Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Guest Post: Boys Modern Bedroom Makeover

Today I'm happy to welcome Amy from Amy Krist to share her beautiful boys bedroom makeover. Everyone welcome her back and take a look at her inspiring room! 

 Hey there! First off let me say how excited I am to be stopping by Kayla's!

Second, let me introduce myself- I'm Amy of Amy Krist and most days [ask my poor kids and husband] you can find me DIY'ing, crafting,spray painting, repurposing and upcycling all kinds of crazy things!! Judge for yourself: Geometric Orb made from a dog's toy / Chandelier Wrap made from hula hoops / DIY Funky key holder

My little family and I recently moved to San Diego for my husband's job. We settled on living in a great school district for our kids and purchased a brand new house. 2012 was a whirlwind! Yes, it's true what they say about California...it's EXPENSIVE! With that being said, I was-and still am-determined to turn our cookie-cutter house into a unique home. I started my little blog not even a year ago as a way to share and document how I'm transforming this house into something unique while on a shoestring [most often-$zero] budget. With a big imagination and little money it can be done!

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Today I'm sharing my little man's bedroom re-do. It's hard to believe that he's now old enough [just turned 4] to have his own opinions. sniff. sniff.

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He desperately wanted an orange, green, purple and black room. Ummmm....so we settled on ONE color and that wound up being orange. Whew! I was scared he might choose black. I decided to go for it and we settled on a very bright orange.

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You can spot two of my fav DIY projects in the above picture- plumbing fixture curtain hardware and electrical tape embellished closet doors. The curtain rod is actually an old shower curtain rod that I spray painted black.

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Three coats of paint later, I was able to finally put the room together [my favorite part!] And here is how it turned out...

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 I put up this faux wood plank wallpaper about 6 months ago with the thought that I wanted his room to have a nautical theme.

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Even though I love the orange wall, I wanted to tone it down just a bit. I purchased these poster sized frames from Micheal's and taped 4 Norman Rockwell prints inside. I purchased these from eBay for $15 + $5 shipping!


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 The curtains are from IKEA and wound up being 4" too short so I added this gray+white chevron band around the bottom. No sewing for this girl [if I can help it!] I used my favorite Heat+Bond. So far it's stood the wrath of my son. :-)

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The gray+white chevron rug was a major score from Rugs USA [50% off plus free shipping].


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 I'm sure all you IKEA junkies can recognize that my boy's headboard is actually an IKEA Expedit shelving unit. We have had this thing for about 7 years now and it's one of those pieces that moves from room to room. Love that about IKEA stuff! It's great as his headboard because it's also serving as his bookcase. Those white boxes are actually bright blue and also came from IKEA. I slapped some white contact paper on these to blend with his new decor.

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 One thing you should know about me is I LOVE using contact paper! It's an inexpensive way to update or funk-ify anything. I covered my son's dresser drawers in white contact paper to make it a bit funky. I also LOVE using duck tape and added some bright orange to the dresser knobs.

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Would you believe me if I told you the rope on that lamp is covering up an oatmeal container? I made a "lamp wrap" for an old outdated lamp we had laying around out of an empty oatmeal container, jute rope, and some hot glue. Crazy, huh? What better way to wrap up this post than with a quirky DIY project. After all, that's what I'm all about. Thanks so much Kayla for letting me share with your lovely readers!

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38 comments:

  1. It looks great on your blog! Thanks for the feature Kayla! Hugs, Amy

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    1. hey nice post meh. I like your style of writing. The way you writes reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog titled How To Make Your Goals Easy To Achieve .
      keep up the good work.

      Regards

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  2. wow amy! that room is super fun and i'm heading towards your blog to find out some interesting projects that you mentioned in this post♥

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    1. Thank you Rea. Kids' rooms are so much fun to decorate, don't you think? Few rules and you can go crazy with color! Thanks for the compliment. Hugs, Amy

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  3. Perfect Amy!!! Love the orange on the wall! A room that he could really grow into! Everyone must be mighty pleased!

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    1. Thank you so much, Vel!! He loves it and that makes me happy [and relieved]. Hugs, Amy

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  4. Orange is the perfect colour for a boys room its not so predictable as blue and really punchy and fun!

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle! I couldn't agree more and love doing things that are unpredictable and not too trendy. Hugs, Amy

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  5. This room is amazing! All of the details are perfect and I love the orange. It was used perfectly!
    Corey @ TinySidekick.com

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    1. Thank you so much Corey! I love orange too [my fav color] and glad my boy is on board. Whew!

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  6. I love the orange! I'm in the process of redoing my son's bedroom, and this has given me some great ideas. Thanks for linking up at the Lovely Ladies Linky!

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    1. Thank you thank you thank you! After 3 tries I think I finally got it right. Hugs, Amy

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  7. What a fantastic room for a little boy and really a room that will grow with him. The orange is fantastic and paired with the wood it makes it a warm looking space.

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I was worried orange and brown might look very 70's but so far I'm liking it. Thanks for your kind words. Hugs, Amy

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  8. So impressive, Amy ~ love all your diys and that lamp is crazy clever!!

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    1. Thank you Pam!! We are loving it [so far]. :-) I know I hit the "jack-pot" whenever I ask the kids, "Is this too weird?" and they answer, "Uuhhh, yes!" BINGO!! Big hugs to you, Amy

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  9. Great looking room! I like the orange, and I notice some black did sneak in there ;). Super smart idea with the lamp!

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    1. Yes, I can't help sneaking black into every space around the house. Thanks so much for your kind words. Hugs, Amy

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  10. Amy I just loved everything about this kids room. Color of the wall and pictures are complimenting beautifully. You have done up the room elegantly :)

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    1. Gosh, thanks so much Disha!!! I have fully embraced the bright orange and letting go of any fears about going bold. Have a great day!! Hugs, Amy

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  11. I love this bedroom, its even great for a guest bedroom, I love the wood on the wall, I just bought some reclaimed wood to add to a bedroom wall.. Thanks so much for this post

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    1. Thank you so much Maria!! Everything just clicked in his room. Love it when that happens [which is not that often]. :-) Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Amy

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  12. Love this bedroom!! I will be featuring it tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Stopping by right now! Hugs, Amy

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  13. OH, WOW! This is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Kathryn, thanks so very much!! Hugs, Amy

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  14. What a fun room!!! My sons is turning 7 and is VERY opinionated about what his room should look like. I drive me crazy but in the end, it's his room ;)

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  15. Thanks so much, Sherry. Funny how once they learn to talk the opinions are already formed. :-) He loves it and I'm crossing my fingers that he doesn't start loving a different color. Hugs, Amy

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  16. I love this! I don't have any boys, but if I do I'll definitely be doing a room like this one! Five of my blogging friend and I started a lifestyle link party and think you would be the perfect match to link up, here's the link: http://www.frysauceandgrits.com/2014/01/beyoutiful-link-party-4.html

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    1. I'm so very sorry for not responding to your sweet comment. Thanks so much Courtney! I will definitely link up to your next party!! Have a great day! Hugs, Amy

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  17. I love this! I don't have any boys, but if I do I'll definitely be doing a room like this one! Five of my blogging friend and I started a lifestyle link party and think you would be the perfect match to link up, here's the link: http://www.frysauceandgrits.com/2014/01/beyoutiful-link-party-4.html

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  18. Amy, you are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party! http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/make-it-pretty-monday-week-86.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Please forgive me for not seeing your comment Kathryn! Thanks so much for the feature!! Hugs, Amy

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  19. Your sons bedroom looks awesome! Thanks for the inspiration. I can't believe that is wallpaper, I love it!

    Tammy @ thecoloreddoor.blogspot.com

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    1. I am so very sorry I missed your comment Tammy! Thank you so very much!!! Hugs, Amy

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  20. I am loving the modern and rustic mix!! Gorgeous!! :)

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    1. I am so sorry for missing your comment!!! Thank you so very much! Hugs, Amy

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  21. Hello,
    Good and best design of bedroom..Its looking too beautiful and comfortable too...I liked it...Tahnk you too much dear.......
    Modern bedroom

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