Final Reveal – Bennett’s Navy Boys Bedroom

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway. #boysbedroom https://lehmanlane.net

Our teenage son Bennett’s room is remodeled & decorated. I am back today to share the final reveal of his navy boys bedroom. 

Sharing all the tips & tricks for how to decorate a navy boys bedroom & all the DIY projects we did like bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, built ins, new doorway & lots of navy paint.

Navy Boys Bedroom Reveal

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We transformed our son's bedroom from top to bottom.  New bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, builts in, doorway & Hale Navy paint.  #navybedroom #boysbedroomideas #farmhousebedroom https://lehmanlane.net

His Boys Bedroom Before…

Here’s a look at what the room looked like soon after we moved in….(read about the plan for his room HERE)

Bennett's Room - part 1 - The Plan
Navy Bedroom Before

Changing His Bedroom Doorway & Adding a Transom Bedroom Door

The first project was to change the doorway into his room to give the hallway & bathroom entrance more space and to give him a door. 

For some strange reason none of the bedrooms in our old farmhouse had doors on them to begin with, it’s a little weird… actually, very WEIRD!

Changing the Doorway

You can read more about how we re-configured the doorway to his room here. And…below is what his doorway looks like now!

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

The transom window is my favorite part of changing the doorway. 

It adds so much natural light into the small hallway outside the door. 

We still haven’t decided on whether to paint his door red like the rest of the doors downstairs or just paint them white. 

I also need to change out the other door knob 🙂 But I love how the white trim around the door & transom really pops with the blue paint navy boys bedroom.

Adding a Tongue and Groove Bead Board Ceiling

We transformed our son's bedroom from top to bottom.  New bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, builts in, doorway & Hale Navy paint.  #navybedroom #boysbedroomideas #farmhousebedroom https://lehmanlane.net

Next we added a bead board ceiling to his bedroom. 

This helped brighten, add character & add support to the plaster ceiling that had started to deteriorate. 

DIY - Bead board Ceiling

We absolutely love the character the ceiling gives his room.  You can read about how to add DIY a bead board ceiling here.

The ceiling fan & light also add a nice contrast to the white of the bead board.

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

Painting this Navy Boys Bedroom – Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy

Then it came to painting his room & if you were following me on Instagram or FaceBook you would have seen this …. 🙂

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

Yup, I spilled a brand new can of navy paint all over the floor. 

Painting Tips Learned in this Navy Boys Bedroom

#1 – Never attempt to move a ladder with an open can of paint up top. 🙂

Long story short I scooped up the spilled paint with my bare hands and rolled the rest on the floor. 

I do love the navy color and how it contrasts with his ceiling. 

It’s Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy which I had mixed at my Sherwin Williams store. 

#2 – Dark paints do a great job hiding the imperfections on plaster walls.

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

Adding Wide Pine Flooring

We had planned on refinishing the original floors but they were not in great shape & after a lead test we found that at least one of the many layers of paint was lead 🙁

We added new wide pine floors to his room like we did in our master bedroom and Tucker’s room

The floors look great & it will be nice to have all the bedroom floors match once we are done remodeling all the bedrooms. 

We found the rug on sale at Pottery Barn kids. 

To learn more about installing these wide pine floors in our house, click here.

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

New DIY Bed for this Navy Boys Bedroom

Bennett also has a new bed. 

Jason & I had agreed that the one we had in here originally was taking up too much floor space & because we had so many house projects to do we would just go buy one.

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

However, one Saturday when I thought Jason was “organizing” his garage he was actually making a bed for Ben!!! 

I was actually pretty mad at him for doing this but I love how it fits in the room. 

I added a grey wool blanket from Pendelton to go with his Ikea duvet cover.

Jason used part of Ben’s old bed to make the new one along with some old wood from our garage. 

Unfortunately because he made the bed stealthily 🙂 I don’t have any pictures or info on how he made it. 

It has a very slim profile so it doesn’t take up much space in the room. 

We hung an oar I found in our basement over the bed as well as a wall lamp we found at the Restoration Hardware outlet for $25. 

Jason also refinished the nautical dresser we have in the room.   

We hung a wall map bought at Costco between the two windows and his curtains are from Target.

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

DIY Desk & Bookcases for this Navy Boys Bedroom

Lastly we added a built in desk to the one wall in his bedroom. 

There used to be a doorway here if you can believe it. 

We decided we wanted more wall space instead of a second entrance.

Bennett's Room - Part 1 - The Plan

After all, the kid is in middle school & needs a quiet spot to do his homework. 

We also made sure that we added a bunch of bookshelves to his desk because he loves to read. 

You can read more about how we created his built in desk here

DIY - built in desk- Boys bedroom #diydesk #builtins https://lehmanlane.net
DIY – Built in Desk

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out Bennett’s navy boys bedroom.  If you are thinking about creating a navy boys bedroom at your home, I hope this inspires you to go for it!

by Tara Lehman

Source List for Ben’s Navy Boys Bedroom

We made some more changes to Ben’s Room… (you can read about it HERE)

Boys Bedroom Refresh - Bennett's blue bedroom got a makeover with a queen bed, new built in desk & black out curtains! It was a simple & inexpensive update that we were able to finish in just one weekend! #boysbedroom #farmhousestyle http://lehmanlane.net

For More DIY Projects from Lehman Lane…

Boys Bedroom Remodel. Sharing all of our space saving built in ideas for ourson's bedroom including DIY bookcases, window seat, closets & bunk beds. #boysbedroom #diybunkbeds #boysbedroomideas #bunkbedsforboysroom https://lehmanlane.net
8 DIY Desks you can make - I am not sure if Jason & I really like building desks or if we are trying to come up with the best solutions for getting our kids to do homework, Ha! Since moving into our farmhouse 6 + years ago we have made 8 (EIGHT) DIY desks. #DIY #desks https://lehmanlane.net
We completely transformed our son's bedroom for the One Room Challenge - Here's the Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse blue Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door http://lehmanlane.net

Comments

  1. I love the colors, you did a amazing job, Its funny but I just picked the same colors to do my daughter bedroom in her apartment. Baltic blue i call it. I’m flying into NYC and Its going to be an intersting job.. I love the desk area, and the built ins,

    Hugs
    Maria

  2. Wow! You guys did an amazing job! This room looks like it should be in the catalog 🙂 I would love for my boys room look like this one! Well done 🙂 have a great weekend!
    Smiles!
    Terry

  3. Tara it looks great. The color is rich and sets the tone for the rest of the room. And Jason is a great husband to make a bed all on his own and stealthily as you put it! (Oh the missed photo ops!) I also love what you did with his desk area and that little shelf that is built into the wall is a great idea!

    1. Thanks Mary! I know, I really wish I had some pics of him making the bed! Thanks foe stopping by and for your sweet comments about Ben’s navy bedroom. Have a wonderful week and take care, Tara

    1. Hi Susan! Thanks so much for your sweet comments about Ben’s room! Moose loves hanging out wherever we are:). I hope you are well and having a great week. Take care, Tara

  4. Tara! You and your husband did such a great job on your son’s bedroom! Family makeovers are the best! 😀 I’m off to read about the built in desk right now–not sure how I missed that one! Hope you have a great week, Cynthia

  5. It looks great! My son has the same Ikea bedding and I don’t like the paint color in there now. I think I might paint it Hale Navy. I love your house and everything you guys have done!

  6. Tara, that just looks superb! How lovely to see a BOYS room makeover 🙂 I’d love you to come and share this at my Five Star Frou-Frou linkup at A Tray of Bliss. We go live on Fridays. We’d welcome your talent with open arms! Love, Mimi xxx

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my son’s navy bedroom Mimi! Thank you for inviting me to your link party too:). Have a good week and take care, Tara

  7. Wow, what an amazing job you guys did. I cannot choose one particular things I like best, because I love everything. Wow, wow, and wow.

  8. Both boys rooms are adorable. My 8th grader would love either one of them. Thank you for sharing the wonderful results of all your hard work, which turned out to be worth it!

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