Monday, September 24, 2012

Updating My Son's Room

My son turned 11 last week.  He had a great time celebrating his birthday with friends.  




At the end of the day as we settled back into our routine, he asked if we could change out the pictures in his room.  He wanted a more age appropriate room.  In other words, the cute dragon themed room had to go! 

So for the past week I've been working towards updating his room.  I hired help to add a plank wall to his room.  I'll give you all the details of how we did it and what materials we used once his room is finished. 

My son loves it so far and I couldn't be more pleased.  I ordered a new rug, pillows, bedding and artwork, just waiting for them to arrive in the mail. 

Once everything arrives we'll decide on a new paint color for the walls.  My son's only request is that it I choose a shade of blue.  Decisions, decisions...


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25 comments:

  1. Wow! That is sooo nice!! Can't wait to see the finished room! Happy birthday to your son!

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  2. Brandi, the plank wall is awesome! Can't wait to see it all! He's a lucky kid!

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  3. definitely time for the dragon's to go. love this wall!

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  4. I love that plank wall. Why do our kids grow up so fast? I know your son's room is going to look fabulous. Happy Birthday to your handsome son.

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  5. The wall looks great already! I can't wait to see what you choose for bedding and wall art!

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  6. I remember getting my "big girl" room :) The dragons are so cute, but I know he's ready for a change. Can't wait to see how everything turns out.

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  7. That wall looks amazing! How fun changing things in kids rooms!

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  8. They do grow up so fast, don't they? Now he is a handsome young man and not a child any longer. The dragon theme was very cute, but I am excited to see what you do in his room now. I really love the dark wood. Happy Birthday to your son! xx

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  9. Happy birthday to your handsom big guy. It's sad when they outgrow their "little boy" rooms. :( But I like the direction you're going with his new room.

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  10. The wall looks good! Looking forward to seeing more :) Happy Birthday to your son :)

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  11. They grow up way too fast, don't they?!! I am in love with that planked wall. Very masculine. I am thinking a nice steely blue gray would be awesome!! Can't wait to see what you've come up with. We only do the girly thing over here! LOL

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  12. Wow, his room is going to look awesome. Happy Birthday!
    As much fun as it is updating their rooms.. it just sucks that our kids have to grow up. Have I mentioned that I hate it! : )


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  13. Happy Birthday to your son Brandi. The wall looks amazing. Can't wait to see the finished room.

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  14. Hi Brandi! I'm also in the middle of transitioning from "not-so-big" to "big boy" room myself, so I can't wait to see what the planked wall and the rest of the room look like when you're done. Have a great day!
    Debbie

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  15. The wall looks fab so far. My daughter turned 10 last week. She's so excited to "finally" be in the double digits!!! Can't wait to see the finished product! Great Job!

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  16. Ahahah Brandi, my daughter is 11 too! I know how they are!

    "cute dragon themed room had to go! "
    yes, bye bye little kid time!

    We need to accept. Now it's a new phase.


    Kisses

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  17. Wow loving the sneak peek of the wall. can't wait to see the finished result

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  18. Enjoy this time with your son, Brandi.
    Pretty soon he'll be demanding that you remove all the "fancy stuff" and put his mattress on the floor. Add a mini fridge and he's a happy camper.
    Yes, I nearly fell over when my son told me that! LOL

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  19. that looks good already...i can't wait to see the finished new room for your lucky son!!

    huggies***
    smartmomma

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  20. Happy Birthday wishes to your son! It's always such a joy to get a room makeover. That plank wall looks fabulous and I know the rest of the room will too!

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  21. Love it! Can't wait to see the entire room reveal!

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  22. Happy Belated Birthday to your son Brandi. Hope he had a good one.

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  23. I cant believe i missed this during the visit!! It looks great cuz!

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