Now that summer is winding down and the weather is changing, it is time to start up my indoor projects. I spent a week wondering around my house trying to decide were to start. I would love to have jumped right in and started a full home remodel, but that was just not in the budget.
I decided to start small. My son's room was the first one to be painted when we first moved into that house and it has not been touched since. He has a love for fun and apparently, cleaning his room was not fun. I warned him that I was going to be taking before and after pictures to show people how easy it is to update any room with a coat of paint.
Yes, this is his version of clean. He would say..."What, you can see the wood floor!"
Along with messy, his room was just dated. He wanted a room that made him feel proud and he needed a designated place for everything.
So after much cleaning (and trips to the dump), I emptied out his room. I still was unsure of what color his room was going to be so I took him down to The Bella Bungalow to go look at our wall of color.
I wanted him to pick out his favorite Chalk Paint™ colors for his bed, dresser, and shelves. We sat at the paint bar for an afternoon (as we often do when trying to pick a color) until he decided on two colors.
He decided he wanted French Linen and Arles with just a clear wax top coat.
I started with the shelves. I tossed the old broken canvas bins. I am now going to use this shelf for his shoes and hats.
Both his shelf and dresser were made of laminated particle board. They are not the best quality furniture, but I knew Chalk Paint™ would do the trick and transform these pieces.
We chose a wall color that was similar to the French Linen and started painting....
Finally, we were done!
It is amazing what a little Chalk Paint™ and a new duvet cover does to a bed!
All of his hats and shoes have a place. Since they are so easy to find and put away, his room has stayed clean!
His room was getting a little too "grey and yellow" for him so we painted the dresser in Pure White with a French Linen top and Arles knobs.
So with a little paint and a whole lot of patience and love, Spencer's room is now done.
He is loving his new room!
We would love to help you with a room makeover! Whether you need a quick color consult or would like us to transform your room for you, come into The Bella Bungalow. We would love to talk to you!
~Happy Painting from the girls at The Bella Bungalow~