Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hit Refresh. Mini Makeover Underway

If your kids are anything like mine, one or both of them are up at some point during most nights.

"My bed is wet."
"I need water."
"I had a nightmare. Will you sleep with me?"
"Can I sleep in your bed?"
And my personal favorite, "I fell out of my bed. Can I sleep in the big bed? (Also known as the guest bedroom.) 

The first two are mildly annoying but part of the job. The second two pull at the heart strings and in a weird way make you feel good. Still needed. And the last one, well, is funny. But after making an additional bed 10 or 20 times, I've had to rethink the twin bed situation in my oldest son's room. Love the look of them, but he's a mover and a shaker in the wee hours.  And so a room refresh (and upgrade) is underway. . . enter the queen bed.

Currently, there is an underlying hint of cowboy in his room. The headboards and pillows are faux navy and cream cowhide and there is some wall art that channels cowboy, including a poster of Woody's gang (Toy Story).

Here is his room now.

Overall, I feel like the room is youthful but very transitional as my son gets older and his interests change. Here are some bedrooms that I've seen that also have a youthful yet transitional design.

Cowboy pillow covers and a cowhide rug mixed with modern patterns and colors give this room a subtle theme without being over-bearing.
photo via: Emily A. Clark

I love the "world traveller" feel of this boy room.


As for my makeover, I found this old queen-size head board and had it painted mustard yellow. It's a little short, so I'll have to hang it on the wall. 

Here are some of the new and old fabrics I'm using.

We relocated the desk from our den.

And fresh paint is in process!

Full reveal next week! {Erin}


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Stephanie. It was a real find!

  2. I love the direction you are going in. Can't wait to see the reveal! Love the headboard.

    1. Thanks Albertina. One more coat of paint and I'm there!!

  3. Can't wait to see it! I love kid room makeovers! xo K

    1. They are the most fun rooms to do, aren't they?!

  4. My daughter has a Queen bed in her room because I couldn't take the nightly nonsense anymore. Now I just crawl in. So much easier and I kinda really love snuggling with her too.
    Love the bed and your inspirations. Can't wait to see it!

    1. Thanks Julia. Yes, it is a welcome relief to have enough space to actually SLEEP when they want you to hop in with them!

  5. Love the changes that are underway, excited to see more!!


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