Rachel Pereira of Shades of Blue Interiors had the chance to assist out others and remodel two rooms for an area household with the assistance of The Residence Depot. Learn how she did it beneath!
Just a few months in the past, I launched into a mission for a deserving native household who had just lately adopted three siblings. With some assist from The Residence Depot, I used to be capable of full two room makeovers in solely six weeks.
The essential builder’s grade ladies’ bed room now options built-in bookcases, a window seat and assertion wallpaper. The boys’ shared room options cabinets with a desk, a trundle mattress below a bunk mattress, and a studying nook. Their rooms hardly look the identical anymore and it now fits the kids’s pursuits and storage wants a lot better.
The Women’ Room Earlier than
The women’ room began out with two-tone turquoise partitions, a window solely coated by blinds, two beds coated with stuffed animals, a small bookcase on the finish of 1 mattress, and a small dresser.
The Design Plan
After talking with their mother, the aim for the ladies’ room was to create an area the place they might learn, calm down, and sleep. We additionally wished the area to offer storage for books, stuffed animals, and garments.
With a restricted finances, I wanted to be strategic on what I’d purchase, what I might make, and what we might use that they already had. For the ladies room, I created a design board that might maintain the beds they’d, and maintain the chandelier. The brand new room would characteristic colourful, woodland wallpaper, woodland animal artwork, a lovely darkish teal rug, and a country, pure wood-tone dresser. I’d even be constructing a set of bookcases and a window seat across the window.
The Constructed-Ins and Window Seat
I began by creating the characteristic wall, which was the built-in bookcases and window seat. I knew this addition would add a lot storage and character to the room, in addition to present a particular spot for the ladies’ to learn. I constructed the bookcases and window seat out of MDF, hooked up them to the studs within the wall, then completed them through the use of pine trim on the sides, and portray every little thing with white semi-gloss paint.
I added crown moulding to complete off these bookcases, which needed to be continued across the room after all!
The wallpaper is whimsical and filled with shade and was utilized to each partitions adjoining to the bookcases to create a symmetrical look. This wallpaper was the glue-on kind which was fairly straightforward to put in. I rolled on the wallpaper adhesive over the part of the wall the place the primary vertical ‘row’ of wallpaper would go. After ensuring the wallpaper was stage, I smoothed it over ranging from the highest, working down. I reduce it with a utility knife the place it met the baseboard (I used a putty spatula to information my cuts). The subsequent ‘row’, I made certain to line up the sample and simply reduce every bit as I went.
To supply further, sensible storage, we included this stunning, pure wooden, long dresser. This additionally permits artwork to be displayed above it and a lamp for some ambient lighting in addition to the overhead chandelier.
The final key element to bringing within the turquoise blue that each ladies liked, was the addition of this traditional rug. The colours within the rug are vibrant and coordinate with the wallpaper, however are nonetheless versatile to develop with them as their model evolves.
The Boys’ Room Earlier than
The boys’ shared room began out with mild blue partitions, a navy blue accent wall, and darkish blue curtains.
The Design Plan
All three boys that share this room love tremendous heroes, in order that was the plain selection for the theme. Nonetheless, I wished to create one thing that might additionally resonate with them as they get older.
I wished to maximise flooring area, so I knew I’d be including a trundle mattress beneath the bunk mattress. I wanted to create an accessible place to carry books, and have a snug place to learn.
The design plan I got here up with included a graphic wall mural, an industrial bunk mattress that would slot in with the theme of the mural, a large rustic modern dresser, cabinets on the wall to carry books, a big fashionable blue rug, a brand new ceiling fan and many daring shade introduced in by tremendous hero framed artwork, bedding and shelf decor.
The Tremendous Hero Theme Boy’s Room
We began out by placing up the wall mural, then we put in this matte-black ceiling fan. In addition to providing two various kinds of mild (one close to the bottom that may be a extra subtle mild, and one by the blades for extra direct mild), it additionally eradicated the necessity for the moveable followers they’d beforehand on this room.
The Trundle Mattress
We swapped their bunk mattress for this industrial, metal one with wooden accents. I like how sturdy it’s. The wooden veneer footboards match the opposite stained wooden parts within the room.
You possibly can see we constructed the trundle mattress (utilizing plywood and 1x8s, and caster wheels) , which I painted black to match the mattress.
The Studying Nook
I put a snug armchair by the window with a flooring lamp so they might have a spot to learn. There may be additionally ample area between the bunk mattress and this chair so they might later add some flooring cushions if they need some further cozy locations to learn.
The window acquired new black-out curtains that we hung larger and wider which assist the home windows seem bigger and the ceiling taller.
A Place to Create
My favourite half within the boys’ room is that this little shelf and desk space. I stained a number of boards, hooked up spray painted brackets and screwed them into the wall studs. I like how this shows books, a number of toys, artwork, and a few frames.
The youngsters love having this little place to create full with crayons, markets, glue sticks, and scissors at an simply accessible place.
I put these three metal stools in main colours beneath the desk and they’re the proper dimension!
On this final wall, I positioned this stunning, wooden veneer dresser which has a country fashionable design. This lengthy, low dresser provides them good deep drawers and extensive floor to position a lamp (thrifted and spray painted yellow) or decor. It additionally supplies wall area above to place up photos of their favourite superheroes.
Lastly, we introduced again into the room that daring deep blue they love with this navy moroccan patterned rug. This space rug actually grounds the area and connects all of the furnishings. The rugs aren’t very thick so that they don’t intrude with ease of vacuuming or furnishings top, butthey are substantial sufficient to not curl up or get wrinkled.
I hope you really liked the results of this makeover as a lot as I did! With the assistance of household and mates, we have been capable of give this deserving household two stunning rooms for his or her adopted additions that they are going to hopefully take pleasure in for years to return!