Friday, August 31, 2012

teen boy's bedroom...

We've finally, finished!
I had a great time collaborating with Detail Boy on the long overdue update for his room.
He definitely had an opinion about every single element we included.
We didn't have a clear vision how the 'modern' look he wanted was going to come
together, but piece by piece it did, and it is totally 'him!'


BEFORE - yikes!






AFTER

We started with paint, Mined Coal by Behr, and then took a trip to Ikea in search of
furniture. Besta cabinets and nightstands won out, and he chose the configuration for
mounting the hardware and assembled all of them. 
We incorporated his love for tennis in the artwork.
 He scoured the Internet for pieces that spoke to him, and I did the 'tennis match' abstract
 below by swirling some paint from a spoon onto a piece of card stock.
The colors in the art were our inspiration for the fabric, pillows and bedding.
He was on board for mixing metals and including gold to warm up the cool brushed nickel
 hardware, frames and fan.


The upholstered headboard and box springs are easy diy projects created from
a favorite glen plaid fabric I found on clearance for $5. If you missed it you can
read about the headboard here and the box spring here.



We used Ikea's Ribba frames and large white mats for all the pieces to keep
a clean, consistent look.



After a shopping trip we noticed our cool bag from the Nike store
and thought it would be a fun addition for the gallery wall.


He chose the Mellby chair from Ikea, our bay window makes a perfect reading nook.


We carted home this tree stump to use as a unique side table.
The floor lamp was a steal we saw at Lowes one day for $9, I recovered the shade.
They both added interest to all the straight lines in the room.
  

While I was painting the room I couldn't help but notice how well the weathered wood
 on our old ladder looked against the charcoal walls, so what's a girl to do...cut it up
 and diy a full length mirror. The rustic texture was just what this room was lacking.
You can get the scoop here.
We added some sturdy hooks from Hobby Lobby to keep essentials organized, we hope!


One last diy project was a tweed covered valance, I'll share the details next week,
it's super simple!



He loves it and that makes me a HAPPY mom!

Joining these friends with their fabulous projects:


Kids' Spaces link up party on www.emilyaclark.com
At The Picket Fence here
Kids Bedrooms @ Remodelaholic here

 Uncommon Slice of Suburbia's Tuesday Treasures here
Home Stories A to Z Tutorials & Tips here
Southern Savvy Wow us Wednesdays here
DIY Showoff here

Thrifty Decor Chick here

TDC Before and After

                      Stop by and get some inspiration at my friend Lisa's blog, Shine Your Light.

                                                       

70 comments:

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

I can understand why he loves it. What a fantastic transformation! I hope Detail Boy realises how lucky he is having such a talented mom!

My Crafty Home Life said...

Love it. What a great job. The mirror is fantastic. I'm going to see how you made it. Nice dog.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i LOVE it, pam! it is so crisp, modern, fresh, boyish without being overload..... you did an amazing job, friend!

cindy said...

So many great ideas you two came up with... well done!

My favorite things- the plaids you used on the bed and chair, the tree stump, your adorable cat in the bay window, all the inspired DIYs you did, beautiful Rio about to fall asleep on the wood floor, using Ikea pieces perfectly, the wall color and green accents and my favorite Rafa on the wall (I am missing him this week at Flushing Meadow).

Lucky boy-great room, beautiful pets and talented mama!

Calypso In The Country said...

Pam, I love it! I can see why you are a happy mom and I am sure you now have a happy kid! I love all your details and am so impressed with that mirror. It really does add a great rustic touch to the room - great ideas with the artwork too!
-Shelley

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

That is a serious transformation!! Good job!

modern jane said...

Amazing! That is the best boys room I've seen in a while.. So well done!

Dana Frieling said...

It's pure greatness! Every single element is so perfect, Pam. Ikea needs to use his room in their catalog...guaranteed sales for them!

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

To sum it up in one word "Awesome"! Love that you thought to frame the bag!!
Thanks for sharing the great pics and for inspiring me to do something about my son's room one of these days!

Cotton said...

I am IN LOVE with the exposed brick! I recently went to a wedding and the venue for the reception was an old, restored cigar factory. This room reminds me a bit of that!

Lana @whatsthestorymorninglory said...

Hi Pam,
You did a great job with the room. I am sure your son loves it. All his friends probably want their rooms redone now. Everything is perfect.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Great job! It looks fantastic...

Denise Greenwood said...

Love, love, love it all!! My favorite part is that you got him involved in the process. I too have a teen boy in need of an update. This inspries me to see if I can get him to give me some input. :)

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Oh my stars! I don't even know where to begin. The room is fantastic. It will grow with him for a long long time. I love the box spring being recovered and the floor mirror made from an old ladder. The artwork is just perfect. The room looks perfectly cohesive without being too matchy matchy ! Awesome job!

charmaine said...

Everything looks great! Love it! I can't believe that chair is from ikea! Well done, Pam!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Awesome! That needs to be featured in a magazine! Hope someone out there spots it and contacts you!

Lori said...

Just amazing! Love the furniture, mirror, art, bedding, beautiful tree stump, ... DB's name is well-deserved, so great that he takes part. The back story on your transformations is always fun too- so interesting and never all bought off a showroom floor.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Detail Boy is one lucky Kid!!! You did a fabulous transformation!!
I can't pick a favorite...up there would be the tree stump, mirror and box spring!
Love the colors and your ART!!!!!!THE BEST

Amanda said...

It looks awesome!!! I bet he just loves it. Great job!

Nancy said...

I LOVE IT ALL! So glad to see the final reveal. Everything is spectacular, and I love the art. Great job to you both, and it is something he will always remember that you did for and with him! Youre such a good mom, Pam!
Have a great weekend.
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

Oh my friend, you truly outdid yourself! DB's room came out fantastically!!! I love the color scheme and all the interesting pieces…the stump, mirror, wrapped boxspring and headboard, cabinets above the bed - artwork!!!!! Awesome and inspiring!!!
I hope he is enjoying his new space and you are off enjoying your weekend!!

Urban Orchard Interiors said...

What a beautiful transformation, Pam! I've been really behind this summer on my blog reading but now that school has started I am catching up. Holly from West Pear recommended I check out your stump since I just found a similar one and brought it home. I was going to use it in my boys' room redo whenever I get around to it so this post is great inspiration! I love how it adds so much texture and warmth. Instead of a side table, in our house it will probably be a lego prop...:)

http://www.urbanorchardinteriors.com/the-story-of-the-stump/

-Lane

Stephanie said...

Wow, you really put your heart and soul into this room. It is so hard to design for your own family, they don't hold back do they? But in the end, I am sure he appreciates all that you have done. This is such a well designed room. I love all the details and unexpectedness you did, like the Nike bag, the art work and the tree stump. Your attention to detail is unbelievable, and your creativity is amazing. Did you drywall the brick wall? I might of missed that in a post. Can't wait until you revamp that curbside dresser, it has so many possibilities.

Delishhh said...

That is gorgeous! I would love a bedroom like that !

Cathy Wall said...

Holy cow Pam, Detail Boy's room totally rocks! Hope you two enjoyed the process because the result is incredible. From the color story to the tiniest detail, I love it all (especially the mirror and bed)! Are all of his friends going to hire you to do theirs?!

Holly said...

Pam, you and your son did an wonderful job with his room. I didn't remember the "before" look of the room but it is a dramatic change. The look of the room was still very young in the before photos, but this is such a sophisticated look that he'll enjoy for a long time. And really if he gets tired of the colors at any point it's just a quick change of the pillows and bedspread. I love every detail - and especially the framed Nike bag and the DIY tennis match inspiration abstract. Excellent work Simple Details!! :)

Nat said...

Wow what an incredible result!! The room looks great!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Wow, Pam! Each and every aspect just came together perfectly! I love the furniture that you both chose and the reading nook is just too fabulous. So, so good! My boy's room needs some work... :)

Naomi said...

Awesome job! It looks great.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Fantastic room...just love the colors and textures and all the wonderful accents you placed in the room...You did a magnificent job!...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Fabulous room. Love the colors and what a great idea using the old ladder wood to frame a mirror.

Cristina Garay said...

Wow!! You did an awesome job!! I love everything in this room! It gives me good inspiration to begin working on my son's room!

Michelle said...

What an awesome room - I could live in that room! I like how youve made it personal for your son with his love of sport, framing the bag and tennis art looks so professional but personal too. I can see a lot of sleepovers in your very near future! Great job :)

Blue Creek Home said...

Visiting from Savvy Southern Style. I love the colors you used in your sons bedroom. And, I had to laugh when I read you dragged a stump home and then chopped up your ladder!! Hey, it worked beautifully!
Rhonda

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Everything has come together so beautifully - starting with the paint on the walls to the tree stump and the amazing artwork, headboard and so on. I am impressed with the collaborative effort that this project was - very creative genes run in the family! A perfect room. Well done, Pam! I have so many projects to catch up on here.

michele said...

you did a fabulous job!!!! i want the stump. big time!

hope you'll stop by for a visit and follow if you're not:
http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com

smiles.

michele

Erika@BeBookBound said...

Quite possibly the coolest boy room ever. From the headboard to that log table (to one of my favorite books on the nightstand), I am completely smitten. I'm not letting my teen look at this or he just might make me redo EVERYTHING in his room.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

AHHHHHHHHHHH it looks so good.. Im so sorry i missed the reveal. Mom told me I had to come look. You did a great job! Question time - what are the legs on the bed? Did you add Ikea legs to the boxsprings? GENIUS. I have a horrible metal bedframe in my guest room and this may be perfect for. Would you share your genius? Pam - this looks wonderful, you guys must be so happy wiht it

House on the Way said...

What an awesome room! Lucky guy! I'd love for you to share this at my party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com. I think it'd make a great addition! Hope to see you there!
Leslie

Ange said...

Oh wow! Amazing! The colors are so fresh and modern yet not loud at all. Love all the details, can't decide which is my favorite. Pinning this!

suzyq said...

What a gorgeous makeover - especially love the color combinations!
Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time!
Hugs,
Suzan

Morgan said...

Your sons room looks so good! I love the colors that you used and how modern it looks! :)

Recreate and Decorate said...

Great boys room! Love the stump.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

OK, I am in abslute love with this room. Jordan, my olderst, is in need of a makeover and this is definitly my inspriation, thank you Pam! I'm pinning and featuring.
XO
Kristin

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats on your Home Stories A to Z!

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

I love the color palette.

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Wow, you're so brilliant. No wonder I follow your blog! I absolutely love this room. I have a theory that boy's rooms are a little more challenging - since there isn't as much to choose from in the way of bedding, etc. {as there is for girls}. I'm really enjoying this color scheme & all the great diy projects you've incorporated.

Warmly, MIchelle

Lil Mama Stuart said...

Love this space, even for an adult! Definitely digging the artwork and the silver ribba frames!

ournextgreatadventure said...

This room looks amazing! I love all the DIY touches. I'm sure he's going to remember this room & all the input he had, for a long time!
Sarah

Andrea said...

Happened upon your blog through Centsational Girl's blog. Came at the perfect time as I have been itching to redo my son's bedroom. I was going back and forth between gray and brown. I think your son's room has swung me towards gray. You did a wonderful job. i love all the details.
~Andrea

Anonymous said...

Could you possibly share where the bedding is from? Love the gray, green, yellow combo!

Loretta Martin said...

Great Job!! Same colors as my bedroom. Was just wondering where the bedding came from. Thx

pam {simple details} said...

Anonymous and Loretta - Sorry, I forgot to include details on the BEDDING - I found the duvet at HomeGoods, but it had a Bed, Bath and Beyond sticker, the brand is Urban. The throw pillows were from TJ Maxx.

Jessica said...

Wow, what a cool room! I love your color scheme and art you chose for the room. Can you tell me where you bought the comforter? I love it. Thanks from a new follower.

Mrs. Great Indoors said...

Found you via Centsational Girl. Love the color scheme here! Might grab it for a grown up room instead of one for a teenager. :-)

Erin @ The Great Indoors

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

I found you on CG as well. My son is almost 16, and he will hardly let me touch his room decor-wise, so it's great to see how you and your son worked together for this makeover. The room looks great, and I'm sure it suits him so much better now!

Inspire Me Heather said...

That's beautiful! I do love the grey & green together, just gorgeous! I've got your amazing kids space linked to my DIY children's room post as well today too!

Kerry@homecrushblog.com said...

I LOVE this room! I'm just starting a redo of my newly-teenaged son's room (he also happens to be a tennis player!) and am so inspired by what you did. Wondering if you ever shared how you did the tweed valance!?

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Just WOW!

JP's Books said...

College dorm rooms need your talent!
pve

Brandi said...

I am in love with your son's room. I can't believe I missed it the full reveal. I am in the middle of doing my son's room as well and you've given the kick in the butt I needed to get finished. Gorgeous job, Pam! I know he loves it. Happy Mother's Day to you as well.

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

All the colors go so well together. The mirror is fabulous!

Emily A. Clark said...

Love the mix of metals and color choice! Thanks for linking up!!

Heather said...

That is a very awesome room! What a cool mom he has! I'm in the middle of planning my son's room and I am excited to make it cool for him too.

A Stroke of Genius said...

Where did you purchase the bedding?

Major_Hutch said...

I just found this....and I love it, I love the look of the room the colours. Being a Hockey guy...tennis and I aren't friends. But this room makes tennis look good.

emma said...

Lovely remodel! I've been contemplating getting that IKEA chair… has it held up well and do you still like it?

May have to borrow/steal this color palette!

pam {simple details} said...

Thanks, Emma! I didn't have an email address for you, but we've loved the Melby chair, it's got a lot of use and the fabric is great has held up beautifully. I'd highly recommend it. Thanks!

karen said...

Where did you purchase the box spring feet? Thank you!

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Karen - They're Sultan Stainless Legs from Ikea.

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