Friday, July 6, 2012

Teenage Boy Room Reveal

 My son's room has been in the works for awhile now, but IT'S DONE!
He had a "cowboy" themed room, and once he turned 13, we began to brainstorm other ideas.

This room has a hodge podge of themes going on, 
like "hunting/antlers", "maps/globes", 
"music/guitar", "rustic", "vintage".... 
 He really liked the idea of sleeping against the wall. We had a trundle bed frame leftover from our daughter's room, so we decided to use that and placed it on the wall with the small square windows.

We found this deep brown duvet cover and shams at PB Teen, grey t-shirt sheets at WalMart, fuzzy pillow at Target, and the serape style blanket online. That set the color scheme!
 There were a few elements that we kept, like this barnwood framed chalkboard. I had made it for his cowboy room, so I repainted the flip side, to have a fresh chalkboard finish.
 I pulled these semi-rusty gym baskets out of the garage...I had picked them up at an antique fair a while back.  Grouped them in a wall arrangement, and put some fun items in there.
 This side table stayed along with his favorite old Ball jar of keys! 
Also, my grandparents old Jiffy Kodak camera.

On the right side of his bed, I hung this old print I found. 
I haven't researched it, but it's a medieval soldier with full armor on. 
I love that the horse is bowing. 
It reminded me of the scripture talking about
 "putting on the armor of God".
 His desk has a classroom map of Europe, from the 50's hanging above it that I found on Ebay, for $8 + $15 shipping! Still a bargain!!
On his desk, I placed this old wooden box, 
that just so happens to have been
used for ammunition. Ha!
If you knew my son, and his fascination
with "how things work"...
you would find this extremely funny!
 Notice one of his books is "Backyard Ballistics"! 
What was I thinking???
 The final touch are the roller shades I stenciled with acrylic craft paint.  
You can find that tutorial here.
My son helped build frames for the small square windows. 
I painted them black, then stapled fiberglass screening and muslin fabric to the back, to filter the sunlight.

Some things you can't see:
 His weight bench is under the chalkboard wall, 
because he's 14 and is working on his "buff".  His electric guitar is on a stand by the left window. His acoustic guitar is usually hanging around by his bed, but it didn't make it into the pic. Neither did his amp and pedals...which are crammed in his right bedside table.

A little bit of "this" and a little bit of "that"!
A TeeNaGe BOy's RoOm!

35 comments:

  1. Great job on the room! Thanks so much for joining the Hot Fun In The Summertime party!!

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    1. Thanks Lorraine!! I always like a fun par-tay!

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  2. What a great room for a youn man. I love those gym baskets. So very Pottery Barn. Thanks so much for linking up to the Hot Fun in the Summertime Party.

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    1. Thank you...the gym baskets are my favorite too!

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  3. Janis this room is so charming. I'm gong to have to do a search for one of those classroom maps. Don't know where I would put it....maybe I'll build a new room....

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    1. Yes, a new room would be nice! I've seen Biology type charts too, so cute, but pricey!

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  4. This is a Total Teenage Boy room- looking Fab Fab Fab!!! WOW! I love all the different textures and themes you got going on. They all work out amazing with each other! This gives me inspiration to tear down the Call of Duty Poster above my teenagers bed...and get going on his room!! Love this Janis!

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    1. Thanks so much Jen! You are just too sweet!!! I'm glad all those themes worked together..lol! PBTeen does it, so...thought I'd try it too! Appreciate your sweet comment and your "spreading the love" for my blog!

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  5. No more cowboy's which is ironic now that he's older and will start thinking about cowgirls!

    ~Bliss~

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    1. lolol...so true! We do live in Texas, so there are cowgirls around! Thanks Bliss!

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  6. Love the vintage/rustic/industrial vibe. Great makeover! :0

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    1. Thanks so much Roeshel!! Appreciate your lovely comment!

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  7. I love all the elements that you incorporated into the room....I am really loving that map....brings back many memories of when I was in school....The room looks great!!

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    1. Thanks Shirley!! I remember all those maps we had hanging up too!! Appreciate your sweet comment and encouragement!!

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  8. Such a great boy's room, Janis! Love your fun combination of items that are 'him.' I'm working on an update for my son as well, not easy to find teen boy inspiration out there. I bet he loves it!

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    1. It is a challenge, I know! PB Teen seemed to be the only place I could find ideas. At their age, they have their own opinions and likes, so it's not always easy. Can't wait to see what you do...Thanks for your lovely comment!

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  9. Love it! Very serene. Visiting from Funky Junk.

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    1. Oh Thanks Whytney!! Good to have you and I appreciate your sweet comment!

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  10. Love it~ everything looks fantastic and love those baskets! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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    1. Thanks so much Courtney!! I do love the baskets too! Love your party!!!

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  11. Looks great...so many fun details! Love those basket shelves...and that picture of the man in his armor, perfect! Laurel

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    1. Thanks Laurel!! I do love that picture!! Appreciate your sweet comment!

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  12. What a great room! I'm with Laurel, you have so many fun details that make for a really awesome inviting teen's room... and I must say, the wire baskets stole my heart!

    Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 142. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151037497251141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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    1. Oh Donna, I'm so tickled that you like my baskets! Thank you so much for sharing and pinning my pic! xoxo

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  13. Oh wow it turned out great. I agree what unique fun ideas you had!

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    1. Thanks Alicia! It is a hodge podge of ideas for sure!! So glad you like it!

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  14. you did such an awesome job, Janis! Unbelievable! Never thought that teenage boy room can be so stylish;-)))

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    1. Thanks Maria!! My teenager made it easy for me...he's not super opinionated about decor! He was very agreeable! Appreciate your encouraging comments...you're always so sweet! xoxo

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    2. Oh, I would also be agreeable with such a talented mom!!! everything you touch turns into a piece of designing art!;-))))

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  15. The most beautiful teenage boy room I've ever seen! I'm in love with your wire basket arrangement!

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  16. This is AWESOME! I'm crazy about that super cool, trendy-but-still-masculine wall basket arrangement! Great job!

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  17. that painting is Joan of Arc, but you might not want to tell him that

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    1. I actually did some research on it after getting a few inquiries, and it turns out it is a photographic facsimile of George Frederick Watts' painting of "Sir Galahad" of 1862. Here's more info...http://www.artfact.com/auction-lot/frederick-hollyer,-1837-1933-173-c-3857qfamaa

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