You build and have all these grand ideas on what you want to do. Some you act on pretty quick while others slip away in time. My better half and I have wanted to give Ryan a cool room. Something a 12year old will enjoy and also something that a future 16-17 year old would be good with as well. Think to the future here people! It took us a 1.5years, but we did it.
Please excuse the blurry photos, what do you want from a crappy phone camera!?
I don't have before pictures. But it's not hard to imagine. a bed and dresser in a flat paint "whole wheat" color. bleh.
|The blue chair and desk legs are from Ikea. The desk top I cut and edged myself. The magnetic board, magnets, and "towel bar thingy" are from ikea. The curtain rod is galvanized pipe.|
|The hex shelves I built with 3/4 ply. They were glued and then I added 1" brackets for both assembly reasons, but also because I thought it looked cooler.|
|The skateboards are held up with skateboard brackets we found at Ikea.|
|I cut Ryan's nickname out of sentra and attached with 3M poster strips. The bedspread, again, purchased from Ikea.|
My wife wanted an orange stripe around the room. While I have mastered the ability to paint stripe with no bleed, I was not looking forward to measuring, marking, taping, painting the stripe. I came up with another idea. What if we ripped (11.5") strips of 1/8" hard board, paint those orange and nail to wall with finish nails. Way easier and keeps with the theme of his room.
Needless to say, Ryan loves his new room.