We recently switched my son to his own room, kicking our 3-year-old daughter out and into the bedroom to share with her big sister. Our son is a loud sleeper and it was just time for him to have his own “little man cave”. So, I decided I would do a boy’s room diy and reveal his new room! You can see what the room used to look like when our youngest daughter was in there here. Find out at the end where you can get the items found in his room!
Boy’s Room DIY
I am in love with how it turned out, and the most important part is that he loves it, also! It came to me, pretty quickly, of how I wanted to design it. Which is surprising, because I typically obsess about a design before pulling the trigger. I knew I wanted it to be the same color of walls as the rest of the upstairs, because it’s a light neutral grey. Since the bedroom is pretty small, I didn’t want a dark color causing it to look even smaller! So I began the challenge of painting the room with Benjamin Moore: Ozark Shadows lightened by 50%. Never mind the nail holes that we hadn’t gotten filled in yet!
I happened to save a really cool design from Pinterest(so I can’t take credit for it myself) which she has an amazing walk-thru tutorial of materials used, spacing, etc. below. I happily chose my husband to be the contractor for this(haha) of which he did an amazing job and it was actually easier than we thought it was going to be! I also found a cool industrial coat hook that was perfect to hang his robe or a jacket.
After the boards were up and finished, I knew I wanted to create some industrial shelving that would tie in well with the focal wall and compliment it. This would be a great space to store some of his trucks/tractors/etc. We had the stain leftover from the other boards, so all we had to do was hit the hardware store for the plumbing pipe, fittings & boards. I found this idea also on pinterest that made it easy for us.
Since there was unused space below the shelving, I wanted to utilize it the best I could, so I found these wire baskets that were perfect for him to store his matchbox cars & trucks in. We already had the bookshelf in there, so we decided it fit the space just fine. I might put up a large black & white photo next to the shelves if I can sift through the thousands I have of him!!!
Since it is such a small room, I wanted to utilize his closet the best I knew how. I found a dresser here that fit under the wooden rod, purchased these cloth organizing baskets here, a few small plastic totes to hold legos and what nots. Now, if I can just get him to keep it organized!!!