I am so excited to finally have Drew’s room checked off the ‘ol to do list! Of course no room is ever done but I can safely say this is 99% there.
Our first house boasted a small tiny nook of a bedroom for our son. It was perfect for his infant and toddler years, but as he started to get older and accumulate more stuff the room became smaller and smaller. Without a basement, the poor kid had to house his full size drum set in his room!
Fun fact: His room was the only room in our first house that was only painted one time.
We knew moving into a much larger house would ensure a more spacious room for Drew, without the drums in the way. He’s only 8 years old but boy did he have a hand in the design and lay out of his space. #futurefixerupper
His wish list included:
- A loft bed built by Dad (so sweet)
- Floor that looks like a hockey rink
- Basketball Hoop
- Shelves for all his trophies
- Dark blue walls
- Michigan State colors and accessories
- Chicago Blackhawks accessories
Overall totally do-able. The hockey rink floor may have been a bit ambitious but good try kid.
So here’s how we married his requests with a room that was functional, fun, and pleasing to this mamma’s eye. Because let’s be real…that definitely matters!
Let’s start with how his room looked on moving day:
Another fun fact: The previous owners had a little boy named Drew who shared this room prior to us moving in.
So, here we have a fresh slate! Since the hockey floor was off the table, and the carpet is practically brand new, the flooring was the only thing to stay as is.
Drew and I looked over the paint deck and decided on Sherwin Williams Naval, but with a compromise. I didn’t want his whole room to be dark blue, so we agreed on an accent wall in his selected color and I kept the other walls neutral with Sherwin Williams White Duck.
Don’t judge the cat hat. It was cold in that garage.
The loft not only makes Drew happy but allows for a more spacious room. I’ll admit I wasn’t sold on the idea, but seeing it up I love how the warm wood tones brighten up the room and bring in that rustic feel he loves.
Placed throughout the room are nods to his Illinois roots and our current state of Michigan. My son is a sentimental sap like me and loves having all his memento’s and favorite moments displayed proudly.
The “Love is All Around You” sign he begged for when he spotted it in the Target aisle one day. When he opened it from his Sister for Christmas he was thrilled. How sweet is that? Love this boy.
I personally love the pop of gold and how beautiful it looks against that naval blue.
A few weeks a go I shared with you how we built his medal hook. We love the look of it and the smile permanently plastered on Drew’s face when he walks by it.