This bedroom makeover has been in the works for almost a year! Sometimes that’s how things work out though, and it took me about that long to come up with a cohesive plan and I’ll tell you why…
My son is a collector. A collector of ALL the things…sports, Star Wars, Marvel, books, chachkies, etc, etc. He wanted all of his THINGS to be part of his room and that left this type-A decorator a little stumped. Most tween boy bedroom inspiration pics you see on Pinterest are centered around one theme. It could be sports, a color scheme, but none really fit the bill, so I just worked on his room little by little and bought things when the inspiration came to me.
His old room had bunk beds that we bought for the kids when they shared a room in our old house. The youngest slept on the bottom bunk because it was close to the floor and she was only 2. I figured it wasn’t a long fall, lol. I still miss this bed, but, he wanted more of grown up look and I get that.
It’s so funny, now that I look at this picture, I’m amazed at how plain the room looked compared to the new room! Soooo, with that said, let’s take a look at the new space….
I began to realize that my son had a lot of Blue Jackets items, so we had a theme!! I painted the walls in Gentlemen’s Gray by Benjamin Moore because it was a perfect match do go with his Blue Jackets decor. Remember when I said he’s a collector of things? He had been collecting Blue Jackets posters and taping them to the wall. He really wanted to keep them so I found poster hangers on Amazon to make the look a little more polished. I grouped similar objects together, like the posters centered above his bed, and with the various other Blue Jackets items, I created a decorative vignette in the corner.
On the opposite side of the room, he has a shelving unit that I found on Craigslist. It houses a lot of his collectibles, video games and books. As you can see, he’s quite the sports fan (all teams from Ohio, of course!).
So, back to the shelving unit…I found this on Craigslist and it still had the manufacturers label on it, so I did a little detective work and found out that it was sold at Walmart. We needed a desk for the adjacent side of the room so I thought maybe Walmart sold a matching desk. Wellllll, guess what, they did!
I’m so happy with this desk. It’s inexpensive and perfect for him to use throughout middle school and high school. The chair was an auction find, brand new in box, and I paid $15 for it! I think that’s my most proud find in this room besides the shelves for 50 cents a piece at Goodwill. These were perfect for holding his pictures, sports memorabilia and Funko Pops (anybody else’s kid obsessed with those??)….oh, and I also found the lamp at Goodwill for $4.
I still have more work to do on the last remaining wall. Hopefully it won’t take me another year to finish that