Today I’m sharing the complete room reveal of my youngest son’s tween boy adventure bedroom makeover as part of the New Year New Room Refresh Challenge.
It’s here! Reveal day!
I always love room reveals… it’s so fun to look back at the changes that have occurred over the past weeks. It’s easy to forget how much work goes into a room makeover at the end of it. And I love that doing a big “reveal” post (and on a timeline), always forces me to complete a makeover 100%. No cutting little corners or leaving things for later… reveal posts are an awesome way to actually get a job completely done.
Take my other son’s room for instance. We did most of the work on it just after moving in…except for sanding and painting his new trim. I’ve never shared a before/after/reveal of his room and so I’ve never forced myself to put on my painting clothes and get that one little job done. Soon, I promise, soon…
But today is all about our youngest son, Finn’s, bedroom reveal. We took a very dark and super cramped feeling tiny bedroom and turned it into a bright and fun, much more open, functional and organized playful adventure themed room for him.
I LOVE how it turned out and I can’t wait to share all the details with you today…
I want to thank my friend Stephanie, from Casa Watkins Living, for organizing this whole challenge including all of the sponsor involvement, and for inviting me to be part of it. There are so many amazing bloggers who are sharing their room reveals today as well. I can’t wait to spend a good chunk of time perusing them all.
Be sure to check out the bottom of this post for the links to all their room reveals!
And now… for the reveal!
Just for a quick trip down memory lane, here is the room that we started with…
What we did:
The first week, I shared our before and then got started on the project! I tackled a purge of Finn’s closet, dressers, and “junk” bins (if you have a hoarder 9 year old child you know what I mean). I also started the painting project, but didn’t get it finished until Week 2. I also reached out to our talented friend who does a lot of woodwork about my headboard idea and he whipped it up and had it delivered to our door before I’d even started painting!
Week 2 I finished and shared my inspiration board and ordered everything for the room. For this room makeover, I ordered two new bookcases, a small console table/desk, and a modern metal platform bed frame. I also ordered this duvet cover, these shams, and these curtains from Roostery, as well as the gorgeous rug from Mohawk Home. I also ordered the main art prints from this talented artist on Etsy, and Finn chose this mountain bike prints from an artist named Sketchy Trails.
Week 3 was a bit of a waiting game for furnishings and decor. The next couple of weeks we setup his furniture and it was out with the old, in with the new. We hung the curtain rod and his new drapes, and I picked up some nightstands from Jysk and stained the unfinished wooden drawers to match the headboard. I also sourced some wall mounted plug-in sconces from HomeSense and we hung those.
The fourth week I finished by hanging the art and created some new “adventure” prints (using images we’ve taken) for his new gallery wall above his desk/console. I shared how I create a gallery wall in my Instagram stories and you can still see that in my highlights if you are curious! It’s more of an art than a Science…
And now… the last room on our main floor is finally “done”! It only took us just over a year to get here:) It feels great to have the upstairs “done” (aside from the trim painting in my oldest’s room), and it feels even better now that we are finally getting this house totally organized.
When I first began designing the room, I used the rug as a jumping off point for the colour scheme of the rest of the room. This gorgeous rug, from Mohawk Home, definitely did not disappoint. The colours are exactly what I hoped for, and I was over-the-moon with the quality of the rug once I received it. So much thicker, softer, and more plush then I expected it to be. I honestly think it might be the nicest and coziest rug we have in the house (and that is saying something, since we have 19!). We used a rug pad, also from Mohawk Home (which I’ll be sharing in my Instagram stories), and the extra layer not only holds the rug perfectly in place, but makes it that much softer and more comfortable. I think a comfy rug is the best way to treat your feet when you hop out of bed in the morning!
After selecting the rug, I moved onto the bedding. At first, I considered on of the beautiful wallpaper options that Spoonflower offers and considered several designs by the artist/designer Nouveau Bohemian. Upon consulting Finn he opted for a solid dark navy wall rather than wallpaper, so I focused instead on integrating some fun pattern on his bed and in his curtains. I ordered his bedding and curtains from Roostery, which is a Spoonflower company that has an absolute plethora of made-to-order designs (the same ones as on Spoonflower for fabric or wallpaper), but they make these designs into everything home decor! The quality of the duvet cover, pillow covers, and curtains are all over-the-top fabulous and I honestly couldn’t be happier with what I chose and how it turned out.
The art above Finn’s bed was ordered from this great shop on Etsy. The artist was so helpful about having things shipped out to me quickly, and the whole family loves the design. I think my older son is jealous, since mountain biking has become their shared passion.
I just love how Finn’s room turned out, and since I spend a good amount of time in it every evening reading with him, I’m glad that it doesn’t feel so cramped and messy and dark anymore. But most importantly, Finn absolutely loves his new space and is taking a lot of pride in keeping it tidy (let’s hope that continues;).
I am honoured to have been able to partner with some amazing sponsors for this challenge. I partnered with Roostery for the duvet cover, shams, lumbar pillow, and curtains. I also partnered with Mohawk Home for the gorgeous plush rug.
See something you love? Here are my main sources:
White Ribba Picture Frames – from Ikea
Nightstands – from Jysk
Wall Mounted Sconces – from HomeSense
White Dresser in Closet – from Ikea
Cube Unit and Bins in Closet – from Walmart
And, as I mentioned, today my blogging friends are sharing their room reveals as well!
New Year New Room Refresh Challenge
Casa Watkins Living // The Boho Abode // Delineate Your Dwelling // Haneen’s Haven // The Happy Housie // Homemade by Carmona // House by Hoff // Jeweled Interiors // Kaleidoscope Living // Our Fifth House // PMQ for 2 // Rain on a Tin Roof // Southern State of Mind // Taryn Whiteaker // This is Our Bliss // Thou Swell // Up To Date Interiors
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