Wednesday, July 9, 2014

TEEN BOY'S RUSTIC TRADITIONAL MODERN BEDROOM REVEAL



This post is so long overdue!  That crazy title description couldn't be any more confusing, but I feel like we included some of all of those elements in the room.  My son's room has been 95% complete for a few months, but I never could seem to get around to thoroughly cleaning it enough to get it photographed.  So, while he was away at camp last week I swarmed in and got it done!  If you have a pack-rat collector-of-things-who-likes-to-display it all, you might know what I mean.  I have a ton of photos, so for the most part I'll just let you scroll and enjoy.  Sources will be listed at the end of the post, and project links will be highlighted.

When we purchased this house 7 years ago, we had a completely blank slate. This is the true "before" photo.


Awww, look at the little guy!  We've done things here and there in the mean time, but this is the first time that his room has felt completely put together and "finished".  The first major change was the rustic plank wall that we made from our old fence that was replaced.



All of my husband's old Hotwheels, a ball caught at a Ranger's game, and a set of his mallets are displayed on the thrift store filing cabinet nightstand.



This was my first upholstered headboard!  I cheated and used the nailheads on a roll.  It was really a fairly simple project.  I'm planning to make 2 more for other rooms, so I considered this a practice run.

The large airplane art was another DIY project.  I'll share more about it soon.  I wanted to keep things simple on the wood wall, partly because it's too pretty to cover up and partly because the other walls are so busy.



Although this room is actually pretty small, we purchased the largest Ikea Expedit unit.  My son likes to see his things all laid out, so this offered a nice solution of display space and storage, while keeping a fairly slim profile against the wall.


Souvenier game programs, favorite magazines, and more Lego catalogs than you would believe are contained in the magazine files.  The USS Abby was named after our previous cat.  Our favorite vacation spot hosts boat races in the river after the kids have constructed and decorated their ship.  This one won first place in it's group!  :)  And, did you love Choose Your Own Adventure books as much as I did when you were a kid?


A long long time ago, I shared the tan baskets with DIY tags.  At the time, I could only find 5 of that color, so eventually I added 5 Ikea fabric bins in with them, since we needed more to corral all of our stuff treasures.  With the black bins, I kept the natural wood for the tags and just labeled with a sharpie, then hot glued them on.



My dad made this chest when I was a baby.  It's probably a big design faux pas to place it in front of the curtain panel, but this is the best furniture arrangement for the room, and we needed the full panels to block the light.  I actually don't think it's too bad.  Sorry about the weird glare, I could not figure out where it was coming from.


I snapped this photo on our recent trip to Baltimore of a ship in the harbor.  The colors and "C" (for Caleb) couldn't have been more perfect!


The last time I showed you the gallery wall, it was in a very straight boxy arrangement.  I just added the Lindsay Letters (now at Hobby Lobby!) canvas, so that prompted a re-do.  I love this more random arrangement so much more, and it will easily accommodate a few more pieces here and there.




Lastly, the sconces!  I was completely inspired by this tutorial from Nalle's House and followed her instructions to put these together.  We decided to stain the brackets so they would blend in with the wall.


We plugged the sconces into these dimmers from Ikea, so he can turn them on individually.  The kind people at Scotch sent me a few things to try out, and the hook and loop fasteners were perfect for attaching the dimmers to the back of his nightstand.  Out of sight, but easily accessible and removable if needed.



The ceiling fan was original to the room and used often, but not long after we moved in I gave it some personality.  


I'm so happy to declare this room finished!  I'm taking the rest of the week off of blogging to attend the Haven Home & DIY Blog Conference.  It's my first time to attend and I can't wait to meet new friends and hope to learn a lot to make my little spot on the internet much better!  Follow along on Instagram to share in the fun!


SOURCE LIST:
Plank wall - DIY from old fence panels
Sconces - Light from Target and Brackets from Ikea
Large B+W Airplane Art - DIY, post coming soon!
Headboard - DIY
Pillow fabric - Premier Prints "Gotcha" in Lipstick, Stripes from Ikea, B+W geometric, Hancock's remnants
Quilt - TJ Maxx //  Red Duvet Cover - Ikea // Bedskirt - DIY with same Ikea fabric
Curtain Panels - Ikea with modifications // Industial Pipe Curtain Rod - DIY Home Depot
Red Lamp - thrifted and painted // Striped shade - thrifted and black ribbon added
Bookshelves - Ikea Expedit // Baskets - Tan, Aldi and Black, Ikea with DIY tags // Magazine files - Ikea
Initial Frame Trio - DIY with materials from Hobby Lobby
Chevron Rug - RugsUSA
Gallery Wall "Be Strong" Canvas - Hobby Lobby // Toy Photography - DIY // Striped Mats - DIY // Souvenir Patch Artwork - DIY



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40 comments:

  1. It is so prefect for a boy. Stylish and pretty! And the dimmers stuck to the filing cabinet is just genius! Such a great idea.
    Looks so good!

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  2. Jennifer - GAH! I love it!!!!!!! The planked wall is killer, it just makes the room, but also the sconces, the gallery wall, the headboard, and the storage that makes all C's things into a work of art - it all came together so well and will work for a boy growing into a young man for many years to come. Inspiring. You are incredible.

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  3. This is probably my favorite room on this planet. Not even kidding! From being rustic, yet colorful...it screams the Tucker's!

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  4. Fantastic! I bet he just loves it.

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  5. just WOW! it's amazing! that wall is awesome, and love all the thoughtful art!

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  6. Great job Jennifer! Isn't it crazy how much effort it takes to just photograph a room?! Enjoy Haven- I better see lots of insider pics on Instagram!

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  7. Oh my goodness - this room is fantastic! The plank wall is stunning, and you've pulled everything together so beautifully, it's like it you tied it all up with a bow! The sconces, the headboard, the gallery wall - LOVE!

    Enjoy Haven - one of these days I WILL get there!

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  8. Jennifer, this is absolutely AMAZING!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE every. single. detail!!! The plank wall, the beside lighting, the ceiling fan ... I could honestly go on and on! I am just beginning to set up our little guy's bedroom and this has given me just a ton of inspiration!!!

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    1. PS. Love it SO much, I'll be featuring it with my favorites this Friday morning at www.makingitinthemountains.com :)

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  9. Thank you Kristi! I'm so glad you got some ideas, that makes me happier than anything!

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  10. WOW!! It's absolutely perfect for him!! I love how you incorporated so many of his favorite things and all your fantastic DIYs are so good! That rustic plank wall is such a fabulous background for everything! Have a blast at Haven!

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  11. I have eagerly been waiting for this reveal and as usual Jennifer - you did not disappoint!! I love that you never miss a detail! I know he must love it! The plank wall just looks sooo good, and I love the b&w plane print - can't wait for that tutorial! Have fun at Haven :)

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  12. Oh I love this room, the wall and headboard are so beautiful and I love the fabrics. Perfect spot for a young man.

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  13. What a lucky little guy! Great job!

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  14. This is beautiful, Jennifer! The wall color is the perfect shade of blue/gray and I love the headboard. Your son is a lucky boy!

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  15. His room is so fun and I love all the DIY projects you incorporated in it. I bet he has the coolest room of all his friends!

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  16. This room is so great for Caleb to grow up in!! I love how you have incorporated the things he loves with bits and pieces of family too. And that plank wall...oh my goodness!! It is amazing! Have a great time at Haven :)

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  17. Now THAT is one fabulous boy's room! So fun seeing all of the little pieces come together to create this great space. You (and Caleb) must be thrilled with it!!

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  18. Looks amazing!!! Not 10 minutes ago did my son ask (again) when I was going to build his "wood" wall, that is what I get for having previously showed him your wall! I love it, the whole room is perfect. You can see all his personality but it has fabulous decorator details. Anyway, great job...Safe travels, looking forward to meeting you at Haven!

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  19. What a lucky little guy.. So much love put into it. Everything turned out great.

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  20. Jennifer, this room is just perfect! I love every inch! Pinning!

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  21. Such a sophisticated room! ,,,this will make a great guest room one day too!

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  22. It turned out fantastic!! I have girls and girl rooms to decorate so I think of boy's rooms as being a challenge. You hit it out of the park on this one. I can't decide if my favorite is the plank wall or the gallery wall!
    jennifer@decoratingdelirium.com

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  23. This looks great!! I especially love the wood wall.

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous!!! You are so gifted and know your style perfectly.

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  25. I love this! It may be my most favorite boy room ever. :) I'm sharing with my readers with a direct link back to your blog. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. I absolutely love this room! The planked wall looks amazing! Great job!
    Shelia
    www.houseofhighlands.com

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  27. OK so this room is totally AMAZING. Boys rooms can be fun!!! I had to pour through the pictures about ten times to soak it all in. I also wanted to say how thrilled I was to FINALLY meet you in real life. :-) xo

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  28. Love love love the way his room turned out Jennifer...that plank wall looks amazing!! Gorgeous!!

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  29. Super duper fabulous room Jennifer!!!!!! Of course the plank wall is amazing, but the gallery wall and the way you organized the expedite is also perfect!!!!! Caleb must be soooo pleased and proud!

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  30. Awesome room! I am currently working on my son's room as well...just a few more touches and it should be done. I may need to steal that sconce idea...every time I go to Target I am always eyeing up the same ones. I have to say that plank wall is the best part...I can't wait to check out your tutorial. So glad I stopped by to check this out.

    Deb
    @ Seeking Lavender Lane

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    1. Thank you Deborah! Yes, I borrowed the sconce idea too! They add such a fun twist to the room. Thanks for reading!

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  31. The room looks great! My boys would absolutely LOVE all the airplane pictures/art. Love those fabulous sconces too. ;)

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  32. I love wood walls so they are just gorgeous but those sconces have got to be my fave!

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  33. Hi Jennifer, I found your blog through #Athoughtfulplacefridayeyecandy on IG. I just love everything about this room especially the plank wall and sconces! I just picked up a couple from Target hoping to use them in my son's room. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    p.s. I'm sharing your room on my blog tomorrow (www.littlehouseoffour.blogspot.com)

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  34. This room is packed with great details-the plank wall, the file cabinet, the boat print, the airplane art, the fabrics...I could go on and on. You've given me a lot of inspiration! What a lucky boy :)

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  35. LOVING everything. Great attention to detail...great sconces and organization.

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  36. looks amazing! what is the wall paint color?

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