My big boy is 13, I’m not sure how that happened, it seems like only yesterday I was holding his little hand to cross the road. His room had not been touched since we moved into this house about 5 years ago. The walls were an ugly shade of builders beige (eeek)…. So painting them had been on my to do list forever!
Paint is pretty cool stuff. I’m still amazed at the power of paint and how it can transform a space or piece of furniture. For this project I chose a dark charcoal colour called Knight Grey by Taubmans. His room faces north and is upstairs, it gets great light and is a large room, so it can handle this bold colour.
Painting with such a dark colour requires a steady hand when cutting in as any mistakes are very unforgiving. Have a wet cloth at the ready just in case… I actually use baby wipes, I’m super professional like that! ;O Don’t be afraid to use a bold colour, it’s only paint and can be changed relatively quickly and inexpensively!
Once I had the walls painted, I really tried to work with what I already had to style and furnish his room. We had a couple of spare shutters hanging around in the garage and these became a new head board. We’re going to get him a new king single ensemble soon so it will fit perfectly. I love the contrast of the pure white against the dark walls. The other furniture was already in his room and received a fresh coat of white paint. The little footstool at the end of the bed was a makeover I did ages ago, you can check it out here if you are interested!
I did buy the print above the bed, I love this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and I hope that my boys will always have these qualities. The print is from Spotlight. The cute little birdy cushion is also new and is from Ikea. The collage on the wall is my son’s creative work, it consists of drawings, pictures and things that mean something to him 🙂
The doona cover and pillow shams are new, they are from Hickory Hill Home. I’m very excited to be collaborating with them on this project. Be sure to read to the end for details of a giveaway!
I love the quality and simplicity of the gingham, not too grown up and a lovely contrast with the white and charcoal. Hickory Hill Home have the most beautiful range of bed linen, pyjamas, cashmere and items for the home. You can check them out here, the doona cover is on sale right now with free shipping within Australia, plus there is a 20% discount off your first order when you sign up!
The vintage style world map is from Typo. Basket is from Big W. Chest was a vintage find. Lamp was from Horgans. The oar was another DIY project.
My son made the black and grey patchwork cushion at school last year! He did a really great job and this cushion was actually the jumping off point for the room! He gave me a big hug when he got home from school and saw his new space all finished. I think he’s pretty happy. Makes it all worthwhile 🙂
Ok let’s talk giveaways! I’m super excited to be hosting a giveaway for Hickory Hill Home over on Instagram! They are giving one lucky follower the chance to win a $200 voucher to spend on their website! How cool is that?!
Pop over to @coastalhomelove on Instagram for all details on how to enter! Gotta be in it to win it!