Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Boy's Room

My boys share a room and I wouldn't have it any other way.  Forget that we live in a two bedroom house and I can't have it any other way; they get along really well and seem to enjoy sharing a space.  Decorating their room can be tricky because their tastes and my tastes clash sometimes, but we're that helps.  There's a lot going on in that little room so I keep the palette neutral and accent with bright colors.  I had a desk in there but we needed storage, so I swapped it out for a dresser that I found on Craigslist.  

Here's the before...
yuck...I know.

But here's the after...

It took hours to sand down through all of that spray paint, but it was worth it.  I painted it linen white and Kevin sandblasted the metal drawer pulls and sprayed them matte black.
It's perfect!

Martha Stewart alphabet cards border the walls.

"frames" wallpaper from Land of Nod on one wall

hand painted numbers on the closet door

new bedding

aqua door

game armoire

The panels on the armoire doors came out easily and I was able to paste fabric with wallpaper paste to the front and back of each panel.  Once fully dried, I cut off the excess fabric with a utility knife.  
This is a really easy and inexpensive way to spruce up an old pine armoire.  

This little room has a lot going on but it all works.


  1. Your style/design is well executed. It all compliments each other, especially the bedding and the lower wall color. Great eye!

  2. Danielle,
    love your boy's room and that chevron wall you did is amazing!!! Can't wait to see what you post next!! welcome to the world of blogging, you're gonna love it here! xoSissy

  3. What an adorable room! Love your design style. What child wouldn't want to call that room his own. =)

  4. Thanks Jaime! lol...I have to give Kevin credit for the switchblade comb ;)