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


*Any other questions just leave me a comment.  Please be sure you're not a no-reply blogger so I can email you a response. 




**I am linking this post to: East Coast Creative

154 comments:

Emily A. Clark said...

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

Darnetha {ChippaSunshine} said...

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!

dawn said...

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!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

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!

Bev said...

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!

Julia Konya said...

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

Julie said...

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

Simply LKJ said...

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!

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

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!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

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

pam {simple details} said...

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!

Allison said...

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

Jenni said...

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:)

The Gathering Place said...

What fun details! Love it.

Karen said...

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.

Mimi said...

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!!

Kelly said...

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....

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

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.

Barbara Matson said...

Love this room!

Kita said...

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.

Katrina@ChicLittleHouse said...

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 :)

Brigitte said...

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 :)

Gen Santanelli said...

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!

Behind the Big Green Door said...

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!

The Bunny said...

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.

Heidi Amber said...

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

homefornowblog said...

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.

Orange it Lovely said...

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

melissa ward said...

Coolest room ever

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

So many cool and thoughtful details- lucky boy!

Karen Frost said...

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

Julie @ Being Home said...

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*

Tiana Pellew said...

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

Libby said...

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!

Lauren Davison said...

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

Sandra said...

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.

cloudsfullofrain said...

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!

kristen tharpe said...

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

Shavonda said...

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!

K. Rock said...

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

Shelly said...

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.

Veronica Smith said...

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.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

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!

dressthisnest said...

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!

Betsy Adams said...

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

Lory Owens said...

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

Chel C said...

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

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

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

LiveLaughDecorate said...

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.

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

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

Naija Expat Wife said...

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

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

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

Allan Murray said...

Spacious and organized room, you're such an ideal mom.
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Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

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

Alicia Mackin said...

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

Maria said...

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

Susan D said...

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

Pat said...

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

Tazas y Cuentos said...

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

Terri Cheney said...

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.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

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

Stacey said...

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!

Whitney Jones said...

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

Whitney
Whitney J Decor

Dr. Reginia said...

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

Excellent job Brandy.

Rhonda Hodges said...

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!

Lori R. said...

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

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

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!

Ann said...

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

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

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

the cape on the corner said...

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!

Erica said...

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

Alexis Middleton said...

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?

Vel Criste said...

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!

Megan McGlynn said...

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

Suzan Sweatman said...

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

Tarsha @ SouthernGirl. CitySwirl said...

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

Abby Lawson said...

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 =)

alldaymom said...

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!

Jenni said...

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

....... said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Inspired by you said...

What a fabulous room! What a lucky boy!

ChaoticallyCreative said...

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!

Gretchen said...

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 :)

Cathy Compeau said...

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

Therena Taylor said...

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

Rhonda @ home.made. said...

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.

Gabby @Cookiecutterunique.com said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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!!

~ Darlene said...

Beautiful! I love your ideas adn your blog!

Keep em' coming!

~ Darlene

Elle. said...

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

Laura
http://TheNativeNewYawker.com

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

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.

Lisa Hamel said...

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

Thanks for sharing!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

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

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

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

Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART said...

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!

ista.ista.ista said...

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!
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Kristen said...

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

My name is Rita said...

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

Camilla said...

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

Yvonne Urra-Bazain said...

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

Chystal Russell said...

Amazing job! Caleb is one lucky kid! :)

Art and Sand said...

My son's bedroom NEVER looked that clean.

Aimee Lane said...

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

Kathy said...

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

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

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

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

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.

Kerry@homecrushblog.com said...

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!

RĂȘ Furlan said...

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

Miss Kitty said...

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".

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

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

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

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

Laurel Putman said...

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

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

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

thestyledsoul.com said...

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

Jackie Toye said...

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

Life With Lucy said...

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

Marsha said...

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.

Mary said...

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.

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

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

House@heart said...

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

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

House@heart said...

Ha ! Follower 901!!

Rea T said...

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

Heather said...

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.

Sue said...

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!

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

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

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

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

Cristina Garay said...

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!

Splendor said...

What a handsome young man Brandi!!!!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

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

Hugs,
Deborah

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

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! ;)

Courtney said...

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

Major_Hutch said...

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

Judy Whatilivefor said...

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.

Veronica said...

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!

Paula@SweetPea said...

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!

Jamala Wallace said...

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

CM Shaw said...

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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Teresa said...

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

Sissym Mascarenhas said...

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

Hugs

CTBaker in The Acres said...

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!!!!

Olga P said...

Wow, that is one great makeover! Really nice!

Jenn Leigh said...

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

Jenn @ HomeStyleReport

Our Delightful Home said...

You did an amazing job with his room.

anotherbigbite.com said...

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!

ramona said...

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

Brandi said...

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

Jenn said...

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?

Brandi said...

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.

Simone Sinyan said...

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!

Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby | Crafted Spaces said...

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