Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Finally....The Shark Room Reveal!!!

Hello to you my friends!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to soak in as much summer as you could.
I know as we enter fall our friends down under are getting ready for Spring and I hope the warm sun is brightening up your days.

My kids went back to school today and I have to say that it is a bit odd having the house to myself.
Don't worry, I will get used to it....... :)

So this morning I took advantage of no kiddos around to finally take some photos of the shark room!
(sorry about the photos, his room faces north and we live in the woods so not much natural light comes through)

I can't believe this has taken me all summer and to be honest I am still not done.
I have a few more projects up my sleeve for the room but I won't drag this out any longer.

Here is my son's room before......

He LOVES Disney's Pixar Cars.......


like, lives and breathes them!!

But his room was so dark and so cluttered and when I presented him with the idea of a shark room he took to it right away.

So I didn't ask again and went to work......
slowly. :)

And after much work and long and drawn out posts about it
here is the

The bed and dresser were painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Aubusson Blue.

Walls are painted in Glidden Simply White.

The rug was picked up at Walmart for $20 and the gray blanket on his bed is from Target for $14.

I hung two shelves from Lowes on one side of the window and put the PB knock off shark painting and another PB knock off crab painting on them.

The adorable stool is what I picked up from Laurie and Debbie's booth at the Flea Market. Laurie painted it a beautiful white and the top is wicker.

The yellow basket was another purchase from the Flea Market a couple months ago that was supposed to be a pendant light but hubby is "not sure" how to put it up.
hmmmmmm....... ;)

I still have to put up some things on this side of his room.
I have these amazing shark prints that my dear friend Sandra sent me that I will Mod Podge on some canvas and hang and I also want to attempt a barn door for his closet door.
We will see how that goes.

So there you have it, the long awaited, hopefully-not-to-disappointing
shark room!!



I love how it turned out, it is so much brighter and just feels cleaner and most importantly,
the boy really likes it. :)



Jessie said...

LOOOVE it! Too cute! You did an awesome job. I love the gray blanket on the bed. It goes so well with the sheets. I needed a little inspiration for Gabe's room:)

Have a super week! My kiddos are off to school tomorrow. (HAPPY DANCE!!!)


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

holy moly it looks amazing! it looks straight out of a catalog- just awesome!!!! you have given the room so much charm and character and the color palette is awesome. the wall is so cool- everything!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love, love, love it!!!! You have done a GREAT job! So glad your son loves it too! What's really cool is it looks like a PB room, but at at an affordable price (and a lot of hard work, of course). Great job mama! You should be very proud!

Martina said...

So amazing Michelle, you really worked wonders on that room! It looks so bright and inviting, i'm sure he loves sleeping and playing there. Great job woman!

Liz said...


You are amazing! I LOVE the room!!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

i love the new digs....and that surf board with the shark bite? brilliant...i'll bet that son of yours is thrilled to bits.


kerrie of sea cottage said...

It looks like an entire PB knock off boys room! You did an amazing job.

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my goodness Michelle, this is absolutely incredible! You are A-MA-ZING, my friend! I think it looks so fantastic and the details are just so fun. Your son must love it and it will totally grow with him. Great job girl! :-)

Val said...

This room is absolutely fabulous!

NanaDiana said...

Michelle- You did a bang up job on that room! It looks like something out of PB! Fabulous makeover! You could win a prize with it! xo Diana

beachcomber said...

love the transformation, you did a fantastic job! love it all!

Marie said...

Oh Michelle...I love it...really really do! I mean this room you transformed is even better than any page of a Pottery Barn Kids catalog. I really adore the plank wall of course. Have you ever considered auditioning for HGTV's Design Star? I'd totally vote for you!

Amy Kinser said...

Girl, you did an amazing job! Really love the wall behind the bed. I bet your son is having a blast in there.

Polly said...

Wow! I absolutely love it! That is one lucky kid!!

Tanya said...

The room turned out sooooo cute! I bet your son loves it. Great job. I love everything about it :)

Deborah said...

Hi hunny...oh you did such a beautiful job once again!!
So coastal and so creative!
Love your shark above his bed and the wall is fantastic!!!
The blue is quite striking and stands out so nicely against the white.
The surf board is so cute!
Your little one must just adore it!
Hope their first day at school was fun and exciting!
Have a great week sweetie..talk to you soon!

Much love,
Debroah xoxoxooxoxoxox

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Amazing transformation! Love it!

YONKS said...

It's fantastic! I love the surf board with the chunk taken out of it :-)

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

It looks like an entirely different room. The wall and white really work well in there. The bed in blue is perfect and I love the bedding. My favorite thing is the surf board. It fits in that corner like it was made for it. Oh...it was! You do good work girl. Can I be one of your kids and you come do my room for me...oh and my son's????

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I LOVE TRANSFORMATIONS and YOU, YOU did it here my friend! Don't you just love lighter rooms????? THIS IS PERFECT, SOOOOOO PERFECT and thank you for visiting me. The first day was EXCELLENT, but I am so so tired!!!!


A Rosy Note said...

Hopefully, not too disappointing?! What are you talking about?!! This is great, Michelle. It looks like it's right out of a PB catalog! You did an awesome job :)
xo Tricia

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I'm thinking your son must be in shark heaven! What a mom he has...

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Love it so-ooo much! Everything looks so nice and fresh! You did such a great job pulling that all together!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really does look fantastic! I know he will enjoy it! I love the color of blue you used on the dresser and bed! I'll have to write that color down! And I see you've been shopping at Walmart, too! It's not my favorite place to shop...but you can't beat the prices! You did a great job! WOW! ♥

Comeca Jones said...

Really cute Michelle as usual.I love the color you chose for the dresser.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'm honestly blown away. So cool and beautiful. The paneling is perfect for that wall. Love the shark!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Ok......as usual....I'm in awe.....lol! YOU ROCK, girlie!!!! It looks like something right out of Pottery Barn!!!! YOU need a career in interior design, sis!!!!!!!! :) ♥

xoxo laurie

Low Tide High Style said...

Holy moly girl you did an amazing job transforming his room! I knew it would be incredible, but I had no idea how incredible!!! It looks like something out of a PB kids catalog...too darn cute!

Kat :)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Wow Michelle~
that looks terrific. I bet he loves his new shark room.
At first I thought the paint made it look bigger~ but am learning the importance of furniture placement. I like the way you have it all laid out now.
Did I miss the post about your board and batten wall? I guess that is what its called- only with a different take? ... I love the whole thing-- and certainly do chuckle over that surf board...everytime!


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Amazing Michelle! It's just so much brighter. I will have to lighten up my son's room also. Not much light. Now you have given me an inspiration to do so. You did such a great job. Love that wall!

Red Gate Farm said...

I LOVE it! And it's so much more "grown up" too... if you can say that about a shark room that is! The driftwood shark is one of my favorite pieces... and of course I couldn't help but notice the egg/produce basket on that stool ;)


Sandra said...

Oh Michelle! It's absolutely stunning! You totally rocked it out! I'm sure Easton is thrilled, he probably has the coolest boy's room in town!!! It totally looks like it should be in a PB catalogue, I agree. Great colors too, very serene but fun at the same time, it will grow with him as well. Awesome! Will you come and do a wall like that for me?
Love it and YOU!

Sandra said...

P.S. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the prints I sent you too!


Seaside Style said...

It looks fantastic! It all came together so well. You have been working your bumm off! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Miss ya!


Brandi said...

oh my goodness, Michelle! such an amazing makeover. you did an awesome job. i love the walls and all the personal touches you added. seriously looks as if I'm turning the pages of magazine.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Oh WOW Michelle!!! This was an amazing transformation...where is Coastal Living Magazine??? They need to come and do a spread on your house! Love it!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

That is over the top awesome! Love it all. I've been wanting to paint my son's bedroom furniture navy blue. Did you do any prep before using the paint? I'm truly impressed with your creativity!

Tonya said...

It looks AWESOME!!! Such a bright space now!! LOVE IT!! The plank wall really adds such a great touch to the whole room!! Great job my friend!

becky said...

Awesome makeover, Michelle. Magazine worthy!

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow! Did I say Wow!!
Michelle this is fabulous...looks like a page right of PB Kids! Great job!

Rene said...

What a fun room! Your son must be thrilled with his new digs. Great job on the wall. Love that!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

It is quite fabulous, Michelle. The blue of the chalk paint is gorgeous and perfect in the space. Congrats on a job well done.

Love & hugs,

Claudia said...


Looks awesome! He must love it! It all came out so good. Love the plank wall and the decor.
Take care,

Jenni said...

Oh Michelle, it all looks so SO cute! You did such a fantastic job on everything, down to the last detail. I LOVE it all! :) It is fun seeing the different things you have shown us along the way decorating the room, like that adorable surf board and driftwood shark. :)

And as for taking a long time, just think about how long it has taken me to finish my master bedroom...and I am still not done! You were much MUCH faster than I have been! :)

I hope you are having a good week, by the way! I totally know what you mean about it being strange now that they are all back in school! :)


Laura said...

My friend,I don't know how you can be sooooo perfect about everything you do!! This is heaven for a child! My son is mad about Cars,but sharks are on the top of his wishlist!He'll gonna be crazy, looking at these pics!

Tery H said...

I love his room! What a difference...so much brighter!

About the wire basket light...have you looked at The Painted Hive blog? She has a DIY on the same basket today!

I am sure you can do it!

koralee said...

I love it! Love it! What fun...I just know your son is so happy with it...I would like to move in.

Love what you did to the walls.

Hope all are settled back into school...happy week to you. xoxox

Kelle Dame said...

It's SO adorable!!! So much brighter too!! I love what you did with the walls and painted furniture!! You are amazing!! He must be the happiest little shark lover ever!!
Hope you settle into the school routine again soon!

Libbie said...

Michelle!!! It is sooooo fun to see all your projects come together! You did an AMAZING job! This really looks like a magazine room...no WAY better because of all your special touches! Think of all the happy memories he will make in there! You created the erfect space for him to grow up in...so bright & happy! Oh & a little dangerous..I mean if he gets a shark bite :) Just like a boy needs :)Thanks for sharing!!!

Cat & Cricket said...

Awesome job!
Then again..
You just have that knack!
Have missed seeing all that you have been up to...
Cricket (wink wink)

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Love, love, love...WOW, what a difference paint can make, right? Love it Michelle, looks so beachy and sharky :)

Anonymous said...

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CalypsoInTheCountry said...

What a transformation! I LOVE it! I love the brightness of the room and all the little details like the shark bite on the surfboard! I have two sons and I am always looking for inspiration to freshen up their rooms and I am so impressed with what you have done! Love, love, love it! Oh - and it is always nice to have a visit from a Journey fan! Thanks for stopping by!

refresh reStyle said...

I want a shark room! What a beautiful (handsome) makeover. It really brightened thing up!

Privet and Holly said...

Michelle, this
is wonderful. My
16 year old {girl!}
is fascinated by
sharks and would
love this. I think
the surf board with
the bite mark is
simply genius.
Love it!!
xx Suzanne

Vicki said...

This room is perfection. I love that driftwood shark.

Burlap Luxe said...

Michelle This room is coastal living all the way!
I could just see this room in a beach cottage magazine! It is a perfect boys room!

Maybe someday you will add a life guard tower :)

Desire Empire said...

This is a fantastic transfomation. Just gorgeous. It was worth the wait cause it is just so lovely. My son would love a room like this. My favourite is the surf board with bite. Too cute. Have a great weekend

Sunrooms Northern Ireland said...

Great job in transforming the old room to a new one. So true, the transformation made the room wider, cleaner refreshing. Since the natural sunlight has able to bring pass through so as the natural breeze of the cool wind.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

Omigosh! It looks so good, you did such a wonderful job with everything!
The room is so bright and fresh, yet still fit for a boy.
The dresser is awesome with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!
You are so talented, love everything about the room!!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

It looks A-MA-ZING, Michelle!! Like something out of a designer's catalog. How are you liking the all white walls? I'm thinking of doing that myself.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Amazing transformation! What boy wouldn't dream of having a bedroom like that :D Great job!!!

the fishermans cottage said...

What an amazing job! I love it all and the surfboard with the bite out of it lol, such a great idea :) x

chiara said...

Hi Michelle, I just wanted to stop by and tell you you0re amazing!! great, great transformation, I'd love to live in that room!!
many hugs

Green Willow Pond said...

The shark room turned out fabulous! I love the wall, the map, the bedding, the surf board...ok, I love it all. I know all the work that went into it from when I did my youngest boy's room last year. Great job Michelle!

Pamela said...

Michelle just adorable as can be!! I bet your little guy is just loving his new room! Hope all is well and can not wait to see what you are working on now!:)

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

He must be a very happy boy! Fresh & bright. I love the feature panelling at the back & that surfboard is very cool!


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