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    Boys Room Makeover REVEAL: One Room Challenge Week 6

    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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  • Reply Christina @ The DIY Mommy May 12, 2016 at 12:58 am

    It looks fantastic and SO fun! I’m loving that triangle wall so much!

  • Reply Kim Carter-Young May 12, 2016 at 1:29 am

    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!

    • Reply Christine August 8, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks Kim. The boys love it.

  • Reply Lindi May 12, 2016 at 1:40 am

    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 🙂

  • Reply Jessica May 12, 2016 at 1:45 am

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

    • Reply Christine August 9, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      Thank you Jessica! They sure do!

  • Reply Lizzie @ Living Pretty May 12, 2016 at 2:42 am

    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!

    • Reply Christine August 8, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      Thanks. Gotta love the triangle decals.

  • Reply Jo-Anne Mudryk May 12, 2016 at 6:53 am

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

  • Reply Melissa Lee May 12, 2016 at 7:44 am

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

  • Reply Amy @ My Life From Home May 12, 2016 at 8:32 am

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

  • Reply Nicole Q-Schmitz May 12, 2016 at 9:35 am

    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 🙂

  • Reply Amanda @ Old House to New Home May 12, 2016 at 9:37 am

    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!

    • Reply Christine August 9, 2016 at 10:27 pm

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

  • Reply Roxanne May 12, 2016 at 11:10 am

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

    • Reply Christine August 9, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      Absolutely! What I was trying to go for!

  • Reply Justynn May 12, 2016 at 11:26 am

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

    • Reply Christine August 8, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks and too funny about those lights.

  • Reply Tiffany May 12, 2016 at 12:39 pm

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

  • Reply cassie @ primitive & proper May 12, 2016 at 1:54 pm

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

  • Reply Jen @ Fresh Crush May 12, 2016 at 2:07 pm

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

  • Reply Samantha May 12, 2016 at 2:47 pm

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

  • Reply Vel May 12, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    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!

    • Reply Christine May 13, 2016 at 8:13 am

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

  • Reply Elise May 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    This space is THE MOST FUN! xx

  • Reply Sarah Sofia Knepp May 12, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    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!

  • Reply Danielle May 12, 2016 at 3:48 pm

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

    • Reply Christine May 13, 2016 at 8:11 am

      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 amanda May 13, 2016 at 7:32 am

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

  • Reply Kelsey May 13, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Oh I LOVE this room. <3

  • Reply Krystle May 13, 2016 at 11:37 am

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

  • Reply Madeline | Teal and Gray May 13, 2016 at 11:57 am

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

  • Reply Heather May 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm

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

  • Reply Jenny @ Refresh Living May 13, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    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!

  • Reply Marilyn May 14, 2016 at 12:58 am

    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!

  • Reply Melanie May 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

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

    • Reply Christine August 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm

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

  • Reply Stacy May 14, 2016 at 7:32 am

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

  • Reply Angela May 14, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Is the Lego storage shelving and table from ikea?

    • Reply Christine August 9, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Sure is! The best thing ever for Lego!

  • Reply Margaret Connolly May 14, 2016 at 10:09 am

    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.

    • Reply Christine August 8, 2016 at 1:20 pm

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

  • Reply Melissa Woods May 15, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    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!


  • Reply Erin Spain May 15, 2016 at 9:29 pm

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

  • Reply Jennifer May 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm

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

  • Reply Tricia May 16, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    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!

  • Reply Tammy May 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    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.

    • Reply Christine August 8, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks Tammy. The boys love it.

  • Reply {Erica}EverythingMomandBaby May 17, 2016 at 9:29 am

    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!

  • Reply Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry May 18, 2016 at 10:49 am

    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.

  • Reply Vel May 23, 2016 at 11:20 am

    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!!!

    • Reply Christine August 9, 2016 at 10:29 pm

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

  • Reply kimberly May 24, 2016 at 4:04 pm

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

  • Reply Jenna June 2, 2016 at 6:40 am

    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.

    • Reply Christine August 9, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      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

  • Reply Pi August 5, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Very fun, very nice. Congratulations.

  • Reply Myriam November 4, 2016 at 11:46 am

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

    • Reply Christine November 12, 2016 at 10:09 pm

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

  • Reply Kate March 6, 2017 at 4:11 pm

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

    • Reply Christine March 23, 2017 at 11:36 am

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

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