An Extreme Bedroom

I admire those people who can start a project and get it done in a weekend, or within the month at least.  I am not one of those people.  Angry Kid’s room was supposed to be completed by his fifth birthday in May.  We started it in the beginning of the year.  I think this “project” has turned into a year long decorating project.  I think that is more fun this way.  I started the project off with buying a comforter, and then working from the colors in the comforter.  It took me a few weeks just to pick out paint colors.

I was going to collages of certain areas in Angry Kid’s room, but I figured that I would just show how the room looks, counter clockwise.  If you are standing in the doorway of the room, I’m starting to my right.

DSC_0008

This is Angry Kid’s dresser, and television.  We have a Wii hooked up and he also watches Netflix via the Wii.  We are able to stream all those old shows that he loves.  He is obsessed with vintage Scooby Doo.  The TV is mounted via low profile mount.  It has a built-in DVD player.  Angry Husband found this TV at Best Buy as an “open box” model. The shelves are made up of skateboard and L-brackets.  I won the skateboards in a raffle.

DSC_0041

The laundry basket was Angry Kid’s as a baby.  It has been spray painted and a new liner was sewn in.  The orange tub is metal and was found in the party section at Target.  We throw Angry Kid’s shoes in there.

DSC_0040

This is the empty wall.  I think we may place street signs or something above the bed.  I want to do a magnet board of some kind also.  I have a large unpainted frame for the magnet board.  I need a piece of galvanized steel that is large enough to fit the frame.  Any ideas?

DSC_0021

Angry Kid’s bed is on this wall.  The black dirt bike rider is a decal that I purchased.  The blinds are faux wood from Lowe’s.

DSC_0026

The bedding is from Target.  I matched the paint colors to this bedding.  I have a down comforter also that is not in the picture.  I need to find a comforter cover for the down comforter.  I think I’m going to go with a solid orange color.

DSC_0002

The skateboard deck hanging on the wall was purchased at a skateboard show.  It is signed/autographed by several famous skateboarders.

DSC_0003

The shelving unit is plain black and was purchased from Homegoods.  It had some nicks and bangs on it, but this is a 5 year old’s room.  Angry Kid stores his books, his Nintendo DSi, and his Tag Reader in it.  I also have a charging station for Wii controllers, Lego holders, and a jar for spare change.

DSC_0035

These jars were a recent purchase.  I thought it was great way to display these colorful Legos. Really, it was to show Angry Husband and Angry Kid that we do not need any more Legos in this house.

DSC_0028

The closet is a combination of IKEA and the Container Store.  It was our first big project in this room after we got the paint done.  We want a more practical/storage style closet.  Angry Kid has a dresser and there are drawers underneath his bed for clothing storage.  We left some small hanging spaces for nicer shirts and jackets on the far side of the closet.  I want to eventually have all the same bins, and have them labeled too.

DSC_0028

The curtain rod is a piece of galvanized steel plumbing pipe.  We clear coated it with spray paint, so that it won’t rust.  The curtains are from Pottery Barn Teen.  I had to find the perfect color to match the room, and to also slide back and forth on the pipe.  The curtains are usually left open.  But if we have company over, and the closet is a mess, well the curtains are closed.

DSC_0031

The hats and bags are on simple hooks from IKEA.  We made sure to reinforce them and screw them into studs.  Otherwise they will pull out from the wall easy.

DSC_0033

This is the end of the tour.  I thought I would share the paint colors here, in case you were wondering. The blue on the bottom of the walls is  Valspar Ocean Sigh .  The orange on the chair rail and closet is Valspar’s Roasted Squash.  The gray up top is Valspar City Storm.

We also need to do the crown molding and add a ceiling light/fan too.  There are recessed lights around the edges of the room.  We used to have  a ceiling fan but it broke.  We have not replaced it.  We are looking for a really cool light, or maybe another fan.

Hopefully, we can finally put this project to a rest, and start on the next one!

37 comments
Square Plastic Containers Liquids
Square Plastic Containers Liquids

Great blog you have here.. It's hard to find good quality writing like yours nowadays. I seriously appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

Melissa @ chalkboard stickers for wall
Melissa @ chalkboard stickers for wall

I love this room! You did a very good job, I especially like how you used the skateboards as a shelf and your son is especially lucky to have an autographed skateboard. Most especially, I love how organized you made the closet to be.

Shanna ~ My Favorite Everything
Shanna ~ My Favorite Everything

I'm FINALLY getting to comment on this! I love the legos in the jars and the closet turned out super cute! Great skateboard shelves as well!! Awesome job!!

Bethany
Bethany

Wow it looks great! Is it always that clean?? ;)

Natalie
Natalie

Love the lego jars & the curtain rod ;)

Steph
Steph

Dood... I am kind of jealous of your kids room. Can I call you Mom?

Morgan B.
Morgan B.

I turned out great! I especially love the skateboard shelves, legos in the jars, and orange closet. It really is the perfect room for a 5 year old boy. What a lucky guy!

shari@tales from the Sippy Cup
shari@tales from the Sippy Cup

Julie this is fantastic!! The colors are amazing and I love the graphics and the skateboard shelves. Dude, your kid has a bigger TV in his room than I do!

Nap Warden
Nap Warden

LOVING Lego containers! Have you ever stepped on those in the middle of the night? It HURTS=O

Dee
Dee

Love what you have done to your boys room. It is so organized and look so fresh and clean.

BobL
BobL

TV and video games in bedroom (kid's or adult's) = bad idea.

Amanda @ Confessions From HouseholdSix
Amanda @ Confessions From HouseholdSix

I love the way the room turned out. I need to find a solution to our Lego problem, and my 9yo wants more Star Wars Lego sets for Christmas. I may have an aneurysm.

Infarrantly Creative
Infarrantly Creative

The closet still blows me away. I love how the Lego became decor. I am sucker for art and storage combos. It turned out awesome Julie. I bet your son loves it. It is definitely room that he can grow into also. It isn't something that needs to be changed ever really. Bright, fun and classic! Kudos friend!

Jen
Jen

Cute room! I LOVE the color.

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

Love the Lego holders! Awesome room!

Candice
Candice

Julie, I love it, it looks fantastic! My suggestion for the magnet board is instead of galvanized steel buy magnetic paint $12 at Home Depot and paint directly on the wall. Use painters tape to make the box the size inside the frame, then you'll nail the frame to around that square you made. You can paint it two ways: you can paint the magnet paint and then use the color you already have over it, so no one knows there's magnetic there. The magnets will still stick despite the covering of the magnet paint. Or you can just paint it w/out covering it w/your original paint color. Then take the frame you have and nail it to the wall around the square you make. It will look like a framed magnet board, but it's the wall. You can do this w/dry erase paint and chalkboard paint. I bought tinted chalkboard paint and I love it! HTH

Casey
Casey

Well done! My only argument is that Angry Kid has a nicer TV than my entire house does. Please don't tell my husband.

Nikki
Nikki

Love the room. My boys have a similar color scheme in their room. We paint taupe on the bottom of the walls. We have a skinny orange stripe, then fat navy blue stripe above that. The top of the walls is a light blue. I think these colors are great for little to big boys!

Ginger
Ginger

I LOVE his room! In fact I'm sending this post to my husband... we've been trying to figure out how to do my boys closets w/o doors (they keep falling off), and you did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing!

liz
liz

I really like what you did with his closet! I'm hoping to be able to keep at least a few things from Maddie's nursery as we move her to a big girl bed sometime in the next year.

Jenn
Jenn

I like that his closet uses a curtain rather than a traditional closet door. We have the same thing for my Son (although sadly I had to take the curtain down until he is a little older, as my 2YO Tarzan liked to swing from them!

BusyDad
BusyDad

Ha, you WISH you could contain the Lego flow. We have an Xmas tree bin chock full o Legos. You'll get there soon. Also, I scanned the pics for signs of Boba Fett. Ahem. Hello?

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

LOL, it is a 32"....so cheap. I think it is an Insignia...you know husband does TV stuff for a living so umm, yea..

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I think we have EVERY Star Wars set under the $50 price tag. My husband and son want more, sigh.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Thanks darling!!! This is how I get creative, or you know, focus my OCD type issues.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

It only took me almost a year. All of you cool "decor" bloggers inspire me.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Thanks for the suggestions. I am contemplating several choices at this moment.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

You should have just asked me, silly. I would have sent you pictures. I'm totally lazy and a complete perfectionist. I kept forgetting to post it, and sat down for 2+ hours, high on cold meds last night.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

His TV was less than $200. I won't tell your husband. :)

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I think it is perfect color palate to grow up with. It fits "5" right now but can evolve with posters and other nonsense later.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

We had those beautiful 6-framed white doors on his closet. He kept getting them off track and also kicked them. They were battered. I don't want to see the clutter so that's why we finally put the curtains up.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Oh, we have at least two HUGE rubber maid totes in the house full. There are two helmets, two Star Wars Build-A-Bears, and other things in there. Seriously, I can only handle so much Fan Boy goods.

Trackbacks

  1. […] ended up underneath our bed.  I can’t stand clutter, and it was driving me crazy.  While remodeling my son’s room last year, I finally came up with a project for the frame.  I was going to frame a cork board or […]