Boy’s Bedroom Makeover: The before (ORC Week 1)
Hi again friends! If you’re new here, welcome & thanks for stopping by! Today kicks off another edition of the One Room Challenge and we’re joining again as guest participants. This round we’re excited to be tackling our son’s room. After 2 years in the Dreamhouse, we figured it was about time we showed this boy’s bedroom some attention.
This will be our 5th time participating and we’re pretty excited because if you’ve been following us for a while you’ll know that this challenge is just about the only thing that gives us the kick in the pants we need to get anything done around here. If you remember we completed our first ORC in the Spring of 2015 when we finished our master bath. At the time the Dreamhouse was still very much under construction and it was literally the only thing remotely pretty in the house! Our next ORC came over a year later when we finished our family room. Last year we participated twice – finally finishing our bedroom in the spring and our kitchen last fall.
Kash (Kes + Tash, see what we did there??) is our 8 year old son and the youngest member of Team Dreamhouse. Anyone who’s ever met him notices right away that he has a sprit that can light up a room.
When we completed our bedroom last spring and he walked in and saw it his first words were:
“Woah!! This is niiiice!! I really hope you’re going to do something cool like this in my room!”
Well we heard you buddy. You’ve been patient enough.
Kash is a fun-loving, bright, vibrant kid and full of energy. Pretty much everything that his bedroom right now is not….
I know. It’s a sad state. We’ve literally done nothing in here since the day we moved in – except maybe allow him to add more stuffed animals to the bed…
Seriously, who needs THAT MANY stuffed animals?! I mean I guess they do provide essentially the only source of colour in the room right now. But I digress…
This boy’s bedroom is in desperate need of an upgrade – starting with some new furniture. The drawer slides on his dresser are falling apart. His bed, now converted to a double, was originally his crib. So you can imagine it’s seen it’s share of wear and tear in the last 8 years. It may or may not still have teeth marks in the headboard because….
The rest of the room is completely bland. It lacks any kind of useful function, storage, colour or personality whatsoever.
It’s about time we remedied that. Here’s how we’re planning to do it.
Boy’s Bedroom Makeover To-Do List:
- tear out carpet
- install hardwood floors
- replace bed & dresser
- create wall feature behind bed
- replace doors & trim
- install new lighting
- figure out window treatments
- build desk with storage & reading nook
- add wall shelves
- new bedding
We’re giving this space a complete top to bottom overhaul and we’ve enlisted the help of a few friends. Next week we’ll get into all the details and share our plan for the space along with some insight into where we drew inspiration from for the design. I’ll give you a quick hint. When all is said and done, this boy’s bedroom will match his personality. It’ll be modern, bright and fit for any superhero.
Until next time. 😉