I’ve been wanting to update my boys’ rooms for a while and finally we started one of them. This room wasn’t bad, it was just due for a change! Tex is 15 so he was ready for something new.
My eldest boy is 18 and is in his 2nd year as a carpenter, so he is very handy to have around!
Firstly, we built a frame. As simple as that. Buy the timber, measure it out and nail together! We sat the frame in front of the existing skirting. I didn’t want to rip that up, or the carpet because if I wanted to take this shelf down, it was easy to remove.
We pulled the power-point through too (get someone who know what they are doing with this!).
Next I bought some lining board sheets from Bunnings and got it cut to size there.
I painted it BLACK FOREST (Taubmans).
We then nailed the boards to the frame (patched up with some putty and paint).
I bought a huge piece of blackbutt timber again from Bunnings and added as the shelf.
Here’s a video watching it all come together.
- Frame $60
- Boards $160
- Paint $50
- Shelf $40
- Bedside table Kmart
- Doona cover Linen House (it’s this one). This is a Queen bed with a King doona cover. I alternate with a plain grey one too (it’s from IKEA).
- Throw blanket Kmart years ago.
- Mustard cushion Kmart.
- Black and white cushion Spotlight.
- Wall lamp Bunnings.
- Fake plants and pots (combo Adairs, Pillow Talk and Kmart).