Friday, March 19, 2010

All Star Makeover!

Several months ago, my sister in law Jolynne asked me if I would help her decorate her little boys room.  After many failed attempts at trying to get together...We FINALLY did it!

I asked her to send me some pics so I could get an idea of what we would be working with...
This is his room before...with cute little him (Talmage)
The walls were already painted, one a light denim blue, and the other three just a light neutral tan.  This is the furniture we would be working with, and she told me she was planning on getting new bedding!
So after a little shopping we got together one day...and this is his room after
Painted dresser, new bedding and headboard, and some accessories!

This is the wall his bed was on in the before pics...this is where we got it to that day, and then she added the stars to the shelf later. (pictured below)
These cute letters on the wall are a thin mdf from Hobby Lobby...$1.99 each (unless you can wait, and get them for 1/2 off when all unfinished wood is 50%, and it does that often.)
We mod podged cute sports balls paper and plain cardstock to match the bedding, and hung them with straight pins and painters tape...yes, they are that light, plus bonus...teeny tiny holes in the wall.

Here is the shelf with the cute stars, sports pegs, And, I'm not sure if it's just the picture...but we might need to adjust some of those letters, not sure they're straight, good thing it's just teeny tiny holes! :)

this is the headboard Jolynne made...after I told suggested his bed, and the wall would look better with a headboard. 
 It was sort of a last minute idea, and I told her to google padded headboard...and this is what she made!  She's the best kind of person to help decorate...I tell her to do something, and SHE DOES IT!
She did awesome...
Cost Breakdown:
Bedding $95.00
Brown Paint: $20.00 (and she has "enough left to last for the rest of her life"...hmm, maybe I should go look around the rest of her house and tell her what else to paint! (yes, she is THAT obedient!)
wall decorations, lamp, and accessories: $60
Headboard: wood $10, fabric, $10, buttons $8
Spray paint for dresser handles: her hubby already had in the garage

Making one little boy feel like an ALL STAR...priceless!

So, in case you forgot...
BEFORE:
After:
She loves it, he loves it...that's what I call success!


Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the fridge
Saturday night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Metamorphosis Monday@ Between naps on the porch
Talented Tuesday @ My Frugal Family

23 comments:

JeriDee said...

love it!

Shannon said...

The room looks great. Love the color combo! Thanks for sharing this. Stop by next week for a Bring In The Spring link party if you can, hope to see you there. Have a great weekend!

Frugal Home Designs said...

That room looks great. I love the way the dresser turned out. It looks great against the blue wall.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Wow, really lovely details that caught my eye! The bedding makes such a statement. And lovin' those stars. :)

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Cheryl said...

the room looks great. I love the bedding and the headboard.

Kendra Joyner said...

This looks GREAT!! Y'all did a fantastic job! The colors really pop!

Mama Thompson said...

That room is so great! The headboard is amazing!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

You did a wonderful job on it all. I love it. I have star in my son's room. I love the stars.

Martha said...

How great! Looks like a fun room!

vignette design said...

Wow, this looks like it's right out of Pottery Barn Kids catalog! I love it!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a great room! Awesome headboard!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

I'd say VERY successful!! Terrific job!

The Smith Family said...

Okay, if I ever had a boy, I would TOTALLY go this rout! I LOVE this look. With the stars and Americana colors!
So cool!
Nice work!
Shelley

Kate said...

This looks great!

These Are The Days said...

Woo Hoo. Looks fab...seriously love it. It makes me excited to decorate my boys new room when we move. :)

Ashley said...

I love how it turned out! I need something above my sons bed too..I never thought stars..I am so doing that! Thank you for the inspiration!

Tammy said...

WOW! That looks awesome! looks like a picture in a magazine.

Jenglamgirl said...

ITS ADORABLE... LOVE LOVE LOVE IT AMBER! WAY TO GO! job well done! JGG

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Love the new furniture arrangement - that headboard is fabulous!

Teri said...

I love it! What a cute and comfy room! :)

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Wowza! You have been a busy gal! Everything came out great!

Lisa

Michelle said...

What a great room for a boy! Classy and fun! I love his name. I've never heard it used for a first name!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

The whole room is awesome and the headboard is perfect! Love the tufting!!