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.
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!
Crazy, 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!
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!
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!