I finally enticed my son to jump in, and get a cool room as a result, while learning a few new DIY skills he’s never done before! Mom is very proud. 🙂
Let me take you through a little trip down memory lane on this one.
Once upon a time, this lucky boy had two small rooms to himself upstairs.
One was his bedroom and the other was a playroom.
The rooms were too small to house it all in one.
Both rooms were finished pretty nicely but I noticed one thing.
They weren’t being used.
I also didn’t enjoy being in them because the space was ‘tight’. Closet like tight.
And then the big stall debate transpired. He was stuck on an ALL BLACK room. I didn’t need a depressed boy so we let it go.
And then I cooked up an idea to incorporate his black and my passion for industrial.
But I needed a little help. While I can fully visualize something to completion, my son needed encouraging on what he could have. When I saw this photo today I nearly squealed… it was so close to what we had talked about ages ago. Perfect…
This photo is crazy busy but I’ve labelled what we’ll be applying. But with more industrial flair. And yeah, he’s wild about the idea!
What we’re goin’ for
Industrial subway coolness with really no theme, just neat stuff.
The before and our plans
The closet bi fold will be removed (and thrown out thank goodness!) and we’ll create something new in place of it that can open wiiiide so he gets abit more privacy in his ‘changing area’. With that many hooks on the wall, I expect to see NO clothes on that floor! (haha.. sure)
We hope to land something cool for the mirror frame. He likes cleaner bling (NO RUST.. BOO) so maybe a galvanized pipe frame or something.
Wants and Needs:
We desperately need another TV area in our house and the front room is too small for a big screen. So he’s going to save his nickels and dimes for a flat screen that I will also help with when the time is right for the lounge area.
I’ve never endorsed a TV in bedrooms but because we need the space, this will be handled as a regular family room with time limits and HIGH parental passwords. But I’m not worried. He’d rather hang with me and if I’m not in here, he won’t want to be either so that’s cool.
This wall will be painted out in black chalkboard paint (fun!) with a long industrial type desk to fit the wall. The (eventual) TV will be mounted on the wall so it won’t take up desk space. Funky lights will hang overhead.
Wants and Needs
Let’s sit and watch a movie. 🙂 This will also be a nice reading area. The desk height may be designed to work with these cushy chairs scooched up to it.
He’s been begging for an area carpet for his birthday of all things so we’ll be looking for something.
He likes the idea of a graffiti wall (spelled wrong in the photo!) so we may make this wall appear concrete like.
And where we store half his junk. Sigh… here
All posts on this bedroom to date can be found HERE.