// This post was sponsored by National Gypsum as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. //
It's done! Finn and Melanie's joint bedroom has been gutted, rewired, rewindowed, recloseted, drywalled, painted, trimmed, and decorated. PHEW!
Y'all, it has been a journey. A dirty, exhausting, rewarding journey.
I mean, we went from a room that had floor-to-ceiling circa 1970's wood paneling, old nasty windows, and a GLITTER popcorn ceiling (I mean, full-on disco chunks of glitter embedded in it).
It also sported two side-by-side closets with regular doors, a door to the bathroom that butted right up against the bedroom door, and limited outlets.
I mean, it was awful. And my poor kids lived in that for years.
Finn And Melanie's Joint Bedroom
Thanks to my partnership with National Gypsum, I was able to completely gut and redo Finn and Melanie's room. Wanna see it?
And OMG, y'all! The difference is AMAZING.
The kids are so proud of their “new” room and spend so much more time in their now.
Here's all the stuff we did.
We completely gutted the room. Removed closets, tore down the wood paneling, and replaced all the windows with new ones.
We also added a couple of new outlets, updated the old outlets, moved the Ethernet and phone boxes, and added a new cable outlet.
When they were done, it was all ready for us to paint. It looked amazing!
Why We Love PURPLE Drywall
We have used PURPLE drywall through out most of our house because it is just THAT good.
The PURPLE SoundBreak XP has a center made with a layer of material specifically designed to absorb and dissipate noise which helps keep sound in – or out of – the rooms.
Meaning, we wanted to reduce the noise between the living room and the kids' room and this stuff works!
So now, the kids don't stay up all night because they can hear us talking and watching TV.
And we, in turn, hear less playing, screaming, and general kid sounds when they are int their room.
We've always used PURPLE high-performance drywall because it is not just any old regular drywall.
This stuff is resistant to moisture, mold and mildew, and can provide noise reduction.
I mean, it's the good stuff.
I busted out my paint sprayer and got to work painting the room in a gorgeous blue color from Sherwin-Williams called Rainwashed.
It looks like melted ice cream! I wanna lick the walls.
Closet And Storage
Next, we installed a 110″ stretch of wall with an Ikea PAX closet system and a couple of BILLY bookshelves.
These replaced the awkward closets that were there before and, not only do they take up less square footage, they hold SO much more and are much better organized.
Remember that cable outlet we installed? It's in one of the closets so we could put a TV in there.
It's high enough up so the kids can't mess with it and the closet doors can close so they can't throw toys at it (and actually concern right now due to one ginger-headed little future shortstop).
The other closets have a combination of drawers, shelves, clothes rods, and a cool built-in hamper.
We flanked each end of the closet with some shallow bookshelves. MUCH needed since we are a house of book lovers.
I also use the bookshelves to house Melanie's comic books, a starter collection of globes, some of Finn's stuffed animals, and the wifi router.
The last cool thing we did with the closets was have a friend of ours help us customize some cheap Ikea doors to look like barn doors.
We followed this tutorial but use pine wood instead of utility plywood and painted them with Benjamin Moore Simply White.
Then, I added these brass handles. They are really pretty and have a nice heavy duty quality.
Ceiling And Trim
The popcorn ceiling was scraped off during the demo and we then installed beadboard paneling to the ceiling.
We trimmed it out with 1″x4″ pine boards to create a kind of frame for the ceiling.
We then opted to go with really simple, workman-style trim. We added painted 1″x4″ pine boards to the ceiling, floors, and around the door and windows.
All the trim and ceiling was painted with Benjamin Moore Simply White.
We kept the old ceiling fan and painted the door to the bedroom in Martha Stewart for Home Depot Bedford Gray.
The twin beds are from Overstock and I got them during a killer Memorial Day sale.
All the bedding is from Target's Pillowfort line and the Ikea kid's section. The rug is from Overstock.
The artwork above Finn's bed is from Overstock and the print above Melanie's bed was a gift I received at her baby shower.
Honestly y'all. This remodel would have NEVER happened if it hadn't been for the addition of the new PURPLE drywall.
We knew we need a great quality product that could handle water, sound, everyday abuse, and major impact. I mean, my kids are brutal.
The drywall has completely TRANSFORMED our space. Our whole house is different thanks to our new drywall and remodel.
The kids love spending time in their room now and there's set areas for their toys and books so there is less overall clutter all over our home.
The noise reduction is fabulous and makes for more peaceful evenings.
PURPLE drywall is available nationwide from independent dealers and several recognizable home renovation stores.
Visit askforpurple.com/where-to-buy to find a dealer near you.
The site also allows you to calculate the materials you'll need for your project and make a custom shopping list.
PURPLE has a product that can help ensure your walls are ready for your life. If you want to do your renovation right, start with the walls.