Oh boy, oh boy! Today is the day, the big reveal! I get to show you how I turned our ugly guest bedroom/office/dumping ground of randomness into Noah’s very own big-boy room! You might remember my posts here and here where I talked about the “before” and “my inspiration” for his room makeover. Well, before we go too far, let’s take a little looksie at the before pictures one more time, since I just showed you the after. Are you ready to cringe?
Yup. Remember that ugly wallpaper? That awful bed? All that junk? Well, say good-bye because it’s all gone. Well, not all gone, some of it just put away properly instead of thrown into the room. Garage sale inventory and an organized basement were two more great perks from this room makeover, holla!
We had the bigger furniture for his room already. We just converted his crib frame into the full-size bed option it had and pulled the matching dresser in from the room he shared with Penelope.
How about another before shot? This is the other side of the room, directly across from the bed. Oooh, baby! Not a pretty sight, eh? Full of all the kids’ books we own, entertaining supplies, college textbooks from the good old days. Ah well, it’s all organized and put away nicely now.
And now! So much better.
Now remember I used Sherwin-Williams new Chip It! tool to find my perfect color palette.
This is the picture (above) that I “chipped” with Sherwin-Williams’ new Chip It! button. This button lets you use any picture you find online or upload yourself to create a perfect palette for inspiration. You can get the Chip It! button just like the Pin It button for Pinterest. First you drag the ChipIt! button below to your toolbar.
Whenever you spot a photo online that you like, just click the ChipIt! button and then click the photo itself. And voila! You get the picture’s paint colors. Simple Simon, dudes.
By using the ChipIt! button I was able to pull colors into the room that were similar to my inspiration picture. I pulled in the gray, blue and orange colors and then added the green since Noah loves green (his two most favorite colors just happen to be green and orange). I also found the perfect color coordinating (and holy cow is it soft!) organic fabrics from Birch Fabrics over at my lovely blog sponsor, Fabricworm to use to make pillow covers, wall art and re-cover a lamp, too. (I showed you how to recover a lamp in this post here. and I’ll show you how I made the pillow covers later along with a few other pieces I did too!) With these additions, the room had nice pops of color throughout and the fabric brought the bed area and reading nook area together nicely.
Fabric Covered Wall Art in the Reading Nook
I decided to paint his room Lazy Gray instead of Sensuous Gray from the ChipIt! board, as the former is a wee bit lighter in color and seems to work better in his room, which is really only 10 x 12 feet. It only has one window — so it doesn’t get a whole lot of light — and I felt this paler shade of gray didn’t make the room feel too dark and closed in.
I added a pop of coordinating orange color to his window by making a simple valance/cornice board with orange fabric (tutorial to come!) I opted for a valance instead of drapery because of the room-size, plus three little ones I know seem to think curtains are just really long napkins. 😉
Here is the view opposite the window:
Noah made his own wall art for over his bed, what a kid! To go with the theme of the fabric used in his room, he drew a plane, train, car and bike and wrote each word above the picture, this was also good writing practice for him 🙂 I framed them in simple white frames from Ikea.
I used Dana’s Rollie Pollie pattern and home decor fabric from Ikea to make a fun (and giant!) stuffed pillow for Noah to sit on while he reads books in his book nook. Instead of filling it with stuffing, I just filled it with the tens of millions of stuffed animals we have accumulated over the years. Perfect since now they are all outta sight, outta mind!
And we actually have had these little piggies on Noah’s dresser pretty much since he was born. They are from Ikea, though they don’t carry them anymore. They add a nice pop of color and touch of green to that corner of the room. I love how he put a band-aid on one of their legs to tell them apart. He said, ‘The one with the band-aid is named “Parade” and the other one’s name is “Ice Cream.”‘ How cute that he named them!
Okay, so that’s it. Room makeover complete! What did you think? Any questions?
Now onto the giveaway!
To enter, tell me about a room in your home that you’d like to make over using the Chip It! Tool for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card and $200 Sherwin-Williams gift card.
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