It is the final week of the One room Challenge and I am sharing my Teen Boys Bedroom Reveal!
So lets take a look at where we have come from, if you have been following along you remember my first post in the one room challenge which was my Teen Boys Bedroom Inspiration.
I am not sure how close I came, but it was a great starting off point. Let's look at the room...BEFORE!
This is what you saw when you used to walk into my boys room.
This is what you see now!
Looking to the right you saw this...
Now you see this. Isn't this exciting!?!
Full view of the closet before I knocked down walls. :)
Closet now. I just want to mention a couple of things...first, my boys NEVER hung their clothes, so I decided to skip the hanging rod. Second, they never used their closet doors, so I decided to rip out the walls and make the space more functional. I know for resale you need a closet with a door, and I actually have some ideas of a cool way to make a sliding door, but that is for a future date if we ever move or sell (which I am fine with never doing) and I can easily remove shelves and add a closet rod too...so just in case you were wondering. :)
Here is a shot of the bed, which I sold to build my floating beds...what a mess. I should have kept this bed. Apparently this long wall has some loose studs...yep. So I decided that my boys safety is more important than awesome floating beds, I am such a good mom...
So last Saturday when my world came crashing down in the bed department, I came up with this solution. I had already made floating bed frames and bought the hardware and spray painted it for hanging. :( I ended up saving the bed frames and turning them into some pretty cool bunk beds. I love them now, and the best part is that I have no worries about my kids dying because my wall is bouncy. Phew! It all worked out in the end.
On Wednesday I built the ladder part, just hours ago, I forgot my son needed to get into bed. Man kids are so demanding! :)
The last before shot of the corner.
Here is a close up this area now. I grabbed this Tray Stand I made last year, it was perfect for their room, and I even wanted to use the tool box that I made it for...but the tower of Orthanc (the tall lego set) needed a home, so the pair had to part ways.
Speaking of lego sets, did you spy my solution to my boys lego problem? I call them lego tables, but they are actually cabinets with a fold up table on the back.
These bad boys took a lot of time and serious brain power and I still made some mistakes...but thankfully they turned out awesome in the end and my boys couldn't be happier.
I will give more details when I write a post about these but here are a few shot of what they do. With tons of storage and lots of surface area (because of the fold up table tops) the lego game will seriously be epic folks. I can't wait to show you photos of them playing it!
I made an Avenger's Subway Art, which was super fun!
I threw together this funky side table for my oldest's boys alarm clock, which he hasn't set up because he was sleeping on the couch with it while I took these photos. My boys will finally get to sleep in their new room tonight. They are BEYOND excited! Apparently five weeks in the living room wasn't fun?
I layed on the bottom bunk to get this shot,
And this one, not a bad view!
I did a lot of debating of how to do the shelves in the closet. I really wanted the industrial pipe look, but I was out of time and money. I ended up using random brackets that I had collected from thrift stores through the years, I spray painted them oil rubbed bronze to unify them.
The wood is all reclaimed wood that I had gotten for free, and let me tell you, these pictures DO NOT do it justice. Just sayin.
Each of my boys have their own desk area, complete with cork board, pencil cup, and paper holder.
We didn't get to putting out the accessories...ran out of time!
They are so proud to have their own desk and chair (I scored both chairs for $5 at the restore yippee, they just needed a little spray paint)...it really is super cute to see them all giddy, but don't tell them I said that...
Like I said photos just don't capture this wood's rich goodness, or maybe it is my phone camera...not sure which, ha ha. Someday I will get a real camera, and then maybe you will get some good inside shots from me! :)
I love the open feel of the closet now. Oh, and I just want to mention those bottom drawers are hampers, which I explained in my week 4 post, incase you were wondering why they are open with hardware cloth.
I also did some under the bed rolling drawers with some "old" drawers a friend had given me. I built it almost exactly like my Under the bed Storage post.
The boys have a new light fixture...holy guac that was a super fun day getting this baby working, not. It was a wire planter I got at the thrift store for a couple bucks.faux brick wall? I think it really sets the tone for this room. It was so worth the effort!
I can't forget to mention my Rustic Industrial letters! I totally love them and yes I will share a tutorial! You won't believe what I made the metal band out of...(you get a closer peek at them in my week 5 post)
I decided that my boys needed some plants, and it for some reason this one just warms my heart, it is a happy plant. :)
That wraps us up! I hope you enjoyed following along! If you did please come back!
I really enjoyed this room makeover, and now I am going to enjoy being lazy for a few days. I am wiped out!
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I hope you go and check out all the other participants in the one room challenge at Calling it Home!