Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ORC Week 6 - Comfy & Stylish Boys Bedroom REVEAL


Hooray! We've made it! The final week for the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE and I would again give a huge shout-out and "THANKS" to our fab host, Linda from CALLING IT HOME! Thank you again for hosting such a great blogosphere event! I mean, did you see the reveals of the featured designers yesterday???! Absolutely amazing! We have some pretty serious talent in the blogging world FOR SURE!
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Anyway, like I mentioned on my post last Monday HERE, I hit a huge snag on the wallpaper. Basically, I didn't have enough, and I destroyed some parts of it, while trying to remove the painters tape! I will explain more on later posts but I had to come up with a solution for this huge mishap - fast. And I think, if I didn't mention it here, you wouldn't notice it at all. So for now, here is my son's room, done.... for now... ;-)

Ta-Da!

BEFORE


The Zimba wallpaper was a huge impact in the space for sure


Important mementos that my son treasures
I really love this lighting - was a pain to install though -
I made a mistake and didn't realize the lighting was supposed to be hard-wired ...

... we converted it to plug-in, thanks to other bloggers posts and my genius husband,  worth the effort though

I had to explain to him what this quote meant - He got it. ;-)

Simple letter "A" interrupts the huge wall. Chalkboard paint below the bed rail and the for the "ME BOARD".

Same space BEFORE

Can you see the "STAR WARS" all over the pillowcases? My MIL helped sew those

My son's favorite part of the space (other than his desk & chair), the "ME Board"

Had to have acceptable organization for these lightsabers ;-)

I love how our simple Malm dresser got a huge update using hardware and contact paper!

BEFORE

I had to hang the mirror lower for my son to see his face more adequately at this point


Opposite side of the room

Yup, Star Wars Matters in this space!

BEFORE, 6 years ago

I think the floating desk is perfect for our young man & his Space Age toys!

BEWARE OF STORM TROOPER guarding his room!;-)

My son is an avid collector just like his mom, who collects all sorts of things.

Too excited to use his desk - he set up reminders of these things. Multiplication table is framed nicely on the side.

A place for everything, earphones, Death Star and all....


Books and toys that he loves must be displayed

BEFORE
My solution for our other Interior window - turn it into a book case!
Do you see the words on the shelves????
Some fave toys displayed - Done.

PLAY with caution!

Hide everything unsightly!

Reading chair which is both mine and his, favorite chair.
Faced it towards the bed for perfect conversation too!

And here is the proud owner of this space!
My darling dear husband has been the most patient and wonderful handy man again for this project. I had so many troubles in this room you wouldn't believe it. I will share about it though next time. Let's just say I'm lucky to have a husband who can "McGyver" his way out of any situation! Thank you hon!

The room I'm happy to say, is a HUGE HIT, to the most important person that matters - my son.

He absolutely loves his new space and has been so proud of it ever since we started 5 weeks ago,  that, whenever friends would drop by, he would gladly give a 'tour' of his unfinished room (we only finished yesterday night)!

He has been thanking me and his dad constantly saying he loves his new room so much! And that for me, is the ultimate acknowledgement for all the hard work we have put into this space.

Now, are you ready to see some more fabulous spaces? I am, check out the other reveals below!

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If you want to see how we got here check out the links below:

Week 5
Week 4
Week 3
Week 2 - the beginning


My ORC Space Spring 2014
My ORC space Fall 2013

Come to think of it, the One Room Challenge has made me finish all of my kid's Rooms! Thanks again Linda! 


Have a Great Weekend!

SOURCES:
Schumacher Zimba Wall paper - Patio Lane, White Paint - Valspar Ultra White, Dresser, Bed & Side tables - IKEA, Egg Chair - Totally Furniture, Zimba Pillow - Etsy, Floor Reading Lamp - IKEA, Swing Arm lighting - Amazon, Acrylic Office Chair - Amazon, White Floating Desk - Amazon, LED Work Lamp - IKEA, Acrylic Window Book shelves - Clear Displays, Star Wars Scribble Wall Art - ETSY, "May the Force be with you Pillowcase - ETSY, Light Saber Holder - Amazon, Giant Letter "A" - Land of Nod


VEL

 Would love to hear your thoughts! Please share away...


As featured in...

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Linking up to these other great parties as well: Thoughts of Home ThursdayCooking & Crafting with JJAmaze Me MondayInspire Me TuesdayTweak It TusdayTuesdays at our homeBrag About itMake It Pretty MondayCarolyn's HomeworkThrifty Decor Chick

90 comments:

  1. Wow Vel, the room looks awesome and your son looks like one happy camper. It's great to see all of the things that you did to make it a true young man's space while giving it style. Well done!

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    1. Thank you Kristi! I know Star Wars is not the most stylish decorative elements, but I needed to be real in this room for sure!

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  2. Well you certainly met the challenge but more importantly your son has a pretty fantastic room because of it! I am amazed at how the bed looks so different with the new wall treatment. The update on the chest of drawers and the floating desk are both amazing. Love that chair you got for him- I'm guessing he will be using that a lot!

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    1. Yes, and I will be using it a lot too! Thank you so much Liz!

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  3. Vel!!! I love it!!The transformation is so good. I love, love the wallpaper you chose and it is now so sophisticated and a perfect room that can grow with him. I love the desk area and the reading chair. And I love how you incorporated all the Star Wars theme throughout. Congratulations!!

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  4. Wow Vel this makeover is so great! I love how the room is so stylish, yet you incorporated so many of your son's interests and likes. And the Ikea dresser looks amazing! And all the storage is so functional. Beautiful work :)

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  5. What a lucky guy, you created the perfect boy space Vel!! Stylish (for mom) but still very cool! :) The wallpaper and swing arm lamps are fabulous! He looks so proud!

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  6. Vel, I just love the attention to detail that you give your room makeovers. WOW!! First the wallpaper. I can't tell there was a mishap so you are very clever. The ME board, the desk area, the Ikea hacks, all so great!!! What a fun and cool room!!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I was in panic mode for a while with that! The wallpaper is a pain in every possible way, have to share what I learned later on..

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  7. Vel I think my last comment got swallowed up by the internet......you did such an amazing job with this room! I love the wallpaper, Ikea hacks and all your attention to detail! Aidan must be so excited with his cool and fun new room!

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  8. It looks so much more grown up, but still looks like a kid lives there too! I love all the little touches you added around the room. I'm not surprised your son love its! Great job!

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    1. Thank you Sam! Love what you did for your bedroom as well, your love for travel just shines!

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  9. Such an awesome space you created for your son. Love that you decorated the space with his personality in mind. I can just imagine how much he loves it.

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    1. Thank you Brandi! You know how it is when you have to decorate for your own kids, difficult and fun!

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  10. Well of course I love any room with Zimba wallpaper in it...Ha! It's truly amazing. And who doesn't love a good star wars action figure collection. The best part is seeing your son enjoying his new room. Fabulous Vel!

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    1. Coming from you I am so flattered, I am blown away by your two amazing rooms Tiffany! I want your sun room for real! In fact, I'm going to feature it among my favorite living spaces! Will let you know when I post it! Thank you for the inspiration too!

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  11. Vel, you have the best taste and I love how your cohesive and elegant style shines through the whole house, but adapts to the personality of the family member or space. Your son looks thrilled and that is the best feeling, I bet!!

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    1. Thank you so much Kim! Star wars may not be the most chic thing out there in the design world, but this room is for him so I knew I had to incorporate the things he loves in the space!

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  12. The wallpaper is REALLY Cool.

    www.dwelleffects.com

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  13. Great makeover, Vel! You've given me some fun ideas for my own son's room!! xo

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  14. So many great ideas but I adore that lightsaber organization and the floating desk. Congrats!

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  15. The wallpaper makes the space - it's awesome! Another light saber enthusiast I see - we have one in our house too! It's a much more grown up but still super fun space - he's a lucky guy! And it's so cute to see how much he loves it! Great job :)

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  16. Hi Vel...that wallpaper is awesome! And I love all of the modern details. Your son looks really happy...and you're right, that is the most important thing :)

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  17. What a great transformation! I love that you incorporated details and storage around the room to house his collections. He looks thrilled with the space!

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  18. looks awesome, vel! i love that wall treatment!

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  19. Oh, I love how it turned out AND gotta love making the best with what you got. THAT YOU DID!!!! AWESOME

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  20. I love it so bad! It is amazing! You are a genius! Love the details in the bedroom! The theme helps.

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  21. The Star Wars touches are so cute! I love the photos above the desk!!

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  22. You did an amazing job! I can see why your little guy loves it!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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  23. The wall paper is my favorite and The letter A is brilliant! Overall your did a job well done. Maria

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  24. The wall paper is my favorite and The letter A is brilliant! Overall your did a job well done. Maria

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  25. Wow! What a transformation, Vel!! You totally nailed it - it looks so amazingly custom to your son and he looks like he absolutely loves his new room!! Congrats on getting it all done in the six weeks - impressive!

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  26. This looks so great! I love the colors, the wallpaper, and that awesome chair! Great job, I'm sure your son is thrilled!

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  27. Wow Vel! I love that it is so tailored to your son and his tastes. Bravo to you!

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  28. Congratulations, Vel! Such a wonderful transformation. It looks so grown up and inviting! The fabulous wallpaper is especially my favorite. Well done!

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  29. It looks very grown up. I really love the desk area that you created. Great work! xoxo Su

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  30. Wow Vel! It turned out fabulous! He must be a happy boy, having such a lovely room with a fantastic view...great job :-)

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  31. Incredible!! It is a perfect room for your son right now (and SO reflects his interests) yet will be equally as perfect when he is in high school. Great job, Vel!

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  32. Vel, the room looks amazing! You have done such a great job creating this space. I just love, love every detail. Well done! Have a wonderful weekend! xxx Maria

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  33. Your son is so sweet! Love this space and all the little details you put into it. I love the wallpaper and that awesome desk. Way to go!

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  34. This turned out amazing! Totally can't tell you had any missteps at all! It's so funny how all the boys are into Star Wars, my husband and son included!

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  35. Great transformation Vel!!! I especially love the wallpaper! We are fortunate to have handy husbands who are willing to help with projects. :) Congratulations!

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  36. Love the wallpaper and the lightsaber organization. That's very important. I bet he is so happy! Great job!

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  37. OH Vel, I can see why Aidan is thrilled his new room is awesome! It is wonderful to see his tastes and interests shining through, but with great style. I think a lot of time kids rooms get decorated for the parents and the poor kid doesn't have a say. Not so for your sweet kiddo - such a fantastic Star Wars retreat that continue to grow and change with him. Love that the old special toys found a place too! So much to love about this room. Jane

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  38. Love the quote in that catch all dish!

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  39. Wow, Vel! This space looks fantastic. I can see why your son is thrilled with his new space. It's awesome. I love all the details you put into it - even light saber storage!

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  40. What a great space! Such a lucky guy to have such a cool space of his own. Those sconces are amazing and good job on organizing the lightsaber collection :)

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  41. You did such an amazing job! Thanks so much for sharing your ORC journey with us at TOHOT!
    Jemma

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    1. Thank you so very much Jemma! CHEERS!

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  42. What a great room transformation, and I really like that it shows off all his favourite things "out in the open" but it's not over the top. And that reading chair fits into the theme perfectly!

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  43. The room looks great. Not childish anymore, yet not too grown-up, still full of whimsy. If you hadn't told us, I would never know that there was a problem with the wall paper.

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  44. Vel I am jumping up and down. This room is FANTASTIC! I adore the wallpaper and the floating desk. Your storage solutions are brilliant.
    Thank you so much for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You make our gathering a happier place.

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  45. Another wonderful ORC makeover, Vel! The wallpaper is divine and I love the chair you selected! I would've panicked about the sconces so kudos to you and your hubby for not panicking and fixing it--they look great! So glad to have done another challenge with you, and so happy your son has a wonderful new room!

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  46. Amazing job Vel! It's a real grown-up room now :)
    Love all the Star Wars detail!!
    Your little boy is so lucky :)

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  47. You did an amazing job creating a sophisticated space for your son that will grow with him for years. My boys love Star Wars and would dream of a room just like this. Great job!!!

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  48. What a great boys room!!! My youngest son would be so jealous if he saw all the star wars incorporated in here. I love the wallpaper and that super cool desk! Its all so awesome.
    -Jenny

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  49. This is fantastic, Vel. I'm sure Aiden just loves his new room! (Love the paper and lights!

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer, he truly does!

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  50. Vel, you did an amazing job! What a dream room for a boy! I can tell by the smile on his face that he loves it.
    Shelley

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    1. Thank you Shelley! Yes, the most important person I needed to please was pleased!

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  51. Vel this space is SO cool! That paper is crazy awesome and the lights are perfection. I know a lot of hard work went into making this space amazing and every detail shows. Love it all and I'm sure Aiden does too. Great job, CoCo

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  52. Oh my goodness, Vel! Aiden's face says it all... This room is a winner! I love the featured wall, what a striking design. His desk area is super cool and that reading chair, awesome! You did an amazing job, love it!

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    1. Coming from you, that MEANS A LOT! Thank you Cristina!

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  53. Wow!! His bedroom looks so grown-up!! It's always bitter sweet to see the bedroom transform from a toddler room to a big-kid room!! Congrats on a room well done!

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  54. Wow Vel, you did an amazing job transforming your sons room into something so beautiful!!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J! :)

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  55. Vel - The room is perfect...love to see how the room has grown up and in step with your son. Very nice job - love the wallpaper - wow(!) but my all time favorite - the Winston Churchill quote...that will stay with your son forever. :)

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  56. Love it! What a wonderful space for your little guy! I love how it's kid friendly and incorporates things he loves but also very stylish! Awesome!

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    1. Thank you Emily! Star Wars stuff is not the most 'chic' thing in the design world, but I wanted to share what was real in our house! And Star wars it is! LOL!

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  57. I love that wallpaper so much. Your little man is going to love growing up there. Great Job!

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  58. Vel, I love the "me board." Your son looks so proud sitting on his bed. I bet he is so excited about it! It's such a cool room for a boy!

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  59. Vel, what a great job! If there are any mishaps in that wallpaper, you sure can't tell. I love the acrylic you used, and that dresser makeover is fabulous. A great room for your son to finish his years at home!

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  60. It's adorable! My boys have outgrown their light sabers now, but I wish I had that much Star Wars storage. They would have loved it. :)
    -Stacy
    http://www.BlakeHillHouse.com

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  61. That room is perfect for your son! I'm so glad that he is enjoying it. My favorite features are the reading chair and the fabulous update of the chest!

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  62. I've been meaning to stop by since last week. This transformation is amazing Vel! I love all the details and how you tailored everything to what your son likes. I can tell he is thrilled with his new room. Awesome job Mom!

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  63. LOVE it! The wallpaper is amazing and the attention to detail is fabulous! Great job!

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  64. Very cool room! I love the wallpaper and all of your creative storage! He looks so happy!

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  65. I love what you have done in his room, and I know he loves it!

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  66. Wow...looks so amazing!

    I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  67. Hey Vel- GREAT job! I love how you transformed your son's room from young boy to an older boy but still adding the fun youthful side. The room will easily be able to be transformed into a teen room without too much trouble but I'm sure you thought of that. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the amazing details that you added!!!

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  68. I LOVE it, great job! The details, the letter what a handosme, modern and fun boys room. :)

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  69. Your son's room looks great Vel! My boys would go crazy for your son's star wars collection :)

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  70. Wow! What a transformation Vel. What my husband would do for a boy's Star Wars themed room!! I am so glad I am not the only one who hit snags along the way. My framed wallpaper panels lasted about 15 minutes before they fell off the wall :) Can't wait to hear what you learned along the way!

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  71. Very nice! I love all the subtle Star Wars accents. I can see why your son is crazy about his new room!

    Rachel@TrailerTrashTreasureTrove

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  72. The "force" was definitely with you on this amazing room!

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  73. You are one busy lady! I wonder how you get everything done! A lot of you on the ORC are a lot younger than me. I guess that helps! I really like the nightstands and the Malm dresser with the fancy hardware and paint update! I'm very traditional, but sometimes I see something modern I like. That would be the chair, desk, and shelves. I'm starting to like a little acrylic and lucite! I really like the Winston Churchill quote. I hadn't heard that one! My son has a lava lamp, too. I remember some friends had one back in the late 60s when I was a little kid and I was rather fascinated by the movement of the lava! I also like how you went with a theme he loves and yet did everything with style (like some others commented). Maybe I could work on my son's room for his 13th birthday. I'll have to work around camo!!

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  74. Vel this is amazing!!! You know I love that wallpaper and if something got messed up with it, it sure doesn't show! Love the floating desk and Malm hack too - you worked your butt off on this space and it shows! Love how happy your little guy is with it!!!! Congrats!

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  75. Too many great products to favor one. You are one talented mom. Congratulations!

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  76. Vel, you did such an amazing job on his room! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Her is the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/05/make-pretty-monday-week-178.html Hope you have a lovely week!! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  77. Love this room!! I am sure it is a huge hit with your son!! It's so cool!

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  78. Great job on your son's room! I'm sure he loves it. I'm still working my way (at turtle speed) through the ORC posts. Thanks for stopping by my site & commenting!

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