Welcome back. I’m happy to say Taylor’s small dormer bedroom is finally done!
Jason and I began this room several months back as our 1st DIY project together. It’s also the first completed room in our 100-year-old bungalow. It just needed some final touches and today I get to show you the finished (love that word) bedroom!
Let’s rewind to see how the room looked the day I viewed the house…
The reason I wanted to get this project done 1st was because Taylor was having to sleep on a mattress on the floor. Not only did he need a bed but also a desk because he spends the majority of his time studying when he comes home from college on the weekends.
We were able to accomplish both plus add tons of character all while staying within our budget. I wanted Taylor’s room to feel like a cozy, rustic, industrial bedroom that looked like it belonged in the attic of a farmhouse.
The majority of the budget went into the built-in bed that we made with stock kitchen cabinets. They were well worth it since they add tons of storage in this small, 97 square foot bedroom. The trundle drawers underneath hold extra pillows and blankets.
The wall lights make the built-in bed a perfect place to grab a blanket and catch up on a good book.
When I think of rustic + industrial, the 1st catalog that comes to mind is Restoration Hardware. They inspired the desk we made from plumbing pipes. Tutorial coming soon!
I love mixing new with old. The desk organizer is new and came from Target. I converted an antique copper heater into a lamp which I’ll show you how to make soon. What I really love doing is making something new look old. I saw a similar reproduction vintage office sign online but it was sold out. Jason and I figured out how to make it ourselves.
On the left side of the room, I hung a trio of Restoration Hardware inspired lithographs of cities that Taylor has visited. I’ll have a tutorial on those also. Update: the tutorial can be found here.
Covering the popcorn ceilings with white planking adds to that farmhouse charm.
Don’t you love a good before and after?
I’m so pleased with how well the room turned out! I think this room has taken future projects to a whole new level and has inspired me to more forward to the next room remodel. I really hope that you’ve gathered some inspiration to decorate your home!
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- Wall color: Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray SW 7017
- Trim, cabinet & ceiling color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008
- Reproduction Tolix chair: thrift store find that I repainted
- Graphic black and tan diamond pillow cover – Amazon
- Wire laundry basket: antique store
- Restoration Hardware inspired lithograph maps: tutorial here!
- Pendant lights – Amazon
- Bamboo roman shades – Ebay
- Striped quilt and sham
- Compass pillow cover
- Wall lamps: no longer sold at Lowes. Similar sold here – Amazon
- Accessories beside the bed: antique stores and Etsy
- Industrial Desk: tutorial coming soon!
- Black bankers chair: antique
- Wooden desk organizer – Target
- Office sign: handmade by us
- Vintage copper heater made into a lamp: tutorial here!
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