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Monday, February 20, 2012

Teen boys bedroom makeover! {Newbie party started}

Ideas for decorating a teen boys bedroom
My son Alex who is a freshman in High school asked me a few weeks ago if I could update his room to a 
Boys "teen" room. Apparently he was over the Magic picture and red, white and blues. I did not see anything wrong with his current room.  However, I understood his feelings and said I would see what I could do on a small budget. I am all about budget decorating!
My budget was $100.00.  I went slightly over, but that's OK it was worth it in the end.
Let's take a look at his old room first.

Not a great photo, but it was with my old camera.
Now onto the current look.
Teenager style...

I wanted to incorporate a little he is in the Marching band at school and plays the trombone..he loves it!

Recipe for success...nothing wrong with a little inspiration.

The pharmacy light I had in our family room until recently when I found an old cool one.

I bought this long wonky picture frame. I loved the graphics that were already there, and just replaced the center one with some sheet music.

Created a gallery wall from things I already had.  I painted the star black, as it was previously red.

Bought some new comfy bedding.

Added a few black faux leather pillows..better known as pleather in my vocab.

My son's dream is to go to Clemson University.  He wants to be a Medical Doctor.
We could use a Dermatologist in the house for the future of his Mother's skin of course.

I may in time add more to the gallery wall. For now, I used what we had.
This was no easy gig though. I wish Mike would have helped me. Lots of holes and patching later.

I  also took the drum shade off his free standing light and added to the ceiling fan.

I made his curtains some time back from drop clothes.
tutorial here
I taped them off and hand painted them.
They still work in the room, so no need to change them.

Displayed some more of his special stuff, his big hobby is still Airsofting, aside from his music.

Cute little card from his Girlfriend on Valentine's day.  I also bought this wooden I think book display at Goodwill for a buck.  I found this neat old music book as well for a$2.00.

It is from 1940 and has a lot of great music history in it.

Hope you enjoyed Alex's room makeover as much as I did doing it.
He was pretty happy!

NEWBIE party started...

*Blogging 6 months or less and or less than 100 followers.
*Would love for you to become a new friend of mine as well on google friend connect.
*PLEASE turn off Word verification, makes commenting very difficult, and you do not need it.
Blogger does a great job of deterring spam comments.
*PLEASE visit a few other participants, that is what you are here for! 
*IF you find your link deleted, it is simply because you did not follow my simple guidelines.  
*PLEASE add my link or button to your blog and/or post. I will just delete your post otherwise.

Please limit your links to two per newbie party.
thank you.
I would also like to mention, that we all should be watermarking our photo's.  Which basically means, add your name or blog name to each photo.  With pinterest on the rise in popularity, I see many pins out there with no name.
Do realize any party you link up to, gives people free reign to pin away, which is great, however, no name on the photo, no credit.  I always source out my features and I try only to feature ones with your names on them, that is for your benefit. Even though the pin may lead back to my original post, people would clearly see it was your work, with a link back to YOUR blog.

And don't forget about the Spring'tacular party coming up soon.
THE copy cat party will be in lieu of the newbie party that day.

Sharing with:
Sunday showcase party
Table top Tuesday
Vintage inspiration
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Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Debbie it looks perfect for a high school boy! It's still a a blend of both of you in there! Love it!

February 19, 2012 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Cristina Garay said...

Debbie Thanks for hosting! Your son's room rocks! I like the musical touches in it!

February 19, 2012 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice makeover, Debbie! I'm sure I mentioned in your post when you first mentioned doing Alex's room that I remember when my son asked to redo his room {and he was probably the same age as your Alex}. It was a lot of fun to see what he liked without me picking it out for him. We basically did wind up doing what he was envisioning {and thankfully it was something very nice that we all could live with!}.

February 19, 2012 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

You did an excellent job! Alex's room looks great...perfect for a high school teenager. I love how you added the drum shade to the ceiling fan. I didn't realize that was even possible!

February 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

Of course, Alex liked it. You did your usual good job. I would never have thought of putting that lamp shade on the ceiling fan light.

February 19, 2012 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very nice, Debbie. As always, you added some very cute, unique touches.

February 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

I like it a lot - Nice job! That look could go thru college years also. He has set some high goals for his future - good for him!

February 19, 2012 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great teen bedroom. Lucky boy!

February 19, 2012 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Bliss said...

Looking at the before and the after, the after is much more grown up for a teen boy. Come on mom, you have to admit it too. He's got a card from a girlfriend for goodness sakes!


February 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

Love the makeover and what a great budget for a whole new look! I really love the gallery wall. Wonderful job and I'm sure he loves it too!

February 19, 2012 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger fiona anderson said...

Thanks for hosting Debbie (my time as a newbie is nearly up so I won't be able to party much longer.) Your son's room looks great - very teenag-ery !!!

February 19, 2012 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It looks great Debbie! I'm sure he's thrilled with it. Nice job!


February 19, 2012 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger acasarella said...

Love your son's room makeover! (almost as much as I love the fact that your high-school-aged son asked for it!)

I also want to thank you for hosting a newbie party. I think you're the only one out there doing so and it is much appreciated!


February 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Hi Debbie~
your son has a wonderful grown up room now! It looked good before, but wow... it I like it.
I'm really liking all the graphics-- good job. The lampshade switch was a quick and easy fix-- looks great!

take care-

February 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

You did a great job with your son's room, and I think it's so nice that he asked his mom to redo if for him.

Thanks so much for hosting these newbie parties. I'm at 97 followers now. Woo-hoo! Hope you had a great weekend! xo

February 19, 2012 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Looks great, Debbie! Love all the changes you made. Perfect for a teen boy!

February 19, 2012 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Eclectically Vintage said...

Gotta love a kid that wants a room makeover!! A perfect room that isn't too boyish - he'll be having lots of parties in there (watch out)!

February 19, 2012 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Calypso In The Country said...

I love the more grown up look! My 8 year old wants me to make his room less babylike so you have inspired me! Great job!

February 19, 2012 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great job on your son's room Debbie. Love it.

February 19, 2012 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Looks like the party is off to another strong start. Thanks for hosting! Love the bedroom, too!!

February 19, 2012 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Looks wonderful and the wall color looks different too, but I don't think you painted it.

February 19, 2012 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Debbie, this turned out wonderfully...looks perfect for a teen guy and I'm sure he loves it! I love how you added the drum shade to the ceiling fixture!

February 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

You mean I should lose the toddler design in my 13 year old son's bedroom? Your son's room looks great. Very grown up!

February 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I love how it turned out! It definitely looks like a teenagers room now and shows his personality. Love that cute pillow on his bed with the words too. I can't believe you did all of that for just $100. That's great!

February 19, 2012 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

This is wonderful, Debbie. I had to refer back to the first picture to see if it was the same bed! It looks so totally grown up but fit for a teenager! I love everything and those curtains are awesome!


February 19, 2012 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Your son's room looks very nice--Love the gallery wall and the curtains look great.

February 19, 2012 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Deserae said...

Your son's room turned out amazing! I can't believe you did it for just over $100 too!!!!! I'm off to check out the newbie party now :o)

February 19, 2012 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Debbie, You did a great job on your son's room. It looks more like a teenagers room now. I bet he is happy with the results.
Hugs, Sherry

February 19, 2012 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Maria Elena said...

Debbie, the bedroom looks sooo awesome!
You don't know how much inspiration this post is for me. My son also asked me to change the look of his room, so, that will be my next project. Thank you so much for sharing and for hosting the newbie party.

February 19, 2012 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Erika . . . with a K said...

His room looks great... very nicely done!!

February 19, 2012 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really does look great! I love the shades of color you used...warm and inviting and masculine, too! It's nice to have a change sometimes...feels like a new start! ♥

February 19, 2012 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the changes to his room. It looks fabulous. The colors are great and all of the accessories are perfect. Hugs, Marty

February 19, 2012 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Awesome makeover Debbie, Alex must love it!!

February 19, 2012 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger said...

Good job! I like the gallery wall and the pleather pillows seem just right for a teenage boy.

February 19, 2012 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

I think you did fabulous!!! It looks like a completely different room! That is so great that he trusts you to do his room, most kids wouldn't


February 19, 2012 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Wow Deb that looks awesome..I love that fan with the shade awesome!

February 19, 2012 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Jen Lossing, Artistic Abode Designs said...

Hi Debbie,
Thanks so much for hosting. Your son's room looks great. What a transformation! I reached my 100 follower over the weekend. Looks like I only have the month of March left to qualify for the newbie party. Thanks for all your support!

February 19, 2012 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger ღ Jans Life According To Milo ღ said...

That is such a great job, Debbie! You do such great work around your house, I've yet to see anything that hasn't been spot on amazing. Love the Recipe For Success picture. Such a great touch. Not to mention, all the grown up touches with the teddy bear hanging out still. : ).

February 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Anita Diaz said...

Wow Debbie, you painted those drop cloth drapes??? That is amazing!! Love the whole room, and such great ways to incorporate music. Love the shade on the fan too. I bet he really loves it!! They are two lucky boys:-)

February 19, 2012 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Wow! THat's quite a makeover! My son should be so lucky! (He did let me makeover his apt. kitchen once.) Thanks for hosting this great party!

February 20, 2012 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger Farah said...

Its has all the touches for a teenage boy, love the earthy tones of the room ...
Debb is there any COPY CAT party in March...if so than I should think of it...
With love

February 20, 2012 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Sweet Tea said...

You made those drapes?! Love those, Ms. Smarty pants!

Great WOW commercial. Not sure exactly what that is about but I'd love to see you on TV?

"Blogging Butt"?
Why didn't someone warn me?????

February 20, 2012 at 1:23 AM  
Blogger bj said...

awww, Debbie...this is an amazing transformation. I know he loves it to did a fantastic job...
xo bj

February 20, 2012 at 3:45 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Masculine, cool, and it will suit him for the duration. Nice job, Debbie!

February 20, 2012 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow it turned out great ! I bet he loved it!

February 20, 2012 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

His room looks great, Debbie. Sorry to be late commenting. We are not home.

February 20, 2012 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

The room looks terrific! Love the gallery wall! The great thing about an asymmetric wall is that you can add new things whenever you want. He must love all the updates. Thanks for sharing.

February 20, 2012 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Wow! Great job and you'd never know it was on $100 budget! I find that the smaller the budget, the more creative I become. I love the addition of the shade to his ceiling fan and the new look is sophisticated but still fun!


February 20, 2012 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Chatty Chics said...

Debbie, your son's room turned out really great! My husband went to Clemson so we bleed orange at my house. :) Go Tigers!

February 20, 2012 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Great job Debbie! Your son's room looks so warm with all the wood tones. I really love how you used the lamp shade on the ceiling fan.

February 20, 2012 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

you did GREAT~! I know he loves and appreciates it.

February 20, 2012 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I really like it Debbie! I'm also planning on updating my boy's room when we move. He's 13. This was great inspiration. I adore the ceiling fan! Had no idea you could do that.

February 20, 2012 at 10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job on your son's bedroom re-do. It now says "Teen Guy." I'm sure he's very happy. Thanks for sharing. Hugs ~ Mary

February 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Olive said...

The colors are much better for his current age and interests and I love the gallery wall. Very Well Done.

February 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Rob Hunt said...

Great makeover to growing boy's room. Thanks for hosting.

February 20, 2012 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Val said...

A perfect space for a young man.

February 20, 2012 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Debbie this is a wonderful makeover!

February 20, 2012 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger The Hell on Heels Housewife said...

Thank you for hosting! Excited to be linking up again! Love the room makeover...can't believe it was done for $100!!!

February 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Nothing But Blue Skies... said...

Debbie, GREAT makeover in your son's room! I love the wall above the bed, and the drum shade. It looks fantastic!
Thanks for hosting the newbie linky party. Did anyone else have trouble grabbing the button?
Hope you have a great day! xo-Lisa

February 20, 2012 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Shannon Fox said...

Love the update Debbie! It looks great. Alex is lucky his momma is so talented. Bet he loves the "new" room. Thanks for hosting the newbie party =)

February 20, 2012 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

He must be thrilled, the room looks terrific! Good job girl! XO, Pinky

February 20, 2012 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Beth @A Little Country House said...

His room is great, I love all the vintage- look elements! Thanks for hosting!

February 20, 2012 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Great room. I love the ceiling fan and I am generally not a ceiling fan person.

February 20, 2012 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Joselyn said...

Nice makeover! Funny thing, I have the same before quilt on my son's bed as we speak. Perhaps when he reaches his teens, he will be ready for a change as well. Love the drum shade on the ceiling fan. Did it come like that or did you retro fit it? If so, how is it attached?

February 20, 2012 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger MamaMonki said...

Was it hard to put the shade on the ceiling fan? How did you do that. I love the way it looks and would like to do that in our bedroom. Thanks!

February 20, 2012 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Awesome job Debbie! I bet it was fun coming up with new ideas and updating his space! I'm sure he loves it!

February 20, 2012 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger  Nann said...

Debbie...I can't believe you did your sons room for $100. Wow girlfriend you are amazing. And his room looks like its right out of a show home. You've got the touch!!!

Thanks for hosting another fun party. And for all the tutorials. You are a blessing from heaven..believe me. Also thanks for stopping by and commenting on my jambalaya. It is really good...especially if you like shrimp! I'm continuing the "Mardi Gras" Party on my blog the next couple of days. It will be fun. Appreciate all you do. You've become a good blogging friend.


February 21, 2012 at 1:04 AM  
Blogger Http:// said...

Thanks again for letting us "newbies" share what we do! You are the best!!
The bedroom makeover looks great! I love how your son wanted you to update his room :) What a cute guy!
Make it a great day!

February 21, 2012 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

I just started blogging. Sure like the look of the room you changed up for your son. I like the lamp shade over the fan too. Thank you for hosting.

February 22, 2012 at 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for hosting this great party again and letting me share my link!

February 22, 2012 at 1:00 AM  

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