Saturday, August 1, 2015

Big Boy's Room Makeover

Here is my older son's room reveal.

Here is a link to the Pinterest board I used for inspiration.

For the Pipe and Board industrial shelving I started from the tutorial found here. But please note: THIS WAS NOT EASY!! Even with very careful math and a carpenter (my husband) collaborating with me, this project was tedious and took a LOT of trial and error and teamwork. Although we could not get the kind of perfection I had planned for, it still looks great, and is very sturdy and functional. It had to be strong enough to withstand the wear and tear of a 6 foot 2 fourteen year old.

the biggest help I can give you is the source to buy these pipe fittings online. They're almost 1/3 the price of what you find at the hardware store (and have free shipping).

Maybe you remember this old thing (already painted once). This time I used a matte navy and sprayed the hardware copper for a look that will hopefully last him through high school.

 I re-purposed a lampshade I had previously  in the family room, a re-used his Japanese print from years ago.

I made an orb from old embroidery hoops (I went through an embroidery hoop phase and have a cajillion.)

 I had an extra piece of pine from the shelves once all cut to size - so I made a bracketed nightstand.

 The Mason jar lights were the brainchild of my husband. Adding them complicated things a little, but in the end they are pretty spectacular. I painted an old boombox my son had bought at the goodwill to look quasi-retro.

Because he is into Japanese things I hung this vintage Japanese world map from the 1800's (with Japan as the central focus).

I used more embroidery hoops to display old T-shirts.

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