I don’t know about you, but summer is when I get the majority of my big projects done. It has been so hot here so that has made it a challenge, but I love being able to bang out project after project. Glidden reached out and wanted to partner on a room refresh. I think room makeovers are my absolute favorite and I had the PERFECT space in mind!
Our neighbors are in the process of adding onto their house. They really needed more room since they only had two bedrooms and the bedrooms were super small. Their rooms were the smallest rooms I have ever seen in fact. Most people would consider them a closet. So we cheered when they were able to expand their 900 square foot house to better accommodate their family. It also meant that the girls could share a room and their little boy could have his own room. Once they got to the point where the addition was almost done, I offered to come and decorate the kids’ rooms. First up, the boy room!
The blue color on the walls was fun and saturated but a bit too intense for such a small space. I needed to lighten it up to make the room feel a bit bigger.
This post was sponsored by Glidden Paint but the thoughts, ideas, and projects were all mine!
After patching holes and cleaning the walls and trim really well, we taped it off and got to work painting it Swan White by GLIDDEN® paint. The new paint line called GLIDDEN DIAMONDTM is a paint and primer in one and did a great job of covering up the dark blue.
I wanted to add some color but didn’t want to overwhelm the space. I thought this was a good opportunity to do a feature wall. I painted half the wall this awesome vintage-y green called Awning Stripe Green. When picking out the color, my inspiration was an old fashioned green chalkboard like they had in schools. This was the perfect green! Because the bed was going to be on this wall, visually it would also act as a headboard.
The bed that was in there previously didn’t work because the only air vent the room had was under it. My neighbor had to take out the middle drawer so the vent wouldn’t be blocked. Since the room is so tiny and this was the longest wall, it was really the only place the bed could go. I built her a new bed that was open in the bottom for air flow but still allowed for storage.
They had an old dresser that needed an update so I gave it a makeover!
Remember the mirror I etched? It was for this space but since this room was done yet, I had put it in my office. I think it is perfect in here!
I decided not to add a door to the closet. With such a tight space I thought a curtain would be better. It also helps add a bit of color and pattern to that side of the room.
This little boy loves adventure and the outdoors. He loves to take care of their backyard chickens too. I kept that in mind when creating the gallery wall above the bed and dresser.
Since Glidden Diamond paint will not break the bank ($23.98 per gallon), and I was able to DIY most of the things in the room, I was able to do this whole makeover for less than $300. That includes lumber, accessories, fabric, curtains, paint, painting supplies, hardware, and bedding. I will have tutorials for all the projects in the room coming up soon!
Glidden Diamond paint is found at my second home, The Home Depot. It is perfect for kid spaces since it holds up to repeated scrubbing and is super durable. I think it would be great for kitchens mudrooms, and baths that also get scrubbed a lot.
Do you have a room that needs a refresh? If you could pick one room to makeover what would it be?