Hello Friends! We are winding down summer over here (like literally today is the last day!) and to kick off back to school we decided to give the kids rooms a bit of a refresh. Because lets face it, they are kids rooms, and tend to take a bit of a beating here and there with everyday living. We have started with my sons room, so I wanted to share with you some inspiration I’m going off to create his new space. Since his walls were in worse condition than my daughters, they needed a total overhaul. When I first painted his room I used some left over paint I had from another project. This was great until I was literally scraping the bottom of the can to get the last drops of paint out barely finishing his room. He also has a mix of plaster and sheetrock in his room, since our house is from 1846, and so there were a few spots that needed more repair, and I had no leftover paint to patch things up. So we stripped down his room and he has been bunking with his sister while we finish things up (fingers crossed by tonight, since tomorrow is the first day of school!).
I created a mood board to give you an idea of where I’m headed with this boy room inspiration, and below it is the breakout of what we are doing.
Our son is 8 (ACK!) and going into 3rd grade, so I wanted a space that would give him a little bit more longevity. He is definitely out of the “little boy” phase, much to my despise, but not quite yet teenager. It has a masculine-industrial feel, and while most of the furnishings are neutral, the smaller decor pieces will be easy to swap out as he grows.
We decided to go with a floor to ceiling board and batten treatment, because he has the smallest bedroom in the house, it’s a great space to add some added character. I will give a full tutorial on how we did this, but in the meantime here are a few glimpses of the wall before we started.
We cleared out his room, and patched all the holes and mishaps that had happened over the past couple of years. I loved the light gray color that was in here, but it was time for a change, and I needed a slightly darker color that would offer more wear and tear coverage.
Once the walls were prepped we added the boards to give us the board and batten look (more on how we did this soon!).
If you follow me on Instagram you may have caught in my stories the other night I started painting. We are painting the entire room, including the trim, Weathered Windmill from Kilz, part of Joanna Gaines Magnolia Home paint collection. I will tell you this much, I am SUPER impressed not only with the quality of the paint, but the coverage as well. And I paint a lot, ha ha!
We also plan on DIY’ing the industrial style saw-horse desk from the inspiration board. However since he has the smallest room in the house, I need additional storage options, so the hubby will make a second shelf bridging the legs together to provide a space for books and toys.
I will be sharing all the sources for his room in the reveal. We are hoping to finish things up within the next day or two, and I can’t wait to share it with you! Until then you can browse my Pinterest Board for more Boy Room Inspiration.
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