I am so excited to show you the room that I created for the $100 room makeover challenge-teen boy’s room.
My son is a huge Auburn fan, and his room has been decorated in his team colors since he was 8 years old. He is getting his driver’s license next month so he needs an updated room. Can I just stop and say that I can not wait for him to get his license. I had him when I was forty and my daughter was 14 years old so I have been driving someone to school since 1990. That’s 26 years straight!
On to the room
First thing was to paint the room with the paint that we used to paint the entire interior of our house. It is Revere Pewter from Benjamin Moore. I found this sleigh bed at the thrift store 12 years ago, and it is still in great condition. Use the chalk paint and color of your choice. The step by step photos and directions are included in this link.
The white Ikea chest in his nursery was purchased when my son was a baby. You need some boards. Cut the boards and glued the boards with wood glue onto the drawers. I do not recommend doing this to a chest if you have small kids because it added weight to the drawers and could fall over very easily. We know to only open one drawer at a time but I would add something that is not heavy next time.
I wanted to cool shelves for above the chest. I had two pieces of wood that I brought home from renovating our lake house. I painted them black but I needed something to hang them with that was different from anything that I had seen. I took my husband to Lowes and he came up with using chains to hang the shelves. You can see how we made and hung these shelves in this post. I decorated the shelves with items he already had and a few things I took from other rooms in my home.
I wanted a tripod spotlight type lamp like I had seen at Dot & Bo and Restoration Hardware so I went to the thrift store in search of something to make one with.
I found a telescope with the stand that looks exactly like the lamp I wanted. I went searching for something to make a spotlight with.
I found this clamp lamp and all I did was clamp it on the tripod stand after I removed the telescope. You can see the post here. The total lamp cost was $9.
I purchased the midcentury modern chest and night stand from the Thrift Store for $38 for both pieces, and they still had the old furniture tags attached. I paid $10 for the letter “C'” on the wall. I purchased the mirror for $15, and I brought the deer picture from our lake house to use in his room.
Cost of Supplies
Paint for Bed $3
Dresser and Nightstand $38
Tripod Lamp $9
Navy Pillows $3
Geometric Pillows $4 and $2
Total Room Makeover was $89
I am so glad that I chose my son’s room for the $100 room makeover challenge-teen boy’s room because he loves it so much!
Don’t forget to check out the other rooms!