Let me tell you…this project was a doozy.

Everyone shares girl room makeovers but no one is spreading the love on teen boy rooms.

Let me backtrack a bit.

Our Jack is 13 and has had the same paint on the walls for the past 10 years.

10 years.

When his friends would tell him how cool the clouds were on his ceiling he looked at them like they were dorks!

He hadn’t even asked for a whole room makeover…he had just begged us to paint over the dang clouds.

We knew it was time to just start completely over and bless him with a room that would take him to college.

Sniffle, sniffle, sniffle.

Redoing a room of a teenager takes a BIT more time than planning a room out when they were four.

They have opinions and you kind of have to respect that:-)

That whole sentence above gets in the way of decorating progress.

We have been picking furniture pieces, paint colors etc. for 6 months.

6 months.

I don’t think there is anything in Jack’s room that he didn’t OK, pick or have the last word on.

It has been my love language to him.

I wanted him to love it, to know it was his space and that I really heard him (even when I wanted to cry, scream or both).

{The boys working on getting the trim work up}

We still have little things to add but rooms take time and we are willing to wait for the perfect accessories.

Here is the first teen boy’s room I have ever put together.

{Benjamin, I will be ready for you when the time comes and I promise to listen to you too:-)}

Come back on Thursday for all the details about paint colors etc.

Thank you for looking and Jack is so ready to pile his stuff all over the place:-)