Welcome to week three of our boys room makeover. For the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing the beginning details of their new room design. If you’ve missed it, you can catch up here, here and here.

Boys Room Inspiration

Last week I talked with you about how we painted the walls and this week I wanted to talk about how we painted the beds! Yup, you read that right: we painted the beds!

Before I get into that, let me walk you through our decision on what beds to get the boys. Up until this point, our older son was in a loft bed and our youngest was still in his crib.


We had always thought that we would want bunk beds in their room but as we started searching we realized that a) bunk beds aren’t always the coolest looking things and b) the coolest ones were super expensive.

I ended up finding a bunk bed on kijiji (similar to Craig’s List) that were two identical twin beds, that you could stack on each other for twins or use as two separate beds. They were in almost perfect condition and a fraction of the costs of bunks.


The only issue with them was that they weren’t the right colour. So we decided that we would paint them.

For colour, we wanted something fun that would bring out one of the colours from their comforters. So we decided on yellow! 

Using our Para Paints fan deck, we selected the perfect yellow paint called “Beach Tote.” It’s like the perfect blend of lemon and banana a yellow. 

para paints beach tote

My husband and mother-in-law set up quite the paint shop in our garage. They used Para Paints super stick as a primer first. But there ended up being a problem: the beds ended up having an oil finish and so once the super stick primer was dry, you could peel it right off.

So my husband sanded down all of the parts of the bed and they started over again. 


The paint went on really well, as it did with the walls. I really love Para Paints for the thick consistency, easy application and low odours. It makes painting that much more enjoyable!


And that, my friends, is it for this weeks update! Make sure to follow along with all the other participants from Calling It Home’s One Room Challenge!

And be sure to tune in next week when I show you the bedding that we chose and how it looks set up with the beds!

Love & Blessings,



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13 Comments on Boys Room Makeover (Week 3)

  1. Tilisa
    April 21, 2016 at 3:46 am (2 years ago)

    Those yellow beds are amazing! This is going to be one fun room!

  2. Stacey
    April 21, 2016 at 7:40 am (2 years ago)

    That bright yellow is cute! Your inspiration picture sure is fun for boys.

    We’d love for you to link up this post with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would enjoy seeing your progress.

    • Christine
      August 9, 2016 at 10:34 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Stacey!

  3. ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus
    April 21, 2016 at 9:25 am (2 years ago)

    Love the pop of color and that “boys will be boys” print. Can’t wait to see how this turns out. 3 weeks left. Crazy beans.

  4. Jen @ Fresh Crush
    April 21, 2016 at 10:14 am (2 years ago)

    I love the bed colour! So fun! Can’t wait to see your room all finished up!

  5. Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    April 21, 2016 at 10:27 am (2 years ago)

    This room is going to look so cute. Yay for kijiji scores (but boo for having to paint twice).

  6. Molly
    April 21, 2016 at 11:49 am (2 years ago)

    How cute are those yellow beds!! Excited to check back next week!

  7. Pam
    April 21, 2016 at 5:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Ahhh!! I suspense of this room reveal is too much!!! The beds look great!! I can’t wait to see the finished product!! I’m sure it’s going to be amazing!!!

  8. Jessica
    April 21, 2016 at 9:45 pm (2 years ago)

    I like the bed color. That pop of color will look great against the grey and all that Black and white. Love it!

  9. Tammy
    April 22, 2016 at 11:02 am (2 years ago)

    I love the color you selected for the beds and can’t wait to see this room come together.

  10. Danielle
    April 22, 2016 at 11:45 am (2 years ago)

    Having to paint the primer twice sounds like no fun, but those beds will really pop!

  11. Kristin @ Postbox Designs
    April 23, 2016 at 6:28 pm (2 years ago)

    You had me at the bed makeover-I am so in love with that color, I can’t wait to see the finished product!! Can’t wait to see your finished space…it will probably make me want to re-do MY kiddos’ rooms 🙂


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