My 3 Monsters: Boys' Room Re-do

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Boys' Room Re-do

As promised, here are a few after photos of my boys' room.  I am loving the way it turned out. We raised the beds up on cement blocks so I could fit those storage drawers under them.  I also thought it added to the casual, garage-y feeling of the space.
Here is the vintage logo I painted on the floor -- with the date changed to reflect the year we bought our home.  The placement of it is deliberate.  Yes, I intended for it to run off into the closet like that.  I wanted it to look like it had been there for ages, not freshly painted, front and center.  I am thinking about adding another much smaller logo poking out from under that bed in the first picture just for balance.  That one would be partially covered by the rug we plan to put between the beds.  Awesome.

Incidentally, that is what painted plywood floors look like, if you were curious from my first post about this project. That is, in fact, what you'll find lurking under your carpet in a second story bedroom.  I loved the aged look of it with the red furniture.

We mounted a galvanized plumbing pipe asymmetrically on the wall for a curtain rod.  Those "curtains" are just painting drop cloths flipped up over the pipe.  No sewing.  Also awesome.  I wanted it to look like the pipe was already there so we just threw some fabric over it to cover the window.  Nothing is really as casual as that in my home, but that was the look I was going for.  (I may have to take the drop cloths down and bleach them.  They're looking a little too brown to me in there.)
The ugly builder's stock, faux oak and brass ceiling fan was completely transformed with a $3 can of aluminum spray paint.  That might just be my favorite part of this room redo.  Maybe.
I wanted to add a little more color to the room to break up the red, gray and blue scheme that was going on in there.  Brent and I went to Goodwill and bought a bunch of old t-shirts for $1 each and I sewed them into pillow cases. OK, that's probably my favorite thing in here.  I just can't decide . . . Those are also the quilts that I got for 75% off.  Hurrah!  Also, that teddy bear, Heavy D, is not being suffocated.  That zip-loc bag is actually a knight's helmet and he has a hand drawn shield taped to his other arm.  That is all I'm going to say about that.
And, to further prove that I haven't gone in and staged this room, you will find priceless little treasures like this throughout the space.  Ah, boys.  You gotta' love 'em.

I just have a few little finishing touches to add, like hanging the vintage posters back up and finding wall mounted lamps for over the head of each bed.  We are all thrilled with the way it has turned out.  I'm so happy with it, in fact, that I am getting brave enough to share it at the Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap-Up Party.  Those are the big leagues, man.  As always, I'd love to hear what you all think.  Have a great day!

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  1. What I think is this: would you please, PLEASE move back to Utah and do my whole house? Thanks so much. Okay, so barring that, could you help me come up with some ideas. I love every single thing you do. The room looks awesome.

  2. Lucky, Lucky - Boys! Now how can they ever mess that beautiful boyish creation up? I am sure it will remain spotless forever. Ahhh... dreams.
    So what's up next (well besides girls camp, school dances, mural jobs and bedrooms)????

  3. Did I mention how AWESOME you are? Brent is working out to be quite the little assistant. Maybe there is a future for the two of you in a business venture...
    Amy G & B Designs?

  4. My boys would totally love this room. Most boy rooms end up too planned and theme-y. This is gorgeous.

    I especially love the logo painted on the floor - oh, to have that sort of talent!

    Thanks for commenting on my Nanaimo bars - how did yours turn out?


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