Sharing all of the tips & tricks for our DIY Boys Bedroom Remodel on a budget including how to turn a closet into a bedroom with many space saving built in bedroom ideas for a small room below with before & after pictures.
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Boys Bedroom Remodel on a Budget
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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!
How to Turn a CLoset into a Bedroom – Bedroom Remodel / Renovation Before (a Former Closet)
When we moved in our house we knew we needed another bedroom but we weren’t sure if remodeling the master closet was the way to achieve that.
We wanted the three boys to be together and our closet shared walls with both older boys bedrooms so the location was perfect!
It’s hard to believe this bedroom used to be a master closet!
Jason first took down all the closet walls expect one… for Tucker.
This boys bedroom remodel room size was HUGE… 8 x 20 feet.
Can you believe that is the same room?!!! Crazy!
Honestly the final reveal for this boys bedroom remodel was even better than I imagined.
DIY Bead Board Ceiling for the Boys Bedroom Remodel
The first thing Jason did after taking down a lot of the half closet walls was patch the walls & put up the bead board ceiling.
Jason added extra strips of wood to help hold up the bead board.
The boards were really heavy to hold up and gluing and screwing the sides was not enough to hold them.
It was way more work than we originally thought… Unfortunately that is often the case when remodeling but the ceiling looks great and in the end only cost about $200!
We replaced the ugly fluorescent lights and replaced it with a lighted ceiling fan & we got lucky when we found a hidden air conditioning and heater duct.
So thankful we don’t have to add more duct work to the room or call an HVAC guy!
I love how clean & bright his boys bedroom remodel looks now.
Paint of the Boys Bedroom Remodel – Sherwin Williams Kestral White Walls
We then painted the walls our favorite light cool tan, Sherwin Williams Kestral White.
DIY Bunk Beds for a Boys Bedroom Remodel
Jason started building bunk beds for Tucker.
It will be great to have an extra bed when family & friends come to stay!
Tuck keeps talking about his two beds… he’s so excited!
We kept the bunk bed ladder from the bigger boys original bunk beds.
We added lights & outlets to each of the bunk beds so Tucker & 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.
DIY Wide Pine Flooring for this Boys Bedroom Remodel
Jason installed & finished the wide pine floors & made the built in bunk beds & 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. (read about how we did the wide pine floors HERE)
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 & 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.
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 & look of old reclaimed wood, a letter is from Pottery Barn kids.
DIY New Window Seat & Built in Bookcases for this Boys Bedroom Remodel
There was no window in the original closet.
Here is that before… (read about it HERE)
So we added one & Jason made the built in bookcase and window seat.
Tucker & I organized his books, cars & brought in some Playmobils.
It is so nice to have most of his toys in his room!
The beautiful pine hutch fits perfectly in the old closet nook we kept.
The picture on the wall is an old paint by number painting made by my dad!!!
We brought Tucker’s red chair up to his room so more of the kids can hang out together.
DIY Pallet Barn Door for this Boys Bedroom Remodel
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 (6FT Black Country Barn Wood Steel Sliding Door Hardware Closet Set Antique Style)
We added a DIY Built in Desk (read about it HERE) to this Boys Bedroom Remodel a few years later.
Overall, we LOVE how this boys bedroom remodel turned out & can’t wait to transform the rest of our farmhouse.
I hope our son’s bedroom remodel/ renovation inspires you to do a bedroom remodel at your home!
by Tara Lehman
- Source Code for this Boys Bedroom Remodel:
- Floors: lumber liquidators
- Roman shade from Restoration hardware
- Fabric for window seat and pillows: fabric.com
- Duvet covers: IKEA
- Plaid Quilts Pottery Barn Kids
- Sheets, red chair and Rug: Pottery Barn Kids
- Baskets: Longaberger
- Bead Board Ceiling, bed lights & ceiling fan: Home Depot