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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

BOyS TV ROOM TransforMation 
Thanks for hosting these awesome linkie parties!~ Go check some more cool projects out!~

Finished Room over Garage...I never knew what that was til I moved in this home.  This is our first two story home too so I guess I would not know that.  Anyhow, this is my boys TV room.....the room they can hang out with friends, watch movies, play video games, build legos....and yes for the record I just cleaned it for the photo shoot!!~ When we first moved in we had all these retro tin signs, bar accessories and we just decided to throw it all in there.  As the boys became older I realized they probably should not be hanging out with beer signs.  So one day I just tore the room apart, ran to Walgreens with some of their toddler and baby pics, made Black and Whites...bought some cool distressed frames from Walmart....then added new curtains.  What a room transformation for little cost!~ Oh new pillows, and my husband added the wall sconce light, which was cheap from Lowes.  It is pretty comfy in there now.....We also painted the room over with a warmer shade of green and used the Benjamin Moore Aura paint, it was awesome, and easy to clean too! Little boys tend to mess up walls with finger prints and slamming toys around.....

My boys pics when they where small, Alex would kill me if he knew the one below was on here.....
Curtains from World market





Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Deb, I love that room. Great wall color and cute pictures. Love the curtains, too. Yes, he will kill you if he finds out. I won't tell.

February 24, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Room looks so cosey. I would love to hang out there.

February 24, 2010 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

What a cute room, Debbie. So lucky for your boys to have their own rec room. We have a one story house but I have been wanting to build a big room above the garage with dormer windows. It's a 3 car garage so there would be plenty of room up there. Ahhhh! Maybe someday, I can only dream...Christine

February 24, 2010 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

It turned out great! I love the wall color, too!

February 24, 2010 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Love the color you chose! Looks great.

February 24, 2010 at 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This room was always a fav of mine Debbie. What a great hangout for the boys and their friends! Martina

February 24, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Love it! Great room..

You are more than welcome to the link party list - thanks for asking. I know there are a lot more out there, I have just linked up the ones I know about. Let me know if you find more???


February 24, 2010 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Anita Diaz said...

What a great room! We could use that these days...we hope to start an addition soon. I'm sure the boys love it!

February 25, 2010 at 12:03 AM  
Anonymous The Prudent Homemaker said...

Nice changes! It looks like a model home because of those simple changes you made. I love framed pictures! Then again, my dad's a professional picture framer and he sent me to school to learn to frame as well!

Framed art makes a huge difference on your walls!

February 25, 2010 at 1:44 AM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

WOW!! I was finally able to post a comment. I am old and slow to catch on to these new fangled things. I will be 70 in April and I don't really feel that old until I run up against some of these computer things. About your blog. I have been visiting for some time. I have really enjoyed it. The transformation of the family room is great. I have a similar room that needs to be redone. I have also visited your tablescapes on "Tablescapes Thursdays". I am so glad that I can now comment. By the way those boys are so precious. Such a treasure for your young family. Hugs

February 25, 2010 at 1:50 AM  
Blogger Farah said...

Great transformation, and as you mentioned within a limited budget, It looks so comfy now and tell Alex he looks very cuteeeeeee:)...

February 25, 2010 at 5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful room, and I would love to be in there. The color is so warm, and the furniture looks so comfortable!

February 25, 2010 at 6:48 AM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Love the warmth and character of that room and those new curtains are to die for!! I have GOT to clean out Jemma's playroom. Ugh!!! I dread it! It looks like Toys R' Us exploded in there! If I ever finish this trip blog, I will be on the fun stuff!!!

February 25, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger linda said...

i just the this cozy room the green walls are the perfect color and the curtains are so unique and to have those lovely photos of the boys in black and white s for memories of days gone by is oh so cute

February 25, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Love the room Debbie! I love the colors you chose. The pics of your boys are too cute! When my boys were growing up I always had a room just for them and their friends in order to save wear and tear on other rooms. When they hit their teens I added a small fridge so they could keep drinks and snacks in there and not stand at kitchen fridge with the door open pondering what to eat or drink.

~ Tracy

February 25, 2010 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

It says "welcome, come in and put your feet up!"

Great job!

February 25, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger The Claunch Family said...

Great room for the boys to play in! Love the pics!

February 25, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

Great work Deb! Looks cozy!
ThX for sharing...

:D Lynda

February 25, 2010 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Debbie, what a great room for relaxing. It looks so comfortable.

February 25, 2010 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger mrs. c said...

What a wonderful color pallet! We also had a place to place when we were small and it is so great that your boys have a special room!

February 25, 2010 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Karen Beth said...

Debbie, thank you for visiting my blog. Sometimes I get off on tangents. I am glad there are other ladies out there that feel the way I do. I love your blog and I am so glad to meet a new blogging friend. Have a wonderful day.

February 25, 2010 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Juliana said...

Debbie-your comment on my blog was beautiful-you are an incredible person. As for this post--I am serious you should just come and do all of our houses--so many bloggers would pay for you to do it and then you would be super rich and we could fly you all over the country ha ha

February 25, 2010 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

This is so nice Deb. I really wish my girls had a room they could put all their toys in. I guess your boys have probably left the abundance of plastic toy stage.

February 25, 2010 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Holly Lefevre said...

Great looks so inviting and cozy. The print on the curtains is fabulous.

February 26, 2010 at 2:20 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Holy cow!! That room looks sooo good! I love the paint choice:)
And you're right, there comes a time when the beer signs have to go. My hubs got rid of his too (finally!).

Thanks for stopping by! I'm happy to follow you too.

Btw, the rainbow on my header...I took that at 6:45 in the morning. I had never seen a rainbow that early in the day. Thanks for the comment love!

February 26, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Anonymous sheila said...

oooo, I really like this! Oh, and forgot to mention on a previous comment that that photo in the sidebar of the tough guys is a real rack up! LOL!

Hope your sinuses feel better!

February 27, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

Great job on the room! It turned out wonderful! :)

April 25, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Room to Inspire said...

The room looks really great. I really like the panels - the pattern is great. Thanks for linking this up to Be Inspired last week as well!


April 27, 2010 at 2:41 AM  
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