Boy Bedroom Makeover Reveal!

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I’m so excited to share a tour of Andrew’s completed room!

It’s been so much fun participating in the $100 Room Challenge (hosted by Erin from Lemons, Lavender & Laundry) and I still can’t believe how much more organized and fun our son’s room is after only spending $100 to transform it!

If you’re just joining us, I’d encourage you to check out the other four weeks in this room makeover series:

WEEK 1 | WEEK 2 | WEEK 3 | WEEK 4

Today’s post is the much anticipated REVEAL!!

But, like all good room makeover reveals, let’s take a second to look back and reflect on how far we’ve come… ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Before

Here’s how Andrew’s room looked when we started this challenge at the beginning of the month:

The loft bed was nice when he was younger, but he’d since grown too tall to actually play underneath it and so instead we just shoved all his toys under there…

His closet was a hot mess and needed some serious organizing…

And no matter how many times we cleaned his room, it just ended up looking cluttered.

So, we took on the $100 Room Challenge and gave the entire room a full makeover in less than a month and for just $100!!

Are you ready to see his new room?!

The After


Doesn’t it look so much more grown up and organized?!

I think we did a good job balancing our need for a “nice room” and his need for a fun room.

The new bed is an easy DIY project (see the full tutorial here) and cost us about $48 in lumber (making it about half of our budget) but it was totally worth it!

He LOVES his big-boy bed. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chris also used some scrap wood to build him a fun floating nightstand that attaches to the side of the bed.

He’s always got his newest LEGO creation sitting on his nightstand!


To keep them organized, I tossed all of his “extra” stuffed animals in a basket next to his nightstand.

This basket is meant to be for garbage, but I’m all about re-purposing things to meet your needs!

The abstract art pieces above the bed and the tunnel are canvases that Andrew painted with me a few years ago.

I love that they bring a little pop of color to the walls and add some sentimental value at the same time!

My kids sure love this tunnel between their rooms!

Anyone interested in a tutorial for this?

For the LEGO station, we turned the bookcase upright and mounted to the wall for all of his LEGOs then placed the LEGO table next to it.

His LEGO table is where he spends most of his time in here, so I wanted to give it a spot where he could play at it from all sides and I really like the way this arrangement does that.

You can see our full tutorial for building the LEGO table here and the removable LEGO board/tray here.

We bought a few more clear $1 bins to organize his LEGOs by color and placed all of those bins in the bookcase.

The larger white bins give him a place to store all the LEGO “creations” that he doesn’t want to break down just yet.

We placed his basketball beanbag to the right of the bookcase to give him a spot for reading or to make it easy for him to grab it and use it while playing LEGOs.

We also moved his punching bag to the corner in front of his bed.

He sure enjoys hitting on that thing!

The closet got a makeover as well!

Lots of organizing.

We consolidated all of his hanging clothes onto one rack, got new stackable bins for his socks and boxers, and installed new shelving on the right side for some of his non-LEGO toys and memorabilia.

On the left side of the closet, we removed the clothes and hung his basketball hoop on the rod, purged and reorganized the books and organized all of his non-LEGO toys in plastic bins making them easy to play with and KEEP organized!

Each bin has one type of toy in it – so there’s one for cars, one for tools, one for balls, etc.

Of course, you can’t forget about the fun, DIY cork wall we installed to the left of his closet!

This was the second half of our budget, but it was worth every dollar.

Our son LOVES being able to save and display things on that wall.

I mean, he even hung a gum wrapper on it this week because, well, it was shiny and smelled good! ๐Ÿ˜‚

I love that kid.

You can see our full tutorial for installing a cork wall here.

So, what do you think?

A pretty fun room, right?

Andrew sure loves it!

Let’s take a look at some fun before/after combos!


Pretty crazy change for just $100!

Here’s a look at what we did over the month to transform the space and how much each part cost:

  1. Paint the green wall (FREE – used left over paint)
  2. Remove the loft bed (FREE)
  3. Build and install a new bed ($48 in lumber and left over paint)
  4. Build and install a nightstand (FREE – built out of scrap wood)
  5. Organize the closet ($2 for a couple clear bins)
  6. Sort through and purge the non-LEGO toys and stuffed animals (FREE)
  7. Install the cork wall ($49 for cork, plywood and adhesive)
  8. Organize the LEGOs ($3 for a few more clear bins)
  9. Final decorating (FREE)

So, our total cost for the room was $102!

Just goes to show you can completely transform a room on a super tight budget. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you enjoyed following along on this room makeover journey!

Be sure to check out all the other reveals from my friends too:

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And let me know if you want the sources for anything in this room. ๐Ÿ™‚



8 thoughts on “Boy Bedroom Makeover Reveal!”

  1. I love so many things in this room! My favorite remains the cork board wall (and I LOVE that he stuck a gum wrapper up there ๐Ÿ™‚ ), but the bed (for $48!!!), the little door leading into the other room, the Lego storage… so many amazing features! Your son must be thrilled! I am so happy you joined the challenge this month. Enjoy your new space!

  2. Rachel this turned out so stinkin’ cute. He will never want to come out of his room. Changing his bedroom into a big boys bedroom is perfect for him to enjoy his time building and sleeping. I love each DIY that you and your hubby did. Great job!

  3. This turned out so cute!! I have two boys and just spent months organizing all of their Legos into bins so I’m right there with you on that one LOL. I love the color you chose for the wall because it lets all those fun pops of orange really shine without feeling chaotic. But my favorite part is that you used the artwork that you created together – just the sweetest.

  4. What? $102! Amazing. The room looks great and I love that you’ve kept it clean and bright with just a pop of color. It will transform easily in the future to a guest room or “big boy” room.


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