Kids Room Makeover

Hello!  I hope you’ve had a great week!  This week I’m excited to share my youngest son’s “big boy” room makeover reveal!  My son is almost three years old and was ready to move from his crib to a big boy bed!  Can you tell he is proud of his new big boy room (or maybe he is just wondering if Mom is ever going to stop taking pictures of his room)?:-)

Boys Room Makeover


As a reminder below was his bedroom as a nursery.

boy Nursery


And here is a photo of the bedroom before we moved in.

boy Nursery


And here is the now!

Boys Room Makeover Reveal


The bed was free from a friend who was moving and didn’t want to take it.  It sat in my basement for a couple of years until we were ready to use it.

Boy Room Bed


It had some screws showing and was kind of plain so I decided dress it up with some DIY faux drawer fronts.

Boys Room Bed Before Faux Drawer Front


I think it gives it a much more “expensive” look.

Kids Room Makeover


The knitted blanket at the end the bed was made by my sweet, talented Mom who made it for my son when he was a baby.  She used this tutorial to make it!

kids Room


I fell in love with the navy and white checked duvet cover which was on sale at Pottery Barn Kids for $63.  You can find it here if interested.  I also had to get a duvet insert which I bought here because it got such good reviews.  We’ve loved it too! (affiliate links).

Big Boy Room

Boys Room

Boys Room Boat Decor

Boys Room Pillow

Boy Room Makeover Decor

kids room bookcase headboard


The sailboat, compass, plant, and striped pillow were all from Homegoods/Marshalls.  The whale art above is a DIY  (tutorial found Here).

kids Room Artwork


The wall art above is something I whipped up in photoshop elements (frames are from Homegoods).

And the light fixture below is a DIY too which cost me $10 max!    It was inspired by a light fixture from Shades of Light costing $159.  The tutorial to come!

kids room light fixture


I put beadboard wallpaper up horizontally in his nursery  (tutorial found, Here).  I think it helps his small room feel a bit larger.  I added a small piece of wood trim at the bottom of the wallpaper to give it more definition.

I kept the same paint color (Benjamin Moore Horizon) on the walls from the nursery.

Kids Room DIY Lighting


I added wood trim around the window (as seen above).  And I also bought this exact woven wood roman shade.  The website says it is $65 but it was $55 in the store.  They cut the width down for me to fit my window size free of charge (which is why they say it is “custom”).  I made sure it was light filtering so that it could be nice and dark when he naps (anything to keep the naps going)!!:-)

The dresser was a $40 Craigslist snag I bought for the nursery.  It had white plastic drawer pulls but I DIY-ed them up for extra style in his “big boy” room.  Tutorial to come.

Boy Room Dresser


The lamp, tortoise shell shadow box, and tray were all from Homegoods at great prices!

Boys Room Coastal Decor


And the hall tree didn’t use to look so fresh and modern!  It was wooden.  I painted it Benjamin Moore Old Navy (before and afters and tutorial Here).

Boys Room Decor


It’s amazing what some paint and updated hardware can do!

Painting Old Furniture Ideas

Boys Room Photo


As I mentioned in a previous post my friend, Erin, who is taking a design course with me helped a lot on this makeover.  She did a lot of the space planning and shopping for decor items.  She definitely has an eye for design!!

Kids Bedroom


I think my son’s favorite part of his new room is easy access to his favorite books!:-)

Boy Room Reading


If you like his bedroom makeover I would love to hear what your favorite part is!!  I hope you have a great weekend and as always thank you so much for being here!!:-)



Boy's Bedroom Makeover Reveal!

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