Trains, Cactuses, Western, and Tribal— Jude’s Bedroom Makeover Reveal is here and we couldn’t be more excited to share all the cute details!
O M G…I can’t believe we did it. After a few setbacks and a couple of challenges, Jude’s bedroom makeover is finally complete. We’re just going to dive right into all the details and photos of this super sweet bedroom reveal. If you didn’t catch Monday’s post where I shared the inspiration for his room and our paint choice, here’s a little reminder of what the room used to look like. Messy, cluttered, over loaded with toys…basically one eclectic disaster. There wasn’t really any actual organization and the only “storage system” in his room just wasn’t cutting it. So, we teamed up with HomeSense to give my little dude’s room a sweet little makeover
Like I mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to create a space for Jude that was equally fun, creative and playful, as well as calming and relaxing when needed. Taking notes from Back To The Future 3 and Toy Story 3, his room was inspired by old steam trains in the wild west, a little tribal, and of course, cactuses.
After moving around the furniture and many Instagram Stories asking what you peeps loved best, we finally settled on having the storage system on the opposite wall. Aside from some massive purging, I wanted to reuse/repurpose a lot of the items in his room. Putting legs on the storage system to elevate it a little and adding some new baskets for a pop of color, helped refresh the look of it. Adding little wood boxes on the top for some added storage of little knick knacks around his room (like Kinder Surprise Toys) really tied it all together.
Now, I think I must’ve driven my Mr. a little crazy, and even myself, when it came to the frames/artwork. I initially had a vision of white frames painted with yellow and blue geometric patterns. So once I spray painted our frames white, I slowly realized that I didn’t like it. 🙄 Thankfully we had a few left over black frames but I still had to spray paint one back to black… typical me. I am forever undecided about everything.
Jude now has a plant in his room and it’s the cutest thing ever! Yes, it’s real! I would have preferred a cactus but I just don’t think he’s at the point where he could have one, so the next best thing, a snake plant. Low maintenance, requires low light and we water it once a week. I feel like every room needs a plant to bring more life and good energy. This little corner was welcomed with more baskets, filled with those big Thomas and Friends train track sets that you do not want to lose/get separated.
One of our setbacks was Jude’s bed. Mid makeover, he breaks it. How? I think it was just a combination of poor quality and his constant jumping on the bed. Although I’ll admit I was a little upset in the moment, it may have been a blessing in disguise because I prefer the simplicity of his new bed than the leather white one he had before.
And the dreaded fuse box… I have no idea why the contractor decided to put it in this room and not in the storage closet, which by the way, every time he comes to our place and “looks” for it, he always goes in the storage closet. So, trying to work around it and not allowing it to be an eyesore proved to be a challenge. Thankfully this wall hanging decor covered it right up.
Le Mounton Sucre cactus pillow//IKEA bedding & bed// HomeSense wall hanging decor & throw pillow
One of my favorite corners of his room has to be his little work area. I searched high and low for a desk that wouldn’t take up a lot of space in his room but that could still fit some school work or artwork, and this one from HomeSense really fit the bill! We spray painted some left over spice racks and used mason jars to store his markers and crayons.
The shelf was quite the last minute addition, but it couldn’t fit more perfectly in the space. You might recognize the wire baskets from his closet makeover, we spray painted them black to tie in with the other black accents, and if I’m being totally honest, I prefer them black than their previous mint color. Having some extra storage allowed us to put all of his magazines (like his Lego magazine subscription) and educational “toys”.
HomeSense desk, shelf, lamp & art//IKEA BEKVAM spice rack//Micheal’s spray painted wire baskets
I have to say his bedroom came out even more adorable than I could have imagined, not to mention that Jude is over the moon about it too! Simple and somewhat minimal, while being playful enough for my little dude. This is definitely the perfect space for him. Things I’ve learned from this makeover— when in doubt, spray paint is always the solution, less is more, and just have fun with it.
Now, I’m already planning my second room transformation. I think it’s time that I put a little more back into myself and give my workspace a much-needed update. Because there is nothing worse than working from home and having a very lackluster space that doesn’t allow you to feel creative. I think it’s time for this mama to spoil herself.
A huge thank you again, to HomeSense, for helping to make this space come together so beautifully.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by HomeSense. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.