I mentioned earlier that the kids need a “drop zone” in their own bedrooms…here is one of ours. There are hooks for coats, hooks for hats, and this little organizer (from target) works as a side table and a place for lots of stuff (top two compartments are filled with hats & gloves & some school stuff, and then toys and electronics are in the bottom two)…and then the basket on top is where we keep all of the books!
Then we had this little area between the entry door & closet door…it was the perfect spot to add one hook so the back-pack is never lost! It goes right there the minute he walks in the door.
Look…another cork-board…I said we LOVE them, and I wasn’t kidding. My son does a lot of art projects so all of the cork-boards are usually FILLED!!
The head-board was made out of 2 cabinet doors from desk cabinet that we were not using. I literally just nailed the 2 doors to the wall…they aren’t going anywhere!
And you really can’t miss the giant star wars guy. When my son said he wanted a star wars theme I didn’t even know he liked star wars, and wasn’t sure how long he would want to keep that theme, so I didn’t want to invest a ton of money. So, with a very neutral comforter, a few decorative pillows (I splurged on these…and got the pottery barn ones), a little yoda guy, and a few decals (I got these at costco a while ago…there was one giant one and a bunch of little ones…my son has moved the little ones all around the room a million times…he likes to make his room his own!), we had a star wars theme room without it looking like star wars threw up in there…and without spending a lot of money!
And here is the painted furniture in the room! I wasn’t sure about the dresser when I got it…but it was FREE so I painted it, and just kept the original hardware and now I LOVE it. And the bench was a super thrift-store find from several years ago that got painted…I still LOVE it, especially the original green beat-up leather seat! And as you can see there are some of those little decals on the side of the dresser…the ones my son moves are usually put at his eye-level or below…not where I would have put them, but I love that he cares about how his room looks and wants to work on it himself!