Here it is. Finally after a year of working hard to fix the foundation of the old house that spiraled into adding on a two story addition- all so the boys could have a room!
This room was our old bedroom. Before the addition they shared a full size bed in an eight foot by nine and a half foot bedroom. To say we were all so excited for a little more space is an understatement!
After taking out the laminate Doug installed white oak floors to match the rest of the home. We used laminate years ago, and it was always my one regret that we didn’t use hardwoods. The oak floors not only gave this room an original charm, but they added strength too.
Next, he added a much needed closet! We debated adding a closet years ago, but also wanted to live in the space before adding something so permanent. I can’t believe we waited this long!
I found this door on Facebook marketplace and couldn’t wait to add it to this room! Many ask why our doors to not match, but when we bought the home it had hollow core doors most likely from the 70’s. One way I always dreamed we could add charm back to the home was with trim and doors. Back many years ago when we first started remodeling, we used solid pine doors stained as the most economical way to achieve some charm. I wrote a blog post about these doors that you can read here.
Over the last year as we started renovating again for various reasons, Doug was open to trying our hand at refinishing and framing old doors. Something I have always dream of and I couldn’t be more in love.
First we used striper to remove the old finish. Then I used a primer for wood followed by a wood paint.
The trim we added is a very tall Victorian base we special ordered from a local mill and the trim around the windows Doug made while trying to resemble an old farmhouse the best we could.
I absolutely love the quality of the hardware from Nostalgic Warehouse. It truly is the icing on the cake!
One thing I love about the closet, is the way Doug used these corbels to hold the rods! He drilled out the middle circle and they were the perfect diameter!
He repurposed the attic door by adding beadboard to the front and new trim on the door face. Otherwise paint goes a long ways!
I found these matching beds on Facebook. I had been so excited when I bought them as they were listed “twin beds,” but I quickly realized once home that they were in deed not twin in size. I believe these are called a super single, but I have twin sheets tucked in and everything seems to have worked out just fine.
Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you loved reading more about the love we pour into this space!
16 thoughts on “The Boys Room”
Hi I Love the room! I am wondering where you got the bedding from? I especially love the Buffalo check!
Hello! I am so sorry I missed this comment! They are from amazon, but when I went to check back they are unavailable. So sorry! They are very inexpensive and after a few washes didnt look so cute 😔
Sooo excited for you how your amazingly beautiful and cool house is coming along. How very fortunate that Doug is SUCH a craftsman!
I’m sure you listed it somewhere, but, may I please obtain the paint color on the boys’ room mini door?
Hi Bev! That mini door is tapestry beige!
Sherwin Williams of course!
What size wood does he use for the window trim, especially for the header? It’s gorgeous!
Oh let me measure. I am thinking 6 inches? Nope just measured, 5 1/4 not including the crown
What are the colors of the walls and trim here?
Alabaster walls and tapestry beige trim
What is the white wall color you use? Love your house!
Can you please share/send me the color/code/brand/formulation for the “mushroom” color that seems to be throughout your house (bathroom shelves/cabinet, mini, mid-wall door in boys’ room)? Thanks a bunch! Bevmad4manhattan@yahoo.com
Your home is lovely! Thank you for sharing it with us.
I’m wondering if you might share the paint colors you selected for your living room?
Hello! I am so so sorry for the delay. I missed these comments somehow. Pure white walls and white duck trim!
I am literally days away from having to making a decision regarding stain on our newly installed white oak floors. We will also be refinishing some of the old white oak flooring. Can you please share how you finished your floors? They are beautiful, and I love the natural look.
Hi!! Oil base poly! No stain!