Fresh Makeover For A Boy's Room

Along with the desk makeover that I shared earlier this week, I also gave the room it is in a makeover too. Painting this bedroom was on my spring and summer to-do list, and I am sooo happy to finally have this one marked off that list. You have been warned, this is a photo heavy post. Enjoy!

Below are my really terrible before pictures. First, I had already started to move furniture when I realized I forgot to take pictures, my apologies. Second, that blotchy, uneven look was totally unintentional and the reason I have disliked this paint job since the minute it dried. (I kid you not, there are 3 coats of red paint on there and it still looks this bad!)

Boy's bedroom with red accent wall - before

Boy's bedroom with red accent wall - before

This is the smallest bedroom in our home and the red was really overpowering in the space. So, I knew that I wanted to go brighter and I wanted a color that complimented the other colors in our home. After checking out a few paint swatches I decided on Glidden's Spring Green. I went with the paint and primer in one since I was painting over the red, and I will say that I had my doubts on the coverage. But, I was pleasantly surprised! Even with this light of a color, I used only 2 coats and the coverage was awesome!

Here are the much improved and much lighter afters. (Side note: this room is never this clean.) You will see that the curtains I already had in this room were the inspiration for this color, and the same color is also in the stripe on the comforter. (I bought this bedding a couple of years ago at Target after they clearanced the dorm bedding. So, if you need twin sized bedding for your kids, remember to check out the dorm decor at Target after they start marking it down, you're welcome.)

Boy's bedroom with spring green accent wall - after

Hamper storage for stuffed animals - kids room organization

Kids room with spring green accent wall

Kids room reading nook - hanging book organizer and blue chair

Tan and green kids room - bookcase and desk

Tan and green kids room - desk and lego storage

Kids room decor - baseball table and shutter art display
Details on how I DIY'ed the desk here, the baseball table here and the shutter art display here.

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  1. Love the color! It’s fun and bright :) I bet he loves his new room!

    1. Thanks Bethany! He is loving his new space, the entire room feels so much bigger now. Thanks for visiting!

  2. What a fun makeover! I'm still working on my son's room...seems like I've bee doing it for quite a while now! I love the fresh green paint you chose to complement the bedding! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party!


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