Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tween / Teen Boy's Bedroom Makeover {Modern Farmhouse Style}


My main house project goal for the summer was to makeover our oldest son's bedroom. Hudson is 12 years old and has had the same bed since he was two years old. He's an athletic guy, who is almost as tall as his mom (hard to reconcile when in my heart, he is still five. ;). It was time for a bigger bed and updated style.

While I hoped to be able to incorporate the farmhouse feel we have in the rest of our house, I really wanted Hudson's room to be what he wanted too. So, I asked for his input. His list included: palm trees, sports and a mix of rustic and modern...


 I felt pretty confident about everything... except the palm trees. They're not usually what comes to mind when I think of a modern farmhouse design! So, when we came across the framed Instagram-style (think Reyes filter) palm tree canvases, we jumped on them! I love their slightly muted colors in the room.



Opposite the bed is a chalkboard painted wall with a basketball hoop. With three growing boys in our house, this hoop gets a lot of use! Later on, we may add a small sports gallery wall.


We mounted his acoustic guitar to the wall (a much safer spot than on the floor).



The room had been a tannish color. I wanted to brighten things up since we were using lots of wood pieces. So, we painted the walls in the Farrow and Ball color, All White. 

I think the clean white color, mixed with the rustic headboard, 
gave the room a more modern vibe.


If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember the day I knocked on a lady's door to see if she would sell a section of fencing she was having replaced. She was happy to sell it to me for $20, and that's really what kicked off this room makeover! 

I used a scrub brush and soapy water to clean the fence-turned-barnwood-headboard. I sanded it, and applied a coat of Rust-oleum Matte Clear Enamel protective finish.




The flat weave, 5' x 8' wool rug is from Rug Studio. It is my favorite rug in our home!


It's been so much fun to see our son excited about his "new" room!

Thank you for visiting today. It means so much to me.

I hope your summer is going well!

Xo

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17 comments:

  1. Julie this is awesome. Bravo girl. You did a great job and I can see why your son is loving his new room.
    Kris

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    1. That means so much to me Kris! Thank you!

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  2. I love the room! It's perfect and you nailed the palm trees! I'd like to know the source for the furniture-dresser, night stand. Do you mind charing?

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    1. Thanks so much. Okay, I should have written down the manufacturer of the dresser and nightstand, but I didn't. :( We bought them at a Pacific Northwest area chain, called Fred Meyer. Are you local?

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  3. I love his room! I actually like the palm tree prints too. They go nicely with the weathered wood headboard and the masculine theme of the room. Your son has good taste to think of all of these items being used together.

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    1. Thank you Kelly... I think he does have good taste! :) Hope your week is going well!

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  4. One of my goals this summer is finishing my 4 year old's bedroom before he starts preschool. I am also going "Modern Farmhouse" with his room and your makeover gave me tons of ideas. My favorite is definitely the old fence turned headboard!

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    1. That makes me so happy to hear! Just keep your eye open... lots of fencing replacements in summer I would imagine. ;)

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  5. I love the throw @ the end of the bed..can you share the souce??...we're building a pool house & we're putting in 2 sets of bunk beds for our grandsons..I've been looking for a throw like that for the ends of the beds !!..thank you for inspiring!!

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    1. The wool throw I bought online from Sportsman's Guide. Sounds like the throws would look great on your bunk beds!!

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  6. I love the bedding? Is it a duvet? Do you know the source?

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    1. It is a duvet and it is from IKEA! Very reasonable and I love the classic ticking stripes in charcoal gray.

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