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Stallings teen to get a room makeover

Chris Goetchius Jr. likes video games and building model airplanes. Of course, it’s hard to tell from the pictures his mother submitted for SmarterLiving’s Worst Teenager Room contest.

The room is a wreck. He hasn’t got a place for his second computer monitor or to spread out and work on plane kits. And there’s stuff everywhere. (We won’t even discuss the sloppy makeshift dining table that showed up in the pictures.)

That made the 16-year-old Stallings youth a perfect candidate for our teen room makeover contest.

Catherine and Christopher Goetchius will get a redesign plan for their son’s room from a team headed by Joycelyn Armstrong of Joycelyn Armstrong Interiors, of Mooresville. She’s a member of the local Interior Design Society.

Armstrong will enlist three recent design school grads and a professional organizer as she comes up with the plan and does the makeover. The budget for the project is $500.

The job is scheduled to be finished before he starts his junior year at Porter Ridge High School. Check in for updates on the project here and online at www.charlotteobserver.com/smarterliving. Karen Sullivan

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