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It is hard to believe….my bear is in 7th grade this year. He is turning into such a kind and funny young man. I was thrilled to work on his room with him this summer. We made it into a space that is creative and fun…but at the same time peaceful and “chill” as he would say. I have a lot of projects to share with you from this space….here are some pictures of the reveal…..

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Before the room was brown and kind of beat up. We took some time to fix the walls…I repainted all the trim also. The carpet needs to be replaced…but we got a fun new area rug for the time being.

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His large sleigh bed took up so much room….so I decided to replace the bed. I made this bed with Purebond plywood and some steel pipe. It is a hip new look….for not much cash. Easy project too! The bed is “framed” with some cedar planks that I nailed to the wall. In the center is some fun action shots of him playing.

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The gray on the wall plays nicely with the pops of blue and orange. It feels very fresh and fun!

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The “chill zone” is a definite favorite. The orange futon can pull out for any overnight guest. It has also become nice spot to sit and read. All his year books are displayed on a custom made shelf. Above that I painted a square blue and stuck on some corkboards for him to collect is snapshots ….

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The custom made lighting is one of my favorites. I will have a post coming soon!! So easy, uber chic, cheap and fun!

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The room is a true reflection of the bear. It is so fun, creative and full of all the things he loves.

Where I found some things for this room:

The color on the walls is Cement Gray by Martha Stewart (glidden paints)

Orange futon is from Target.

Bball mural is PBTeen

Bamboo Shades from

Jean area rug from the Home Depot

Bedding is Tommy Hilfiger at TJMaxx

All pillows are from Target or Homegoods

More projects coming soon from this room redo!

Here are some other post about his room project:



DIY metal hanging Lights

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Looks great! I love the color combo! Can’t wait to see how you made the light;)

  2. That bedroom looks amazing. Totally boy but in a chic way! I’m about to give my 14 year old son’s room a makeover…thanks loads of inspiration! :)

  3. Well done. I love ever single detail. That rug, futon and that cute headphone pillow our three of my favs. fantastic teen room. winks, jen

  4. Between the Reds stuff and the UK stuff, I think your son and my husband would get along just fine :) Beautiful room!

  5. Awesome room! Love the sconce, futon, bed, and rug!!! Oh, is the rug actually denim or is it a picture of denims on a rug?

  6. Awesome room! My son’s room is also orange and blue…I love it! The lights are very cool too!

    I would love if you would submit it and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative project!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative

  7. Very cool room. I love that orange!
    Would love of you stopped by my party happening now to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  8. I love the color pallet you chose. That pop of orange among the soft grays and blues is fantastic!
    I’d love to have you link this up on my blog hop. I host with 2 other bloggers, so your link will show up on three blogs :) Hope to see you there!

  9. love love love every little bit of it!!!

  10. That turned out really great. He’s going to be the envy of all his friends! Can’t wait for the tutorial on those lights!

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