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Boys Room Makeover Reveal

I am so excited to show you how the boys’ shared bedroom makeover turned out! They absolutely love it! {see the before here} And, I think the boys room turned out so awesome! Everything went together very nicely. I love all the colors. The HGTV® HOME by Sherwin-Williams paint colors were perfect.

Boys Room

boy room

I decided to put large stripes on the focal wall, and I am so happy I did. Because the stripes totally set the tone for this all-boy room! They are definitely bold, with a rugby feel that I love! Sort of a tough boy look. I seriously love the paint colors we used. {I say “we” because Davis helped me out! He took pity on this pregnant girl and helped me paint the room.} The colors I picked out using the Color Visualizer on the Sherwin-Williams website: SW 6527 Blissful Blue and SW 6243 Distance. They are both from the HGTV® HOME by Sherwin-Williams line. When I went to the Sherwin-Williams store to pick up my paint, the nice associate helped me carry the paint out to my car. I liked that. Being a busy pregnant mom with my hands full with 2 small children, small things like that make a big difference.

The Before

boys room

So blah and boring. The chalky, flat contractor paint was AWFUL. Especially with little kids! They would touch it with their not-so-clean little hands and leave marks all over. And the marks wouldn’t come off. It was like a mom’s worst nightmare! The walls looked terrible. And, now that we have a third baby on the way, we needed to move the two boys into the same bedroom. So this was the perfect time to decorate it!

The After


The boys absolutely love their new room! Their favorite thing is their helicopter beds. Which was easy to do. I simply cut out a helicopter motif with my digital die cutting tool and stuck one on each of their new white headboards. Where I got Everything

Speaking of headboards, we scored the set of white twin beds on clearance at Target for 40% off. Sweet! The square frames are from Ikea. They were black, so I spray painted them white. I found the large metal letters online. The bedding was from Ikea and Target. The rug is from Target. And the small navy blue kid table was on clearance for 40% off at Target. Wall paint and painting supplies was from Sherwin-Williams. Painting Stripes This was our first go at painting stripes on a wall. But we were beyond pleased with the results! What we did: First, we painted the entire room in the lighter blue {Blissful Blue} in Satin finish.

painting stripes

After the 2 coats of Blissful Blue were completely dry, we used a laser level and Frog Tape Painters Tape to tape off the stripes. *Note: I highly recommend using a laser level if you’re painting stripes! Best tool ever for taking straight lines. Then we painted the dark blue {Distance} stripes with 2 coats. I won’t lie, we were both intimidated to paint stripes. But, it really wasn’t that hard, and it turned out so well! Davis and I were stoked!


There are a few more small projects I want to do in the boys’ room. But, I am so happy with how it looks so far! The stripes totally make the room awesome! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy crafting, Linda

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 151
    Jacob LaFountaine says:

    My bedroom needs upgrading

  2. 152
    steph says:

    our bedroom!

  3. 153
    steph says:
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    rachel says:

    Our sun room needs help…the walls and floor just don’t go together.

  5. 155
    Tara says:

    I would like to makeover my son’s room

  6. 156
    Jen H says:

    I would make over our kids room! Needs help!

  7. 157
    Jennifer says:

    My master bedroom needs a major update!

  8. 158
    Lisa says:

    The bathroom needs a makeover! It is old fashioned and looks messy because of it.


  9. 159
    Diane baum says:

    I would love to update my 1970′s family room

  10. 160

    i would love to makeover my boys bathroom! It would be fun to do a vintage nautical theme.

  11. 161

    You all did a great job! I have always been afraid of stripes but your room turned out wonderful! I’d love to work on updating my third floor finished attic.

  12. 162
    Emma R Galindo says:

    My home needs some new colors!!

  13. 163
    Gianna says:

    Our family room.

  14. 164
    nannypanpan says:
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    Lee says:

    My kitchen needs a makeover!

  16. 166
    Solducky says:

    That blue is so striking! Awesome. I would makeover our office/reading room.

  17. 167

    The room looks like something you would see in a magazine! I would love to give my kitchen a makeover half as good as your boy’s room is.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

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    Lorena Keech says:

    We so need to makeover the master bedroom. It has largely been ignored and is very blah.

  20. 170
    Brenda Elsner says:

    I would makeover my bedroom.

  21. 171
    Whitney says:

    I would love to makeover my bathroom!

  22. 172
    Whitney says:
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    For a chance to win a $100 Sherwin-Williams gift card, share in the comments below what room you would like to makeover in your home? my dream would be to make over the kids room star95011atyahoodotcom

  24. 174
    Claire McKeon says:

    I would love to makeover my kitchen!

  25. 175
    Claire McKeon says:
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    susan smoaks says:

    i would like to makeover our master bedroom!

  27. 177
    Laurie Emerson says:

    I would love to makeover my son’s bedroom. It belonged to his sister but she has her own room now. I have tried to make it into a boy’s room but I have to admit that it still has that little girl look and feel to it. I would love to have it look just like yours did. Absolutely adorable!

  28. 178
    Laurie Emerson says:
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    Shea Balentine says:

    I’d like to swap out our 2nd bathroom and laundry room

  30. 180
    tina reynolds says:

    my boys bedroom

  31. 181
    Erica C. says:

    I’d like to makeover our dining room…needs some color!

  32. 182
    Betty C says:

    I love the look of the boy’s room. Great job.
    I need to renovate a spare bedroom that has become more of a storage room. I need to clear the clutter and make it look like a bedroom again.

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    Betty C says:
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    Christian Alejandro says:

    I’d like to update the living room!

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    Christian Alejandro says:
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    Christine H. says:

    I’d like to makeover my living room! It really needs it.. so does every other room

  37. 187
    Sand says:

    I would love to makeover my exercise room.

  38. 188
    angie lilly says:

    Ever since we bought our current home in December 2005, I have been DYING to redo the bathroom. It is just ugly. I mean we painted and decorated it before we moved in to make it better, but it really needs gutted and started completely over to make it what I truly want!

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    angie lilly says:
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    Liz W. says:

    I LOVE those wide horizontal stripes and would use the gift card to do a similar effect in my guest bathroom! The laser level trick is a great one– I’ll gift it a shot myself!

  41. 191
    Kathleen says:

    I would love to makeover my master bedroom!

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    Kayce Crews says:

    My living room needs a makeover.


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