Monday, July 15, 2013

Finally A Bedroom Reveal--Tween Boy Room Makeover

It seems as though life zooms past you in the blink of an eye. One day you're sleep-deprived from cradling a baby boy for hours and the next thing you know, you're showing that same boy how to use a combination lock to prepare him for middle school lockers.  What was once a room fit for a 6 year-old is not for an 11 year-old and I had to make a change.

Before pictures of his room...

My son's room used to be perfect for the dragon lover he once was.  He had dragon curtains, dragon artwork, and even a stuffed one on the curtain rod!  However, as he grew older, he spent less and less time in his dragon cave and on his 11th birthday, he said the dragons had to go!  So I made plans to make his room over completely.  *We hired out to have his room painted and the plank wall installed.









The biggest obstacle was breaking up the blue, so I came up with the idea of putting laminate wood flooring on one of his walls. Best.idea.EVER!  No staining required!  The panels have different shades of brown which brought the right amount of darkness and dimension to his small room.


After pictures pictures of Caleb's room...


Adding a cork board was a great addition because my son needed a place for messages or cards.  Behind his door was a good place for him, and an even better place for his books that I put in a metal crate.  I attached a drawer cup pull with glue to keep all his push pins off the floor! 







His closet doors were the biggest nuisance because they got dirty very easily!  No extra coat of paint fixed the constant staining, but a finish of black chalkboard paint did.  Not only does it give texture, but my son can write down important dates or reminders without hassle.

I decided to add a few quotes to his doors by using a chalk pen. I was able to stencil in words without erasing over and over again.



I added a set of decorative pulls to his closet doors.


He needed a spot for his friends to sit.  I added this chair purchased from the thrift store.  I stained it darker then added a small pillow.

Inexpensive artwork from Etsy.


The older my son has gotten, the more involved he became with gaming.  So, I killed 2 birds with 1 stone by using his dresser that I painted over with Annie Sloan chalk paint as an entertainment center as well.


The light-bulb shaped lamp is one of his favorite additions.

A small wooden box to hold a few of his personal items.

Meet Myrtle the Turtle!

I wanted to add some fun to his room.  I painted his small side table a cheerful color; Rainforest Green by Glidden Paints.  I also changed out the knob for nicer look.  I love the addition of this accent color.

A spot for his loose change




Painting his surfaces over gave his room more color without anything clashing.  His room is dark and rustic, yet light and airy.  It's the perfect combination for my son!  Adding eclectic art pieces brought life to his walls and changing his bedding brought the whole room together.



I played with texture by adding baskets and a tasseled rug.  The banana fiber stool provides an extra seat.


I made the pom pom fringe pillow for him, but purchased the other from?  You guessed it...Etsy!



His gallery wall is filled with a few pieces of meaningful art.


I kept the old school desk and made it more mature by adding rustic colored pencils and a globe. The details really make a difference!




Re-doing my son's room was more emotional than expected because I realized he won't be my little baby anymore and his toes won't be so cute after a few years!  Donating his old stuff and painting over the things he's had since he was a small child made me tear up, but I know it's for the better.  He needed a more mature room.  It took me almost a year to finish his room, but I decided to take my time decorating and put together a room I knew my son would love.

Thanks so much for hanging with me!



Source List
Bedding- Land of Nod and Target for his sheets.
Curtains-Land of Nod, finial too
Decorative Pillows-Land of Nod, Etsy
Light Bulb Lamp-PB Teen 
Decorative Pulls-Chinese Brass Hardware
Decorative Pull-Hobby Lobby
Wood Frames-Ikea
Artwork-Etsy, Antique Market
Laser Cut Paper Art-Kate's Paperie inspired by this post
Chalk-holder-Ebay inspired by this post
Jute Rug-Rugs Usa
Banana Fiber Stool-Ikea
Decorative Tree Plate-West Elm
Chevron Pillow-West Elm
Wood Colored Pencils-Marshalls
Globe-Thrifted
Turtle-Hobby Lobby
Small Silver Clock-Pottery Barn
Candle-Target
Natural Fiber Basket-Thrifted
Wall Color-Martha Stewart's Winter's Day matched to Behr paint

155 comments:

  1. There are so many things I love about this room! The art, the closet doors, the bedding... You did great :)

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  2. I am in love with the wood plank wall and all the art work. You did an awesome job and you lived up to the hype, my friend! :) That light blub lamp is boss!

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  3. Brandi, it is gorgeous. I love the idea of putting wood flooring on the walls. Calebs room will be perfect for years to come.

    It is tough when they get bigger and want the big kid room becasue there are so many memories, for us, tied to their little bedrooms.

    My youngest just announced she wants an orange room...really orange. Lawd help me!

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  4. A beautiful, masculine yet youthful room for your sweet Caleb! Brandi, I have enjoyed each of the details you created here, even down to little Myrtle!

    This is a space Caleb will enjoy for many years!

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  5. You did an amazing job, Brandi. (I'm with you - there is a sadness to it, as well as the joy because it goes by so fast.) But I know he loves it!

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  6. I really do love this room! So many great details that I don't even know where to start. What an awesome job!

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  7. LOVE the flooring wall & the chalkboard doors! Looks fabulous!

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  8. Amazing transformation Brandi. So many fantastic elements perfect for a teen boy (who by the way is quite handsome with a fantastic smile). Great job!!! The plank wall is brilliant!

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  9. Love the contrast of the darker wood against the painted walls. And I never had a flat screen in my room as a kid. Lucky boy!

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  10. This is amazing Brandi! I am not going to show this to my oldest, he will be jealous ;) I love every detail, what a lucky boy! xo Kristin

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  11. Oh my gosh, Brandi! All of your details are amazing ~ love the art, chalkboard closet doors, planking...I could go on and on! Fabulous job!

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  12. LOVE his room! And what a handsome young man he is - love that grin! You did a wonderful job. Great ideas! Thanks for visiting Atticmag too - glad I found your blog.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  13. Has anyone ever told you that you're a genius?! I bow to you, my DIY idol!!! In case you haven't guessed, I LOVE the room:)

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  14. Wow Brandi, Caleb's room looks fabulous. There are so many gorgeous details. I understand how you feel completely. No matter how old they get they will always be our babies.

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  15. Amazing! I love the wall. I can't wait to move, my ideas are already swirling about the changes I am going to make.

    My favorite is the closet. I love it. Great job!!

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  16. Brandi... That looks straight out of a magazine.... I luv it! We have such similar taste... And thx for posting the deets of where you found everything! Im sure he is one happy boy....

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  17. Brandi you have out done yourself. I love the wall and all the art. I'm sure he is so happy with the final room.

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  18. OMG I love love love that room so vintage yet so boy I don't even know the word I am trying to use. You are wonderful when to designing I want to do one of those boards for my son in his room whenever I decorate it so he can pin things and sayings.

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  19. Brandi, you knocked it out of the park his room looks good!!! I so have a feeling this will wind up in a magazine!! Love all your choices for his room :)

    PS - my son also loves the Nate books & Wimpy Kid books ~ it really turned his love on for reading :)

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  20. I love this room. It is so ridiculously beautiful! I want it for myself :) I feel line I just opened up a Better Homes and Gardens Magazine :)

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  21. I applaud you. I love the outcome of this. You have given me additional inspiration for my next big project to update my 1st born's room this fall. I adore you and admire you lady. Love this post! Bless you and kudos to your handsome and sweet young man!

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  22. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it Brandi! You are so talented! I'm sure your son loves his new room. I love how you pay so much attention to detail, it reminds me that the details of a room really is what brings it together. You are truly an inspiration!

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  23. Love it! The laminate on the wall was a super idea. Did you have to glue it or does the snap/groove hold it vertically?

    I love that you added it to the wall with the window. I'll bet that helped keep everything bright since the light from the window can still reflect off the other walls.

    Also, I have the same dragon in my office that he had on his curtain rod. And I'm a middle aged woman. I guess that doesn't sell it any better for him, does it.

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  24. This is a fabulous makeover! I love the final product, you did a fantastic job :)
    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

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  25. Great job! IT's grown up and masculine but in a fun way. I'm dreading the day I have to redo my 3 little girl's rooms.

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  26. ACK!! there is nothing in that room that I DONT LOVE!!! gorgeous girl. gorgeous!
    ~Tana

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  27. So many cool and thoughtful details- lucky boy!

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  28. You did a great job redecorating your son's room! I love the plank wall, the graphic fabrics and the artwork. Everything works so well together. The cork board is great with the handle tack holder and the chalkboard closet doors are perfect! Love this! xo

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  29. Brandi, GREAT job! Love the laminate wood on the wall (great idea). It makes a statement and blends very well with the blue. I also very much like the chalkboard closet doors. Great fix!

    Brandi, well done! :D *hugs*

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  30. You did such a great job! I love the art above the bed.

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  31. Now I'll admit that I love everything about this room, but the plank wall takes the room to a whole other level. I could imagine your son enjoying that room for a long while. Very cool!

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  32. Brandi,
    I am not only blown away by the room but how much your son has changed in his "before" and "after" photo! He's such a handsome little man :p
    The laminate flooring was an incredible idea!!! the green table, the drapes, the doors. NAILED it!!!
    Lauren

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  33. thanks for stopping by my blog today. your young man deserves a beatuiful room like this just for having that "killer smile". his smile is so sweet it made me smile looking at it. you did a fantastic job with decorating the room...all those details are perfect.
    the things i love the most,
    the knob on the green table the lamp lightbulb, I want one and the chalkboard doors. you get A plus on this makeover.

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  34. This room is amazing! You did a wonderful job. I am no professed designer, but it all feels very cohesive and meaningful. I still have several years before I make it to the teenage son mark, but thanks for the early inspiration! Lol!

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  35. Wow! I love that wall you created with the laminate flooring, I bet Caleb's happy with his new digs. You're awesome sis!

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  36. Omg Brandi!!! His room is so fabulous I want to live in it!!!!! Really it's so sophisticated and urban and perfect for a growing young man. And you know I'm a sucker for my pak Myrtle! What a lucky young man to have such a great mom. This is the first room I'm oogling over in person when I come visit you. Great job!

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  37. This is phenomenal! Any growing boy would love that room. You did a fantastic job.

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  38. Fabulous room makeover! That plank wall is just stunning. It was great hanging out with you on Friday. Let's plan to get together again soon.

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  39. Home Run! I love it. I am about to convert my daughters room from nursery to toddler/big girl room. I am still in the planning process but you have inspired me to get this done by summers end.

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  40. Well now, I have a Caleb too, and he's 12, and I've been working on his room little by little it seems like forever! I got so many ideas from you! I love the chalkboard closet doors. I'm planning to do a wood wall treatment too, and I've used a cup pull for chalk but I totally love the idea of using it for push pins too! The room looks marvelous, I'm sure Caleb loves to hang out in there!

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  41. Great job! Very grown up but still looks like a boys room. I love your choice of artwork and the drawer pull/push pin holder is GENIUS!

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  42. Hi Brandi, It's nice to meet you. Thanks for coming to my blog. I hope you come back often.

    I enjoyed reading about the 'new' room... I raised 3 sons --and I'm here to tell you that they DO grow up too fast... Mercy Me!!!!

    Love the new room --and your son will be thrilled with it... You are very creative and did a fabulous job with the room. Congrats to all.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  43. Awesome job! The room turned out great! And your son is cute, cute, cute.

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  44. There are so many fantastic ideas Brandi! Well done you!! The transformation of our little one's bedrooms is heartbreaking. My son went from a lighthouse and boats room to a black and white swirl room. My daughter was the biggest transformation, pink and Barbie to Goth!! How I long for her hair to be dyed back to blonde instead of deep red! Scary times. Enjoy your 11 year old while you can. Chel x

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  45. You are such a cool mom, Brandi! Look at that awesome bedroom!!! It should be in a magazine. Love it all......especially that accent wall!
    x Loi

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  46. A well layered room here lady, with some amazing textures and plenty of wow moments. Your son is a lucky man. I think I'll cry for weeks when my son gets to the teen years and I have to redo his room.

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  47. LOVE this space! Great job...so many great ideas!

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  48. Hi Brandi, thanks for stopping by my blog ... Great job,I love the room details

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  49. First of all, what a cute little boy turned handsome middle schooler you have! Where to start, where to start? How about the amazing laminate on the wall! I have never seen that - but it is fantastic. The entire room is beyond fabulous!!!!! I'm also intrigued by the door pull turned chalk holder - genius. Jane

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  50. Spacious and organized room, you're such an ideal mom.
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  51. WOW Brandi-
    The room is just gorgeous! Your son is so very handsome! I love all the touches. My oldest just turned 11 and I have been thinking about redoing his room but he doesn't want to change a thing. HA HA
    Thanks again for linking up.
    XO
    Kristin

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  52. Omg you did a stupendous job with this room!! I LOVE it! Do you do this for a living? If you don't you should. If you ever want to guest post about your redesign let me know. The Brooklyn Flea is in Fort Greene in the summer and in the Williamsburg Savings bank in winter. It is great. Google it.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  53. Wow what an AWESOME room!!!! Love all the little details, everything works together so well!

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  54. Laminate on the wall?? Aren't you a smart cookie?!
    The room is awesome!

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  55. Great looking room. Clever idea using laminate for a wall!

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  56. You really did a great job! Your son's room looks fantastic now.
    I enjoyed your post, all your photos and all the details.
    That school desk is lovely.
    Besos from Argentina!
    Silvina

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  57. I came to see this room not because I have a boy at home any longer, but because I wanted to see the wood wall. I can't believe you used laminate flooring and honestly it is beyond gorgeous!

    I said I came to see the wood wall but the first thing I saw of course was that sweet smiling face of your son, lol. Like that face a lot, thank you for including it.

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  58. What a fabulous makeover, it looks amazing. I love the touches of wood too. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is live now. - - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/07/173rd-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hugs, Marty

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  59. Wow! Wow! Wow! No adjectives to describe how fab this room is! I don't even know where to begin! Absolutely love the plank wall, the cork board, the bed, EVERYTHING!! Superb, superb job! I would never want to leave this room!

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  60. Wow! You did a really great job. Top notch! I loved it all.

    Whitney
    Whitney J Decor

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  61. Wow, you certainly outdid yourself with this makeover. It's amazing. It's casual meets rustic meets sophisticated tween.

    Excellent job Brandy.

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  62. Wow - you did a great job! This is the perfect place for a tween boy. You are very creative - love the closet doors, the wood flooring wall (who would have thought?), all the artwork, bedding, pillows, everything!

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  63. Wow!!! Extremely creative ideas. I love the idea of using the laminate on the wall!

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  64. What a wonderful update! Love the wall, the cork, and the chalkboard. SO many smart things. I know what you mean about feeling the changes. They grow up so fast!

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  65. Bramdi, so glad you stopped by so I could meet you and your gorgeous blog. You must be a designer because that bedroom is wonderful. What 11 year old would not love it!!! Its a big transition time for him and it looks like you are preparing him well. I have a granddaughter who is turning 12 in Dec and her interests in her room has changed drastically in the last few months.
    Ann

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  66. LOVE!!!!! All the little details... And that wall!!! Great job girlfriend:-)

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  67. this is fabulous! such a change from the dragons. I don't know what I like most! the laminate on the wall? the chalk closet? so good! also, your pictures all look great, too!

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  68. What a transformation! This room is definitely all grown up... a lot like the young man who it belongs to. :)

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  69. I just LOVE this space. It turned out so beautifully! I am sure your son just loves it too. The laminate wall looks great. I love that lightbulb lamp too! Where did you find it?

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  70. Amazing brandi! So inlove with that laminate floor/wall panel!!!!!GENIUS!!!!! I too had a hard time decorating for my tween, though, your room is so much better than what I did with his!!!I'm inspired, we're renovating my sons room, and this one you did is just the right inspiration! Thanks and great job dear!

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  71. Hi Brandi,
    I love this room! I think it's my favorite boy's room I have seen in a while. It's sophisticated and masculine yet youthful. I like your use of wood paneling and light bulb lamp. Where did you get the jar with the belt wrapped around it? Love that!

    I found your blog through Emily A. Clark's Kids' Spaces link-up. I posted a link to your room on my blog. I featured some of my favorites from the link-up. {http://thirdandpatterson.blogspot.com/2013/07/kids-spaces-link-up-party.html}

    ~Megan

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  72. What a FABULOUS makeover - that laminate floor wall is just gorgeous!!!
    I did one in my last house and used real planks of wood but after seeing this I'd choose laminate -
    Love your chalkboard doors too!
    Awesome job - your some must be absolutely thrilled?
    Thanks for sharing - visiting from Shabby Creek Cottage
    XXX

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  73. The room is beautiful! My two favorite parts is the chalkboard closet and laminate on the wall, ingeneous!!

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  74. This is such a great boy room! It is boyish, but still has a sophisticated style. LOVE! I popped over from The Shabby Creek Cottage--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  75. Wow, Brandi! Amazing room! I'm dreading 11 -- I was thrilled when my 9 yr old requested a Spiderman room. You have so many interesting and gorgeous touches here; I particularly love that plank wall and the succulent on the xbox made me laugh -- Mom's touch! I'm sure he'll have a blast entertaining in his new room -- I would!

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  76. WOW! You completely transformed your son's room! And I love all of the unique and creative things you did here and there, too! And I LOVE that plank wall, and what a wonderful idea to use laminate! That's amazing!

    This post of yours comes just in time! We are redoing our son's room, and I needed this little nudge to get me motivated and inspired! Thank you! :)

    I hope you are having a beautiful summer, Brandi!

    Jenni

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  77. wow! these rooms are so stunning love every detail you have such a beautiful way of decorating love the glove and the words of inspiration on the closet!! beautiful! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  78. What an Awesome room for a handsome young man. You did a fabulous job.

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  79. What a fabulous room! What a lucky boy!

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  80. I absolutely love this room!!! Excellent job! I wouldn't change a thing. I love non_themed boys rooms. Rooms that are eclectic and can grow with them and you executed this perfectly. BTW what a cute little guy you have!

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  81. Aww...watching the dragons disappear kind of made ME tear up, too, and I don't even know you guys! Wonderful transformation, though--the new room looks amazing! LOVE the lightbulb lamp :)

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  82. Wow! Amazing!
    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Tuesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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  83. You are SO talented! I love this room, and all the clever and creative things you did! Definitely a new follower!

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  84. That is such an incredible room! Did he just love it?

    I'm sure others have asked, but where did you find your rug and cushion? Love em.

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  85. Wow, Brandi that room turned out amazing! I love all of the textures that you layered in the space; stunning! You are a talented lady

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  86. I loved it before, and the dragon over the curtain rod was awesome!!! I love it after too!! How grown up and good looking it is, a perfect match for your boy who is the same. :)

    And another person touting Annie Sloane chalk paint...I'm so curious about it!

    Excellent room re-do. You've got talent!!

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  87. Beautiful! I love your ideas adn your blog!

    Keep em' coming!

    ~ Darlene

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  88. Absolutely loving the wood accent wall + the actual color of the room. You've done a lovely job!

    Laura
    http://TheNativeNewYawker.com

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  89. You are so handy in everything you do and this room is picture perfect. LOVE the little touches like the pushpin holder! that is too cool. This room is perfect for a growing young man and I bet he is loving it too.

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  90. I love that wood accent wall, and using the drawer pull as a cup for tacks is brilliant. Excellent job overall.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  91. What a great room. So many fun and clever touches.

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  92. wow- this room is amazing!!! i love all the textiles, colors, and touches that make it classic, boyish, and just perfect!

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  93. Love this room. You made so many fabulous DIYs for it. Your love for your son really shines through. I love the arrow art and the panel wall and your pom pom pillow :) What a great room makeover!

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  94. I love everything about this room! I have been wanting to do a wood planked wall like that in my living room but i feel like its a big commitment!
    www.istaistaista.blogspot.com

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  95. Wow! What a lucky young man! Everything came together so great.

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  96. WOW! what an awesome room! I love everything about it. If you get a chance, please link up to my Linky Party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunday-linky-17.html

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  97. Laminate flooring on the walls...GENIUS! The room looks wonderful and I'm sure your son loves it!

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  98. I love this room, and I hope 11 year old Caleb does too. The details that tie everything over and that laminate floor wall <3

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  99. Amazing job! Caleb is one lucky kid! :)

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  100. My son's bedroom NEVER looked that clean.

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  101. The art, the closet doors, the bedding... You did great...LOVE it! XO, Aimee

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  102. Wow! beautiful room, handsome young boy :-) The attention to detail is perfect.

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  103. You need to come over and do this for me. lol Love this room.

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  104. Wow, Brandi, you did an excellent job on his room. Love all the little details and thanks for sharing detailed photos. That flooring in the wall is such a fabulous idea and look. Definitely featuring this at Wow this week.

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  105. First of all, I absolutely love this room! The laminate flooring wall = brilliant, and I adore the accessories and art!! I also have to thank you for your help on the no-reply blogger thing. I never knew how to undo that -- so thanks!

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  106. Love what you did in your son's room! Caleb is a very handsome boy. Congrats on both! ;D

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  107. Hi Brandi! Really great transformation of Caleb's room. (I have a Caleb too but he is really old...33). Such great details that you put in the room...just wonderful. Congrats for being featured over at "Savvy Southern Style".

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  108. Looks amazing!! Great job, I love it all!

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  109. FABULOUS!!! We're about to makeover my 12-yr-old daughter's room, I def got some good ideas here. Love the flooring on the wall! Take care - Dawn

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  110. Too COOL!! LOVE his new space! This is a magazine worthy room :)

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  111. Yaaaaay Brandi! You did it! I have been looking forward to seeing your son's room, ever since you mentioned the planked wall. I'm woefully behind on my reading, but I did happen to see your feature over at Southern Savvy Style. You so deserve it. Using the laminate flooring for the walls was absolutely pure genius. And I love all the details of the room. I'm sure your son loves it. I know my 11 year old would. I need to get his room finished too. Seeing your son's finished room really makes me want to finish it right this very minute. Great job!

    Debbie

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  112. This is amazing! I mean, it is just so cool. LOVE IT!

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  113. Love it! The desk, the board, the plank wall. Thanks fornthe inspiration!

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  114. This is amazing! You did such a great job. It's definitely magazine worthy! Love that plank wall!

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  115. What a handsome son! I know you're so proud of him. It's hard to watch them grow up, but we know they can't stay little forever. The room is wonderful! I used one of the same drawer pulls the other day for a chalk holder.

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  116. Amazing! I love that you used laminate flooring on the walls. There is so much inspiration here. I am sure your handsome son loves his new room.

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  117. You really outdid yourself Brandi! I'd be afraid my son would never want to come out of his room looked that good!
    Lol

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  118. Such a great transformation!! Love it! My favourite is the laminate wall!! Genious!!

    Great to find your blog!! I'm following!!
    Ozana

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  119. Oh how lovely brandi...I bet he is very happy with his new room!
    There are a lot of things that I love about this room, the drawer cup pull that you used to contain the push pins, that chalk board closet doors are brilliant & convenient for your son. All the little details that you put into it just showed how well thought this transformation process was. You're a good mom♥

    And you being emotional with the whole process makes me not look forward to my kids being your son's age...

    Thanks for joining the Fun Friday Blog Hop! huggies♥
    rea

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  120. What an awesome room! I teach teenagers and having a "grown up" space to relax, do homework, and hang out with friends is so important to them. I'll bet your son LOVES his updated room. The wood laminate and "hip" rustic touches look great.

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  121. What a great remodel! I'm inspired to do the same-love the wood wall. It's so strange how fast kids grow. Your son is adorable!

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  122. Like everyone else has posted...I LOVE THIS ROOM! Both before AND After! Fabulous!! And I love that handsome Caleb! That bow tie is so....chic!! Great post!!!! Glad I FOUND you again!!!

    Hugs!
    LBDH

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  123. I love the wood flooring on the walls and the light bulb shaped lamp is so cool! Very cute boy too!!

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  124. I absolutely adore his room! Both before, and after :) You did such a great job. I hope he is loving it.

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  125. Brandi I love the transformation of this room - The chalkboard closet, the hardware...and that wall - simply fabulous! I bet Caleb loves it!

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  126. Oh Brandi, what a fantastic room you have giving to your son! The plank wall is pure genius, but all the other elements you put in the room are adorable, the closet doors, the art, the bedding, the green painted table... the perfect room for your growing young man, I love it!

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  127. What a handsome young man Brandi!!!!

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  128. Brandi, his room is awesome! You did a fantastic job. Love that wood wall!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  129. I am not surprised you got over 130 comments! The room is amazing! Mind if I share it on my blog's FB page? You are an amazingly creative lady! I would NEVER EVER consider disturbing your groove! ;)

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  130. LOVING THIS ROOM!!! there are so many great ideas here! thank you so much for following!
    Xo Courtney Q || ColorMeCourtney.com

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  131. Whoa, this looks awesome. I'm loving the laminate flooring on the wall. Tres chic. Your kid is a lucky chap. Ha I got my sister's hand me down room when I was 13. It stayed pink for two years. Lets just say, I didn't have friends over lol.
    -H

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  132. Will you come do my boys' bedroom? That turned out fantastic. I think the closet door is my favorite, though the light-bulb lamp is pretty cool too.

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  133. What a great post! Wow! Love what you did in your son's room! You are so talented! Thanks for leaving a sweet comment on my blog, thanks for visiting! I was just in your neck of the woods, Georgia, actually Powder Springs, visiting family. So nice to "meet" you and I will be back to visit...often!

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  134. First, your son is absolutely adorable! If you want to send him to VA, I'll take him. :)

    I love your idea of using a bin pull to hold tacks for a bulletin board. I hate having extra tacks stuck on the board and just love your clever idea that keeps them neatly organized. I also love how you used an antique match box holder to hold chalk for the closet doors. Great ideas!

    It was great to see you at Haven!

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  135. Everything about this room is awesome. I'm sure if you ever sent him to his as punishment, he'd be happy to go... I know I would... :). Great job

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  136. Woman, you are a genius. Seriously. Laminate walls. Amazing. drawer pull to hold tacks and stencils with chalk pen. Brilliant. And your blog is gorgeous! You'll have to give me some major pointers when I get there, as my blog is fine, but not fabulous.

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  137. Blessings.....
    looks like a lot of work went into the rooms...

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  138. Absolutely WONDERFUL make over!!! Love that wood wall. Great idea! Your son is a cutie!!

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  139. What an awesome room!!!!
    I loved each detail.
    Congratulations, you have a handsome boy!

    Hugs

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  140. I have a tween room in the works and I'm so glad I found this link!! Great ideas! Must do the drawer pull for tacks!!!!

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  141. Wow, that is one great makeover! Really nice!

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  142. This room!!! Oh my gosh, my jaw is on the floor - it's amazing!

    Jenn @ HomeStyleReport

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  143. I had my eye on that bedding for my son's room and missed snatching it up before it sold out.

    Love the room!! Great job, and awesome idea with the laminate flooring!

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  144. Love, love, love this room! Can you tell me the etsy seller for the arrow artwork? My daughter would love something like that!

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  145. Hey Ramona! Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your comments on my son's room. I tried to email you a response, but you are listed as a no reply blogger, so I hope you see my response here!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/117751574/colorful-blue-and-green-collaged-arrows?ref=shop_home_active

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/130481263/tribal-arrows-8x10-print?ref=shop_home_active

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  146. What an awesome transformation! I love that laminate wood flooring on the wall. I've never used it so I'm wondering, how does it stay up on the wall? Is it peel and sticking?

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  147. Hi Jenn! Thanks for your comments. I tried to email you a response, but you are listed as a no reply blogger, so I hope you see my response here!

    Each plank was laid by connecting the tongues and grooves. They are held in place with nails. We had the work done for us, but I'm sure this is something you could do with help.

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  148. Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! I have been away for a long time, but I am so so happy to see this room!! It is bringing me all kinds of energy!

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  149. I love all the wonderful touches in the room. You did a great job! Great inspiration for my Home Decorating Challenge. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  150. Love the wooden wall. Looks great!!

    Stopping by from Kelly's Korner link-up. :)' Thanks for sharing.

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