Sunday, April 03, 2011


(disclaimer.. these pics are not great.. we really need a new camera)

super happy with the outcome of the boys room! Dave is a superstar!! A friend came over for the morning to help him paint... and by 9pm that day it was all done!! Amazing. The before color was beyond ugly.. it just did nothing for the space.
Here is the little area at the top of the stars to the right of the boys room. It's a cozy sunny space perfect for reading. But lets go back... here it was before...

and after :)

this was the boys space before.. and yes I left it in all it's messiness for you... although to my defense I sold a couple shelves that used to hide some of the clutter... but seriously the color was so drab.

and to enter the boys space now...

the personalized prints are from Penny People Designs. I got them shortly after the boys were born. I love them.

I know this is a horrible picture... sorry. we were lucky enough to find a used black metal bunk on PVO.. it's perfect and it was a steal of a deal. the boys bedding is from ikea.. the bed skirt I made from some fabric I found at an antique store. The orange crate I got from PVO as well.

the antique armoire came with the house and a malm dresser we had from vancouver fits in the space perfectly. I picked up that paper at a store when we visited friends in Waterloo a couple years ago.

I sold a few shevles we had kicking around and bought the grey cabinet off kijiji. it's a perfect fit for this room. The lovely map decal was found at Custom Vinyl Shop. I love it. I found the bits of vintage paper at Salvage Beauty. I hung them on Baker's twine with little clips I found at dollerrama. The globe is from MCC and the lantern was found at an antique shop. The bulletin board was already in my craft room and looks way better repurposed here.

I love it. The boys love it. They now can store more of their stuff here and play in her more often too. The wall color is Benjamin Moore Moonshine but color matched at Parkside where they have Natura paint.. Low VOC and no odor.. It's awesome and WAY cheaper.

And you know me.. for the best part. This makeover was done LOW budget.
Paint - $28
Lantern - $12
Globe - $10
Grey Ikea Cabinet - $100 (although I sold some shelves I had for $80)
Bunk Bed - $75 ( we already had the mattress's)
Decal - $25
Vintage Paper - $4

Everything else was repurposed from other areas in the house. Total cost $250
What do you think?

(sorry not sure what happened with the font color in this post??)


Chrissie said...

What an awesome space. I am impressed with the speed of turn around, we could learn something from you guys in that area for sure!!
You are so right about the colour, it brightens it up so much and I love the map and globe. You created a space for them to grow and learn and create, what a gift!

Crystal said...

Looks great Heather! Can't wait to see it in person.

Jennifer said...

Love the Bakers twine with clips and vintage paper!! Such a cute idea!! Looks awesome!

valerie said...

oh, it's awesome! They'll love it :)

Lise said...


Anonymous said...

It looks great Heather!!

Carmelle said...

Great job! Love the vintage paper and the decal. Very cool.