Fan-tastic: Boy’s Room by Cassie

By Kate Riley August 23, 2010


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Time for another Fantastic Feature, today it’s Cassie from Hi Sugarplum

As you know, I’m in the middle of decorating my boy’s room, so Cassie’s spruced up space couldn’t be better timed!  I do love an inspiring makeover done on a budget !

Cassie writes:

“It seems like only yesterday I was decorating my son’s nursery, but now he’s nine, so it was time to kiss the ‘sweetness’ good-bye.   While he was visiting his grandparents for two weeks, we surprised him with a room makeover suitable for a big guy.  And the best part is, by using items from our house, updating his existing stuff, and shopping smart….the total bill for the room came to under $300!


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Don’t you love the bold orange and brown stripes behind the bed?  That’s a ‘wow factor’ indeed !  Cassie revamped her boy’s dresser (read all about it here), recovered corkboards in burlap and a map, and made curtains out of drop cloths ~ this room is perfect for a nine year old boy.   Bravo Cassie !   The full story of the transformation can be read over at Cassie’s blog Hi Sugarplum, plus don’t miss the expression on her son’s face at the reveal !  PRICELESS !!

Coming up next, the winners of the last two giveaways will be announced, plus one reader’s question will be answered, so stay tuned !!




  1. This is just gorgeous. I love the stripes and that fantabulous little gallery wall. I bet Cassie’s son is loving it.

  2. I love the boy’s room. It is so lovely and what a great idea for the curtains! So imaginative!
    Thank you for sharing this!

  3. Kate! Oh My Gosh!! What an amazing thing to wake up to! I check your blog first thing every morning and am thrilled you featured me! The blog world is full of the nicest people with the best ideas….and you’re definitely at the top!

    My son is still in love with his room, and now little sister is ready for her new room!!!! AHHHH!

    Thanks so much!
    xoxoxo, Cass

  4. Love the colors and the designs. It’s definitely youthful but not childish…leaves a lot of room for the kids to grow into the room and beyond.
    Well done!

  5. That wall truly is fantastic. I am putting it in a file on my computer for future reference.
    Thanks for the idea.

  6. I love this. The stripes are great, and this room will actually age very well with a 9-year-old. My son would have enjoyed this room all through high school.

  7. Oi Kate, meu nome é Luzia, moro no Brazil, em São José do Rio Preto, uma cidade do interior de São Paulo,gosto muito de decoração, mas confesso, sou leiga no assunto, ainda bem que existem pessoas como você, que me ensina tanto, já estou me inspirando nos seus projetos para dar uma cara nova na minha simples casa,onde mora eu meu esposo, minhas duas filhas Debora de 19anos e Isabela de16anos estou muito feliz por conhecer um blog tão lindo como o seu é um prazer segui-lo.Parabéns.

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