Monday, August 31, 2009

The Boys' Room (a.k.a. Ode to IKEA)

We finally have the boys' room finished. Well, with the exception of a lamp shade anyway!

Here are a couple "before" pictures

These aren't very good shots, but it gives you the idea. They really needed a desk--or 3--since they all have schoolwork to do now. So we decided to buy the components from IKEA and give them a built in desk that would fit all three of them. (yes, I know there isn't much room--but our kids do not play in their bedrooms. All toys are required to be in the family room.)

The colored "spheres" in the left hand corner are planets hanging from the ceiling.

Their beds only ever get made this well--sorry, I was too lazy to make them for the picture.

In order to move things around we had to get rid of a dresser. Since Tank's bed was meant to go against a wall (his platform bed has drawers and cabinets on oneside), one side was just a big, empty space...enter IKEA again! We bought these office drawers and took the casters off of them and now Ezekiel has a futuristic dresser that fits right in with their space station bedroom.

Ok, really these pictures don't do this room justice. You need to see it in person. It really is cool. So you are all invited out whenever you want!


Stephanie said...

That's so Awesome!!!!!! I'm going to be re-doing the boys bedrooms too!! They want to move to the basement--- and with us expecting ANOTHER baby, I need the room upstairs for her/him!! (hopefully a her) A space room is a cool idea!!! I'm sure your boys LOVE it!!!!! and the desk turned out really great too!!! You're so creative!!!!

Zach 'n' Amy said...

Looks like a fun room! I love IKEA, we will be utilizing it as well when baby #3 gets here

Randy,Sarah,Zanna said...

Sunny, that room looks so kicking! I bet the boys just love it. Nicely done!

Wynter said...

Love it! You always do the cutest rooms! If we ever start building our house you will have to help me with Laklyns room.

leah said...

What a great room! i love all of your creative space pun intended!! Awesome! love ya!

Micah-n-Holly said...

LOVE the room! You guys did a GREAT job and I am sure that the boys love it! Oh and I also loved the back to school post! The pictures of the 4 of them together are precious! Especially the one of them all walking to the bus!

Chris and Logan said...

That is such a fun room!! You are an awesome mom to do that for them! Now I need you to fly out here and help me decorate for my boys. Good work Sunny!

Heidi said...

Hey, the desk turned out GREAT! I wish I could fit one like that in my boys' room. I think they did an awesome job making their beds!

Carolyn said...

Wow! Fantastic!! What a lot of work you went to, but so worth it. I love Ikea. I've only gotten to go in a store once before, but I'm counting down the days I can go again!

I'm so glad you commented about Dave's reaction to Twilight... it was suddenly not so bad to like it around my house, knowing good ol' Dave likes it too!

Liam's Mom said...

Love the designs and how it all goes together.

So that white lifted bed is from IKEA? I've been look for something like that at reg furniture stores for like $800.

Tahnie said...

We're thinking about doing a space room for Brynner next. I bet the boys just love it!
Yes, when you come to Utah this spring I'd love to take your pictures. For real. You have such a cute family it would be a lot of fun!!

Paige said...

Way cool room! It looks amazing. =D

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