I hope you had a great weekend!
Mine was good, I spent it in the garage where I have a huge mess. As they say, it gets worse before it gets better, and I'm right there, in the worse, though with some progress. ;)
Today's post of my son's room before and after makeover is an ideaI totally borrowed from Shelley, when a couple of weeks ago I saw the before and after of her kitchen from every angle. <3 it!
So, let's get started while standing at the door...
The walls were still sporting the train lines painted oh, so long ago. The curtain kept on covering the a/c vent on the floor, something that Mr. RLC didn't like. But, the worst part in my opinion was all on my side, I kept on using his room to hide furniture I didn't like in other parts of the house ---> buffet, floral chair, night stand... :s
Adding window trim all the way to the ceiling gave the room the same effect as the long drapes. The window treatment got simpler, more appropriate for a teen boy. No big pieces of furniture, a small step stool it's all what's needed now.
The bed was one of the things he really disliked about his previous room. A mattress a top a frame with a headboard made out of a crib. Only one nightstand, and not enough storage space for his stuff. :(
Now days, the bed is for sure his favorite part in this room. It's comfy and warm and just the way he wanted it. The lonely night stand was replaced with a full built-in around the bed. His complaint now:
What to store in so many drawers! :)
By getting rid of the door and the small wall around it, I had the space to accommodate a shoe tower. The new vintage sliding door doesn't take up space at all, and it's a great feature to the room.
The lack of easy storage in his closet was the main problem.
Looking from the closet all the way to the opposite wall where a night stand was missing... Just sad.
The buffet/dresser was the one holding his clothes at that time... And he hated it!
Instead of a night stand, a desk was used on this side of his bed. It was his first request for what he wanted in his room. New -plywood- floors replaced the dirty carpet.
Standing close to the window and looking to the other side of the room where the entrance door is located. You can see the only source of light he used... a little lamp. :( On the wall, a Minecraft poster that he didn't like anymore because he's into something new.
No darkness anymore! A ceiling light, two sconces on each side of the built-ins, two can lights looking down to his bed, picture frame lights on the bookcases and even a pendant light in the closet make this room a well lid space.
As for that wall area close to the door that I strategically cropped off this last picture... I created the best solution ever to keep him from throwing stuff on the floor.
It has worked wonders. :)
I'm sharing this project today over at Lil'Luna right HERE. And let me tell you, it's my favorite project because is the one that has kept his room organized!
If you have kids that love to throw clothes, bags, or the towel they just used, to the floor... You're going to LOVE this project.
See you there!
Check all the DIY - Projects done in this room: