There’s a 3rd bedroom upstairs that my son and his friends utilize. Not only is it a spare bedroom, it’s also the perfect little getaway at the end of the hallway for all my son’s treasures, fit for a young Hawaiian, princess or even Santa.
At the end of the hallway, you’re met with a deep cranberry coloured wall, beckoning you inside.
And what a perfect backdrop for this 3d replica vintage sign happily greeting you at the door!
Covered and see through storage bins keep the toys clean and organized…
… in this floor to ceiling storage system. The unit was left in it’s natural pine state for added lightness to the room. Galvanized storage holds Nintendo, dress up clothes and super heros. The unit itself diffuses the deep red feature wall, creating the perfect hit of color and interest for an otherwise neutral color scheme. All the storage bins wear felt stick on sliders to protect the genuine hardwood flooring.
On the wall opposite the storage area, is a twin bed, framed up with an old authentic convenience store sign I found in my own local town. For free. 🙂 A random mix of unmatched pillows (including a couple authentic sandbag covers) flank a wall, bringing out the colours of the room. Simply placing the pillows in a daybed format flips the bed into a sofa of sorts.
The wall beside the daybed holds a colorful mix of musical instruments, ready to toot or strum some happy tunes!
Every hook is different, adding to the eclectic fun.
What better way to display life’s proudest moments by finding a couple feet of deep red wall just begging to get into the action!
A glazed empty frame adds just enough importance for this trophy.
Never underestimate the usefulness of a fancy curtain bracket for a mini shelf system.
A true spare bedroom/playroom just wouldn’t be complete without a special nook for whom you choose to morph into for the day!
Staged for the Christmas open house, even snacks were abundant for hungry musicians at play.
The twin sized daybed was a thrift store find in very rough condition. A little reno work adding some board and batten treatment on one end and a simple coat of white paint for the base cleaned it up well. The incredibly deep drawers (entire width of bed!) were coated with black for an interesting contrast.
While the signboard indeed sets the tone for the room, the collection of pillows and red wall actually came first!
Luckily, in the previous room where the sign lived, the faded orange letters were repainted in the same deep red wall tone, then glazed over with the taupe wall color. A nice big denim pillow tones down the reds and anchors the room with just enough varying interest.
The end result is a casual and fun space that holds a young visitor’s attention for many hours!
Paint colors – Cloverdale Paint, Canada
red – 43057
taupe – bamboo beach
Storage system and all bins – Ikea
Other decor items
– thrift store finds, sandbags from the hardware store, sign from local gas station bone yard, toys ranging from baby to current so all little visitors have something to play with. 🙂
Other full room makeovers are HERE