pretty easy, but for this project, I hired a handyman to hang the shelf and install the tabletop. I was a little anxious that the shelf would come tumbling down if I did it, so there’s no how-to tutorial from me on how to hang the them.
The upper and lower shelving units are IKEA Kallax with an IKEA Linnmon tabletop secured together with brackets placed on top. To the wall unit I added an LED light strip on the bottom of the shelf to illuminate the desk, which is really cool at night.
Four storage cubes added to the unit make this space function as planned.
I am so pleased with how this turned out and so is my little client! He’s only in kindergarten but says the desk makes him feel like a 3rd grader!
As always, comment or send an email if you have questions or would like to consult on a space in your own home.