Phew! The wait is FINALLY over! I can’t believe it’s already been SIX weeks since we first started this journey of transforming the boys room! Time seriously flies when you are having fun…or in our case, renovating a room!

We’ve been participating in Calling It Home’s One Room Challenge where bloggers and designers come together to transform one space, in six weeks and all share their progress, week after week. In case you’ve missed any of the previous weeks of our boys’ room makeover, here they are: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week, 5

We’ve truly come so far in six weeks and honestly cannot believe that the space itself is the same space we started with. Do you remember just how UGLY and lacklustre their room was? If not, let me refresh your memory. 

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Yup. That’s it. I cannot believe that we lived with this space for TWO YEARS, in this condition. I mean seriously, there are college dorm rooms that are decorated MUCH better than that!

When I say that we transformed this space, I mean we seriously TRANSFORMED this space. Every person who walks into that room for the first time post-makeover says the exact same thing “WOW! Is this really the same room?!” 

For starters, it feels WAY bigger. Like WAY. Secondly, it feels WAY bigger. Oh ya, I already said that. Well, that’s the main point of what I’m trying to say here…by removing the clutter, painting the walls and organizing the space, it literally feels like it has more than DOUBLED in size. I promise you, it hasn’t…it still is the SAME room. But it’s hard to believe.

So you ready for it?! Oh man…I’m so excited to show you! So here goes!

Ladies and Gentleman, I bring you the boys’ room makeover REVEAL!

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boys room makeover one room challengeCrazy, eh?! Oh man, this room was SO MUCH FUN to makeover! It’s like my inner child was able to come out and PLAY! I did a Facebook live video yesterday where I talked about how it’s OK to embrace color and texture and fun patterns and objects. We live in a world that is currently obsessed with white on white on white and minimal everything, so it seems. And I will admit that I am attracted to the all-white everything at times. BUT, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring colors and patterns and shapes and objects into the mix and have some FUN! 

Another thing I touched on in the video is that in home renovating, I am a strong believer in creating spaces that your children can ACTUALLY live in. This is a room for two young, rough-and-tumble boys and so I needed to keep that in mind when designing. Not only did it need to reflect their playful personalities, it also needed to be functional for their everyday needs.

Speaking of those personalities, I thought it would be fun to show you how the boys enjoyed their first visit into the finished space!

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I don’t know how many times I go into their new room and just sit and stare at all the design features. This truly is one of my most favorite rooms that I’ve ever designed and I’m SO happy and proud of how it came together!

Three sponsors that I want to mention that helped make this transformation possible are: Para Paints, who I’ve partnered up with for 2016 as one of their bloggers and they generously provided ALL of the paint to complete this transformation. Urban Walls, a Canadian wall decal company from Vancouver, who sent us all the triangle decals that brought the one wall to life! And finally a local Toronto company called Prismland for sending us two of their cutest stuffed prism toys that went perfectly with the room! 

Oh and before you go, as promised, we have three prints available now for INSTANT download (this means it’s a digital print that you get immediate access to) over at our Etsy Shop. The ABC’s, Raccoon and ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ are all available now! (The lighting bolt will be available next week). These are a super inexpensive way to bring character to any kids space in your home! 

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Thank you so much following me here the last six weeks! If you enjoyed this makeover series, let me know in the comments below and/or share this with your friends! I’m thinking of participating in the Fall challenge again with our Master bedroom, so I’d love to hear your feedback if you enjoyed this and would like to see more series like it!

Love & Blessings,

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88 Comments on Boys’ Room Makeover REVEAL (Week 6)

    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:53 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you.

      Reply
  1. Kim Carter-Young
    May 12, 2016 at 1:29 am (1 year ago)

    Christine this is amazing! I love so many details I don’t even know where to start! Your boys must LOVE this room with all of the fun elements. That hedgehog bedding? Love it! Great job!

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:52 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Kim. The boys love it.

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  2. Lindi
    May 12, 2016 at 1:40 am (1 year ago)

    Oh my word!! This room is amazing!! I LOVE the bright colours, and the visual interest you added. Not just in the walls, but in all the geometric shapes too! LOVE! PS – also nice to meet another Canadian blogger 🙂

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:51 pm (10 months ago)

      Agreed and thanks

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  3. Jessica
    May 12, 2016 at 1:45 am (1 year ago)

    This is so cute and fun! Love it! I see your boys appreciate all your hard work. Love!

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    • Christine
      August 9, 2016 at 10:25 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you Jessica! They sure do!

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  4. Lizzie @ Living Pretty
    May 12, 2016 at 2:42 am (1 year ago)

    This is such a cute, happy room. I love the color palette and all the fun little touches – they’re very lucky little boys. 🙂 I did my kids’ room and used triangle decals too!

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:50 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks. Gotta love the triangle decals.

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  5. Jo-Anne Mudryk
    May 12, 2016 at 6:53 am (1 year ago)

    You did a fantastic job. Being here and seeing it in person shows it completely different than looking at pics. Simply amazing. Love it.

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    • Christine
      August 9, 2016 at 10:25 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Mom! xox

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  6. Melissa Lee
    May 12, 2016 at 7:44 am (1 year ago)

    Great job – I love the pops of color against the neutral walls. Those lights over the beds are so unique!

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:49 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you.

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  7. Amy @ My Life From Home
    May 12, 2016 at 8:32 am (1 year ago)

    This is an awesome space for your boys! Love the lamps and the bedding especially. Great job. 🙂

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:48 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks so much.

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  8. Nicole Q-Schmitz
    May 12, 2016 at 9:35 am (1 year ago)

    You set out to make a fun room for your boys, and that was totally accomplished here! I really like all the colours used, and that triangle accent wall is super cute 🙂

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  9. Amanda @ Old House to New Home
    May 12, 2016 at 9:37 am (1 year ago)

    I LOVE it! It is seriously the cutest little boys room I have ever seen! Are the bed lights supposed to look like carrots? I hope so, because I think that’s adorable!

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    • Christine
      August 9, 2016 at 10:27 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you! And that’s so funny that people are seeing carrots! Lol! That definitely wasn’t the intention but I guess it works!

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  10. Roxanne
    May 12, 2016 at 11:10 am (1 year ago)

    Amazing before and after! I love the symmetry of the room… balanced, but not identical! Perfect!

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    • Christine
      August 9, 2016 at 10:27 pm (10 months ago)

      Absolutely! What I was trying to go for!

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  11. Justynn
    May 12, 2016 at 11:26 am (1 year ago)

    forwhatever reason the lights look like really fat carrots in the first photo and it make me love the room even more!

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:47 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks and too funny about those lights.

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  12. Tiffany
    May 12, 2016 at 12:39 pm (1 year ago)

    This room is so fun which is exactly what it should be. Love the bedding and your boys are too cute. Congrats!

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:46 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you very much.

      Reply
  13. cassie @ primitive & proper
    May 12, 2016 at 1:54 pm (1 year ago)

    this is incredible! i love the bedding, colors, art… and those triangles! fabulous job!

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:44 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you.

      Reply
  14. Jen @ Fresh Crush
    May 12, 2016 at 2:07 pm (1 year ago)

    I love all the colour in this room! Those beds are adorable!

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    • Christine
      August 9, 2016 at 10:27 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  15. Samantha
    May 12, 2016 at 2:47 pm (1 year ago)

    Such a cool room! I love how happy and cheerful it is! Love the lights!

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  16. Vel
    May 12, 2016 at 2:47 pm (1 year ago)

    This room totally ROCKS! Those carrot lamps are darn too cute! And your boys, even cuter! Love all the detail you added to this fun space!Congrats and Cheers for another room done!

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    • Christine
      May 13, 2016 at 8:13 am (1 year ago)

      Ha! I’m not sure where everyone is coming up with “carrot lamps!” LOL! They are geometric shapes! And thank you!!

      Reply
  17. Elise
    May 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm (1 year ago)

    This space is THE MOST FUN! xx

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    • Christine
      May 13, 2016 at 8:12 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you Elise!

      Reply
  18. Sarah Sofia Knepp
    May 12, 2016 at 3:17 pm (1 year ago)

    WOW, what a major transformation! Love all the fun colors and coordinating twin beds! Best of all your clients seem to LOVE the space! I have 2 girls, 18 months a part, and they love doing sleep overs in their rooms. Like you, their bedroom also double as play rooms. What great use of space for storage and play! BRAVO on a job well done!

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    • Christine
      May 13, 2016 at 8:12 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much Sarah!

      Reply
  19. Danielle
    May 12, 2016 at 3:48 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the carrot lights! This looks like such a fun space for the boys! Hope they enjoy it!

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    • Christine
      May 13, 2016 at 8:11 am (1 year ago)

      Ha! They aren’t carrots but you are the second person to comment that they look like carrots! They are geometric shapes…maybe it’s the green top that makes you think carrot?! Lol!

      Reply
  20. amanda
    May 13, 2016 at 7:32 am (1 year ago)

    Adorable! I love the color, the triangle wall, and all of the fun touches. Lucky boys!

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  21. Kelsey
    May 13, 2016 at 11:09 am (1 year ago)

    Oh I LOVE this room. <3

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:43 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you.

      Reply
  22. Krystle
    May 13, 2016 at 11:37 am (1 year ago)

    Love the transformation in your boys room! It looks/feels so fun and fresh now… and the boys obviously love it too 🙂

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:43 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you.

      Reply
  23. Madeline | Teal and Gray
    May 13, 2016 at 11:57 am (1 year ago)

    Holy hell! This room is adorable! Same goes for those boys. What a great transformation!

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks a bunch.

      Reply
  24. Heather
    May 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm (1 year ago)

    I absolutely love it! And the pictures of your boys? Those were the best part!! It is such a fun, amazing space!

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you so much.

      Reply
  25. Jenny @ Refresh Living
    May 13, 2016 at 8:42 pm (1 year ago)

    This is such a cool room – your boys are so lucky! I love the wall feature and all of the pops of color. Great job!

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:23 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks so much

      Reply
  26. Marilyn
    May 14, 2016 at 12:58 am (1 year ago)

    Very cute! Loved reading all the posts in this series and of course the reveal as well. I love the use of colour and the prints are amazing! Great job!

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    • Christine
      August 9, 2016 at 10:28 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you! xox

      Reply
  27. Melanie
    May 14, 2016 at 2:30 am (1 year ago)

    Love the finished product. It’s fresh and bright and all boy. Well done!! I can’t wait to see the Master Bedroom.

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks. Can’t wait to start working on our room.

      Reply
  28. Stacy
    May 14, 2016 at 7:32 am (1 year ago)

    How cute! That bedding is adorable, and your boys are so cute too. I really love what you did with this room. Great work!

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:21 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you.

      Reply
  29. Angela
    May 14, 2016 at 7:41 am (1 year ago)

    Is the Lego storage shelving and table from ikea?

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    • Christine
      August 9, 2016 at 10:28 pm (10 months ago)

      Sure is! The best thing ever for Lego!

      Reply
  30. Margaret Connolly
    May 14, 2016 at 10:09 am (1 year ago)

    Ok, I’m sorry because I know you’re annoyed with the whole ‘carrot lamp’ thing … but, it was totally the first thing I thought of when I saw the pic!! Lol. I think its the combo of it being orange and green … plus the shape of it as a point makes it look like the tip of a carrot at first glance! Ha! Knowing you, those lamps probably won’t stay orange for long 😉 The room looks amazing! Great job.

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:20 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks and it’s actually funny – the ‘carrot’ lamps.

      Reply
  31. Melissa Woods
    May 15, 2016 at 2:16 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow what a great design and use of space. Your pops of color are fun and your toy storage is genius! Besides all that, your boys are adorable. Great work!

    Melissa

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:19 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you so much.

      Reply
  32. Erin Spain
    May 15, 2016 at 9:29 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow! What a fun space. My boys would love this room! Great job.

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  33. Jennifer
    May 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm (1 year ago)

    Cuteness overload, love it!! Kid’s spaces are always may favorite to makeover and to look at. This turned out fabulous!

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 2:09 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you.

      Reply
  34. Tricia
    May 16, 2016 at 3:37 pm (1 year ago)

    There is just too much cuteness and fun in this room! I absolutely love it! My little boy would be so jealous if he saw this. I love your use of bold colors and neutrals to balance it all out. And those lights are the best things ever. Congrats!

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 2:09 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you so much.

      Reply
  35. Tammy
    May 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi Christine,
    I bet your boys are so excited about the new room. I love the use of color to create a fun filled space. The accent wall is fabulous.

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 2:08 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Tammy. The boys love it.

      Reply
  36. {Erica}EverythingMomandBaby
    May 17, 2016 at 9:29 am (1 year ago)

    It looks beautiful! I just got Ikea bunk beds for the kids and I need to start redecorating the kid’s room since big brother is sharing with his sisters!

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  37. Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
    May 18, 2016 at 10:49 am (1 year ago)

    I love that kids’ room can just be fun and bright and colorful. Looks like your boys love it! You did such a great job with this space… and you’re right, it looks so much bigger now.

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 2:06 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you so much.

      Reply
  38. Vel
    May 23, 2016 at 11:20 am (1 year ago)

    You’ve probably read this a lot, but your room is awesome! I featured it today on my favorite Kid’s spaces from the ORC!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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    • Christine
      August 9, 2016 at 10:29 pm (10 months ago)

      Oh my goodness, thank you SO much! I’m honored!

      Reply
  39. kimberly
    May 24, 2016 at 4:04 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh my gosh…that is adorable! I love it!

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 2:05 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you.

      Reply
  40. Jenna
    June 2, 2016 at 6:40 am (12 months ago)

    Love this space so much! Would love to know the paint colours in the room. That grey is perfect but I like the accent colours as well.

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    • Christine
      August 9, 2016 at 10:33 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you Jenna! The gray is called “Bookworm”, the white is “Out For A Stroll” and the yellow is called “Beach Tote”…all from Para Paints

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  41. Pi
    August 5, 2016 at 10:45 am (10 months ago)

    Very fun, very nice. Congratulations.
    Pi

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 10:39 am (10 months ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  42. Myriam
    November 4, 2016 at 11:46 am (7 months ago)

    Wonderful room! I love it!! Where did you get the piece of furniture with the black “baskets”?? They are awesome!

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    • Christine
      November 12, 2016 at 10:09 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks Myriam. The furniture and baskets were bought at Ikea.

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  43. Kate
    March 6, 2017 at 4:11 pm (3 months ago)

    I am loving the lamps and want to do something similar for my boys – ages 3 & 5. Where can I find them?

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    • Christine
      March 23, 2017 at 11:36 am (2 months ago)

      Thanks Kate. We bought those at IKEA. Very well priced.

      Reply

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