Sharing all the tips & tricks of this awesome built in boys dark blue bedroom renovation & reveal with more than 8 DIY project ideas included like new pine floors, bead board ceiling, built in bed, bookcase, drawers, desk, angled door & storage ideas to increase floor space in a narrow bedroom with pictures!
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Built in Boys Dark Blue Bedroom Renovation & Reveal
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Ryan’s Built in Boys Blue Bedroom Before & the Plan for Renovation
Ryan’s room presented quite a challenge for us to figure out how to make it feel more open.
His room had 3 doorways, one window and a large double door closet which left little room to place furniture.
As you can see from below he doesn’t have a normal looking doorway and he’s missing a door.
The room is also only 8 feet wide so whatever furniture we did have left the room feeling very cramped.
Before starting this boy’s built in bedroom we did close off one of the doorways into Ryan’s room to make room for a built in desk in Bennett’s room.
DIY Bead Board Ceiling in our Built in Boys Blue Bedroom
The first thing we did was demo this boys bedroom!
We are adding a built in bed in the same spot as the former closet so we had to figure out the footprint of that first so we knew where the DIY bead board ceiling was going.
Once we took out the closet we started adding the strips to where the bead board ceiling was going next.
Next we added the tongue and groove bead board with a little crown molding around the perimeter of the ceiling followed by 3 coats of white paint.
See how to DIY a bead board ceiling here.
We also added a new ceiling fan to replace the old one.
DIY Painting this Blue Bedroom Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy
We added Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy to Ryan’s Walls.
We loved the color of Ben’s blue bedroom so much that we decided to repeat it in Ryan’s room.
The dark flat paint does a fantastic job covering any imperfections on the old plaster walls.
DIY Wide Pine Floors to our Boys Built in Blue Bedroom
Next up we started to lay some wide pine tongue and groove floors.
We added the same wide pine floors as we added to the rest of the 2nd floor.
It is so great to finally have all our floors match!
See how to add DIY wide pine floors here.
Once the floors were in, stained & poly urethaned, I cut the baseboard trim to nail in.
We decided to replace the old baseboard that was here because it was really small & we wanted to have it match the rest of the house.
I just love the crisp white woodwork against the navy walls & pine floors!
Final Reveal – Built in Boys Dark Blue Bedroom
DIY Built in Bed in the Dark Blue Bedroom
Ryan absolutely loves his DIY built in bed.
I find him constantly snuggled up with a book in hand & his red light on!
DIY Pallet Name Sign in this Boys Dark Blue Bedroom
The pallet sign we created for over his bed matches the colors in his plaid PB bedding perfectly.
DIY Built in Bookcases, Bookshelves, Dresser & Secretary Desk in this Boys Dark Blue Bedroom
After finishing his bed we turned an old thrift store secretary into some much needed storage space with a built in dresser / desk for his blue bedroom.
DIY Built in Desk in the Boys Dark Blue Bedroom
Later we added a desk under the boys blue bedroom window to help give him more desk space now that he is in high school. (see the DIY HERE)
DIY Roman Shade for Privacy in this Dark Blue Boys Bedroom
I made this Pottery Barn inspired roman shade for only $15. (see the DIY HERE)
It gives Ryan a little more privacy from his window even if he thinks he doesn’t need it!
My kiddo’s books are well worn.
He absolutely loves to read so I know it won’t be long before his shelves are filled with even more books.
Ryan also loves playing lacrosse and we were lucky to find 2 “vintage” lacrosse sticks at our local thrift store.
I think just about anything looks great hung on his navy walls with white trim, even store bought maps.
For only $15 for 2 at our local Costco.
We used the other one in his brother’s room.
DIY Angled Door in this Boys Dark Blue Bedroom
And last but not least every bedroom needs a door, right?
His was doorway was a little challenging but I absolutely love how his angled door came out!!!
We are incredibly happy with his room but thankful to be DONE.
Sharing his built in blue bedroom the One Room Challenge as guest participant with Calling It Home.
Thanks so much for Linda for hosting.
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out his built in blue bedroom.
I hope this inspires you to try one of the many DIY projects we shared in his boys built in dark blue bedroom!
by Tara Lehman
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