Link + Before + After photo of my brother’s bedroom makeover!

hello! Hi! It’s been a while since I updated this space, and there are many reasons behind it. One of them is that we have some very exciting things going on behind the scenes. much of my time! But I want to share details of the many projects I’ve been working on over the past few months, so you can refer to them if you want! because

Basically the shortened version is that my brother Matt moved to Brooklyn after living in Martha’s Vineyard for a year and a half during the C*vid era. His parents sold Martha’s vineyard home and his girlfriend was headed to town on business, so he decided to move back to New York. I am lucky! He and I lived in Brooklyn in his 2009 and it was great. Also, up to this point he had no relatives in NY. He found an apartment near Prospect’s park, and it was just a blank canvas. He wasn’t very aggressive when it came to decorating and left him with his IKEA bed in the middle of his bedroom and he was done in one day, so I decided to help him out. I will! The only thing he said to me was, “He likes green,” and sent me green and black sneakers as inspiration. With little to do, I made a plan. Also, he doesn’t like spending money on home decor, so I’ve tried to thrift or find almost everything from the Facebook Marketplace.

This was his bedroom before I started working! The color I chose to paint was Benjamin Moore Backwood. Added a board and batten to the wall behind his bed. To make the process a little easier I painted the wall before attaching the battens.I also used any kind of glue that could destroy the wall and used velcro strips to attach the wood to the wall VS I made this tenant friendly by adding a I used a brad nailer to attach it for extra support, but the nails are very small and the holes are easy to putty.

For a tutorial on how to add boards and battens, you can: See my blog post here!

After adding boards and battens, I added shelves above and 3 floating shelves on the wall perpendicular to the bed to make the space more personalized. I linked it below! If you have any other questions about linking to anything in this space, please comment below or DM me.

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