If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve had several previews already (via Instagram “stories”), but I’m currently working on making over my older 2 boys’ shared bedroom.
First, a little history. When Aiden and Jake were 5 and 3 years old, we moved them into a room together at our old house. I gave the room a makeover and it was documented for a series of short segments on HLN (which you can see here). We moved to our current home shortly after that, and I transferred everything over exactly how it had been in their previous room. I did add some wall decals and a Lego table, but otherwise the basic layout was the same. We learned pretty early on that this setup just wasn’t functioning well for them. The room was always full of clutter, there was a lot of unused space between the foot of the beds and the dresser, and the room lacked decent storage and organization. Also, the walls were majorly scuffed up and needed to be painted. We finally decided after 3 years of living here, it was time for a makeover. Here are the plans (sources linked within the image if you hover over it, and also below.) Affiliate links are included.
Beds | Throw Pillows | Chandelier | Bookshelf | Toy Bins | Chairs | Desks
Desk Lamps | Star Wars Blueprints | BB8 Print | R2D2 Print | Rug | Dresser
We’re going with a Star Wars theme, and the main color scheme will be orange, gray, and touches of navy blue. (The striped closet will stay!) I’ve already painted the walls “Gray Owl” by Benjamin Moore (it’s my favorite light gray, and we have it in a few other rooms in the house too).
We’ve also ordered these beds and assembled them, plus I ordered a rug, window shades, a chandelier, and I am working with my favorite mattress company. Aiden’s cheap IKEA mattress just isn’t cutting it anymore, so we are upgrading both of them, and I’ll share all about it very soon. The desks sourced in the moodboard are for inspiration only (they’re super expensive). We will actually be making over a pair of Mid Century desks that my dad scored for us at an auction for $5.00 TOTAL. (Including one for Jonah, which he will get when he’s a little older.)
For real time updates, be sure to follow my Instagram stories, and of course I’ll be updating here too in the coming weeks.
Overall, the boys are super excited about their new room, and I’m excited for a space that will function better and be more organized. We’ve already rearranged the beds and made room for new desks and a bookshelf which will accommodate some toy bins and Lego storage as well.
And I do have to mention that the theme of the room was inspired by these amazing handmade quilts gifted to the boys by my very talented mother in-law. She made them for their birthdays last year and they will treasure them forever. Here’s a shot of one of them.
Check back soon for progress!
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How great that they have those quilts! Love them! Excited to see the room come together 🙂
Erin Spain says
Thanks so much, Gretchen! The quilts were such a special gift for them.
Oooooohhhh k, i see where this is going and i like it. My boys are huge fans of any shade of orange and i must be too since my family room has gone orange. But I can see Big Green repainted in orange and looking good!
Erin Spain says
Thanks Bliss! I considered painting it but it needs a lot of work too (drawers are all broken and hard for my boys to open and close, etc.) so I think we will just pass it on to someone else who can give it some TLC!