Final Reveal: Tucker’s Room: Boys Bedroom Remodel

Come see how we transformed our former master closet into a spacious bedroom for our son with lots of built ins!


The day has finally come!!!   We’ve completed Tucker’s boys bedroom remodel.  Our baby no longer has a closet for a room…he has a real honest to goodness bedroom!!! Woo Hoo!!! We keep kidding with Tuck that he went from worst to first.   Even Bennett said WOW the first time he saw Tucker’s room finished.  Bennett can’t wait till we start on his room, his attempts to talk Tuck into switching rooms with him failed…Ha! even a 4 year old knows how cool his room is:-).

From Closet to boys bedroom.  We added built in bunk beds, window seat and bookcases and pallet sliding barn door!
To start back at the beginning here is what the room looked like when when we moved in, as you can see it really was a closet.

From Closet to Kids Bedroom

Can you believe that is the same room?!!! Crazy!  Honestly the final reveal was even better than I imagined.  The first thing Jason did after taking down a lot of the half closet walls was put up the bead board ceiling.

From Closet to boys bedroom.  We added built in bunk beds, window seat and bookcases and pallet sliding barn door!

I love how clean and bright it looks.  We kept the bunk bed ladder from the bigger boys original bunk beds.

Closet to Boys Bedrrom: Final Reveal

We added lights and outlets to each of the bunk beds so Tucker and whoever is in the top bunk  can read at night:-).  Now everyone wants one at their bed!  Jason added more bead board to the bottom of the top bunk as well.

Closet to Boys Bedroom Final Reveal

Jason installed and finished the wide pine floors and made the built in bunk beds and made custom closet doors.  Don’t they look amazing?  We love the new wide pine floors.  We chose a light warm stain to brighten up the room.  The dresser we found on Craigslist. I love my Craigslist finds!  I am not sure about the faux denim look but the size fits perfectly in the wall and the depth is small so it doesn’t protrude into the room too much allowing lots of floor space for Tucker to push his cars around :-).

Closet to Boys Bedrrom: Final Reveal

Jason made a letter sign using the old wood sheathing from the house leftover from when he put the window in. It’s one of my favorite things in the room!  I love the history and look of old wood.  The letter is from Pottery Barn kids.

Closet to Boys Bedrrom: Final Reveal

There was no window in the original closet.  Here is that before,

Check out how we transformed our master closet into a boysbedroom How to Add a New Window to an Old House


So we added one and Jason made the built in bookcase and window seat. 

How to Make a Built in Bookcase - Tucker's Room

Tucker and I organized his books and cars and brought in some playmobils.  It is so nice to have most of his toys in his room.

From Closet to boys bedroom.  We added built in bunk beds, window seat and bookcases and pallet sliding barn door!

Closet to Boys Bedrrom: Final Reveal

The beautiful pine hutch fits perfectly in the old closet nook we kept.  Tucker’s hot water bottle is hanging on the hook.  There is no better way to stay warm in the winter than a hot water bottle in your bed!  It’s from Restoration Hardware.  I bought a wood truck mobil about 4 years ago from Pottery barn outlet and have been waiting to hang  these wooden trucks on the wall.   I love how it turned out!

Closet to Boys Bedrrom: Final Reveal

Closet to Boys Bedrrom: Final Reveal

Closet to Boys Bedrrom: Final Reveal

The picture on the wall is an old paint by number painting made by my dad!!!  I love it!  We brought Tucker’s red chair up to his room so more of the kids can hang out together:).

Closet to Boys Bedrrom: Final Reveal

Closet to Boys Bedrrom: Final Reveal

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Jason made the barn door out of 2 1/2 pallets we had sitting in the garage.  The kids almost always keep their doors open so a sliding barn door made the most sense and adds so much character to the room.  The barn door hardware turned out great and we would recommend it.  We purchased it from amazon * affliate link*: 6FT Black Country Barn Wood Steel Sliding Door Hardware Closet Set Antique Style

Closet to Boys Bedrrom: Final Reveal

Closet to Boys Bedrrom: Final Reveal

The train shelf and train we picked up when the big boys were little from the Strasburg Railroad.  It’s Amish made and I debated on painting it navy but I like that the natural wood ties in with the rest of the wood in the room.  A few people have asked us what our next project is…We are still deciding:-).

From Closet to Boys Bedroom - Final Reveal

Jason still has some patching and painting to do after our frozen pipes🙁 and I would like to finish the floor in our master bedroom and stairway while Jason would like to start on Bennett’s room:-).  Please check back to find out what we decide on;) and thanks so much for stopping by to see what we have been up to! 🙂

Check out how we changed our master closet into a boys bedroom. DIY Wide Pine Floors & a Review Bo

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Source Code:
Floors: lumber liquidators
Roman shade and hot water bottle: restoration hardware
Fabric for window seat and pillows:
Duvet covers: IKEA
Sheets, red chair and Rug: Pottery Barn Kids
Baskets: Longaberger
Bead Board Ceiling, bed lights and ceiling fan: Home Depot

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15 thoughts on “Final Reveal: Tucker’s Room: Boys Bedroom Remodel

  1. Wow! What a transformation!!! I love everything about it…the window sit, ceiling, letter sign and the bed. I found you at Work it Wednesday and will be checking out the rest of your blog.

    1. Kim thank you so much for your sweet words about our little man’s room:). His room was a labor of love and there were times I wasn’t sure we would ever finish! I appreciate your stopping by so much! Thank you – Tara

    1. Cynthia thank you so much for your sweet comments about my son’s room and for taking the time to visit and comment!!! You are totally right my husband really does have mad skills (it’s funny I didn’t believe him when we were dating that he could fix up houses:) . Hope you are having a great week and take care, Tara

  2. Your husband is very talented and did a great job on making this a room your son will want to play in and feel like its his own. I’m justs a little curious that with a house the size you have why wasn’t there a bedroom he could have used. You didn say how many children you have so that might be the reason. Does his bedroom open into your bedroom or does he have doorway that opens into a hallway.? Great job on oening the closet up to have more floor space and still have everything Tucker needs.

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for your sweet comments Sue! We have 4 kids and lots of family that visit so it was important to give our kids their own rooms as well as have room for family that comes as well. His room has 2 exits now:) ….one opens up to a hallway and the barn door opens into one of his bigger brother’s rooms:). Take care, Tara

  3. I found my way here via a link on Hometalk. The post was from Bennett’s Room, and I HAD to see the rest of your Makeover’s and Projects! I am blown away. What you guys have accomplished is absolutely Amazing! I can’t believe the Closet into Bedroom. The built in bunk beds, the shelves and window seat are incredible. I almost want that room and I’m grown! Every room looks like a magazine add featuring custom architecture. I Adore your home. Congratulations to both of you for all the hard work, especially with small children in the house. Your Home is Beautiful and the rooms are so Creative and Stunning! I would have never even thought you could move doors and walls like that. That is so Awesome! You’re my new Heros!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to check out so many of our projects Parker! I appreciate your comments so very much! Have a great rest of your week and take care, Tara

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