Rustic & Industrial Dormer Bedroom Reveal

dormer-bedroom-office-revealRustic & industrial bedroom reveal: Restoration Hardware Inspired

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.

Cozy eclectic dormer bedroom with a built in bed and planked wall and ceilings

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. industrial-rustic-bedroom-with-built-in-bed

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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. 

Restoration Hardware inspired lithrograph maps

Covering the popcorn ceilings with white planking adds to that farmhouse charm.

Restoration Hardware inspired bedroom

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! 

Rustic and industrial bedroom


(some links are affiliate links)

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 coming soon!

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 coming soon!


Previous posts and projects:

Dormer bedroom design plan

Planked ceiling tutorial

Built in bed and planked bed wall tutorial


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  1. Carla Jordan says:

    LOVE everything about this room! Awesome job!

  2. I love this room!! What a comfortable and inviting space. I’m looking forward to your tutorial on the lithographs, I have a vintage state map that I would like to display on the wall.

  3. Glad you’re back. Love your work, ideas, creativity!! By the way, if you decide to sell some of your items…I’m certainly waiting.

    • Thank you, Ann! It feels good to be back doing what I love! I’m sure I’ll be letting go of some things here and there so let me know if there’s anything you need. 🙂


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