Well, Shay’s contemporary styled boy’s room is officially done! I love the black and white combination and with Eden choosing the same palette, the upstairs flows nicely together. A black and white colour scheme is so versatile and really stands the test of time. I actually got this project completed pretty quickly, but was delayed in finding blackout curtains. I ended up scoring big at Jysk and got some black room darkening curtains that were regularly priced at $50 per panel and on sale for $10 – I cleaned the store out and bought the last 6 panels! What a great deal! When the curtains are closed the room is pretty dark with the black walls and curtains, but Shay’s room has so many windows, he can get away with it. There are a total of 6 windows in his room plus the one in his closet. It is very bright without proper shades and so we decided to go for the blackout curtains and he loves it. This is one of my favourite rooms in the house. It is so bright and a great size as well.
The total room makeover included the following:
- patching, sanding, priming and painting three walls black
- painting a geometric feature wall
- scraping, sanding, priming and painting the two side windows (this was a huge job as these two windows alone meant trimming around 48 panes of glass)
- repainting baseboards, trim and doors
- spray painting the door knobs (we’ll have to see if these hold up or not but thought it was worth a try)
- repainting the bedside table
- repainting the desk top
- reupholstering the chair
- replacing the bed board beneath the mattress as it was cracked
- replacing the dark blue chalkboard tubs in the red cabinet with black ones
- repainting the hockey stick shelf black
- purchasing, hemming and steaming 6 panels of curtains
- new bedding
The main expenses for this project were the paint ($100), curtains ($68ish) and bedding as well as a few smaller accessories ($100ish). I am guessing it cost under $300 to re-do the entire space. Many of my room makeovers are more about the sweat equity than the dollar value. Designing on a limited budget is possible….so much can be accomplished with paint and some hard work!!