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… The first thing I did was 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. I painted the bed with two 99 cent jars of Valspar paint in the color Desert Storm. I try to purchase several colors when Lowes has their samples for 99 cents. I added some chalk mix that I received free from Diva of DIY , and I was very pleased with the results. I dry brushed a light gray paint that I had over the Desert Storm for a Restoration Hardware look. The step by step photos and directions are included in this link. I can’t stop staring at this bed! I love it! I found all of the pillows at the thrift store for $9 total.
I had this white Ikea chest in his nursery when he was a baby. I found these pieces of wood in one of my favorite places to shop, the neighborhood burn pile at our lake house. I grabbed several pieces and gave them a good cleaning. I 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 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!