Monday, June 20, 2016

Rustic Little Boy Room Part 1

Hello everyone! I'm here today with Part 1 of my Rustic Little Boy Room makeover.  

Many of you may remember this room as our Birch Family School Room.  This poor little room has undergone three different makeovers in the 6 years we've been in our just can't seem to find its identity, ha! About 6 months ago we got rid of our homeschool room and turned it back into a bedroom for our 4 and 6 year old.  I sent my children back to public school last year and while it was great to have a school room to do homework in and store things like books and bags, it was even more important to have a bedroom for my two youngest boys.  All four of my boys had been sharing one large bedroom downstairs and it just was not functional at all.  I'm still eagerly waiting for the rest of our basement to be finished (there's sheetrock on the walls!) and right now we just can't decide if the fifth bedroom will be a school room or another bedroom so my oldest can have his own room.

I'd wanted to do a rustic themed room for quite some time. It's definitely out of my design element and I wanted to challenge myself. I started out by purchasing a new bed and bedding from IKEA.  I just love buffalo check and these duvet covers jumped into my cart, ha! I purchased some gold spotted Threshold sheets from Target and threw in this Hello pillow from Hobby Lobby and the feather pillow from Target.

Next I tore out the board and batten and shelf that was on the back wall.  The shelf stuck out about 6 inches and was at just the wrong height so the bunk beds couldn't be pushed up against the wall.  In a small bedroom I need every inch I can get! This faux barn wood wall was a fun project and the tutorial will be going up on Make It and Love It next week. Once it posts I'll come back and post the link for you! It only cost me $30 to do and I think it adds so much to the feel of the room. Of course I'm a sucker for architectural details...for me they make or break a room.

 This whole gallery wall is made up of items from Hobby Lobby.  The deer head has been floating around my house since last fall and he finally found a home in here.  I wanted to bring in some black to break up the wood, gray, and white and this pennant was the perfect addition.

This galvanized bucket was gifted to me from my mom but she originally purchased it from Walmart (of all places!). It works great to hold all of the oversized books that don't fit in the book shelves.

This little corner over here will be the focus of Part 2 of this room's makeover.  I'm making my boys a little tent (or teepee because I haven't decided yet) so they have a little reading nook in their room.  I'll also be touching up paint and hanging up curtains.  Keep watching for lots more to be added to this room.

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