Boys Room Makeover

We moved into this house almost 2 years ago and … I still have not decorated either of my two boys’ rooms! Ugh. The nasty flat contractor paint has stared me in the face for too long. So, I am happy to say that I’m working on decorating it right now with the help of Sherwin-Williams. Yay! It’s probably a good thing that I waited to decorate it though since Baby #3 is on the way, and we are going to move my youngest little guy in with the oldest. They will be sharing a bedroom, and decorating the room and making it fun will hopefully ease this transition for them. Want to see the room I’m working with? Here it is!


boys room


{I got so motivated to get going on this room that I put the paint tape up before I could take a before picture! Oops. So ignore the green painters tape.}  This is the room that my oldest, Gavin, current uses. He has the biggest room, so we decided to put the two in there. Gavin has outgrown his toddler bed and is ready for a real “big boy bed,” aka, a twin bed. So I am on the lookout for a pair of white twin beds for their shared room.

Theme: Both boys are obsessed with helicopters and airplanes. Living in a military area has only fed this obsession. So I want to do an airplane and helicopter-themed room for them. I’ll cut out vinyl motifs with my digital die cutting tool, frame cool pictures of airplanes that I’ve been saving, and possibly hang airplanes and helicopters from the ceiling. I’d like to incorporate stripes either on the wall or on the new bedding.

Colors: Blue. Definitely blue! It’s their favorite color. Since they are little and love lots of color, I want to have orange and green as accent colors.

Challenges: The window is not centered in the room. Not even close! And, making sure that each boy feels like its their room by personalizing it for them. 


 color visualizer


So, first things first, I went to the Sherwin-Williams website to help pick out paint colors. I used this really cool color selection tool called the Color Visualizer. I was able to upload my “before” picture of the room and try out different paint colors in the room. You can upload your own room images or choose one of their sample scenes, and virtually paint your own interior or exterior. You can also explore color options and visualize your finished space, no masking required. I thought that was pretty neat! The Color Visualizer was easy to use and only took a couple of minutes. The colors I picked were from the HGTV® HOME by SherwinWilliams collection: Blissful Blue and Distance. 

So that’s the beginning stages of the boys’ room makeover! I’m so excited to finish it up and show it off. I think they will love it! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy crafting, Linda.



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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 101

    Watching home improvement shows and flipping through magazines

  2. 102
    christine jessamine

    I love retro/classic colors, I find what works best after testing it then applying it

  3. 103

    I find inspiration from Pinterest & HGTV magazine :)

  4. 104

    I find color inspiration by browsing Pinterest.

  5. 106
    s riches

    I look at color samples on various web sites.

  6. 107
    DeeAnn S

    I like to walk thru fabric shops for inspiration. Thanks.

  7. 108
    kim h

    I find inspiration through my husband

  8. 109

    I normally buy my accessories for a room first and then let them guide my paint color choices.

  9. 111
    K. Cleaver

    I find inspiration from what is already around me. Then I run it buy everyone else to get their opinion. LOL

  10. 112
    Betty C

    Inspiration can come from anywhere. I’ve used a garage sale photo, a particularly beautiful flower and vintage wallpaper.

  11. 114
    Laurie Emerson

    I watch a lot of HGTV, especially the remodeling shows. They always give me an idea of what colors might go better in which rooms.

  12. 116
    Brenda Elsner

    I look at magazines and browse the internet for ideas.

  13. 117
    susan smoaks

    I am inspired by colors that I see in nature. I love the colors that God shows us and I love to use them in our home.

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  14. 118
    Caitlin McClure

    Nature, magazines, internet

  15. 119

    I find color inspiration by going to the store and getting all the swatches of paints that I can find that might look good and try putting them against the wall and eliminating one by one till i find one that fits the entire project togethre.

  16. 121

    I get ideas through magazines.

  17. 122
    Stephanie G

    I usually use projects from home improvement websites for color inspiration for my home projects and sometimes I look at magazines or see something on television that inspires me!

  18. 124
    Tabathia B

    I always find great inspirations from the DIY channel and magazines

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  19. 126

    I find a lot of inspiration in flipping thru magazines. Love how you can pick and choose what you like from each finished project and come up with something quite unique in your own colors. When I just look at the room itself, my mind sort of blanks out.

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  21. 129

    I enjoy looking at magazines, the internet, and visiting friend’s homes for ideas.

  22. 130
    laura ari

    I usually find my inspiration on the paint cards in the paint racks at the store.

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