Vintage Industrial Teen Boy’s Bedroom and Closet/Office Reveal

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Our teenage son, Taylor, will be back home from my parents’ tomorrow and I can’t wait to see him! He starts his senior year of high school in four days…hard to fathom for me. In my last post, I showed you the mood board and inspiration links for his bedroom. After few minor road blocks along the way,
I’m ready for the reveal.

Vintage Industrial teen bedroom
Taylor’s room is only 10×10. It also has to serve as a guest room, so the pop-up trundle underneath turns his single bed to a king. This bed frame was part of a bunk bed in its former life. It had a cheap metal frame that I covered in bead board. The colors I used in his room are pulled from his quilt and shams:  a smokey blue, gray, navy, and khaki.
Antiqued nightstand
Closet office with plank walls
The majority of the budget was spent on the plank walls. I found my inspiration East Coast Creative’s How to Build a Pallet Wall and Creative Little Daisy’s Palletless Pallet Wall Tutorial. Next time, I need to remind myself to, “Measure twice, go to Lowes once.” I miscalculated how many packs of planks I would need and ended up spending twice as much as originally planned. If you would like more details on how I did the planked walls, click here. Underneath the desk are  2 of these Anotonius drawer units from Ikea that hold all of his clothes. The boxes on the shelf above his desk store out-of-season clothes and sentimental items.
 DIY cage pendant light
I made this pendant light that hangs in his closet/office. I had planned on buying the one in the moodboard, but I was able to find the parts and make it much cheaper. Tutorial on the light is here!
The window and closet curtain rods are made from galvanized plumbing parts. Tutorial is here!
Office closet with whitewashed plank walls. Carpenter's tool caddy organizer.
Organize the desk with an antique carpenter's caddy
But, it is all well worth it! I love how it turned out! I just hope Taylor likes his room as much as I do when he sees it tomorrow. And he better appreciate all of his mother’s hard work!
I linked this up to these awesome blogs:

Southern Hospitality Best Projects of 2012


Click on this link to see how I organized his closet:


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  1. Where is the round Laundry hamper from that is by your rolling office chair? Love that!

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  4. I am redecorating my son’s room and found your blog.
    Love your son’s room redo, especially the bedding and colors!
    My son’s room is almost same size and configuration.
    One question.. where does your son keep hanging clothes?

    1. I’m so glad you like the room! On one side of the closet, I have hooks. He also has a coat rack on the wall behind the door. So glad you stopped by!

  5. I LOVE the closet plank walls~I am so doing this in my almost 10 year olds room! Thanks for the inspiration~I added you to my favorites page, Yay!

  6. Tricia,
    Your son’s room is incredible! Our youngest (13) loves the closet/office/work station. His room is 9×11 so it is similar in size… and to think I have a bunch of palettes on hand which we can cut up to use for a plank wall. Thank you for the great inspiration! This may even be something we can do in our eldest’s room before he heads off to college next fall (he took off a year to save up so that he won’t have any debt when he graduates from college!)

    Have a great evening!

    1. Hey Peggy! I wish I had some pallets! I’m wanting to do a coffee table sometime soon. I just need to break down and buy a Kreg Jig. I’m hoping I can find one on Craigslist soon. Good talking to you again!

  7. Its looking great! Funny thing I recently bought the same striped bed spread at a thrift shop here in town and am using it as a throw. Great minds! I adore that plank wall!!

  8. I’m working on redoing my son’s room and found your blog! Great makeover! I hope mine looks half as nice when I’m finished!

    1. Thanks, Gwen! I’m glad you found me! It’s so difficult to find inspiration for boy’s rooms, isn’t it? I hope you found some ideas for your son’s room here. You’ll have to let me know how it turns out!

  9. Just found your blog through Pinterest and I love your style. Yay for industrial chic! Keep up the good work- I’ll be sure to bookmark you 🙂

    1. I just realized that when I replied to your comment that I didn’t do it the right way. I know better now! Anyways, I just thought about you because I did a post on a piece of furniture that I did and its very industrial chic. 🙂

  10. Then, that will be my next post! I have some tips on how to do it cheaper and a little easier than what I found online when I had researched it. And I’ll be glad to help you if you have any questions after the tutorial.

  11. OK, the curtain rods from galvanized pipes are exactly what I want to do in my son’s room. Looking forward to the tutorial on that so I don’t have to figure it out myself! 🙂

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