Last month I was thrilled to become a part of the Lowe’s Creator Team. I was even more thrilled to learn that April was a “Room Makeover” task and started looking for a few ideas for cool bedrooms.
My son’s bedroom needed a makeover in the worst way. It had been in transition from little boy “explorer” room to teen for about 2 yrs. As you can see, I didn’t even pick up for the before photo……..just keepin it real folks.
Cool Bedrooms for Teen Boys
Lowe’s gave me full reign to go in and buy what I needed………..well not actually…….but they did supply the supplies needed. I felt like I had full reign.
Because I wanted this to be FABULOUS and because I knew I’d be working on a tight schedule due to SNAP, I enlisted help from a dear friend of mine. It helps to have dear friends who are much more talented than you. Friends who can actually take a vision to creation and have it work. Not everyone has a friend who is a professional designer, but I swear to you, the ideas we came up with are all things YOU can do too.
Cool Bedrooms for Kids
Aaron Christensen is a FAMOUS ARTIST! He’s known for designing cool bedrooms for children. He’s also very humble and he’ll roll his eyes when he reads that, but I think if your art is in Anthropology, Pottery Barn Kids, Land of Nod and more……YOU. ARE. FAMOUS! And I know him………and I used to teach “aerobics” with him….I used to eat snicker bars cut up into “truffles” with him,…….and I got to spend the full day with him recreating my son’s room. What a lovely day it was. It was fun to stage the room with a “professional”!
Aaron built shelving, a head board and a desk using a bi-fold closet door. Much less expensive than buying a new desk or lumber. The side table you see above was a closetmaid cube organizer. And we used a LOT of Valspar paint samples. Since we were short on time, he didn’t think we would need to paint the brownish walls to match the greyish bedding. (bedding is from Target a few years ago) This is where I had to let go and trust him. And SHO’Nuf, it all pulled together!
The bulletin board was made from astro turf we found at Lowe’s. The man is a genius when it comes to designing a kids room. Using a little spray paint for field lines added an original appeal to the room. Just below the bulletin board is a hand made desk just big enough for my son’s laptop or school work. The room wasn’t big enough for a traditional desk, but this one made from bi-fold closet doors was the perfect size.
It was Aaron’s idea to build the honeycomb hexagon shelving.
He’s building a few of these for a client and thought he’d show off and whip out a few for Lucas’ room. I LOVE THEM! I think they add the perfect dimension and color to really pull the room together. You gotta think outside the box……no pun intended.
Here’s my little man below enjoying his new room. He loves it. I love it! I’ll be sharing more details in the days to come.
Thanks to Aaron, we have an amazing room and thanks to Lowe’s for providing all the materials needed.