A few weeks ago, I shared with you that I was on the hunt for ideas and great finds for my 10 year old sons room. Today, I am ready to reveal how it all turned out.
The Construction Zone Sign was affixed to a stained 4x4 frame to match the same wood in the nightstand.
The stainless steel trunk was also lifted a little higher with the 4x4 stained wood and attached casters to the bottom.
One of my favorite finds was this locker system. On craigslist I found a bunch of metal locker baskets ~ I set one inside each one and a have a few left over. I’m sure I will find some great uses for these around the house!
The chalkboard wall has definitely been a hit. I thought this idea might be a mistake, but it certainly is being enjoyed by all that get to visit his new room. A lot of messages left and it’s already been wiped clean several times! No nicks or scratches yet!
Looking at the white outlet covers were driving me crazy, so I replaced them with black ones from the hardware store! I think it would have been one of those things we would have got used to and ever fixed if I hadn’t done it right away!
Still need to figure out what to put in those World Market frames…it’ll come to me eventually!
At last minute, I decided to go ahead and install the basketball hoop (hung over the back of his door before the makeover) ~ aesthetically it’s not my favorite item in his room…but it is definitely something he and his buddies use when hanging out. After all it is his room, right? Salvaged a wire basket to hold all of his sports equipment in!
I am looking for a couple more globes to go w/this one to sit atop of the locker system!
The lighting in his room stayed quite industrial ~ we already had the fan, something we had put in both boys rooms when we moved in…I’m so glad I chose something practical and versatile! The tall lamp I shared last week here from Lamps.com. The lighting on his night stand I found at Target.
I am so happy with the way this room turned out. Most importantly, my little guy loves it! It was really fun catering to something different when decorating ~ definitely not the shabby look I’ve been doing in the rest of the house! Respecting my sons space was difficult at times because we didn’t always like the same things ~ but eventually found a mutual ground we both agreed on…either that or he just gave up! haha
The only thing left to do is find something original for those frames next to the chalk wall! To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie