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Sk8Park Boys Room Makeover – Last Minute Details

It’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge Makeovers.  I’m making over our tween boys bedroom since we moved into our new house a little over a year ago and he’s sleeping on a mattress on his floor.  Its time he has a real room!

This weeks post is not the reveal as you can tell. The One Room Challenge was extended to 7 weeks for the first time ever since it started because of delayed shipments & delay in trades schedules due to all the crises that Florida, Texas & California has experienced in the past few months.   I think I may have got caught up in the shipment delay because I’m still waiting for my inspiration piece to arrive from the U.S. – the graffiti wall mural which I designed the room around. Normally it would have been here by now.

Here’s the inspiration piece|mural that I’m waiting for:

City Graffiti Wall Mural

The wall is awaiting is mural….

Sk8park bedroom makeover - Debi Collinson Designs

The hardwood flooring is coming along very nicely.  It will finished being installed this week-end with the baseboard trim going up as well.

Sk8Park Bedroom Makeover - Debi Collinson Designs

I am super pleased as how the flooring is turning out.  Having said that, however, I bought a rug from Ikea to put down on the floor.  I debated for close to an hour at the store on the size.  Do I just put down a small area rug, or a rug to cover almost the entire floor.  But practically won out.  The thought of 3 – 4 11 year olds hanging out in the room pushed me over the edge to protect our investment – the hardwood! 

Click here to see why I decided to install hardwood flooring vs. laminate.

This Ikea rug above, will cover and protect our hardwood floors, AND be a cool vibe for the Sk8Park room.

Ikea Dresser Makeover

Ikea Dresser Makeover - Debi Collinson Designs

Our son’s former dresser, a white high gloss Ikea dresser is in good shape and works well for him.  BUT the shiny white high gloss look doesn’t fit into the Sk8Park theme so I painted it in two coats of Zinsser 1-2-3- primer in grey. Normally after the primer, you can paint it again using any type of paint & color that you want.  However, I like the industrial feel that the dresser now has so I kept it that way

It turned out better than I thought it would. I’ve never painted an Ikea high gloss piece before.  The picture below is what is used to look like.

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The hammock has arrived!  It’s going to look great in the corner!

Svenn Cotton and Polyester Chair Hammock

What’s Left to Do:

  • set up bunk bed
  • set up dresser
  • install curtains
  • set up boys hang out area
  • a few more surprises!

 Please sure to come back next week and see the final reveal!

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This is my forth time taking on the challenge.  The first time I redesigned our entryway.  The second time was our master bedroom including adding on a master en-suite and the third time was our family room.

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