I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend and are easing into the new week. Mother’s Day was a rainy one from a weather perspective, so I didn’t get outside like I wanted to, but it was kind of nice to chill out and relax.
I don’t blog much about my two boys’ rooms, mainly because I usually avoid them for obvious reasons. Let’s face it – Boys. Are. Messy. Isn’t it frustrating to find potato chip bags in their closets and Moonpie wrappers under their beds? What? Yours don’t do that? Well, my boys are messy (and evidently, sneaky as well).
It’s a fine balance between asking and nagging my boys to keep their rooms presentable, but they look so nice when they’re all cleaned up. My younger son is a little better about keeping his room semi-organized, so I’ll start with his room.
Here is how it looked when we first moved in:
You can’t tell by looking at this picture, but there were a lot of little holes in the walls that needed to be patched, so we ended up painting before we moved in.
A work in progress – at one point, we had his twins beds set up like this because one of the two twin headboards was way too big for the space. And yes, I did paint the walls – the colors are just very similar.
See – too big. Especially since I wanted to put the beds parallel to each other. Just couldn’t make it work.
That big headboard has since been sold on Craigslist, and I replaced it with this old school looking headboard/footboard.
I sanded it down in an effort to get the chipped paint removed in order to repaint.
I really like the natural look of this, but since I couldn’t get all of the paint sanded off, I didn’t leave it in its natural state. I painted it navy blue, but it looks like a crazy royal blue in the photo I have, so I’ll spare you that – it looks much better in the room (although I’m still tempted to repaint it in an oil-rubbed bronze color).
We purchased a dresser from Ikea, that fits in between the beds perfectly. This set up is MUCH better.
The football mural fits in perfectly – a great fit for this wall.
No kid’s room is complete without some whimsical artwork. This is by the same artist whose art is in the adjoining Jack & Jill bathroom. I just love it – so fun and full of character.
Even the caption is cute.
On the subject of boys’ rooms, there is plenty of inspiration to be had out there!
Do you have any boy spaces in your home?
Linking up to:
Beneath My Heart – Best DIY Projects of May
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My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Tuesday Treasures
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Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesday
The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday
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